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I'm going to join/start a reggae/dub band

Discussion in 'Recordings [BG]' started by Matt Till, May 2, 2005.

  1. Matt Till

    Matt Till

    Jun 1, 2002
    Edinboro, PA
    That synth player I was talking about in that other thread, well I guess he wants to start a dub/reggae band. I can generally play a reggae vibe, but I don't listen to enough of that stuff. Recommended listenings? :)
  2. Best place to start is the Trojan Dub box set, 50 songs, one of the best comps by the best label for Jamaican music.

    After that, anything by Lee 'Scratch' Perry and King Tubby.

    Dub begins and, largely, ends with those two. Their discographies are immense, so that should keep you busy for a while.

    You can also check out their respective proteges, Mad Professor and Scientist.

    You can also check out Perry's house band The Upsetters, they're more reggae/proto-dub, but still good.
  3. Matt Till

    Matt Till

    Jun 1, 2002
    Edinboro, PA
    Yeah the guy I'm going to play with is really into Lee Perry.
  4. Family Man!!!

    Good luck finding that groove! It's difficult at first.
  5. jerry

    jerry Doesn't know BDO Gold Supporting Member

    Dec 13, 1999
    Arkology by Scratch Perry is like a Bible of reggae/dub grooves!!!!! Lee Perry in his prime :cool:
  6. Defacto is a good dub band. They are the guys from Mars Volta . I didnt like em at first, but they kinda grew on me.

    Also theres some new reggae box set out thats really good. I dont own it, but have heard alot of the stuff on it and its good. I believe its called " This is reggae"
  7. Bryan R. Tyler

    Bryan R. Tyler TalkBass: Usurping My Practice Time Since 2002 Staff Member Administrator Gold Supporting Member

    May 3, 2002
    It's more standard reggae, but Toots and the Maytalls is great stuff. Songs like "Pressure Drop" and "Funky Kingston" have great bass as well.
  8. Superdave


    Apr 20, 2003
    St. Louis, MO
    Sly and Robbie....thats all you need for dub.
  9. Matt Till

    Matt Till

    Jun 1, 2002
    Edinboro, PA
    Right on, a friend let me borrow a bad brains single. It was weird, it was a EP, but it was to be played at 33 and was the size of an LP. Anyhoo, one side was hardcore, the other was some bad ass dub. Maybe I'll have to get more of their stuff.

    It's strange, I really thought this summer I was going to work on starting/joining a stoner rock band. But now I'll be appealing to stoners in a completely different way. I never pictured myself being a band like this, but it should be cool.

    I hope I'm good enough. :bag:
  10. Wrong Robot

    Wrong Robot Guest

    Apr 8, 2002
    Sweet, you need a bassist?
  11. Matt Till

    Matt Till

    Jun 1, 2002
    Edinboro, PA



    damn... you are pretty good.


    alright, I'll be the guitarist who goes

    a dinka a dinka wha dinka a dinka
  12. 43% burnt

    43% burnt an actor who wants to run the whole show

    May 4, 2004
    Bridgeport, CT
    Great reccomendations. Essential listening. I recommend anything by Scientist...he's my favorite for dub.
  13. jerry

    jerry Doesn't know BDO Gold Supporting Member

    Dec 13, 1999
    While your immersing yourself in dub also check out Bill Laswell's dub recordings.....some of the best of newer dub out there :bassist:
  14. monkeybrainz


    Apr 28, 2005
    yes, toots and maytals are amazing, with great bass.

    check out some early bob marley too.
  15. groovejam


    Apr 26, 2005
    +1 FAMILYMAN!!!!!!!! Any material that has Aston Barrett on it is a must. There is a dub cd out now called "Familyman in dub". This is great, I also agree with the Trojan dub box set, thats always a good start.

    Also, "Garveys Ghost" which can be fond on Burning Spears Marcus Garvey album. This is a must, I am pretty convinced that this is the best dub album ever made.

    I could ramble on but go get those to albums and crank up the bass!

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