How many Augustus Pablo records do you REALLY need?

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Re: How many Augustus Pablo records do you REALLY need?

Postby Mark T » Sun Sep 08, 2013 6:42 pm

To be fair I'm not this way about all vinyl. I have the original Sex Pistols 45's (not God Save The Queen on A&M unfortunately) but I prefer to listen to the music on CD as it sounds better that way - though the singles are wonderful objects full of memories. On the other hand the Ja 12" just have such a great sound to them.

Listened to Ital Dub again (on Rdio) and it just doesn't do it for me - I agree with Inyaki's assessment.
I've never actually listened to Dubbing in Africa so I will do that later today.

I hope Only Roots continues to issue more Rockers 12", I'll certainly be buying them.
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Re: How many Augustus Pablo records do you REALLY need?

Postby algoriddim » Mon Sep 09, 2013 5:05 am

Inyaki wrote:I don't compare instrumentals to Dubs but certainly prefer Blowing With The Wind to Dubbing In A Africa (which I don't consider a true Pablo album).


True, "Dubbing In A Africa" is more of a compilation, but I greatly prefer those tracks compared to "Blowing With The Wind". I don't rate "Blowing..." at all.
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Re: How many Augustus Pablo records do you REALLY need?

Postby RB » Mon Sep 09, 2013 5:34 am

ital dub and dubbing in a africa (same as pablo no jester on city line) aren't really pablo albums, not indicative.

i don't think he has an artist album as classic as any number of his singles, but he's in the top 5 ever for me, producer-wise.
the set of rhythms on KTMRU alone make him immortal, without even getting into the hugh mundell material, delroy williams, the early one offs like Asher & Trimble, the early Bolo, in the light, etc. then also all his solo instrumental material...
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Re: How many Augustus Pablo records do you REALLY need?

Postby Inyaki » Mon Sep 09, 2013 2:24 pm

crimson flames wrote:
Inyaki wrote:I don't compare instrumentals to Dubs but certainly prefer Blowing With The Wind to Dubbing In A Africa (which I don't consider a true Pablo album).


id be interested to see which albums you consider true Pablo albums Inyaki. Could you list them please?


The same ones he did, the ones he produced or co-produced (like ''This Is'' )

Many of these albums , like Dubbing In A Africa, he didn't play a single note on most tunes.
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Re: How many Augustus Pablo records do you REALLY need?

Postby TruthTown » Mon Sep 09, 2013 3:49 pm

RB wrote:the set of rhythms on KTMRU alone make him immortal

+1
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Re: How many Augustus Pablo records do you REALLY need?

Postby capullo » Mon Sep 09, 2013 4:47 pm

a bit offtopic now but does anybody know if the dubplate cut "forgive them jah" is by augustus pablo or rather dr. pablo from the uk?
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Re: How many Augustus Pablo records do you REALLY need?

Postby Mark T » Tue Sep 10, 2013 3:53 am

"Many of these albums , like Dubbing In A Africa, he didn't play a single note on most tunes" I'm interested to read that Inyaki. Gave it a listen a couple of days ago but never finished it and thought to myself that it just had nothing of the Pablo tunes I love in terms of production values and melodica playing.

FWIW my essential Pablo would be:
(in no particular order)
Original Rockers LP
Rockers Meet King Tubby In A Fire House LP
King Tubby Meets Rockers Uptown LP
El Rockers LP
In Fine Style LP
Message Music LP (for convincing me that Pablo in digital could be exciting)
Chanting Dub With The Help Of The Father LP

Earth Wind and Fire 12"
Crucial Burial 12"
Full Up/Eastman Sound 12"

I'm sure there are some other 12" that I don't own that should be included.
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Re: How many Augustus Pablo records do you REALLY need?

Postby dan i dubdub » Tue Sep 10, 2013 6:34 am

Mark T wrote: Message Music LP (for convincing me that Pablo in digital could be exciting)


Glad I am not the only one Mark. I have always loved much of his modern output, Lloyd Hemmings, Rasheda, Willi Williams, Yami Bolo, Jux Delgado and others - fine stuff.

A few more 12"s
Entrance To Jah World - Norris Reid
Eastman Sound
Away With Your Fussing & Fighting/King David's Melody - Junior Delgado
That Little Short Man - Hugh Mundell
Stop Them Jah - Hugh Mundell
Twin Seals
all the No Entry/Think Twice cuts
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Re: How many Augustus Pablo records do you REALLY need?

Postby jesperoots » Tue Sep 10, 2013 2:13 pm

For those not convinced about Pablos digital output… so many good tunes but if you dont want to browse through everything, do check at least these tracks:

Delroy Williams - Stop the fighting
Jr Delgado - Raggamuffin year
Blacka T - Run come yah
Augustus Pablo - Eastern Promise

Or listen to some Shaka tapes from mid to late 80s and youre bound to hear some of them.
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Re: How many Augustus Pablo records do you REALLY need?

Postby formula » Tue Sep 10, 2013 3:05 pm

strange no one mention spliffy dan 'wake up', pure masterpiece of music.
most pablo collaboration with everton da silva are pure gold as well.
pablo is history..
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Re: How many Augustus Pablo records do you REALLY need?

Postby Well Charge » Wed Sep 11, 2013 8:39 am

An atypical favourite is Primal Scream's "Star", of which two dub mixes were also released (one on the single). This is probably the only example of Pablo working for a non reggae group?
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Re: How many Augustus Pablo records do you REALLY need?

Postby AT2JA » Mon Sep 16, 2013 6:59 pm

Pablo-meets-mr-bassie-original-rockers-vol-2 sounding damn good to these ears! Who would like to disagree? :D
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Re: How many Augustus Pablo records do you REALLY need?

Postby dan i dubdub » Mon Sep 16, 2013 7:24 pm

@Well Charge - Star is a wicked little tune, fragile yet powerful.

@AT2JA - Pablo Meets Mr Bassie itself is a killer of a tune, don't know the album tho, but presume it's on there. There's a brilliant cut of Horace Andy's Problems on this rhythm.
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Re: How many Augustus Pablo records do you REALLY need?

Postby mark b » Mon Sep 16, 2013 8:19 pm

Well Charge wrote:An atypical favourite is Primal Scream's "Star", of which two dub mixes were also released (one on the single). This is probably the only example of Pablo working for a non reggae group?


When i was collecting every tune he cut,i had a 12 by a pop group(cant remeber name)that pablo produced and mixed,not blowing.Something to do with the mango label.
Also seem to remeber at least one other none reggae tune,
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Re: How many Augustus Pablo records do you REALLY need?

Postby Mark T » Tue Sep 17, 2013 4:22 am

Went to a Vancouver record fair on Sunday and got a very nice copy of Original Rockers on Message (Shanachie) for a great price :D
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