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Slum In Dub


A Gregory Isaacs album that barely features Isaacs’ exquisite vocals might not sound like much of a draw on paper, but Slum In Dub is something of an unsung gem. While not as revolutionary as some of the dub-reconstructions you might have gotten from Lee Perry in 1978, Prince Jammy does a wonderful job reshaping some of Isaac’s earlier backing tracks into a nourishing sonic stew. The tight, melodically inventive playing of The Revolutionaries (and in particular bass lines so meaty you could barbecue them) and the inherent pop nous of Isaacs as a songwriter, which is kept intact throughout, make this a treat.

Chris Catchpole