Augustus Pablo

This Is Augustus Pablo

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Back in stock is the re-issue of the Augustus Pablo classic album debut from 1973. The LP-Vinyl is re-mastered and expanded with the three additional tracks “Java” and “Guiding Red” from singles released the previous year, plus the unreleased “Marabi”, the version to Dennis Brown’s “Cheater”. “This Is Augustus Pablo” was recorded at Randy’s studio, mixed by Errol Thompson and produced & arranged by Clive Chin & Augustus Pablo. A masterpiece of early reggae & instrumental dub introducing the sound of the melodica!
C r e d i t s
Bass: Aston “Family Man” Barrett, George “Fully” Fullwood, Lloyd Parks
Drums: Carlton “Santa” Davis, Carlton “Carly” Barrett*, Lloyd “Tinleg” Adams
Guitar: Aston Barrett, Ranchie McLean
Lead Guitar: Earl “Chinna” Smith
Rhythm Guitar: Alva “Reggie” Lewis
Keyboards: Ansel Collins, Augustus Pablo, Glen “Capo” Adams*, Keith Sterling
Organ: Tyrone Downie
Percussion: Clive Chin, Tony King, Uziah “Sticky” Thompson, Zoot “Skully” Simms*
Melodica, Clavinet, Acoustic Piano: Augustus Pablo
Arranged by Aston Barrett, Clive Chin, Horace Swaby
More detailed track infos:
Track A1 “Dub Organizer”, is a cover of Lee Perry’s song with Dillinger “Dub Organizer” (which versioned Burning Spear’s Joe Frazer rhythm).
Track A6 “Pablo in Dub”, is a version of Horace Andy’s “Children of Israel”.
Track A7 “Marabi”, is Pablo’s clavinet version to Dennis Brown’s “Cheater” (1972).
Track B3 “Too Late” is a cover of Clive Chin and singer Alton Ellis.
Track B6 “Lover’s Mood”, is a version of Horace Andy’s “Problems”.
Track B7 “Guiding Red”, is Pablo’s b-side melodica cut to The Heptones’ “Guilding Star” produced in 1972.
Sleeve notes on the cover backside by Donald Clive Davidson: “After releasing this album, appropriately entitled “This Is Augustus Pablo”, originally in 1972 in its vinyl format, Horace Swaby or more explicit Augustus Pablohad, at the period in time, generated tremendous excitement in the music field with the catchy sound of his performance on the melodica. He had great success with his hit single, Java, voted the top Instrumental for 1972, which is now added for the first time on this updated vinyl album along with Marabi, and Guiding Red.”

Weight250 g


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December 24, 2022

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