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Morwell Unlimited Meet King Tubby's
Dub Me

Chilled-out drum and bass, original '75 style: dub genius King Tubby strips everything down to bare essentials

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1Sky Ride
2Bald Head
3Morwell's Star
4Jah Star
5John Bull
6Lightning & Thunder
7Pegasus Rock
8Morwell's Theme
10Jungle Shuffle
11Swing & Dub
12Morpheus Special
13Ethiopians Special
14Stepping In HQ

What the press say:

The latest Blood And Fire reissue continues the policy of restoring crucial King Tubby material to circulation. This time it's the turn of a long-unavailable dub of the vocal album Presenting The Morwells, released in 1975 and featuring a trio of Blacka Morwell, Louis Davis and Eric 'Bingy Bunny' Lamont. The music on Dub Me is pioneering dub: there are some of the first uses of dramatic non musical sound effects like thunder claps and jet take-offs, and a treatment of percussion which is all but overwhelming. The pace is slow and heavy but the music is radically discorncerting even now. On "Bald Head" the echoes build up on the percussion until there's an extraordinary rolling, clicking sound running around behind the music. Eric 'Fish' Clarke is on the drum stool, and with the assistance of Sticky and Shorty The President, turns in some wickedly funky performances. Again and again the action is focused on the top-end - the treble backdrop on" Morwell's Theme" is superb. There are a couple of R&B moments, "John Bull" and "Morpheus Special", which tackles "Louie Louie". Perhaps best of all are the vestigial vocals, which intensify the drama of the mix. The moment, for example, where the vocal on "Concord " gives way to aircraft sound only for shoo-wapping backing vocals to reassert themselves is deeply affecting. Likewise, on "Swing And Dub", another cymbal spectacular, the switch early in the song from unaccompanied vocal to unaccompanied percussion is one of those space-stretching moments which make dub still so powerful. Not so much flooring the listener as removing the floor altogether. All the tracks were recorded at Channel One, bar a single Black Ark piece. Will Montgomery, The Wire (UK) June 97

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