NO CONDITION IS PERMANENT [Episode #323 ~ 09-10-22]

Pictured: Horace Swaby aka Augustus Pablo.

The 1977 release of King Tubby Meets the Rockers Uptown (a compilation of tracks produced by Augustus Pablo and remixed by Tubby) represented a high point in the development of dub, providing one of the enduring album-length classics of the genre. There are two likely reasons this recording has attained its classic status. The first is that by mid-decade, Tubby had fully elaborated his language of remixing, facilitated by both the natural development of his aesthetic, and the continuous upgrading of his studio equipment. The second reason is the quality of the rhythm tracks that Pablo supplied for the sessions. Sonically and thematically, the sound Pablo developed with his Rockers production outfit strongly reflected the mood of the times. Ponderous minor-key grooves and some of the most striking electric bass patterns of the decade support heavily Rastafarian lyrical themes, often augmented by liturgical Rastafarian hand drumming styles and Pablo’s plaintive sounding melodica. With King Tubby, Pablo’s brittle melodica improvisations were cut and stretched by into works of deeply evocative power.

— Michael E. Veal, Dub: Soundscapes and Shattered Songs in Jamaican Reggae.

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Here’s what Reeshard & Lee-Roy played in Ep. 323 of No Condition Is Permanent:

THE FIRST SET

Dennis Coffey — “Some Like It Hot” — Live Wire: The Westbound Years 1975-78

Livy Ekemezie — “Holiday Actions” — Friday Night

The Raybeats — “Searching” — Guitar Beat

La Mermelada — “Solitario De Amor” — Chicha Popular: Love & Social Political Songs from Discos Horoscopo 1977-1987

Didi Noel — “Let The Music Play” — Northern Soul: Stompers, Floaters & Floorshakers

Augustus Pablo — “King Tubby Meets Rockers Uptown” — King Tubby Meets Rockers Uptown

Lizzy Mercier Descloux — “Mission impossible” — Press Color

IT’S MADISON TIME…

Davie Allan and the Arrows — “Mind Transferral” — Savage Pencil presents Angel Dust: Music For Movie Bikers

THE SECOND SET

Rico Rodriguez — “Chang Kai Shek” — That Man Is Forward

Sean Buckley & The Breadcrumbs — “Everybody Knows (Alt Version)” — Planet Beat: From The Shel Talmy Vaults

Ferry Djimmy And His Dji-Kins — “Brest Dc 10” — Rhythm Revolution

The Pretty Things — “Walking Through My Dreams” — S.F. Sorrow [mono]

Les Vikings D’Haïti — “Mariella” — Cé Pas Magie

Ralph Nielson & The Chancellors — “5 Minus 3” — Scream Loud!!! The Fenton Records Story

Juaneco y Su Combo — “Mi Robaron Mi Runa Mula” — The Roots of Chicha: Psychedelic Cumbias from Peru

The Who — “So Sad About Us” — A Quick One [mono]

THE THIRD SET

Mongo Santamaria — “El Pussy Cat” — MOD… The New Religion: Everybody Dance Now

Ida Sands — “Start All Over Again” — Eccentric Soul: The Shiptown Label

Alessandro Alessandroni — “Fuga Nei Sotterranei” — Sangue Di Sbirro OST

Johnny Walker — “Love Vibrator” — Personal Space: Electronic Soul 1974-1984

Max Romeo & The Upsetters — “Norman” — War Ina Babylon

Black Merda — “Cynthy-Ruth” — Black Merda

Tunji Oyelana — “Osekere” — A Nigerian Retrospective 1966-79

THE FINAL SET

The Mermen — “My Black Bag” — Food for Other Fish

Black Sugar — “The Looser” — Serie De Coleccion 1970-1972

The Velvet Underground — “Guess I’m Falling In Love (Live)” — Peel Slowly And See

Yol Aularong & Liev Tuk — “Sou Slarp Kroam Kombut Srey (Rather Die Under The Woman’s Sword)” — Cambodian Nuggets

The Rangers — “Justine” — Ho-Dad Hootenanny!

El Rego Et Ses Commandos — “Djobimé” — Legends of Benin: Afro-Funk, Cavacha, Agbadja, Afro-Beat 1969-1981

Wire — “Dot Dash” — Pink Flag

Los Guacharacos — “Baila Rosita” — Cumbia Cumbia 2: La Epoca Dorada de Cumbias Colombianas

LORD BUCKLEY’S WEEKLY BENEDICTION

John Cale (feat. Deerfrance) — “Only Time Will Tell” — Sabotage / Live

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