Leroy Smart the self proclaimed ‘Don’, carries much respect in the Jamaican musical
community. His attacking vocal style gives his lyrics and tunes that extra meaningfulness.

Born in Jamaica and orphaned as a young child, Leroy was sent to Maxfield Park children's
home and educated at the famed Alpha Boys School. The school was run by nuns who
encouraged musical talent and would provide the world with the cream of Jamaica’s artistic
talent. Such legends as Don Drummond, Tommy McCook, Johnny’ Dizzy’ Moore, to name
but a few, all learnt their musical trade in this strict environment.

Leroy worked with many Jamaican producers, but seemed to find his feet working with
Bunny ’ Striker ' Lee.With whom he cut many of his greatest tunes. It’s from this period
that we have compiled this album. Featuring lost to now dubs to many of his classic
tunes, like ' Wreck up my Life’, featured here as ’Dub Wrecker’. ’God Helps the Man’
[ Help yourself to Dub ], Pride and Ambition [ If I should Dub ]. Fittest of the Fittest
[ Dub for the Fittest ] and the title track of this selection his self affirming Mr Smart
[ Mr Smart in Dub].

These work alongside less known cuts that he also puts his musical stamp on .’No Love’
[ No Love In Dub ]. which sees him working over the ‘Zion Gate’ rhythm, made famous by
Mr Horace Andy. The ‘My Conversation’ rhythm originally cut by Slim Smith, but made
into Leroy’s own ‘Jah Jah Forgive them’ [ For They Know What They Dub ]. All portrayed
in his enviable style.

Such was Mr Leroy Smart’s stature in his homeland Jamaica, that when the ‘One Love’
peace concert lineup was put together for the 22nd of April 1978. The best of Jamaica’s
Reggae stars were picked to play alongside Bob Marley & the Wailers. Such greats as
Dennis Brown, The Mighty Diamonds, Peter Tosh and Inner Circle were chosen alongside
the Don hielf, Mr Smart. Whose stage shows were always colourful and to say the least eventful..

Mr Smart has continued to release music during the 80’s & 90’s, most notably with
‘She Just a Draw Card’ & ‘I’m the Don’. But as a set we feel this stands up with the best
of them. Hope you enjoy the ride...

Respect Jah Floyd.



CD Track Listing

1. MISTER SMART IN DUB.
A Lost dub to Leroy’s self affirming ‘Mr Smart’ .
2. MISTER RICH DUB.
A Lost dub cut to Leroy’s scathing ‘Mr Rich Man’, still sounds as relevant today...
3. HELP YOURSELF TO DUB.
Another Leroy classic, ‘Jah Helps the Man’ gets the dub treatment.
4. IF I SHOULD DUB.
Leroy’s ‘Shame & Pride’ never sounded better than on this lost dub cut ....Nice..
5. BAD MINDED DUB.
This time ‘Bad Minded People’ gets stripped to the bone for this version.
6. DUB FOR THE FITTEST.
A rhythm originally voiced by Jimmy Riley as ‘Thanks and Praise’,that Leroy worked
into his ‘Fittest of the Fittest’ of which this is a lost dub cut to....
7. DUB WRECKER.
Mr Smarts ’Wreck Up My Life’ gets the dub treatment...
8. STOP THE DUB FIGHT.
This classic rhythm gets worked over for Leroy’s ‘Stop the Fighting’
of which this is a dub cut...
9. FOR THEY KNOW WHAT THEY DUB.
The classic and many versioned ‘My Conversation’ rhythm gets worked one more time
for Leroy’s ‘Jah Jah Forgive Them’.Here in it’s dubbed form.
10. NO LOVE IN DUB.
Leroy’s ‘No Love’ track of which this is a dub cut to, used the same rhythm
Horace Andy cut his ‘Zion Gate’ with.Both tracks do it justice...
11. GHETTO DUB.
This time ‘Ghetto Girl’ gets worked and stretched into fine dub version.
12. A DUB SLAVE.
Leroy rides over Sly & Robbie's steppers style version of Dennis Brown’s ‘Tribulation’,
to cut his own ‘In Slavery’ , this is its dub cut

13. UNDERPRIVILEGED DUB.*
Leroy works the classic ‘Money Money’ rhythm
14. KEEP DUBBING EVERYDAY.*
Last but not least the the timeless ‘Satta Massa Gana’ rhythm gets the Don treatment,
’To Keep on Fussing, everyday, makes no sense’ fine words for a fine rhythm....


•CD Bonus Track

Vinyl Track Listing

Side 1
1. MISTER SMART IN DUB.
2. MISTER RICH DUB.
3. HELP YOURSELF TO DUB.
4. IF I SHOULD DUB.
5. BAD MINDED DUB.
6. DUB FOR THE FITTEST.

Side 2
1. DUB WRECKER.
2. STOP THE DUB FIGHT.
3. FOR THEY KNOW WHAT THEY DUB.
4. NO LOVE IN DUB.
5. GHETTO DUB.
6. A DUB SLAVE.



Musicians Include:
Sly Dunbar, Carlton ‘Santa’ Davis: Drums.
Robbie Shakespeare: Bass
Earl ‘Chinna’ Smith: Lead Guitar.
Willie Lingo: Rhythm Guitar.
Winston Wright: Organ.
Robbie Lynn: Keyboards.
Skully Simms: Percussion.
Tommy McCook: Tenor Saxophone.
Bobby Ellis: Trumpet.
Deadley ‘Headley’ Bennett, Vin Gordon: Trombone.

Recorded at Channel 1, Randy’s Studio 17.
Voiced at King Tubby’s.
Produced by: Bunny Lee.
Design by: H. Cassell @ Voodoo London.
Photography: Maverick Jah Floyd Archive.
Manufactured under Licence from E.Lee.
Made in the U.K.