29/05/2018: “Heavy Duty” by Herman Chin Loy


Herman Chin Loy, along with producers such as a King Tubby and Lee Scratch Perry, was one of the first dub musicians.

Aquarius Dub was released in 1973. This makes it one of the earliest dub albums, although it isn’t as famous as cuts such as Blackboard Jungle DubĀ by Lee Scratch Perry.

“Heavy Duty” is a dub of “Songs My Mother Used To Sing To Me” by Dennis Brown. The bassline is a very catchy and upbeat one, augmented by a trumpet which darts in and out of the spaces left by the bass and drums.

The song goes by in a flash once you get into the groove. Classic dub vibes!

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