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Chanting Dub with the Help of the Father

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As is often the case with Jamaican-pressed reggae LPs, there is next to no information about these ten tracks on the jacket. As it turns out, they are versions of ten Everton DaSilva productions from 1978 featuring, among others, co-producer Augustus Pablo. No other bandmembers are credited, but one could likely draw from a pool of usual suspects. Prince Jammy is at the controls here and from track to track, seems uncommitted to any one particular vibe. These versions vary quite a bit with regards to the utilization of delay and general trickery. Some are more active than others -- "Clean Sweep," "Jah Dub," and "Santic Dub," for example -- but none of them reach the ridiculous psychedelic heights many have come to expect from a Jammy production. Regardless, these are exceptionally solid rockers tracks striped to the bone and as deep as any in the genre.

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