If anyone in the reggae circles could be described as having their own sound it would
have to be Mr Augustus Pablo, born Horace Swaby 1954 St Andrew Jamaica. He took
the humble melodica a wind blown mouth keyboard and made it shine.

His musical journey started one sunny day in 1969. Walking into Herman Chin- loy's
Aquarius Records shop and on playing his melodica so impressed its owner that he
was taken off to Randy's Studio 17, the very next day to cut his first record 'Iggy Iggy'.
But it was his second tune under the guidance of Clive Chin again cut at Randy's, the
seminal 'Java ' that put the young Augustus Pablo on the map. Clive Chin continued his
work producing Pablo's debut album 'THIS IS AUGUSTUS PABLO' . An instrumental
affair on which the neo-mystical ''Far East'' sound synonymous with Pablo's work emerged.

Having worked with most of the top producers of the time,Lee Perry,Keith Hudson,
Bunny Lee, Augustus decided to set up his own label "Rockers", named after his
brothers sound system.Where many of his tunes would first be heard.The label came
to define a new and exciting chapter in reggae history.Even when versioning
acknowledged classic Studio One rhythms there was a precious maturity and depth
to Pablo's productions that kept him at the top throughout the late 1970s and into the
1980s. His 'King Tubby meets the Rockers Uptown' set which featured some of these
rhythms reworked; Swing Easy[Skanking Easy], Frozen Soul[Frozen Dub], stands as
one of the true dub classic albums of any reggae education.

This set of dubs are taken from his classic 70's period.All rare dubs straight from the
masters. You may have heard the tune, but not these versions. So sit back and enjoy
the Original Rocker..... STILL SOUNDS SWEET.

RESPECT....JAH FLOYD.


CD Track Listing

1. SKANK ON DUB
This killer lost until now alternative version of Augustus’s Skanking Dub, see’s him working
over the original ‘Swing Easy’ rhythm.
2. WAY OUT ROCKERS
Another lost till now gem see’s Augustus working a cut to Charlie Ace’s ‘George Forman’.
Which originally came out on the ‘Swing - A - Ling’ label.
3. PABLO’S EXPRESS
Pablo versioning here in fine form over the late great Jacob Miller’s‘False Rasta’. Nice.
This is an alternative version to the track we know as ‘555 Crown Street’.
4. PABLO’S HAPPY FEELING
An alternative version of ‘Fort Augustus Rock’ produced by Mr Winston Edwards
[ a.k.a. Bunny Lee ] in 1972.First cut by Errol Dunkley as ‘Life is Sweet’ this classic
rhythm also known as ‘Tipatone Rock’ has been versioned by many including
BigYouth and Roman Stewart who named it ‘Try Me’.
5. SOLDIER MAN DUB
A version of the 1972 Kid Ralph classic using the ‘Soldier Boy’ melody worked with this
wicked rhythm. Just Listen.......
6. WELL FROZEN DUB
This is an alternative version of ‘FROZEN DUB’ Found on King Tubby’s meets
The Rockers Uptown Set Unreleased till now ,straight from the master tape.
7. SWEET CASSAVA DUB
An alternative instrumental version of the ‘King Tubby meets the Rockers Uptown’ rhythm.
The well known vocal version featured Jacob Miller and was titled ‘Baby I Love You So’.
This must be one of Augustus’s best loved tracks, here in raw dub fashion, straight from
the master tapes false starts an all ...enjoy.

8. TALKING DUB
Pablo working over the ‘12 Tribe Blues’ rhythm cut by Cimarons, better known by later
version title ‘Talking Blues’. A classic!!!
9. PABLO’S CONNECTION
Pablo working the Roy Richards cut to Nora Dean’s ‘Miss Annie 0’, again straight from
the master tapes unreleased till now...
10. SKANKING WITH PABLO
Augustus in fine form here working over Johnny Clarke’s version of Bob Marley’s
‘Put it on’ featuring Mr Clark toasting over this fine rhythm.

11. PABLO’S DELIGHT
A classic rhythm known by many names, Wayne Jarretts ‘You let me down’, Don Carlos’s
‘Black Harmony’ and also released on the Afro Black label by Joe Morgan & the Reckless
Breed.This unreleased dub known here as Pablo’s Delight enjoy.

12. DEATH TRAP DUB
This original ‘Death Trap’ Rhythm later made famous by Johnny Clarke with his version
called ‘Ride on Girls’. The Rhythm is King.
13. ROCKERS DOWNTOWN
A musical compliment to the Rockers Uptown Rhythm versioned over Paul Whiteman’s
[a.k.a. Paul Blackman] ‘Say So’.
14. NEW TRAIN DUB
Pablo doing his thing over Count Prince Miller’s ‘Mule Train’ The Rocker shines out....
15. KEEP SKANKING ON DUB*
Another lost till now reworking of Augustus’s Skanking Dub enjoy.

CD Bonus Track


Vinyl Track Listing

Side 1
1. SKANK ON DUB
2. WAY OUT ROCKERS
3. PABLO’S EXPRESS
4. PABLO’S HAPPY FEELING
5. SOLDIER MAN DUB
6. WELL FROZEN DUB
7. SWEET CASSAVA DUB

Side 2

1. TALKING DUB
2. PABLO’S CONNECTION
3. SKANKING WITH PABLO
4. PABLO’S DELIGHT
5. DEATH TRAP DUB
6. ROCKERS DOWNTOWN
7. NEW TRAIN DUB


Musicians Include:
Augustus Pablo; Melodica, organ, piano, clavinet
Carlton Barrett; Drums
Robbie Shakespeare & Family Man Barrett; Bass
Chinna; Guitar
Dirty Harry; Tenor Sax
Don D Harry; Trombone
Bobby Ellis; Trumpet
Recorded at ; Dynamics Sounds, Randy’s Studio 17
& Channel One Studio’s.
Produced by; Bunny Lee.
Design by Voodoo London.
Photography by Maverick.
All Titles published by Westbury Music Ltd
Manufactured under licence from E.Lee
Made in the UK