you want to buy Reggae Music, having a bit
of background knowledge can proof to be
The way albums are presented and credited
is often different then how this is done in
Let me give you an example: it might be
that you like the singer Yabby You very
much. You know his albums One Love, One
Heart and Fleeing From The City and you
think it's great.
So when you would see this album, Dub It
To The Top, you might think it's another
album which features this singer Yabby You.
But that's not the case.
Yabby You is indeed a singer, but also a
producer. He is the one who discovered one
of my all time favorite Reggae singers:
The mighty King Tubby has mixed plenty of
Dubs for Yabby the producer as well.
And both are present on this album, but
you won't see a mention of it in the title.
It's a part of Reggae Culture. Because
now Yabby's skills as producers are
highlighted and another time his skills as a
Dub It To The Top is an 18 track
collection of great DUBS by tracks which
Yabby (helped) produce(d).
Many of the riddims are well-known in the
inner circle of Reggae enthusiasts.
The first part is reserved for some
crucial and militant Rockers music mixed
skillfully by the Master. The second
contains brain-smashing dubs from some of
the hottest Michael Prophet tunes.
You must buy this album!
The versatility of possibilities within
Reggae music becomes apparent when you
realize the different vibe in each tune.
Heavy dubbing, jazzy vibes with hornsman
Tommy Mc Cook blowing his way over the
rhythm. Vocal snippets from singers and
deejays echoing on top of essential drum and
And the styles are manifold too. Don't
ever think that Reggae Music is just another
style, no it is a RHYTHM with many styles
and varieties. On this album you'll get
acquainted with some of these styles.
In a period of just three years, Yabby
managed to produce some crucial Rockers
music as you can hear in the first part of
And in the second part you'll be
introduced to some early Rub a Dub music,
dancehall music before it became the coke
headed babylonian style shortly after Bob
All tunes have been used by Reggae Singer
MICHAEL PROPHET (One of Yabby You's
Discoveries, along with Black Uhuru's
Michael Rose) who you can hear throughout
the many crucial DUBS that Blood and Fire
put on that second part.
In fact it wasn't Blood and Fire who did
the selection. They just reissued
"Yabby You Meets Michael Prophet: Vocal
& Dub". And according to the LINER
NOTES that come with
this release, the "crème de la crème"
of Jamaican Dub participated on it. But you
don't have to read these notes to know this:
the sound speaks for itself.
Dub it from the top to the very last drop
in this essential course how to dub it to