Tappa Zukie

Dub Em Zukie - Rare Dubs 1976 - 1979

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Record Label
Jamaican Recordings

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Whilst Tappa is best known these days for his productions with the likes of Dennis Brown, Beres Hammond (Putting Up Resistance), Yami Bolo and others, in the mid-to-late seventies he was a dee-jay force to be reckoned with, scoring many big hits for Bunny Lee, Yabby U, Clem Bushay and his own Stars label, on which he also released sides by Junior Ross & The Spear, Prince Allah and even Horace Andy.

This collection brings together Tappa's tracks recorded with Bunnny Lee. Lee let Tappa loose on some of his riddim tracks to deejay over, which Tappa then re-dubbed, creating the backbone for his classic 'MPLA' LP. 'Dub Em Zukie' features the re-dubbed cuts, some previously unreleased. The set includes re-dubs of 'Man Next Door' ('Dub Next Door'), 'Invasion' ('Bagga Wire Dub') and 'Ballistic Affair' ('Ballistic Dub').

Musicians playing on the tracks include Sly & Robbie from their Revolutionaries' days, alongside Earl 'Chinna' Smith, Bobby Ellis, Winston Wright, Tommy McCook, Lennox Brown and Bernard 'Touter' Harvey; all luminaries of the era.

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