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SHED DUB CORNER (4) ::: Ranking Dread - Ranking Dread In Dub

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I bought this album for a quid at Bermondsey Market, South London over twenty years ago! Played it lots but knew very little of its origins until it got re-released this year courtesy of its original label, which is based in Stamford, Connecticut, of all places, and is run by an unusual man who goes by the name of “Silver Camel" !

*** A bit scratchy in places but like it says on eBay - doesn't effect the play!

Ranking Dread - Ranking Dread In Dub
Silver Camel LP #SCLP 002
Record date : 1982

***Side A with Sly & Robbie , mix by King Tubby

A1...Bom Dub
A2...No More Waiting
A3...Dub Land
A4...Jump Up Dub
A5...Jah Dub

***Side B with Roots Radics , mix by Scientist

B1...Give Them Dub
B2...Dub It Star
B3...19000 Dub
B4...Yes Yes Yes Dub
B5...Dub It On Yah

  • :MP3: Side A
  • :MP3: Side B

  • Producer : Ranking Dread

    Mixing Engineer : King Tubby & Scientist

    Backing Band : The Roots Radics
    Drums : Sly Dunbar
    Bass : Robbie Shakespeare

    Studios :
    Recording : Channel One (Kingston, JA)
    Overdubs Recording : Black Star (London, UK)

    Reviewed by Sam Sweet
  • Stop Smiling Magazine

  • Although this underheard album comes from a year (1982) from which dub purists often shy, it is perfectly split between two of the idiom’s most-revered giants—King Tubby, the premier dub practitioner of the golden age, mans side one, with rhythms by Sly and Robbie, while the King’s foremost apprentice, Scientist (only 22 at the time of this release, already with seven years of experience under his belt), mans side two, with rhythms by Roots Radics. Right brain, left brain; East, West—whatever your analogy, the even split between these two closely related mixers lends itself to deeper interpretation.

    Despite the vintage on these releases, the music doesn’t display the digi-dancehall feel you’d expect given the year, although it doesn’t sound entirely like ‘70s butter either. Scientist takes a moment from battling Pac-Man, Space Invaders, the Vampires and others to bring the more conventional of the two sides. Mixing is never less than mighty and sophisticated, though. “19000 Dub” leaves Ranking Dread bibble-babbling over the barrel-spare echo of a drum kit and some hovering bass. “Dub It Star” drops out for breaks of gurgling organ-guitar fills. The closing two tracks “Yes Yes Yes Dub” and “Dub It On Yah” are lean and fierce; like tougher, meaner cousins of the mixes these same rhythms got back in the 1970s.

    As good as the Scientist side is here, the real draw is Tubby’s mixes, particularly track one, “Bom Dub.” Although dub had always flirted with dissonance, Tubby brings a bass and keyboard figure together on “Bom Dub” that sound like metal rubbing metal. The trademark sound of this mix is the phaser effect Tubby devised for the keyboard; it’s soaked in a phaser effect that makes it sound metallic and squeaky. There’s no telling what electronic guts Tubby’s hands were massaging to get this sound from a machine in 1982. He reworked all his electronics himself. “Bom Dub” is what punk dub sounds like. It’s a little like Metal Box, only more warped, because Tubby doing punk dub is stranger than punks doing dub.

    In my view, Tubby pushed his experimentation further in the ‘80s, continually challenging himself and reassessing his technique; considering the sonic architectures he’d already completed by 1982, it is astounding that he was still drawing entirely new blueprints in the 1980s. More of his work from this period needs to be reissued.

    Although it was recorded in Jamaica by the pre-eminent 1970s Jamaican bands, there is something cold and lonely in these tracks. Even though they don’t feel as exiled and wintry as Bullwackie’s Bronx mixes, all the sounds and tones here have an isolated, chilly air on them. It’s a bareness, a bleakness, not found in dubs from the 1970s, or in those contemporary to this album’s release.

    In Julien Temple’s The Filth and the Fury, reggae fanatic John Lydon tells stories of driving across a strange America in a big bus on a doomed tour in the middle of January, looking out the windows with his headphones on; this is the kind of music you imagine him listening to.

    THE SHED BOOGIE GUEST MIX (4) ::::: BEATONIC @ Radio Magnetic

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    >>> Another guest mix by Mr Beatonic done for one of the shows on

    >>> More top tunes .....bung it on your iPod, stick on your headphones and get that christmas shopping out of the way!

  • Tracklisting below - enjoy!

    (03) FK1000 – 'TOOTS' (WHITE)
    (06) MAGA BO & LUCIO K feat PIVETI – 'E PRA VALER' (CDr)
    (09) DR K – 'SONG 4 RIO' (CDr)
    (11) UNKNOWN – 'BIG MAN' (WHITE)

  • Radio Magnetic
  • SHED DUB CORNER (3) ::: Blackboard Jungle Dub

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    "Calling the meek and the humble..."
    One of the first dub albums to be released, and one of Scratch's finest moments.
    *** This is all killer no filler!
    *** A bit late with the Dub Corner - the winter freeze hit the shed this week - any tips on storage heaters anyone ?!

    Blackboard Jungle Dub - The Upsetters
    Clocktower LP #CTLP 0115
    Record date : 1973

    A1...Blackboard Jungle Dub Ver.1
    A2...Rubba Rubba Words
    A3...Cloak & Dagger Ver.3
    A4...Dub From Africa
    A5...Dreamland Dubwise
    A6...Pop Goes The Dread Dub

    B1...Fever Grass Dub
    B2...Sinsemilla Kaya Dub
    B3...Moving Forward
    B4...Blackboard Jungle Dub Ver.2
    B5...Kasha Macka Dub
    B6...Setta Iration

  • :MP3: Side A
  • :MP3: Side B

  • Producer : Lee Perry

    Engineer : Lee Perry & King Tubby

    Backing Band : The Upsetters
    Drums : Tin Legs & Carlton Barrett & Anthony Benbow Cleary & Horsemouth Wallace
    Bass : Lloyd Parks & Bagga Walker & Family Man
    Guitar : Alva Reggie Lewis & Tony Chin & Sangie Davis & Barrington Daley
    Piano : Gladdy Anderson & Tommy McCook
    Organ : Glen Adams & Winston Wright & Touter Harvey
    Trumpet : Bobby Ellis
    Trombone : Ron Wilson
    Percussions : Skully & Sticky & Lee Perry
    Melodica : Augustus Pablo

    Studios :
    Recording : Black Ark (Kingston, JA)
    Mixing : Black Ark (Kingston, JA)

    SHED BOOGIE TUNE OF THE WEEK (11) ::::: Ed Royal & Enne - Vamos Irmanos

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  • a1 : vamos irmanos
  • a2 : vamos irmanos (Parov stelar remix)
  • b1 : greetings to ...
  • b2 : greetings to ... (wicked lester remix)

  • *** After the success of the last IVR release "Different Strokes" which got position 17 at DCC (Deutsch Club Charts) and even one track was signed by BMW, Here is the new IVR four-tracker "Vamos Irmanos", ready to rock the clubs. For the remixes: the amazing Austrian newcomer 2005 Parov Stelar of Etage Noir Records and the Canadian funk dude Wicked Lester of Bigfoot-Records.

    A1: "Vamos Irmanos" is a funky-latin-breakbeat track with live played Percussion. The wahwah guitar, saxophone, hammond, dirty drums and latin vocals are guaranteeing a definite floorfiller.

    A2: Parov Stelar minimized the funk and out came a Funky-House Track which also guarantees a lot of movement on the dance floor.

    B1: The funky Guitar of is pushing the track extremely forward with the pumpin' bass and sharp horns doing the rest!

    B2: The Wicked Lester Remix is more like minimal breaks, quiet monotone, with lots of little gadgets and a bass line that makes your body move!

    (N.B. The above has all been translated from german !!!!!! Apologies if it doesn't make sense! )

  • Invision Records
  • SHED BOOGIE TUNES OF THE WEEK (10) ::::: Funky In The Middle - Nickodemus ::::: Jugoe - The Rust Belt EP

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  • A1::Funky in the Middle feat. Jay Rodriguez
  • A2::Funky In the Middle (Haaksman Remix)
  • B1::Crazy Stranger feat. Harel Shachal

  • Funky In The Middle / Crazy Stranger
    Nickodemus featuring Jay Rodriguez, Harel Shachal,
    Ticklah, and a remix by Haaksman + Haaksman

    WONDER-08 | 12" VINYL
    *** Funky in the Middle is a midtempo "Fela in the LES" groove that features Jay Rogriguez of the Groove Collective on sax & Victor Axelrod of Antibalas on clavinet. The remix by Haaksman & Haaksman drops into a steady reggae stepper groove & deepens it a notch. On the flipside, the critic's choice cut on the album, "Crazy Stranger," takes us on a 125 BPM trip from the Blakans to Jerusalem and beyond. Featured musician, Harel Shachal of the group Anistar brings in textures of Turkish flute, sax & melodica while Tortured Soul's Ethan White on the keys locks into the heavy rhythms.

  • Endangered Species : the solo debut album by Nickodemus
  • ++nickodemus++

  • A1::Ohio City
  • A2::Gooseme (Nickodemus + Zeb Remix)
  • A3::Devil Woman
  • B1::90 West
  • B2::90 West (Beatphreak Remix)
  • B3::90 West Detour Beats

  • Website MP3: 90 west
  • Website MP3: Devil Woman
  • Website MP3: Ohio City

  • Jugoe - The Rust Belt EP
    BJ-008 - 12" Vinyl

    Bastard Jazz Recordings is very proud to present our latest EP, coming from long-standing artist Jude Goergen (aka Jugoe), hailing from Cleveland, Ohio. The Rust Belt EP is a musical tribute to a gritty, industrial stretch of land in the North-Central and Northeast United States once known for its heavy industry and manufacturing plants. It's a part of the country that stretches from Detroit to Buffalo, and an area which is rapidly shrinking and rusting over with the advent of free trade and a global economy – it's an area that Jugoe knows best.

    Despite the despondency and starkness of this area, it's still a part of the country where the sun still shines and culture still thrives – and Jugoe manages to capture, and combine both the grit and the humanity of this area on The Rust Belt EP.

    Kicking off the EP is "Ohio City", named after the urban neighborhood Jugoe lives in. The joint starts off with deep dub vibes, breathy cut'n'paste flutes and a dense breakbeat at 103BPM, before exploding straight into huge Latin percussion and horns, and then skillfully weaves the dub and Latin sounds into one another. Next is "Devil Woman", a snug instrumental hip-hop joint, with chopped up guitar and vocal bits circa 1960's Americana AM radio.

    Onto the flip side, "90 West" is a hard-hitting track with an infectious bassline, organic chops + cuts skittering endlessly in the background, and a mid-song changeup to a mellow, Rhodes driven 4/4 sound. The "90 West Detour Beats" is strictly bonus breaks for DJs, taking the original in a bouncier, infectious direction.

    As always, Bastard Jazz brings the heat with the remixes. Wonderwheel Recordings & Turntables on the Hudson honcho Nickodemus teams up with our good friend Zeb of Organic Grooves/Irma Records to flip Jugoe's "Gooseme" (original forthcoming on Bastard Jazz) into a dubby, part-broken, part-afrobeat track that's a perfect DJ transition track from downtempo-into-broken-beat, and back again. UK artist Beatphreak, from Jack to Phono Records, brings "90 West" into strictly jazz bidness broken beat, with live keys and a live bassline – one for discerning dancefloors.

  • Jugoe
  • Bastard Jazz: Hear No Evil
  • SHED DUB CORNER (2) ::: Rockers Almighty Dub

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    From the sleeve: "...some of the hardest Roots Rockers Rhythm and mixed with Ghetto Dance Style in mind. The result, incredible sound and fantastic effects and Dubwise Like Dirt." Inspired by King Tubby and Lee Perry.
    *** More Great Stuff.

    Rockers Almighty Dub - The Aggrovators & The Revolutionaries
    Clocktower LP #CTLP 0102
    Record date : 1979

    A1...Rockers Almighty Dub - The Aggrovators
    *** Horace Andy's "Zion Gate"
    A2...Dunza Dub - The Aggrovators
    *** Horace Andy's "Money Money"
    A3...Storm And Lightning - The Revolutionaries
    *** Gregory Isaacs's "Storm"
    A4...Something Nice 'bout Da Dub - The Aggrovators
    *** Horace Andy's "Something's On Your Mind"
    A5...I And I Land - The Aggrovators
    *** John Holt's "No Man Is An Island"

    B1...Ten Pieces In One - The Aggrovators
    *** Johnny Clarke's "Ten To One"
    B2...Freedom Joy Dub - The Revolutionaries
    *** Dennis Brown's "Lately Girl"
    B3...Upful And Positive Dread - The Revolutionaries
    *** ??
    B4...Hold This Dub - The Aggrovators
    *** ??
    B5...21 Gun Salute To Brother Marcus - The Aggrovators
    *** Johnny Clarke's "Them Never Love Poor Marcus"

  • :MP3: Side A
  • :MP3: Side B

  • Mixing Engineer : Ossie Hibbert & Pat Kelly & Prince Douglas & Brad Osbourne
    Producer : Brad Osbourne

    Backing Band : The Revolutionaries & The Aggrovators
    Drums : Santa Davis & Sly Dunbar
    Bass : Family Man & Bagga Walker & Robbie Shakespeare
    Rhythm Guitar : Tony Chin & Family Man
    Organ : Ossie Hibbert
    Piano : Bernard Touter Harvey & Augustus Pablo

    Studios :
    Mixing : King Tubby's (Kingston, JA) & Joe Gibbs (Kingston, JA) & Wackie's (New York, USA)

    SHED BOOGIE TUNE OF THE WEEK (9) ::::: Whistler's Delight - DJ Riko

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  • Whistler's Delight (Full Version)[MP3, 7.9MB, 160kbps]
  • Whistler's Delight @
  • P-Funk Is Playing At My House @

  • *** DJ Riko is a plundering masher-upper cat from Columbus, Ohio who either doesn't have a day job or doesn't sleep 'cause he's mad prolific. For "Whistler's Delight" he pulls a crateful of whistled "riffs" from various songs, beginning with Peter Gabriel's "Games Without Frontiers," and takes us on a spotter's field trip to 'Sitting On The Dock Of The Bay' to Goldfrapp to Bowie's 'Golden Years'. Flip for dirty a P-Funk sampling tune featuring Katie Enlow and Gerald A on vocals.

  • DJ Riko Downloads
  • 3 hive

  • *** Big thanks to the Lemon jelly Forum peeps ("Whistlers Delight .......thread") where I got most of this info from!
  • Lemon jelly Forum

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  • Shuffle your booty + watch the video

  • *** A mate just finished the new goldie lookin' chain video - "R n B" - Dust of the old Air Jordans, grab that Nike shell suit and bling up!! :-)

    SHED BOOGIE TUNE OF THE WEEK (8) ::::: Who the fook is Alice? - Humankind (Beatonic Remix) - Alice Russell

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  • Who the fook is Alice? - Humankind (Beatonic Remix) - Alice Russell

  • *** Sorry this is a bit late this week - So to make up for it here's a stormin' drum & bossa bootleg from the Beatonic chap!


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    Saw this being sold on the old eBay with the quote... "I completely cleared the Clocktower / Brad's shop 3 years you will NOT find this LP anywhere...!!!!"

    *** I wanted an excuse to add "limited time" mp3's to my blog! So here we are for ONE WEEK only an item from the shed's vinyl vault!

    The massive 70's Dub LP from King Tubby. With Sly & Robbie, Santa Davis, Tommy McCook, to name a few. Rhythm Tracks by Bunny 'Striker' Lee.
    *** Great Stuff.

    King Of Dub - Various Artists
    Clocktower LP #CTLP 0101
    Record date : 1977-79

    *** Johnnie Clarke's "Fittest Of The Fittest" & "Blood Dunza"
    *** Delroy Wilson's "Miss Grace"
    *** Horace Andy's "Money Money" (Roots Of All Evil)
    *** Horace Andy's "You Are My Angel"
    *** Cornel Campbell's "Girl Of My Dreams".....with a MEGA REWIND.....!!!!!
    *** "Movie Star" + "Fancy Make Up"
    *** and a TUBBY'S cut to "STALAG 17"...!!!!

    King Of Dub - Various Artists
    Clocktower LP #CTLP 0101
    Record date : 1977-79

    A1...King Zion Dub (4:09)
    A2...Super Star Dub (3:14)
    A3...Graceful (3:14)
    A4...Rubba Dunza (Clock Tower Mix) (3:06)
    A5...Jah Angel Of Dub (Clock Tower Mix) (3:05)
    B1...Blood, Sweat & Dunza Dub (3:09)
    B2...King, Queen & Minstreal Dub (3:33)
    B3...Easy Dread & Check This Dub (2:49)
    B4...Fancy Up A Dub (3:42)
    B5...Stalac 80 Dubwise (3:13)

  • :MP3: Side A
  • :MP3: Side B

  • Producer : Brad Osbourne

    Drums : Sly Dunbar & Santa Davis
    Bass : Robbie Shakespeare & Fully Fullwood
    Lead Guitar : Chinna
    Organ : Wire Lindo & Winston Wright & Ossie Hibbert
    Piano : Ansel Collins
    Trumpet : Bobby Ellis
    Horns : Tommy McCook & Dirty Harry

    Studios :
    Recording : Channel One (Kingston, JA)
    Mixing : King Tubby's (Kingston, JA) & Joe Gibbs (Kingston, JA) & Shep Recording (New York, USA)