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Ultra Super Dub Vol. 1 - Boris Gardiner (LP)

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Media Format: LP VINYL
SKU: NAG5239.1
UPC: 659457523916
Release Date: Nov. 26, 2021
Label: NOW AGAIN RECORDS
Media Format: LP VINYL
Genre: DUB

Official reissue of two “lost” albums from Boris Gardiner, Jamaican bass player, bandleader, songwriter, singer and producer. Reissued under Gardiner’s guidance.

The original mid-1970s releases of Ultra Super Dub Vol. 1 and Vol. 2, credited to The Boris Gardiner Happening, are so obscure that for years Boris wasn’t aware that they existed. They were released at unknown dates, sometime around the time of his Is What’s Happening (1973) album, and his soundtrack to Every N——r Is A Star (1973), which was sampled by Kendrick Lamar and used as the introduction to the film Moonlight. Ultra Super Dub Vols. 1 and 2 were originally released in tiny runs in handmade, silk-screened, paste-on covers, they have become some of the most sought after Jamaican albums.

Following classics such as King Tubby’s Dub From the Roots and Augustus Pablo’s King Tubbys Meets Rockers Uptown, Miami-based Alty East’s Ultra Records took instrumentals Gardiner created for a run of 45s and created and issued these compilations of dubbed out originals and JA renditions of songs by Otis Redding, Clarence Carter, Betty Wright, Jimmy “Bo” Horne and Ultra label-mate Frankie Zhivago Young.

Track Listing
Side A
1. Gimmy Dub
2. Freedom Roots
3. Expression Dub
4. Rider Roots
5. The Clay Dub
Side B
1. The Train Dub
2. Mine Dub
3. Racking Roots
4. Love Dub
5. Paying Roots