JRLP059

Phillip Smart was one of the great engineers to learn his trade as understudy to the
legendary dub master himself Osbourne ‘King Tubby’ Ruddock. Alongside other
luminaires such as Prince Jammy and Scientist, Phillip Smart would step in at the
controls when demand for King Tubby studio dubs grew to such an extent that
each single release was expected to carry a version/dub flipside.

Phillip Smart was born and raised in the Havendale area of Kingston, Jamaica.
He initially worked alongside artist/musician/producer Augustus Pablo who grew
up in the same area. In the early 1970’s at the height of the dub revolution Prince
Phillip Smart as he became known was in the thick of it and engineered many dub
classics that flew out of the door from King Tubby’s studio. It was often re-workings
of producer Bunny ‘Striker’ Lee material that would be versioned for the flipside of
a release and was often the side that was in demand at the various Sound Systems
across Jamaica and exported around the world.

Phillip Smart moved to the United States in the late 1970’s, aroumd 1981 opened his
highly successful studio HC & F, on Long Island, New York. It produced some sizable
Jamaican Dancehall hits for his two record labels TanYah and Eclipse. Tracks like
Dirtsman’s ‘Hot This Year’ and ‘Rikers Island’ and most notably artist Shaggy used
the studio to work up his massive hits ‘Oh Carolina’, ‘Big Up’ and ‘Angel’.

But it’s in the heady days of the early 1970’s and up to 1976 that we concentrate for
this release. When Version was King and Prince Phillip Smart was at the controls
mixing up some fine dubs with Jamaica’s finest musicians The Aggrovators.
Working some of producer Bunny ’Striker’ Lee’s rhythms in fine style…

Hope you enjoy the set.



CD Track Listing

1 United Dub
Source: Stop Fuss and Fight/Don Carlos
2 Fool Get Wise Dub
Source: Play Fool Get Wise/Johnny Clarke
3 Nuclear Weapon
Source: War Rhythm
4 Full Up Dub
Source: Full Up/Pass The Kouchie Rhythm
5 Prophecy Dub
Source: What We Fighting For/Cornell Campbell
6 Queen of Dubs
Source: Queen of the Minstrels/Cornell Campbell
7 Flat Foot Hustling Dub
Source: Shank I Sheck Rhythm
8 Late Night Dub
Source: Late Night Blues Rhythm
9 Money Make Friends Dub
Source: Eyes On Africa Rhythm
10 Wiseman Dub
Source: Please Be True Rhythm
11 Heavenly Dub
Source: Heavenless Rhythm
12 Night Angel Dub
Source: Angel Of The Morning/Pat Kelly
13 Smartie Dub*
Source: Babylon King/Cornell Campbell
14 Storm Cloud Dub*
Source: Undying Love/Cornell Campbell
15 Hide and Seek Dub*
Source: Can’t Hide/Ken Parker
16 Driving Force Dub*
Source: Devil In Bed/Cornell Campbell

CD Bonus Track

Vinyl Track Listing

Side 1
1 United Dub
Source: Stop Fuss and Fight/Don Carlos
2 Fool Get Wise Dub
Source: Play Fool Get Wise/Johnny Clarke
3 Nuclear Weapon
Source: War Rhythm
4 Full Up Dub
Source: Full Up/Pass The Kouchie Rhythm
5 Prophecy Dub
Source: What We Fighting For/Cornell Campbell
6 Queen of Dubs
Source: Queen of the Minstrels/Cornell Campbell

Side 2
1 Flat Foot Hustling Dub
Source: Shank I Sheck Rhythm
2 Late Night Dub
Source: Late Night Blues Rhythm
3 Money Make Friends Dub
Source: Eyes On Africa Rhythm
4 Wiseman Dub
Source: Please Be True Rhythm
5 Heavenly Dub
Source: Heavenless Rhythm
6 Night Angel Dub
Source: Angel Of The Morning/Pat Kelly


Musicians Include:
Carlton‘Santa’Davis,Carlton Barrett: Drums
Robbie Shakespeare, Aston ‘Family Man‘ Barrett,
George ‘Fully’ Fullwood, Lloyd Parks: Bass
Earl‘Chinna’Smith, Tony Chin, Alva ‘Reggie’ Lewis: Guitar
Winston Wright, Jackie Mittoo: Organ
Augustus Pablo, Ansell Collins: Keyboards
Bobby Ellis: Trumpet
Vin Gordon: Trombone
Noel ‘Skully’ Simms, Barnabus: Percussion

Recorded at:
Engineered and Mixed By: Phillip Smart
Recorded at: Channel 1, Randy’s Studio 17, Harry J’s,
Joe Gibbs, Dynamics & King Tubby’s
Mixed at: King Tubby’s
Produced By: Bunny Lee
Photograph courtesy of: Bunny Lee
Design by: Gary @Voodoo London
Manufactured under Licence from: E. Lee­­
Made in the U.K.