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Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Dub and Dubber

Sacklunch is going on vacation. After many months toiling away at the chocolate shop, I am now on the cusp of spending a week in the sunny Caribbean with my wife, kids, parents, and brother. I spent most of this evening downloading music for the trip, and I thought I would be a good idea to include a little reggae. You see, if I don't bring my own music on this trip, I will certainly be bombarded with generic Bob Marley and Jimmy Buffett by my musically challenged father. I found some Toots and The Maytals I really liked and then stepped into the world of Lee "Scratch" Perry, the godfather of "dub". A lot of it I didn't care for, but I did come across some albums by The Upsetters, which was/is basically Lee Perry's back-up/house band for his studio. It is mainly instrumental and I dig the sound. Here is a little taste of "Return of Django" by The Upsetters (1969) Oh, and for some reason skinheads like this shit also. Go figure.

5 comments:

Potsy said...

You ARE a good idea, sacklunch.

I can easily imagine you concocting one of your fancy libations while grooving to the sounds of Django, enjoying a warm breeze, and the sounds of the ocean before you realize that your brother is paying more attention to his cat than the two kids you have asked him to watch.

Jumbo Slice said...

This song makes me thirsty for a Club Carp.

sacklunch said...

Potsy: Thank you for playing grammar police. I wrote that thing at 1 AM, so I guess one error is okay.

Jumbo:
I am going to keep a running tally of the number of times my dad goes to a bar and asks for a "Club Carp". So fucking annoying.

Jimbromski said...

I got a few ska compilations with Lee Perry and Toots & the Maytals on them. Good stuff. I need to find more old music.

King Luva said...

F U Potsy!