Augustus Pablo Meets Lee Perry & The Wailers Band - Rare Dubs 1970-1971

JRLP023

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Release Date: 14th May 2021

The mighty Lee Perry was the producer many have said, that enticed the best work, both socially, politically and lest we forget musically from Bob Marley and the Wailers Band. This was in no short terms aided by the excellent musicians that would mutate from Lee Perry's own studio band The Upsetters into what would become The Wailers band itself.

This set of musicians originally grew out of a group called The Hippy Boys. The core of which consisted of Glenroy Adams on keyboards, Alva 'Reggie' Lewis on guitar and brothers Carlton and Aston 'Familyman' Barrett on drums and bass respectively. This quartet played on most of the Lee Perry produced Wailers material recorded between 1970 and 1971. When in 1972 Bob Marley needed to put together a touring band to promote his work in Europe the Barrett brothers left and became an integral part of the Wailers band.

So, this link between The Upsetters and the Wailers band would under the guidance of Lee Perry produce an outstanding body of music. Recorded at Randy's Studio 17, as at the time Lee Perry did not have a studio of his own, but on checking out the various studio's available, opted for Studio 17, liking the vibes it transmitted.

We have unearthed from this selection of work some rare dubs featuring the fabulous melodica playing of Mr Augustus Pablo, playing over these classic rhythms and adding a haunting additional feel to these already iconic tunes. On their initial release Lee Perry recognising the strength of the rhythm tracks, planned to release the vocal cuts as one album and the instrumental versions as another release. We at Jamaican Recordings believing in all thing’s rhythm, also think that these cuts in their dubbed form, with the additional flavour of some fine melodica playing, deserved to be listened to in their own right.

Respect Jah Floyd.

a1. SOUL REBEL DUB
a2. DON'T ROCK MY BOAT DUB
a3. CORNER STONE DUB
a4. RAINBOW COUNTRY DUB
a5. SCREWFACE DUB
a6. 400 YEARS DUB
a7. CONCRETE JUNGLE DUB
b1. SATISFY MY SOUL DUB
b2. IT’S ALRIGHT DUB
b3. PUT IT ON DUB
b4. LONG LONG WINTER DUB
b5. SOUL ALMIGHTY DUB
b6. NO SYMPATHY DUB
b7. KEEP ON MOVING DUB