Augustus Pablo

Roots, Rockers & Dub


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A remastered collection of rare/classic instrumentals and dubs from the legendary artist. Visionary artist Augustus Pablo is among the most important figures in reggae history. Widely credited with popularizing the use of the melodica in reggae, Pablo was a talented musician and an innovative producer who became an early dub pioneer. Now regarded as classics, his memorable 1970s recordings were part of the remarkable creative surge that vaulted the Jamaican music scene to international prominence.

Much of this material was released by Rockers, an independent record label founded by Pablo and named after his 5 popular Kingston sound system. Now, Nature Sounds is proud to present Roots, Rockers, & Dub, a new Augustus Pablo collection celebrating the 50th anniversary of Rockers. Featuring classic dubs along with rare and out-of-print tracks, the album captures Pablo’s immense contribution to roots reggae by highlighting a wealth of material spanning his entire career, all released on Rockers. Fully remastered and released in partnership with the Pablo family, Roots, Rockers, & Dub is a fitting tribute to an artist whose music still reverberates heavily more than two decades after his passing.

Tracklist

1 Brown Jim
2 King Tubby Meets Rockers Uptown
3 Mountain View Dub
4. Java
5 1 Rutland Close
6 Far East
7 Silent Satta
8 Pablo's Theme Song
9. Memories Of The Ghetto
10 Pablo's Armageddon
11 Third Eye
12 Ethiopia Dub
13 Israel In Harmony
14 Tippa Tone Blues
15 Park Lane Special
16 King David's Melody
17 Jungle Cry
18 Thunder Clap
19 Jah Dread (7" Version)
20 Pablo Meets Mr. Bassie
21 Skanking Easy
22 Cassava Piece (’79 Style)