tracks carrying a heavy drum and bassline
serves as the backing of a vocalist who
rhythmically chants his message on top of
the music. Seems kind of normal, in this
21st century, and so it is.
where does it come from, in the first place?
this is a thing that started with U Roy as
he cultivated his "toasting" for
King Tubby's HiFi Sound System back in the
1960's. Things went on from there and in the
1980's it was time for Rub a Dub or early
Rub a Dub music itself is underrepresented
in the flood of Reggae re-releases. It's
disregarded as completely uninteresting by
"Reggae Specialists" who think
that Reggae Music died in the 1970's.
Rub a Dub
actually paved the way for Rap and
House/Techno, to name just two very popular
forms of contemporary music. And the music
itself cannot be denied either, as we will
see in this great Rub-A-Dubumentary.
in Skateland" is a great video
registration from the early 1980's, when Rub
a Dub style was at it's peak. After the
culture is explained a little, the sights
and sounds that follow are pretty much
the meaning of the phrase "Give Thanks
and Praise while Chalice Blaze". We'll
we move and groove along with the people who
are enjoying themselves. We'll see
sensuality that would later become more and
more extreme. the sights in this video will
also not be pleasing to everyone, in that
and a host of Rub A Dub stars: Ranking Toyan,
Josey Wales, Lee van Kleef, Louis Lepke, and
of course: Yellowman.
is usually known for his slackness: that is
more or less pornographic talk. As the video
reaches to it's end, we will see "The
King Of Jamaican DJ" and hear him
livicate his performance to another DJ, man
called Charlie Chaplin.
people and the atmosphere gets hotter, we'll
see Yellowman's skills as he chants about...
women. But this time, he has a different
thing to say. He says, that he doesn't want
a "pretty woman" because after a
while they turn into "damn green
at his best!
Rub a Dub
at it's best!
If you can
take it, that is...