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Augustus Pablo - At King Tubby's
Augustus Pablo
At King Tubby's
LP | 2005 | EU | Reissue (Radiation Roots)
24,99 €*
Release:2005 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Reggae / Dancehall
The visionary musician and record producer Augustus Pablo made some of the most unique and individual recordings in the history of reggae. As with his friend and mentor, Jackie Mittoo, the man born Horace Swaby was of mixed Indian and African heritage, and although his middleclass background might have pointed him in a very different direction, the lure of Jamaica’s sound system culture captured him at a young age, particularly after debilitating health problems saw him drop out of school. He began recording as a session keyboardist as the 60s gave way to the 70s, but everything changed when a school-friend introduced him to the melodica, a small plastic keyboard operated by a mouthpiece, which he used on seminal recordings for producer Herman Chin-Loy, credited to Augustus Pablo on release. During the early 1970s, Pablo crafted melodica instrumentals for all of the leading reggae producers, scoring ‘best instrumental’ for ‘Java’ in 1973, and launching the Rockers label to showcase self-produced work at the same time. This multifaceted compilation, first issued on Bunny Lee’s Attack label in 2005, compiles memorable melodica interpretations of some of Lee’s greatest productions, recorded over dub cuts of immortal numbers such as Cornell Campbell’s ‘Queen of the Minstrel’ and John Holt’s ‘My Desire.’
Augustus Pablo - King David's Melody
Augustus Pablo
King David's Melody
LP | 1984 | UK | Reissue (Greensleeves)
12,99 €*
Release:1984 / UK – Reissue
Genre:Reggae / Dancehall
Eleven tracks courtesy the Rockers Production team, recorded & mixed by Sylvan Morris and arranged & produced by the mastermind Augustus Pablo aka Horace Swaby (born : June 21, 1954 in St. Andrew, Jamaica / died : May 18, 1999 in Kingston, Jamaica). The 1984 compilation album "King David's Melody" was longtime not available. Here's the re-issue for the 21st century state-of-the-art remastered with the original catalogue number GREL170.
Augustus Pablo - Presents Rockers International Volume 2
Augustus Pablo - Born To Dub You
Augustus Pablo
Born To Dub You
LP | 2014 | UK | Original (17 North Parade)
11,99 €*
Release:2014 / UK – Original
Genre:Reggae / Dancehall
Rare and unreleased Augustus Pablo from the vaults of Gussie Clark. Includes full 12" versions of the mind-bending 'No Entry' and 'Classical Illusion' (complete with King Jammy dub). Also included is the rare JA 45 take, two unreleased Skylarking shock-outs and impossible to find 45's like 'Believe A Dub'. This is classic Augustus Pablo - Are you ready to be Dubbed?
Augustus Pablo - The Sun
Augustus Pablo
The Sun
10" | 2016 | UK | Original (Dug Out)
11,69 €* 12,99 € -10%
Release:2016 / UK – Original
Genre:Reggae / Dancehall
First time out for this wildly raw dubplate, sister-recording to the Pablo master-rhythm, shot through with other-worldly, illusively allusive incantation.Surely that's Family Man stalking a sunken cavern, and his bro battering all seven shades out of his drum-kit, like Meters on fire; and Chinna on guitar, glazed and violent. The mixing rears up right in your face. Producer Gussie Clarke says Theophilus 'Easy Snappin' Beckford is playing piano, with the front removed so he can strum the strings (like he finally snapped) — but he credits the work overall to Augustus Pablo. Transferred from acetate — fuss-pots don't grumble, just be humble — though the flip brings a clutch of criss, unmissable alternates, direct from Gussie's tape-room (where the files are entitled ‘Classical Illusion / The Sun’). Heavy, heavy funk. Simplicity People dug in. Stunning.
Augustus Pablo - Original Rockers
Augustus Pablo - This Is Augustus Pablo
Augustus Pablo
This Is Augustus Pablo
LP | 1974 | US | Reissue (Get On Down)
23,99 €*
Release:1974 / US – Reissue
Genre:Reggae / Dancehall
"Augustus Pablo (given name Horace Swaby) was born just outside of Kingston. “I am a Kingstonian,” he told the NME in 1986, “but my heart is for the hills.” This mystical connection to “the hills” is at the heart of Pablo's unique and immediately identifiable sound. By the late '60s, Swaby and his brother Dougie had founded a small sound system they called Rockers. The brothers spent a lot of time in record shops, including Aquarius, where owner Herman Chin-Loy heard Swaby experimenting on his melodica and was struck by the inspiration to record. The resulting tune was credited to Augustus Pablo, a name that Chin-Loy invented, as the story goes, to give an air of mystery to the release. Pablo recorded two more singles soon after with “Java” becoming a major hit and being voted Instrumental Song Of The Year byJamaica's Swing Magazine. This success led to the Randy's label moving to create a full-length album from Pablo. Recording in the Randy's studio upstairs from the record shop “we weren't watching the clock...we had the studio,” Clive Chin recalled. The band included a cast of the greatest reggae musicians of all time: future Wailer Tyrone Downie on keyboards, Aston “Family Man” Barrett, “Fully” Fullwood and Lloyd Parks on the bass, Carlton Barrett, “Santa” Davis and Lloyd “Tin Leg” Adams were on drums and Earl “Chinna” Smith played guitar. In addition to these future Hall of Famers, the mixing board was helmed by Errol Thompson. Thompson and Chin would together pioneer a tough, new reggae sound that, Chin referred to as “Rockers” after the Swaby brothers' Rockers Hi-Fi sound system. Augustus Pablo sadly passed away in 1999. “He was 46,” his obituary stated, “and lived in the hills outside Kingston,” where his heart belonged. His music has endured and continues to inspire. This Is Augustus Pablo is considered among the greatest collections ofJamaican instrumental music and is an essential part of reggae history.- Culled from the liner notes by Andrew Mason"
Augustus Pablo - Presents Rockers International Volume 1
Augustus Pablo - Greek Theater - Berkeley 1984
Augustus Pablo
Greek Theater - Berkeley 1984
LP | 2014 | US | Original (Cleopatra)
21,59 €* 23,99 € -10%
Release:2014 / US – Original
Genre:Reggae / Dancehall
Previously unreleased live performance by the Melodica master, Augustus Pablo. Contains his greatest hits including "East Of The River Nile", "Cassava Piece", Earth's Rightful Ruler (Java)" and more. Limited to 1,000 worldwide on red vinyl.
Augustus Pablo - Dub Box Set
Augustus Pablo
Dub Box Set
3x10" | 2013 | US | Original (Clocktower)
40,99 €*
Release:2013 / US – Original
Genre:Reggae / Dancehall
Tracks pulled from "Ital Dub", "Reggae Hot Rocks Dub", "Dubbing Ina Africa", and more. Dub classics packaged here as a 3x10" deluxe boxset on Red, Green and Yellow vinyl.
Augustus Pablo - El Rockers
Augustus Pablo
El Rockers
LP | 2000 | EU | Reissue (Pressure Sounds)
25,99 €*
Release:2000 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Reggae / Dancehall
1972-1976. Includes different versions of many of the tracks from "King Tubby Meets Rockers Uptown".
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