Scientist's name will be found on many dub releases in peoples record collections
His connection to King Tubby's studio is inseparable and many say when the dub end
of Reggae music had fallen on quieter times it was Scientist with his often stripped
back style and at other times, wild off the wall remixes that breathed life back into
the dub cannon.

Scientist (born Overton Brownie,1960, Jamaica) was in many ways King Tubby's apprentice.
Having helped his own father out repairing televisions and the such like, he would help
Tubby on winding transformer coils, that the amps of the day all needed. His interest in
recording grew as he watched the many sessions taking place at Tubby's Dromilly Avenue
Studio, learning the ropes as the musicians came and went. His first break happened
when King Jammy (then Prince Jammy) was too tired to work on a session booked for
producer Errol 'Don' Mais. Scientist engineered the session to every ones bewilderment
and great satisfaction.

His first hit would be a mix of Barrington Levy's 'Collie Weed' and his reputation built on
the many versions he cut at Tubby's where he would become the engineer of choice.
His pared down mixing style suited the new Dancehall reggae sound that came at the
tail end of the 1970's and rolled into the 1980's. Such was his stature that albums were
now sold with his name on their jacket, 'Scientist Vs Prince Jammy, 'Scientist meets
The Space Invaders' to name but two.

His time at King Tubby's was followed as chief engineer working for the Hookim Brothers
at the mighty Channel 1 Studio's and on many of top producer Henry 'Junjo' Lawes tracks,
that were hit after hit at the time.

We have compiled some tuff tracks from the late 70's / early 80's just before everything
went digital. Some great dub versions to some killer tracks that rocked the dancehalls
around this golden time.The mighty Tristan Palmer whose killer cuts 'BadBoys',
'Stop Spreading Rumours','Eveready' and 'The Greatest Lover' alongside Michael Palmer's
debut release 'Mr Landlord' and Robert Trench's 'Mr Babylon'. The songs stand back to
back with Tony Tuff's timeless 'Never Trouble Trouble' and the biblical Rod Taylor's
'The Lord is My Light'. Sammy Dread's 'Wah Dah Wah' and the always respectful
Dennis Brown's 'Time and Place' all benefited a touch of magic from The Scientist and
his laboratory of effects.

Hope you enjoy the set.....


CD Track Listing

1.MR BABYLON DUB
Robert Trench's stand up track 'Mr Babylon' gets a dub workout
2. NEVER TROUBLE DUB
Tony Tuff's idealist classic 'Never Trouble Trouble' gets the Scientific treatment
3. LIGHT AND DUB
Rod Taylor's biblical 'The Lord is My Light' sounds great on this lost till now dub.
4. TIME AND PLACE FOR DUB
The great Dennis Brown's 'Time and Place' gets the liberator treatment
5. WAH DAH DUB
We only carry one cut on this release from Sammy Dread but it's a killer... 'Wah Dah Wah'
6. THE GREATEST DUB
The prolific Tristan Palma cut a lot of tracks around this period and many of them
became hits.All his cuts carried a Scientist version this is the dub to his classic ' The Greatest Lover '.

7. MR LANDLORD
A second outing for Mr Michael Palmer sees his debut release 'Mr Landlord' getting some dub treatment.
8. STOP SPREADING DUB
The mighty ' Stop Spreading Rumours ' sung with defiance by Tristan Palma about
natty dreadlock put downs gets dubbed up by the Scientist nice.....

9. BAD BOY DUB
Papa Bruce's DJ cut to his 'Bad Boys' a massive hit at the time we have tracked down its dub cut.
10. BAD POSSE DUB
A second outing here for Mr Robert French when his 'Bad Boy Posse ' which in itself
works the classic 'Train to Skaville' rhythm gets a dub outing

11. UNDYING DUB
You can't keep a good man down and Tristan Palma gets his third track 'Undying Love' dubbed over.
12. JOKER DUB
Robert French's 'Joker Family' gets stripped back to its dub bones
13. EVEREADY DUB
Another hit from Mr Tristan Palma here is the dub cut to 'Eveready '
14 .HEAVENLESS DUB*
The heavenless rhythm cut byJerry Curl and Donny Jackson gets new life pumped into it dubwise
15.MOVING AWAY TO DUB*
Another timeless rhythm 'Moving Away' that has being versioned by many,
the Scientist gets to lab test it....
16.TAKE A DUB*
We end the CD version of this set with another Tristan Palmer track 'Take a Set'

•CD Bonus Track


Vinyl Track Listing

Side 1
1. MR BABYLON DUB
2. NEVER TROUBLE DUB
3. LIGHT AND DUB
4. TIME AND PLACE FOR DUB
5. WAH DAH DUB
6. THE GREATEST DUB
7. MR LANDLORD

Side 2

1. STOP SPREADING DUB
2. BAD BOY DUB
3. BAD POSSE DUB
4. UNDYING DUB
5. JOKER DUB
6. EVEREADY DUB


Musicians Include:
Carlton ‘Santa’ Davis: Drums
George ‘Fully’ Fullwood: Bass
Earl ‘Chinna’ Smith, Tony Chin: Lead Guitar
Keith Sterling, Gladstone ‘Gladdy’ Anderson
Bernard ‘Touter’ Harvey: Keyboards
Noel ‘ Skully’ Simms: Percussion
Felix ‘Deadley Headley’ Bennett: Saxophone

Recorded at: Channel 1, King Tubby's & Tuff Gong.
Produced by: Ossie Thomas.
Design by: Voodoo London.
Photography: Jah Floyd Archive
Manufactured under Licence from Ossie Thomas.
Made in the U.K.