JRLP050

­Niney the Observer’s first dub album ‘Dubbing With The Observer’ was cut at King
Tubby’s Studio with Tubby himself reworking Niney’s rhythms and adding his
magic as only he could do.

Niney The Observer (b. Winston Holness, 1951 Montego Bay, Jamaica) by the early
70’s had forged a successful working partnership with singer Dennis Brown cutting
some of his best songs adding a more rootsy element to the singers sound. Songs
like ‘Westbound Train’, ‘No More Will I Roam’, ‘I Am the Conqueror’ to name but a few.

Also cutting a hit for Ken Boothe ‘Silver Words’ and two other singers that Niney had
grown up with, Max Romeo ‘That Was Love’ and Delroy Wilson ‘Halfway Up The Stairs’.
It was these tracks and a few other Dennis Brown worked rhythms, that Niney took to
King Tubby’s studio at 18 Drumilly Avenue, Kingston 11, with the intention to let Tubby
remix and enhance the rhythms Tubby Style.

The result was to be Niney’s first Dub album the mighty ‘Dubbing with the Observer’.
On completion it was sent to London and it was then released on Trojan records and
named Dub album of the Year. We are proud to put that album back out there for all to
hear, what has now become a dub classic.

Hope you enjoy the experience..............



CD Track Listing

1 Rebel Dance
2 Casanova Dub
3 Silver Bullet
4 Rasta Locks
5 Dubbing With the Observer
6 Sir Niney’s Rock
7 Jam Down
8 Parade Dub
9 Youth Man
10 Turntable Dub
11 Corn Man
12 Mister D.Brown Skank
13 Rema Dub
14 Yagga Dub*
15 Tenement Dub*
16 You’re No Dub*
•CD Bonus Track

Vinyl Track Listing

Side 1
1 Rebel Dance
Source: That Was Love / Max Romeo
2 Casanova Dub
Source: Ride on Casanova / Dennis Brown
3 Silver Bullet
Source: Silver Words / Ken Boothe
4 Rasta Locks
Source: Rasta No Born Yah / Sang Hugh
5 Dubbing With the Observer
Source: Why Can’t You Be Faithful / Dennis Brown
6 Sir Niney’s Rock
Source: Give Me A Helping Hand / Dennis Brown


Side 2
1 Jam Down
Source: No More Will I Roam / Dennis Brown
2 Parade Dub
Source: Westbound Train / Dennis Brown
3 Youth Man
Source: I Am the Conqueror / Dennis Brown
4 Turntable Dub
Source: Halfway Up the Stairs / Delroy Wilson
5 Corn Man
Source: My Muma Used To Say / Dennis Brown
6 Mister D.Brown Skank
Source: Debora / Dennis Brown
7 Rema Dub
Source: A Niney built Rhythm cut at Randy’s Studio 17



Musicians Include:
Carlton‘Santa’Davis,Carlton Barrett: Drums
George‘Fully’Fullwood, Earl‘Flabba’Holt,
Aston‘Family Man’Barrett: Bass
Earl‘Chinna’Smith, Tony Chin, Bingy Bunny: Guitar
Hux Brown: Lead Guitar
Keith Sterling, Gladstone‘Gladdy’Anderson: Keyboards
Noel‘Skully’Simms: Percussion
Bobby Ellis, Tommy McCook, Vin Gordon: Horns

Recorded at:
Dynamic Sounds, Channel 1, Federal,
Randy’s Studio 17,
Joe Gibbs Studio, Harry J’s and King Tubbys
Design by: GARY @Voodoo London
Photography: Niney The Observer
Produced by: Niney the Observer
Mixed By: King Tubby
Manufactured under Licence from: Winston Holness
Made in the U.K.