I know we mustâ€™ve converted at least a few doubting thomases last time we posted some of the greatest dubs of all time, so letâ€™s give it another shot & see if we can haul in a few more true believers. Last time we gave you masterpieces from AUGUSTUS PABLO, GLEN BROWN & KING TUBBY and the IMPACT-ALL-STARS, and if youâ€™re so inclined, theyâ€™re still available right here. This time Iâ€™d like to introduce you to a long scorcher from the late 70s, New York-based WACKIES collective, a group headed up by one Lloyd Barnes and a rotating cast of heavies. These guys recorded their dub 45s and 12â€ under a multitude of different names, includes BULLWACKIESâ€™ ALL-STARS, WACKIES RHYTHM FORCE, and the plain-simple WACKIES. This one is the title track from a CD called â€œNatureâ€™s Dubâ€, and itâ€™s a total firebreather. Get the whole CD if you dig what you hear.
The second selection this day is from another madman/genius producer, JOE GIBBS. Gibbs worked his magic on a number of hit records from the sixties to the eighties, and he was there at the creation & blossoming of Jamaican dub in the mid 1970s. This track is taken from an outstanding collection called â€œNo Bones For The Dogs â€“ Dubs From The Mighty Two 1974-79â€ that needs to be on your must-buy list ASAP. Get your groove on in the name of the most high, seen?
Play or Download WACKIES â€“ â€œNatureâ€™s Dubâ€
Play or Download JOE GIBBS AND THE PROFESSIONALS â€“ â€œI Am Not Ashamed (version)â€