Yabby You
Dub It To The Top 1976-1979
Blood & Fire

I don't think any dub or reggae fan can give enough thanks to Blood & Fire for the amazing job they do at offering amazing re-issues and uncovering those hidden gems when they go digging for original session reels and accurate history to accompany the music. This release marks a shift in the Vivian 'Yabby You' Johnson's career around the late 70's towards more dub 'versions' and promoting the talent of other artists. This collection features the full-length LP Yabby You Meets Michael Prophet: Vocal & Dub along with seven more tracks that were featured on 45's around the same time and is nothing but incredible. Yabby's vocals and production drop in and out of the classic King Tubby sound with massive horns and heavy rhythms washed over with his dirty reverb and delay. Like all Blood & Fire releases (and album's from the era) some of the versions are lined up one after the other so the first three tracks can wear you down a bit unless your like the Blood & Fire crew and like to study the difference between each.  The rest of the disc is clear sailing and the in-depth inlay notes detail the history of each track and a quick study will find other greats featured on the album like Prince Jammy who mixed several of the original versions. Another stellar re-issue. - JH

Tracklisting:

  1. Zambia
  2. Revolution Conference
  3. Zambia Dub featuring Jah Walton
  4. Steppin' High featuring Tommy McCook
  5. Vengeance in Dub
  6. Mount Zion Version
  7. Heads A Roll Dub
  8. Achieving in Dub
  9. No Tarry Yah Version
  10. Dub It To The Top
  11. Rock With Me Dub
  12. Turn Me Loose Dub
  13. Conscious Man Dub
  14. Mash Down Rome Dub
  15. Warn Them Jah Dub
  16. Humanity Dub
  17. Praise You Jah Jah Dub
  18. Tribal War Dub

 

 
 
 
 
 

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