at the dub market
Over the last year or so, GvsB headquarters has increasingly become a bit of a dub station with a growing collection of essentials and rarities that is now in heavy rotation. So, when a messenger arrived to reveal that Trojan/Sanctuary would be rereleasing an actual album called King Tubby Meets The Aggrovators at Dub Station, we got a little suspicious that they were monitoring our bootsy little station perhaps too closely. Suspicion gets to the best of us from time to time, as Scratch can readily attest.
King Tubby Meets The Aggrovators at Dub Station, produced by Bunny Lee, was released in 1975 and originally consisted of 12 instrumentals. This time around, Trojan's reissue includes the original recording and twelve bonus cuts, as well as a lengthy article about pioneering The Skatalites/Aggrovators saxophonist, Tommy McCook. The sleeve in 2007 includes the original vinyl liner notes and some listening guidance courtesy of an old expert, the late reggae producer Gene Rondo:
This is it which you cant miss. this ya real real dub from back a yard, with fantastic sound from King Toby [sic], when he met the Agrovators [sic] at Dub Station studios. So hep this Dreads, and keep them stepping to Dubs of meditation. This is straight Instrumental from Tommy McCook with versions. So dress up for your education of Dub.
Signed. Gene Rondo
Yeah. Like what he said.
Tommy McCook and the Aggrovators At the Dub Market
For the lovelorn, we'll toss in one introduced to us by Mos Def and Chicago's DJ Chef Bageldog cross-continentally, yet simultaneously, back in 2001. It's taken years to locate this jam, but, 'whoa hey,' here we are with the
Gregory Isaacs Bits and Pieces