Various Artists

Towering Dub Inferno: The ROIR Tapes

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Dub, the stripped-down instrumental covers of prior vocal hits, has long been a favored style in Jamaica. Ryko issued on CD in 1990 a 14-song anthology using great songs that had been previously released on cassette by ROIR. The selections include numbers by the idiom's finest producers, Scientist, Niney The Observer, and the Mad Professor, taking classics originally done by Lee Perry, Prince Far I, and many others.

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