Saturday, January 06, 2007

Aston 'Family Man' Barrett - Family Man In Dub

Pity on the fool swho don't know who this cat is. The Family Man was the bass slapping genius that formed part of the haaard rhythm section of The Wailers (with his brother Carlton) that helped Bob Marley's music sound so sweet. Any fan of reggae and especially dub should give this one a twirl. Classic, rootsy dubbing and grooves that deserve much praise and attention. The list of players and producers on this joint reads like a Jamaican Hall Of Fame listing, for example - Peter Tosh, Bob Marley, Robbie Shakespeare, Carlton Barrett, Earl Wire Lindo and Bunny Wailer. That is one of the best line-ups I have ever seen available on ANY record. Now, if this man could bring together this many luminaries of reggae - the least you can do is listen and understand, right? You won't regret.

Cobra Style Dub
Steppers Rock
Familyman Skank
Rebel I Am
E.T. Special
Pleasing Dub
Dubbing Naturally
Dub Combination
Pickney Dub
A Distant Dub
Tribute To Y Mas Gan
Elegant Dub
Iron Rock
Dub Maker

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DaddyRich said...

errie said...

How can i NOT grab this with a comment like that. Indeed some great names ....
Thnx, i'm gonna grab it...

Anonymous said...

No the usual music I download. But your right! a great example of this style. Thanks

Anonymous said...

top class. don't listen to those angry sketchers trying to bring you down

Anonymous said...

great album

Dallas said...

Wow, I never even knew this existed! Ill definitely partake.

Anonymous said...

Thank's a lot , It's bassist of the wailers.

Sports Herniac said...

killer dub plates!
thank you for posting this, another great one to add to my dub collection~