Blackboard Jungle Dub

Blackboard Jungle Dub
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Blackboard Jungle Dub

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Manufacturer Description

2017 cardboard sleeve edition. Originally issued in 1973, Blackboard Jungle Dub is considered a milestone in the history of dub. Tracks include "African Skank" -- based on Junior Byles's "A Place Called Africa" -- and "Dreamland Skank", "Moving Skank", and "Kaya Skank" which are dub versions of the Wailers' "Dreamland", "Keep On Moving", and "Kaya". "On Blackboard Jungle Dub, Lee Perry and the Upsetters produce another fine example of their subversive brand of dub with a unique blend of murky rhythm tracks, warbling guitar effects and distant-sounding horns. . . . Living up to the 'Upsetter' moniker, Perry wreaks his inimitable brand of mayhem during 'Fever Grass Dub' with a half-baked MC intro, lion roars and air raid siren imitations; effects which blend in well with other eccentric features like the spastic trombone solo on 'BlackBoard Ver. 2' and reverb-heavy percussion on 'Cloak A Dagger.' Just standard technique for Perry really, and part of the sound which made his productions instantly recognizable amongst many '70s and '80s dub releases. Blackboard Jungle contains classic dub taken to the outer limits and is one of the highlights of the Lee Perry catalog." --Stephen Cook, AllMusic

Key Product Details

  • Genre: World Music / Reggae

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