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Format: LP
Cat: WACKIES 295LP
Released: 24 Jun 05
Genre: Dub
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Tracklist
Side 1
1. "Jam Love" (dub)
2. "Hard Times" (dub)
3. "Let Me Show You" (dub)
4. "Tongue Shall Tell" (dub)
5. "March Down Babylon" (dub)
Side 2
1. "Sunshine" (dub)
2. "You & Me" (dub)
3. "Morth Of The Border" (dub)
4. "Tribesman" (dub)
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Review

Engineer Douglas Levy was part of the original Wackies set up from 1974-75, alongside Lloyd Barnes and Jah Upton. For a while he would have his own label - Hamma - within the Bullwackies group; but besides Sugar's International Herb, this 1980 dub album is his finest work. Wackies' fans have been clamouring for its reissue ever since Rhythm & Sound began making the catalogue available again. Many of the rhythms are derived from a tape given to the studio by Sly and Robbie, containing their versions of recent Joe Gibbs hits. And there are brilliant treatments of Tribesman Dub - the rhythm for Tyrone Evans' Black Like Me - and Wayne Jarrett's definitive interpretation of Every Tongue Shall Tell. Elsewhere Jah Batta takes deejay duties - likewise Prince Douglas himself. (And there are lovely skewed graphics by team regular Leslie Moore, self-styled 'LAM International'). But the deadliest cut of all reworks another gift, Steel Pulse's Handsworth Revolution, which arrived in a parcel of records from England the same weekend as the session: March Down Babylon Dub, with Bullwackie himself at the microphone in his Chosen Brothers guise, as steely and apocalyptic as Douglas Levy's fabulous production.

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