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Augustus Pablo

Skanking Easy (2CD)

Cat. No.: METRSL045
Barcode: 698458754523
Playing Time: Approx 2 hours

There are plenty of musicians who are called “a legend” after they have passed away. There are many more who make a few great records and then live off their perhaps undeserved reputations. But few make such an impact on music as Augustus Pablo, who practically started out as a legend – and remains one today. He left behind some of the most hypnotic and original reggae music ever made and this 2CD collection, released with the approval of his estate, makes that clear. This 2CD set includes detailed sleevenotes and a greatfold-out full colour poster.





Total Music Review:
Fans of dub will doubtless already be well aware of the work of Horace ‘Augustus Pablo’ Swaby and from the rumbling bass line and skittering snare beats that kick off opening track ‘King Tubby Meets Rockers Uptown’ (a King Tubby engineered dub version of the Pablo produced Jacob Miller song ‘Baby I Love You’, which is also to be found here), you find yourself propelled straight into dub nirvana, Pablo’s trademark melodica weaving around the spaced out, bass driven and echo laden dub cuts. For old time fans there are several hard to find 12” dub plates and for newbies a positive treasure trove of wonderful, timeless roots reggae.
Drew Bass


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Augustus Pablo - Skanking Easy (2CD) - CD
CD1
01.
 King Tubby Meets Rockers Uptown
02.
 Baby I Love You So (Jacob Miller)
03.
 1-2-3 Version
04.
 Cassava Piece
05.
 El Rockers 
06.
 555 Crown Street
07.
 1 Rutland Close
08.
 Far East
09.
 Frozen Dub
10.
 Earth Wind & Fire (Paul Blackman)
11.
 Black Gunn
12.
 Brown Jim
13.
 Chock Full And Dub
14.
 Lightning Clapp / Thunder Clapp
15.
 Black Ants Lane
16.
 Silent Satta / Traditional Satta (12” mix)
17.
 Upfull Living
CD2
01.
 Each One Teach One, Jacob Miller (12” mix)
02.
 Skanking Easy
03.
 Havendale Rock (Skanking Easy rhythm)
04.
 Stop Them Jah / Dub Dem Jah (Hugh Mundell / Rockers All Stars)
05.
 Israel In Harmony / Israel Dub (12” mix)
06.
 Robin’s Bay Step / Robin’s Bay Step Dub (12” mix)
07.
 Zion Hill
08.
 New Style
09.
 Pablo’s Theme Song
10.
 Islington Rock (12” mix)
11.
 King Of The Minstrel
12.
 Fox Hole / Son Of Man Dub (Delroy Williams / Rockers All Stars)
13.
 Park Lane Special
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