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April 4, 2003: Yabby U part 1


Vivian Jackson, the man known as Yabby U, is the focus for the show. This was my first take on his works, covering what was some of the most obvious (to me) tracks, and getting to know his music.

For this mix, I start off with a Bob Marley classic that has sound connections to a Yabby U track, a little something called Crazy Baldhead. After the Wailers version, I hit the Johnny Clarke remake, then into the dub. Chant Down babylon Kingdom is the next from Yabby. Next riddim, the anthemic Conquering Lion, voiced by Vivian Jackon and the Ralph Brothers. After a few versions we move to a Heptones riddim, Heptones Gonna Fight. After the original, we hear Michael Prophets retake and the Yabby U produced dub. After that, the pre-Black Uhuru Michael Rose piece Born Free and the rolling dub. Then to Wayne Wade's Gang War along with the dub and DJ versions. Up next a track I've been looking for a better copy of, Warrior No Tarrier by Tony Tuff and of course the dubs (with a train wreck mix in, but hey it was live!)

Moving on, Yabby hits you again with Go to School Jah Jah Children (Africa). Nice dub ensures, with Leroy Smart waging his opinion of Gamblin. After that, some more from Yabby U, some the tracks he produced for Michael Prophet, and a few other riddim runs to wrap out the show.


SongArtistAlbumRiddimProducer
1Crazy BaldheadBob Marley & The WailersRastaman Vibration
2Crazy BaldheadJohnny ClarkeAuthorized RockersCrazy Baldhead: Bob Marley / Crazy Joe: Jah Stitch / Watch Your Step Youthman: Jah StitchBunny 'Striker' Lee
3Watch Your StepJah StitchNo Dread Cant DeadCrazy Baldhead: Bob Marley / Crazy Joe: Jah Stitch / Watch Your Step Youthman: Jah StitchBunny 'Striker' Lee
4Real Gone Crazy DubKing TubbyDub Gone Crazy
5Chanting DubKing TubbyJesus DreadChant Down Babylon Kingdom: The ProphetsYabby U
6Chant Down Babylon KingdomYabby YouOne Love One Heart
7Hornsman ChantTommy McCookJesus DreadChant Down Babylon Kingdom: The ProphetsYabby U
8Conquering LionVivian Jackson & DefendersJesus Dread
9Conquering DubKing TubbyProphesy of Dub
10Lightening Flash & Weakheart DropBig YouthDreadlocks Dread
11Fisherman SpecialTommy Mccook & Don Drummond JrJesus Dread
12Ejarsa GoraPrince Far IBushyard TelegramConquering Lion: Vivian Jackson & Ralph BrothersRoy Cousins
13PlagueYabby UBeware Dub
14Heptones Gonna FightHeptonesOn TopFight It To The Top: HeptonesCoxsone Dodd
15Fight It To The Top Dub (Got to Fight On)HeptonesStudio One Discomixes Vol. 9
16Lively TribulationMichael ProphetShanty Town DeterminationFight It To The Top: HeptonesTony Robinson & Yabby You
17Dub It To The TopYabby YouDub It To The TopFight It To The Top: HeptonesYabby U
18Fight It To The TopTrinityShanty Town DeterminationFight It To The Top: HeptonesTony Robinson & Yabby You
19Born FreeMichael RoseJesus DreadBorn Free: Michael RoseYabby U
20Rock VibrationKing TubbyProphesy of Dub
21Wicked ManKing TubbyHouse of Vocal and DubBorn Free: Michael Rose
22Love Thy NeighborVivian Jackson & DefendersJesus DreadLove Thy Neighbor: Vivian Jackson & DefendersYabby U
23Love Thy Neighbor VersionKing TubbyJesus DreadLove Thy Neighbor: Vivian Jackson & DefendersYabby U
24Gang WarWayne WadeBlack Is Our Colour (1975-1977)Gang War: Wayne WadeYabby U
25Tribal War DubYabby YouDub It To The TopGang War: Wayne WadeYabby U
26Hold Them Jah JahTrinityShanty Town Determination
27Warrior No TarrierTony TuffPassing From Yard To Yard Vol. 1
28TogetherYabby UBeware Dub
29No Tarry Yah VersionYabby YouDub It To The Top
30Go to School Jah Jah Children (Africa)King Tubby & The UpsettersKing Tubby meets Vivian JacksonWalls Of Jerusalem: Vivian Jackson And The ProphetsYabby You
31School DubKing Tubby & The UpsettersKing Tubby meets Vivian Jackson
32GamblinLeroy Smart & TrinityA Just a Roots We Check For
33Pharoahs PlagueKing Tubby & The UpsettersTime to Remember Vol. 1Gambling: Leroy Smart / Stand Up and Fight: Wayne WadeYabby U
34Man Who Does the WorkVivian Jackson & The ProphetsJesus DreadThe Man Who Does The Work: Vivian Jackson And The ProphetsYabby U
35Warn the NationProphetsJesus DreadWarn The Nation: The ProphetsYabby U
36Jah LoveKing TubbyProphesy of Dub
37Honey DubKing TubbyJesus DreadWarn The Nation: The ProphetsYabby U
38No One HurtMichael ProphetConsciousness (Serious Reasoning) (1979-1982)Rockfort Rock: Sound DimensionYabby You
39The Poor Cant Take No MoreMichael ProphetProphecy (with Michael Prophet & Wayne Wade) (1981)Rockfort Rock: Sound DimensionYabby You & Clive Plummer
40RockportYabby U & King TubbySounds of the 70s
41Rockfort WarKing Tubby & The UpsettersTime to Remember Vol. 1Rockfort Rock: Sound DimensionYabby U
42Hear My PrayerMichael ProphetConsciousness (Serious Reasoning) (1979-1982)Hear My Prayer: Michael ProphetYabby You
43Humanity DubYabby YouDub It To The TopHear My Prayer: Michael ProphetYabby U
44Give ThanksMichael ProphetConsciousness (Serious Reasoning) (1979-1982)Conscious Man: Michael Prophet / Give Thanks: Michael Prophet?Yabby You
45Conscious Man DubYabby YouDub It To The TopConscious Man: Michael Prophet / Give Thanks: Michael Prophet?Yabby U
46Covetous ManVivian Jackson & The ProphetsJesus Dread
47Mine EyesBobby Ellis & Tommy MccookBlazing HornsCovetous Men: Vivian Jackson And The ProphetsYabby You
48Zambia Dub (feat. Jah Walton)Yabby YouDub It To The Top
49Crying ZambiaYabby U & King TubbySounds of the 70s
50Revolution ConferenceYabby YouDub It To The TopShank I Sheck: Baba BrooksYabby U
51The BeatitudeUniquesWatch This SoundBlessed Are The Meek: Slim Smith / The Beatitudes / Chant To Jah: Dr. Alimantado
52Chant to JahDr Pablo & the Cry Tuff All StarsBorn for a PurposeReason For LivingW Thompson
53Blessed Are the MeekProphetsShanty Town DeterminationBlessed Are The Meek: Slim Smith / The Beatitudes / Chant To Jah: Dr. AlimantadoTony Robinson & Yabby You
54Blessed Are the MeekTrinityShanty Town DeterminationBlessed Are The Meek: Slim Smith / The Beatitudes / Chant To Jah: Dr. AlimantadoTony Robinson & Yabby You
55You Dont Need MeMelodiansTreasure Chest
56Rock AwayU RoyOriginal DJYou Don't Need Me: The MelodiansDuke Reid
57You Dont Want MeWayne WadeProphecy (with Michael Prophet & Wayne Wade) (1981)You Don't Need Me: The MelodiansYabby You & Clive Plummer
58Jah Want UsYabby U & King TubbySounds of the 70sYou Don't Need Me: The MelodiansYabby U
59Hide And SeekAl CampbellRaw Roots Vol 1I Can't Hide: Ken ParkerPhil Pratt
60I Cant HideWayne WadeProphecy (with Michael Prophet & Wayne Wade) (1981)I Can't Hide: Ken ParkerYabby You & Clive Plummer
61Stand UpYabby U & King TubbySounds of the 70sI Can't Hide: Ken ParkerYabby U
62I Can?t HideBarry BrownBarry Brown 12? Vol. 5I Can't Hide: Ken Parker
63Z 90TrinityShanty Town Determination
64CrisisYabby U & King TubbySounds of the 70s
65King Pharoahs PlagueProphets & TrinityJesus Dread
66Plague of HornsTommy McCookJesus DreadKing Pharaohs Plague: The ProphetsYabby U
67King Pharoah DubKing TubbyJesus DreadKing Pharaohs Plague: The ProphetsYabby U
68Jesus DreadTrinity & Bunny MaloneyJesus Dread
69Walls of JerusalemVivian Jackson & The ProphetsJesus DreadWalls Of Jerusalem: Vivian Jackson And The ProphetsYabby U
70Jerusalem DubKing TubbyJesus DreadWalls Of Jerusalem: Vivian Jackson And The ProphetsYabby U