Tablets of Linear B, Dubpod #19 (Sept 2017)

I'm just back from my local Japanese restaurant where, among the nigiri, sushi and green tea, there was ... reggae. Sort of. Definitely some dub, burbling faintly away beneath the middle-class chit chat. Oh yes. Dub can be the polite cosmopolitan everywhere sound.

You know it, right? But, for all that it can sometimes seem like the perfect muzak for over-cosseted millennials, it's nothing of the sort. Turn up the volume and you soon hear why. Bass, bone-juddering shards of reverb, lyrics about poverty and Zion - it's not exactly the sound of car adverts or the supermarket aisles. In fact, it's quite another reality. Especially when you listen to the tablets of Linear B  ...

1: Glen Brown/King Tubby, Version 78 style
2: Cedric 'Im' Brooks, Full time
3: Sons Of Light, Land of love
4: Lee Scratch Perry & Zap-Pow, Riverstone
5: Augustus Pablo, Thunder clap
6: Actual word in question
7: Burning Spear, Marcus Garvey
8: Tommy McCook, KT88
9: Dobby All Stars, Babylon dub
10: Dr Alimantado, Best dressed chicken in town
11: Young Dillinger, Boloman skank
12: Pyramid of DOOOOM
13: Wayne Wade, Lord of lord
14: Ranking Toyan, How the west was won
15: Johnny Osbourne, Fally ranking
16: The Saints, Sleeping trees
17: Count Ossie & The Zion All Stars, Holy Mount Zion
18: Tablets of Linear B
19: Yabby You & Trinity, Free Africa 12" mix
20: Bagel Project, Olodo
21: The Slits, FM
22: Larry White & Daddy Marcus, See them coming dub
23: King Tubby & Lee Perry, Right yo dub
24: Delta 5, Mind your own business
25: Black Uhuru, Puffed out
26: Dennis Brown, Johnny too bad


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