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Upsetters 14 Dub Blackboard Jungle

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Black Board Jungle, often called Blackboard Jungle Dub,[1] is a studio album by The Upsetters. The album, originally released in 1973 under artist name "Upsetters 14 Dub",[2] was pressed in only 300 copies and only issued in Jamaica.

Black Board Jungle
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Studio album by
Released1973
GenreDub
Length44:17
LabelUpsetter
ProducerLee Perry
Upsetters 14 Dub chronology
Rhythm Shower
(1973)
Black Board Jungle
(1973)
Double Seven
(1974)

According to Pauline Morisson, this was the first ever dub album that came out, although there is a lot of speculation on the subject.[3] Nevertheless, this was the first stereo dub album, as well as the first to include reverb.[4] Later pressings released as Blackboard Jungle Dub have a different track listing. The album was re-issued as a 3x 10" colored vinyl box set as part of Record Store Day in April, 2012.

Track listingEdit

Side oneEdit

  1. "Black Panta"
  2. "V/S Panta Rock"
  3. "Khasha Macka"
  4. "Elephant Rock"
  5. "African Skank"
  6. "Dreamland Skank" – The Wailers
  7. "Jungle Jim"

Side twoEdit

  1. "Drum Rock"
  2. "Dub Organizer" – Dillinger
  3. "Lovers Skank"
  4. "Mooving Skank" – The Wailers
  5. "Apeman Skank"
  6. "Jungle Fever"
  7. "Kaya Skank" – The Wailers

PersonnelEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "An Essential Guide to Lee "Scratch" Perry". exclaim.ca. Retrieved 2019-02-21.
  2. ^ original pressing label
  3. ^ Katz, David (2009-11-17). People Funny Boy: The Genius Of Lee 'Scratch' Perry. Omnibus Press. ISBN 9780857120342.
  4. ^ Partridge, Christopher (December 2007). "King Tubby meets the Upsetter at the grass roots of dub: Some thoughts on the early history and influence of dub reggae". Popular Music History. 2 (3): 309–331. doi:10.1558/pomh.v2i3.309.