June 2009 - In the year 1987, Rub a Dub
Music was still very much the style of the
time, even though we already had the Sleng
Six outstanding discomixes, sung by one
of the most heartical Reggae singers of all
time. Another Don Carlos showcase
album you simply can't refuse even though
the album seems to be out of print.
Prophecy contains a number of truly
heartfelt titles. Crucial Situation,
Prophecy, and the more than penetrating Jah
Hear My Plea are reasons alone to try and
purchase this album, if you can still find
The message is crucial, and the way Don
Carlos sings the message makes it impossible
to not be touched in one way or another.
Especially the fact that there's some DUB
niceness in the second part of each track
(after all, it's a showcase album) enhances
the vibe of the tunes significantly.
Originally, the vinyl album was released
in 1987. That was a time wherein Rub a Dub
was slowly being replaced with ragga/dancehall
as the popular music in Jamaica. Nothing of
that on this one, though. This is played by
a band, mixed crucially and of course
accompanied by the great voice of one of the
original singers of Black Uhuru.
There's a thing, though...
Indeed, the album seems to be out of
print and that means you got to look for it.
If you're living in the US, though, you can
get the MP3's of this document of Rub a Dub
niceness for a few cents.