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Dillinger - CB 200 + Bionic Dread
This Two-Albums-On-One-CD gives you the first two Dillinger albums for the price of one, re-mastered in 2004 for maximum listening pleasure. 

With contemporary digital technology, it's possible to present what used to be two albums on one disc. Great material, superb sound and a great quantity as well.

And that's one of the nicest thing about Reggae Music. It doesn't really matter whether an album is old or new. The music, even though continually contemporary, is timeless. 

The two albums on this disc will proof that to the fullness.

Dillinger was "discovered" by Roland Alphonso in the early 1970's. Many people consider the best of Dillinger's work to have been created in the last half of the 1970's. A period widely covered in the huge amount of well appriciloved re-releases. It was the time of the Aggrovators, Tappa Zukie and King Tubby. Rockers Reggae was on the rise, and rub a dub had not yet come.

Sound Systems were very popular. These mobile dancehalls had their own MC's, while the selector played the B-sides to let the MC's chant all kinds of things through the microphone. It was U Roy who is widely regarded as the godfather of "Toasting". He was (one of the?) first to chant over the instrumental B-side of a 7 inch single.

But the time in which B-sides were simply instrumentals was gone too. DUBwise had been through some serious development, and when the DJ's began to voice over DUB, they were definitely giving Reggae Music yet another sound.

Dillinger was at the fore-front of this development. His voice matched exactly with the sound of Roots Rockers in Dub. And he released his first two length albums for a world wide audience in this time as well: the incredible CB 200 and BIONIC DREAD. Albums filled with some heavy duty Rockers DJ tracks, with one exception on his "debute" CB 200.

An exception called "Cokane In My Brain", which brought Dillinger a world hit. The music was a kind of soul, and could hardly be called Reggae. But it sounds kind of nice, between the superb Roots Reggae tracks on CB 200 and BIONIC DREAD.

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