• Book (550g) 9780819565723£28.99
    In stockAdd to Bag


Great book on Dub. Michael Veal has also written an excellent book on Fela Kuti and wrote the sleevenotes for Studio One Dub 2 on Soul Jazz Records.

When Jamaican recording engineers Osbourne "King Tubby" Ruddock, Errol Thompson, and Lee "Scratch" Perry began crafting "dub" music in the early 1970s, they were initiating a musical revolution that continues to have worldwide influence. Dub is a sub-genre of Jamaican reggae that flourished during reggae's "golden age" of the late 1960s through the early 1980s. Dub involves remixing existing recordings - electronically improvising sound effects and altering vocal tracks - to create its unique sound.

Just as hip-hop turned phonograph turntables into musical instruments, dub turned the mixing and sound processing technologies of the recording studio into instruments of composition and real-time improvisation. In addition to chronicling dub's development and offering the first thorough analysis of the music itself, author Michael Veal examines dub's social significance in Jamaican culture. He further explores the "dub revolution" that has crossed musical and cultural boundaries for over thirty years, influencing a wide variety of musical genres around the globe.

Other Releases on Wesleyan University Press

Recollecting From The PastMusical Practice and Spirit Possession on the East Coast of MadagascarWesleyan University Press
The first serious ethnomusicological study of Malagasy music, ' Recollecting From The Past' evokes the complex sound and performative aesthetic in Madagascar...
Carriacou String Band SerenadePerforming Identity In The Eastern CaribbeanWesleyan University Press
Every year, on a weekend before Christmas, the small Caribbean island of Carriacou, Grenada, holds its annual Parang Festival, featuring concerts, performances...
Black Rhythms Of PeruReviving African Musical Heritage In The Black PacificWesleyan University Press
In the late 1950s to 1970s, an Afro-Peruvian revival brought the forgotten music and dances of Peru's African musical heritage to Lima's theatrical stages....

People also bought

Lee Perry with Samia Farrah Vs Kode9Yellow TongueOn U Sound
Kode9 steps up to add his ingredients to the original works of Lee Perry and Adrian Sherwood! Heavily reshaped from the prototype album cut apart from...
  • 12"£5.99
    Out of stock
      Sun Ra - Pathways to Unknown WorldsEl Saturn and Chicago's Afro-Futurist Underground 1954-68Whitewalls
      Original drawings for record covers, concert tickets, drawings ... Amazing!!!! Philosopher, Afro-futurist, and jazz legend Sun Ra (1914-93) constructed...
      • Book (350g)£15.99
        Out of stock
      As Serious As Your lifeJohn Coltrane And Beyond By Valerie WilmerSerpent's Tail
      Original 1977 first edition paperback. Truly seminal work, first published in 1977 by writer and photographer Valerie Wilmer, that details the incredible...
      • Original Book (250g)£8.99
        Out of stock
      • Original Book (250g)£25.00
        Out of stock
      80 Blocks From Tiffany'sA film By Gary Weiss (1979/2011)Five Day Weekend
      The most disturbing aspect of this film is that it is REAL! 80 Blocks From Tiffany’s, directed by Gary Weis is a 1979 documentary about the South...
      • DVD£16.99
        Out of stock
      Pierre's Pfantasy ClubFantasy GirlSRO
      Fantasy Girl is one of the best and rarest Acid House classics. A true 303 masterpiece. Limited Re-issue.
      • 12"£7.99
        Out of stock
      Tempo ExplosionTempo ExplosionDug Out
      Reissue of this definitive album from the revered Black Victory label! Devastating album of chilled, dread fuelled versions of King Tubby's classic...
      • LP£11.99
        Out of stock
      • CD£8.99
        Out of stock
      Bossa Brazil (2008)Stories of Love: the Birth of Bossa NovaWB
      To mark the 50th anniversary of the bossa nova movement, BOSSA BRASIL looks back at the birth of a genre, how it evolved over the years, and its place...
      • DVD£19.99
        Out of stock
      PangaeaInna Daze / Won't HurtHessle Audio
      BACK IN STOCK!! Lord-a-mercy! You know we only say that when we've got a right corker on our hands and yep its the new one from Pangaea. Kevin McAuley...
      • 12"£5.99
        Out of stock
      1977PosterSoul Jazz Records
      A fantastic poster from the night. Trip back to 1977 held in March 2002 featuring an all star line up. A Certain Ratio, Richard H. Kirk, Andy Weatherall,...
      The Small Axe Guide To DubJim DooleyMuzik Tree
      The aim of this book is to provide a good sampling rather than an exhaustive look at dub. A wicked read for anybody looking for further information on...
      • Book (250g)£9.99
        Out of stock
      Soul Jazz Records 'Bumpin Sounds'T-ShirtSoul Jazz Records
      Oh yes! "Bumpin Sounds", it's a Soul Jazz records' new t-shirt! Red on Yellow!
      • Mens M£14.99
        Out of stock
      Errol BrownOrthodox Dub (1978)Dub Store
      Very rare and seriously obscure killer dubs.. one of the very few hard core seventies dub albums mixed by Errol Brown. A selection of solid dubs originally...
      • CD£16.99
        In stockAdd to Bag
      • LP£22.99
        Out of stock
        The RevolutionariesBurning DubBurning Sounds
        Reissue of 1979 album remastered on CD or on 180 gram vinyl with full colour insert. Crack Channel One studio band the Revolutionaries line-up featured...
        CottiRun TingsWhite
        ----- BACK IN STOCK ----- EXCLUSIVE! One-sided white label only release for this WICKED reggae dubstep party bomb from london boy Cotti!!! 'Run...
        • 12"£4.99
          Out of stock
        Yabby You & The ProphetsBeware DubPressure Sounds
        Yabby You's all time classic dub album originally released on Grove Music in 1978. Reissued with new cover and 5 extra tracks by Pressure Sounds....
        • CD£10.99
          In stockAdd to Bag
        • LP£15.49
          Out of stock
        Cluekid Featuring ArorahSoul VibeSoul Jazz Records
        Cluekid makes his debut on Soul Jazz Records! Cluekid has been a prominent and well respected producer on the dubstep scene for some years now and at...
        • 12"£4.99
          Out of stock
        Miss Red (Prod. by THE BUG)Under Attack EPSoul Jazz Records
        Massive new digital dancehall wickedness from THE BUG/MISS RED-  exclusive on our own Sounds of the Universe/Soul Jazz Records...
        • 12"£9.99
          Out of stock
          A-Z of Club CultureBen OsborneSceptre
          Expanding on Ben Osborne's column in "The Guardian", this is a guide to 20 years of club culture. Drawing on research, interviews with DJs and musicians,...