volume one and two are dubs from two
entirely different Bunny Wailer Albums:
Blackheart Man and Bunny Wailer Sings The
Blackheart man is a very rootsy album in
the style of In I Father's House (a dub from
that album is on this CD as well), Struggle,
and Protest, where Sings The Wailers finds
her equivalent in an album called Rock 'n
When you've ever seen Bunny live, you
know that he starts up with a Roots set and
then, after he's done about half the
concert, a Dancehall Set. The same with this
re-release. The lighter material on Sings
the Wailers counterweights the heavy
mystical roots vibes from Blackheart Man,
just like on his concerts.
I have not seen an artist that made such
a strickt separation between the heavy and
the lighter material, combining it again in
a perfect balanced combination as this
brethren. Although his voice is pretty high,
the roots music remains heavy.
Bunny's Roots are as literature: they are
not easy to swallow. You need to listen over
and over, every time you hear more things,
you have to actively listen. Even on the
dubs this stays a fact. They have to grow on
Bunny's Roots reminds me of the gospel
music that I was brought up with.
I compare volume one of Dubd'sco a bit
with Living Dub from the artist Burning
Spear. Dub from the roots, heavier as lead.
Volume two, is considerable different: it
contains the sound of these easy to catch
tunes you'll remember from Sings the Wailers
and Rock 'n Groove (when you know them, that
is). Clear, not too fast but also not too
slow, and on-going.
When you think, that all reggae sounds
the same, check this release out, because it
will prove you otherwise. Dubd'sco volume 1
and 2 is also essential and crucial for any
reggae / dub collection.
It is the only dub that has ever been
released from this longest living Wailer,
that is one reason. The special Sound, that
I find on volume two (the dance part) is
another reason to buy, because you simply
don't find it anywhere else.