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Since making his recording debut in the early Seventies with legendary British reggae band, Matumbi, Dennis ‘Blackbeard’ Bovell has repeatedly demonstrated his supreme talent and versatility in a variety of music fields. And yet enormity of his impact upon the UK’s music scene over the past five decades has remained largely overlooked. ‘The DuBMASTER – The Essential Anthology’ sets to finally address this injustice by presenting the first serious retrospective of Dennis’s output as both a performer and producer. Charting his career from the Seventies up to the present day, this handsomely packaged double vinyl gate-folded album presents 24 of his most celebrated reggae works - including Janet Kay’s seminal lovers rock classic, ‘Silly Games’ – as well as rarities and previously unissued treasures from the vaults. Compiled by the artist himself, the collection is further enhanced by Dennis’s fascinating account of his life in the music business over the past half century, with his words enriched by rare photos.
Since making his recording debut in the early Seventies with legendary British reggae band, Matumbi, Dennis ‘Blackbeard’ Bovell has repeatedly demonstrated his supreme talent and versatility in a variety of music fields. And yet enormity of his impact upon the UK’s music scene over the past five decades has remained largely overlooked. ‘The DuBMASTER – The Essential Anthology’ sets to finally address this injustice by presenting the first serious retrospective of Dennis’s output as both a performer and producer. Charting his career from the Seventies up to the present day, this handsomely packaged double vinyl gate-folded album presents 24 of his most celebrated reggae works - including Janet Kay’s seminal lovers rock classic, ‘Silly Games’ – as well as rarities and previously unissued treasures from the vaults. Compiled by the artist himself, the collection is further enhanced by Dennis’s fascinating account of his life in the music business over the past half century, with his words enriched by rare photos.
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The DuBMASTER: The Essential Anthology [2LP]
Artist: Dennis Bovell
Format: Vinyl
New: Available $35.98
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1. Raindrops - By Dennis Bovell ; Dennis Matumbi
2. Za-Ion - By Dennis Bovell ; the 4th Street Orchestra
3. Blood Ah Go Run - By Dennis Bovell ; Dennis Matumbi
4. Choose Me - By Dennis Bovell ; African Stone
5. Row, Row, Row (Rowing Down the River) - By Dennis Bovell ; the 4th Street Orchestra
6. Brain Damage
7. Chief Inspector
8. Dub Master - By Dennis Bovell ; the Dub Band
9. Silly Dub
10. Oh Mama Oh Papa (7" Mix)
11. Pickin' Up the Pieces
12. Caught You in a Lie
13. Silly Games - By Janet Kay
14. A Little Way Different (7" Mix) - By Errol Dunkley
15. Differentah (7" Mix) - By Julio Finn
16. Get Up Stand Up - By I Roy
17. Our Tune - By Marie Pierre
18. Tom Hark - By Captain Morgan ; His Merry Men
19. African Queen - By Errol Campbell
20. Africa Is Our Land (7" Mix) - By Joshua Moses
21. Take Five - By the Young Lions
22. Hooked on You - By Delroy Wilson
23. Guide Us, Jah (7" Mix) - By Johnny Clarke
24. Can't Go Through (W/ Life) [Dancehall Version] - By Marie Pierre

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Since making his recording debut in the early Seventies with legendary British reggae band, Matumbi, Dennis ‘Blackbeard’ Bovell has repeatedly demonstrated his supreme talent and versatility in a variety of music fields. And yet enormity of his impact upon the UK’s music scene over the past five decades has remained largely overlooked. ‘The DuBMASTER – The Essential Anthology’ sets to finally address this injustice by presenting the first serious retrospective of Dennis’s output as both a performer and producer. Charting his career from the Seventies up to the present day, this handsomely packaged double vinyl gate-folded album presents 24 of his most celebrated reggae works - including Janet Kay’s seminal lovers rock classic, ‘Silly Games’ – as well as rarities and previously unissued treasures from the vaults. Compiled by the artist himself, the collection is further enhanced by Dennis’s fascinating account of his life in the music business over the past half century, with his words enriched by rare photos.
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