Never Run Away - Dub Plate Specials

King Tubby's Hometown Hi-Fi was one of the great sound systems in Jamaica. It also proved a fantastic outlet for the Dub Plate Specials cut at Tubby's studio, providing exclusive cuts to be played out and to entice the dance's audience. The tracks at the time were mainly cut over producer Bunny "Striker" Lee rhythms, that Bunny stored at Tubby's studio, 18 Drumilly Avenue, Kingston, Jamaica.

The versions were given exclusive plays at Tubby's sound before some finding their way on to vinyl, as the B Side version cut to its A Side vocal. It proved so popular that the records were often brought for its version side over its vocal counterpart. Jamaican Recordings have compiled a selection of cuts that were all tried-and-tested on Tubby's Home Town Hi-Fi sound system and that worked a great set of Bunny Lee's rhythms in fine style. Some of these cuts found a release as version B sides but many on this set were exclusive dub plates unreleased until now. As Cornell Campbell says of the set "King Tubby and Bunny Lee will never go away".

This collection brings together sixteen B-sides and dubplates cut by Tubby, largely over rhythms built by Bunny ‘Striker’ Lee.

Includes Johnny Clarke’s ‘Peace and Love in the Ghetto’ and ‘I’m Still In Love’ by Queen Tiny and the Aggrovators.

Track List:

  1. Never Run Away Dub
  2. Natty Dreadtime Dub
  3. Only Lover Dub
  4. Jah Jah Dub
  5. Dub On My Pillow
  6. Part Time Dub
  7. Fat Dub
  8. Many Rivers to Dub
  9. Control Your Dub
  10. Do You Dub
  11. Peace and Love Version
  12. Lamb's Bread Herb Dub
  13. Reggae Train Dub
  14. Rasta De Master Dub
  15. King Tubby's Badness Dub
  16. African Jumper Dub