Java Java Java Java Dub - Various Artists on LP
Recorded and produced in 1972 by Clive Chin at Studio 17, located above the legendary Randy's Records in Kingston, Jamaica, Java Java Java Java Dub was a ground breaking album of instrumental versions of contemporary hits, spiced with studio effects and featuring the smash hit "Java Dub" the breakthrough track for reggae legend Augustus Pablo.
Credited as the first dub album released in Jamaica (originally a press of 500 units), "Java Dub" would influence generations of producers in reggae, disco, jungle and of course, dub. Credited simply as Impact All Stars (for Chin's Impact label), the cast of musicians includes Pablo, Tyrone Downie, Fully Fullwood, Lloyd Parks, ‘Chinna' Smith, ‘Family Man' Barrett, Tommy McCook and producer Clive Chin.
Engineers for the session are Errol E.T. Thompson and Vincent Chin (father of the producer). The earthy sounds and stripped down arrangements are still crucial! Java rides again!