By my reckoning there can be but a handful of Journeys left to be taken in season '08-'09 of Subcity broadcasts.
So If I'm going to squeeze another reggae show in, I might as well do it this week, eh!?
I'll be concentrating more on the dub side for this show, so expect to hear the likes of Coxsone Dodds, The Silvertones, Gregory Isaacs, Niney The Observer, Sly (Dunbar) & The Revolutionaries, Lee 'Scratch' Perry, Sound Dimension and more. I'll also be breaking things up with some proper vocal reggae as well.
The Spotlight this week is on someone who was criminally omitted from my last reggae show: King Tubby. Born Osbourne Ruddock in 1941, Tubby was a genius electronics and sound engineer, who produced some of the earliest instrumental reggae B-sides and took part in and inspired the whole 'remix' explosion which would go on to become the foundation of the style known as 'dub'. He went on to produce some of the best '70s dub recordings, setting up his own studio in '71 and working with most of the big names of Jamaican music. His is still one of the most famous names on the island. He was shot dead in what is believed to have been an attempted robbery, in 1989. I'll be playing a few favourite tracks by him.
The Weird But Wonderful vote is between a couple of instrumental Clash B-sides of singles released from 'Sandinista!', which reveal themselves to be basically speeded up dub:
1. The Clash - The Cool Out (B-side to The Call Up)
2. The Clash - The Magnificent Dance (B-side to the Magnificent Seven)
To decide which one plays the show out, get in touch during the live broadcast: [email protected] or text 'subcity' then your message to 07766 40 41 42.
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Journeys. It's a trip!
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Stu.12:00 - 14:00