JRLP056



Throughout the seventies the productions of Bunny ‘Striker’ Lee were incredibly prolific
and he created a number of different labels to handle his ever expanding output.
The most important at the time when dub was king were Jackpot, Justice… and Attack.

“I had a lot of labels. Lee was my first label… just a plain little white label and then
I came out with Lee’s with an apostrophe s on it. In the Seventies most things used
to come on Jackpot… you know it was designed in Jamaica.
I still have labels sometimes that I don’t remember until I see it! Sometimes you’d
just make up a label on the spur of the moment. You understand? Those days it
was mainly blank labels too… The blank records were alright but then the people
wanted to know the name of the artists so we had the backgrounds ready and we
just printed out the name. It was easier. You could just put in Jackpot or Aggrovators
because in those days you used to have to do it quick! The printer started to make them
and everybody’s label looked the same way but with a different name. It meant every
man could do his own thing but you got out the record quicker…

Yeah man… I had Jackpot, Justice, Agro, Gas… Unity was the one that I started
with Pama… then Pama Supreme… I had a lot. Attack and Jackpot over Trojan side…
the Jackpot label Lee Gopthal and myself did start that, also the Big Shot label to
put out my product in the UK.” Bunny ‘Striker’ Lee

Bunny had always worked very closely with Osbourne ‘King Tubby’ Ruddock who
had built his first sound system in 1957 but Tubby felt that things really got going
when he took on Ewart ‘U Roy’ Beckford as his deejay in 1968. Not long afterwards
he purchased his own basic two track recording equipment which he installed
alongside his lathe for cutting acetates, a home made mixing console and his
collection of jazz albums in the back bedroom of his home on Dromilly Avenue
which was now known as his music room. When Byron Lee upgraded Studio B
at Dynamic Sounds to sixteen track recording in 1972 Striker brokered a deal for
Tubby to purchase the old four track equipment. The package included the
MCI console that Tubby would go on to make world famous and, as they say,
the rest is history.

Here we look at the Attack label and a have assembled a compilation of some
of the finest dub cuts released on said label…



CD Track Listing

1. Don’t Cut Off Your Dub
Source: Don’t Cut Off Your Dreadlocks – Linval Thompson
2. A Moving Dub
Source: Move Out Of Babylon Rastaman – Johnny Clarke
3. A Dancing Roots Version
Source: A Dance In A Greenwich Farm – Cornell Campbell
4. Step It Up Version
Source: Step It Up Youth Man – Barry Brown
5. THIS A THE BEST VERSION­
Source: None Shall Escape The Judgement – Johnny Clarke
6. EASY SKANKING Version
Source: Easy Skanking - Johhny Clarke
7. Every Knee Shall Bow Version
Source: Every Knee Shall Bow – Johnny Clarke

8. Skanking With Pablo
Source: I’m Gonna Put It On (Feel The Spirit) - Johnny Clarke
9. Rocking Dub
Source: Rock With Me Baby – Johnny Clarke
10. Want To Go Home Dub
Source: We Want To Go Home – Leroy Smart
11. Dance With Me Baby
Source: Rock With Me Baby – Johnny Clarke
& Dance With Me – Tommy McCook

12. I’m Gone Dub
Source: I’m Gone – Derrick Morgan & Hortense Ellis
13. The Meducia
Source: No Woman No Cry – Johnny Clarke
14. Money Dub
Source: Money Money – Horace Andy
15. Out Of Order Dub*
Source: You’re No Good – Ken Boothe
16. I Forgot To Say I Love You Version*
­­Source: I Forgot To Say I Love You Till I’m Gone – John Holt

*CD Bonus Track


Vinyl Track Listing

Side 1
1. Don’t Cut Off Your Dub
Source: Don’t Cut Off Your Dreadlocks – Linval Thompson
2. A Moving Dub
Source: Move Out Of Babylon Rastaman – Johnny Clarke
3. A Dancing Roots Version
Source: A Dance In A Greenwich Farm – Cornell Campbell
4. Step It Up Version
Source: Step It Up Youth Man – Barry Brown
5. THIS A THE BEST VERSION­
Source: None Shall Escape The Judgement – Johnny Clarke
6. EASY SKANKING Version
Source: Easy Skanking - Johhny Clarke
7. Every Knee Shall Bow Version
Source: Every Knee Shall Bow – Johnny Clarke

Side 2
1. Skanking With Pablo
Source: I’m Gonna Put It On (Feel The Spirit) - Johnny Clarke
2. Rocking Dub
Source: Rock With Me Baby – Johnny Clarke
3. Want To Go Home Dub
Source: We Want To Go Home – Leroy Smart
4. Dance With Me Baby
Source: Rock With Me Baby – Johnny Clarke
& Dance With Me – Tommy McCook

5. I’m Gone Dub
Source: I’m Gone – Derrick Morgan & Hortense Ellis
6. The Meducia
Source: No Woman No Cry – Johnny Clarke
7. Money Dub
Source: Money Money – Horace Andy



Musicians Include:
The Aggrovators:
Drums: Carlton ‘Carlie’ Barrett, Carlton ‘Santa’ Davis & Lowell ‘Sly’ Dunbar
Bass: Aston ‘Family Man’ Barrett, George ‘Fully’ Fullwood & Robert ‘Robbie’ Shakespeare
Lead Guitar: Earl ‘Chinna’ Smith
Rhythm Guitar: Aston ‘Family Man’ Barrett & Tony Chin
Keyboards: Ansel Collins, Bernard ‘Touter’ Harvey, Ossie ‘Nogo’ Hibbert & Winston ‘Brubeck’ Wright
Tenor Saxophone: Tommy McCook
Alto Saxophone: Lennox Brown
Trumpet: Bobby Ellis
Trombone: Vincent ‘Don D Junior’/’Trommie’ Gordon
Percussion: Noel ‘Scully’ Simms & ‘Barnabus’

Recorded at:
Channel One Recording Studio, 29 Maxfield Avenue, Kingston 13, Jamaica
Dynamic Sounds Recording Company Ltd., 15 Bell Road, Kingston 11, Jamaica
Harry J Recording Studio, 10 Roosevelt Avenue, Kingston 6, Jamaica
Federal Record Manufacturing Company Ltd., 220 Marcus Garvey Drive, Kingston 11, Jamaica
Randy’s Studio 17, 17 North Parade, Kingston, Jamaica
Voiced & Mixed at:
King Tubby’s, Tubby Recording Studio, 18 Dromilly Avenue, Kingston 11, Jamaica
Engineers: Osbourne ‘King Tubby’ Ruddock, Lloyd ‘Prince Jammy’ James, Pat Kelly & Phillip ‘Prince Phillip’ Smart
Produced by: Bunny ‘Striker’ Lee
Designed by: Gary@Voodoo, London
Manufactured under Licence from: E. Lee