6-21-12 Augustus Pablo
I was once reading in a British magazine (Mojo? Uncut?) that the definitive dub reggae album was “This Is Augustus Pablo”. I found a used CD of it, and…they were right. It’s pretty interesting. He plays the melodica.
Over the years, I have found and kept quite a bit of dub reggae. I do not find reggae music offensive, and if you take away the nonsense lyrics, I like it even better!
I am nowhere near a completist on Augustus Pablo, but here’s what I have managed to find easily:
CD CLASSIC ROCKERS (V.A.) ISLAND US 539953.2
1995 16 TRK Compilation
CD EAST OF THE RIVER NILE SHANACHIE SH 45051
2002 18 TRKS (6 x bonus tracks)
LP EAST OF THE RIVER NILE SHANACHIE 1003
1981 12 TRKS
CD EASTMAN DUB RAS US RAS 3038
1988 9 TRKS
CD KING TUBBYS MEETS ROCKERS UPTOWN SHANACHIE SH 45059
1975 16 TRKS (’04 issue)
CD MELODICA KING, THE OCHO UK OCHOCD 004
2000 21 TRK Collection
CDx4 MYSTIC WORLD OF – ROCKERS STORY SHANACHIE 45068
2008 67 TRK Collection + DVD
LP ORIGINAL ROCKERS GREENSLEEVES UK GREL 8
1979 10 TRKS
LP ROCKERS MEETS KING TUBBY IN A FIRE HOUSE SHANACHIE 43001
1980 9 TRKS
CD THIS IS…AUGUSTUS PABLO ABOVE ROCK ARM 2001
1972 14 TRKS
CD VALLEY OF JEHOSAPHAT RAS US RAS 3184
1999 15 TRKS
CD VERY BEST OF JET STAR JSGCD 0452
2002 20 TRK Collection
I probably don’t need anymore than this, for Augustus Pablo, but I certainly wouldn’t say no to other inexpensive titles.
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Not going to post everyday for a short while, but I will keep up the “Time Machine” episodes!
See you soon!