The Roots Of Dub (Clocktower Records)
Vinyl LP Record
Amidst King Tubby's vast discography, Roots of Dub stands out as one of the legendary Jamaican engineer's finest works. Overseeing an impressive roster of guest players, the King weaves his magic yet again, lending his talent for masterful arrangements over 11 tracks. Released in 1974 and recorded at Tubby's famous 18 Drummly Ave. studio in Kingston during dub's early development period, the album reflects the genre's core elements: waves of sounds, manipulated with reverb, echoes and delays, that become cohesive, intensely detailed pieces, yet always with the relaxed Caribbean vibe intact.