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