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FATMAN RIDDIM SECTION - SAME SONG DUB
(Part of the) Fatman Riddim Section is also known as part of the Inner Circle. The name speaks volumes, and not only about the members' appearances. The music is just as fat and perhaps even fatter than the tracks released under the name "Inner Circle".

Where Inner Circle has commercial hits and sometimes created music that crossed the borders of Reggae, the Fatman Riddim Section didn't.

Just listen to "Killer Dub" for proof of the statement. Or even better, take "Same Song Dub".

On this album, you'll be treated to some fat Dubs from the late 1970's, most of which will be familiar to those who also know Israel Vibration's album with the same title. 

However, Same Song DUB is -in spite of the name- not completely the DUB companion to Israel Vibration's debut, even though it does contain Dubs from that album. 

The reason for that is, that it also has DUBS from other tracks, not produced for Israel Vibration.

It's one of those confusing elements within Reggae history. Because in fact, there have been several recordings of Same Song. 

"Why Worry" was originally released on 7" and was credited to the "Twelve Tribes Band". Later, producer Tommy Cowan released another 7" with the vocal trio and only then was the album "Same Song" produced.

The musicians who played on the album reads like the who's who of Jamaican Reggae in the late 1970's. And among them were Roger and Ian Lewis from the Inner Circle, aka the Fatman Riddim Section.

And that is the reason why Dubs from Israel Vibration's debut album are credited to this particular band.

Now that we've sold that mystery, let's listen to the album itself.

As said, eleven fat Dub tracks from the late 1970's. No excessive use of effects, even though they are by far not mere instrumentals. It's just a Dub album avant la lettre: centered around the drum and bass and with the use of effects while other instruments drop in and out.

Not really the kind of album that you should file under the category "must-have", but for the historians and archivers among us, this one is a welcome addition to their collection.

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