You, aka Vivian Jackson, is a multi-talented
dread who has done a lot for Reggae Music.
He is a producer, a singer, and well known
for his spiritually based Roots Reggae
Yabby You has "discovered"
Michael Prophet, Wayne Wade and Mykal
"Black Uhuru" Rose. He himself has
sung in The Prophets and also sings under
his own name. King Tubby mixed some ultra
heavy dubs from Yabby You's material and
Reggae DJ Trinity paid respect to him on the
track "Jesus Dread".
And now, thanks to Blood and Fire, the
whole world of Reggae and Roots fans can
discover Yabby You: the Iriginal Jesus
Blood and Fire released a well presented
documentation of Yabby You's work under the
title Jesus Dread. This is a great work, as
it comes with a booklet full of information
about Yabby You which will definitely
increase the experience of listening to the
Music that is simply great. Deep Roots,
in itself a perfect exposure of Jamaican
Roots Reggae during the 1970's.
This release contains two CD's, a very
nice presentation of Yabby You's work with
King Tubby, Mykal Rose and many others. All
tracks originally recorded in the
period between 1972 and 1977. Different and
rare versions of the same riddim are
presented without everything becoming a
As the title of this release already
shows, expect some serious consciousness.
Yabby You's deep spirituality sounds in ways
that go beyond just the lyrics. Lyrics that
are usually very upfull and clear!