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October 12, 2007: Augustus Pablo part 1


Augustus Pablo, aka Horace Swaby was born in 1954 in St. Andrews. In grade school, he hung out with Clive Chin, whose father Vincent Chin was the owner of Randy's studio and record shop. Swaby and his brother Douglas got into the music biz by running a sound called Rockers. Swaby's first musical stab in 1970 was with Leslie Kong's cousin, Herman Chin Loy, who had founded the Aquarius record label and shop a year earlier. The two got the ball rolling buy cutting the track "Iggy Iggy" which can be heard towards the end of this show.

Augustus Pablo was a name used by Herman Chin Loy for the artists featured on several keyboard-focused tunes that he put out, including tunes by Glen Adams. After recording "East of the River Nile" with Adams and Swaby, the name permanently stuck with Swaby.

In this show, we focus on these early journeys of Augustus Pablo as he moves from producer to producer, recording melodica versions on several strong riddims. After his work with Aquarius, Pablo went on to work with Clive Chin at Randy's, recording several top knotch tunes which get a showcase early on in the show. This show also sees him recording with Keith Hudson, Bunny Lee, Joe Gibbs, Derrick Harriot, Jimmy Radway, Enos Mcleod, Alvin Ranglin, and others such as Leonard Chin (uncle of Vincent Chin.)

This is the first of a four part series, so open your ears and see just where Augustus Pablo is trying to take you on this little riddim


SongArtistAlbumRiddimProducer
1Intro(none)
2Cow Town SkankI RoyThe Bunny 'Striker' Lee StoryCow Town Skank: I RoyBunny 'Striker' Lee
3Pablo In Cow TownAugustus PabloPablo & FriendsCow Town Skank: I RoyAugustus Pablo
4Hotter The BattleConscious MindsRoots Renaissance Vol. 5Hotter The Battle: Conscious Minds / Peace And Love In The Ghetto: Jah Woosh
5Whip Them Jah VersionClint EastwoodArc Angel Killer Shots Vol 01Hotter The Battle: Conscious Minds / Peace And Love In The Ghetto: Jah Woosh
6Peace And Love In The GhettoJah WooshChalice BlazeHotter The Battle: Conscious Minds / Peace And Love In The Ghetto: Jah WooshLeonard Chin
7Pablo In RedAugustus PabloSkanking with Pablo 1971-77Hotter The Battle: Conscious Minds / Peace And Love In The Ghetto: Jah WooshEnos Mccleod
8Whip Them JahClint EastwoodArc Angel Killer Shots Vol 01Hotter The Battle: Conscious Minds / Peace And Love In The Ghetto: Jah Woosh
9Hotter The Battle VersionConscious MindsRoots Renaissance Vol. 5Hotter The Battle: Conscious Minds / Peace And Love In The Ghetto: Jah Woosh
10Pablo MoodAugustus PabloSkanking with Pablo 1971-77Hotter The Battle: Conscious Minds / Peace And Love In The Ghetto: Jah Woosh
11Mule TrainPrince BusterCharles Street Special Vol 1Mule Train: Count Prince Miller
12Mule TrainCount Prince MillerPablo & FriendsMule Train: Count Prince MillerAugustus Pablo
13Pablo's Dub TrainAugustus PabloPablo & FriendsMule Train: Count Prince MillerAugustus Pablo
14House CrashersJohnny ClarkeHot Bomb! Classic Reggae CompendiumMule Train: Count Prince Miller
15Rasta TrainBig Joe & Augustus PabloHot Bomb! Classic Reggae CompendiumMule Train: Count Prince Miller
16Reggay TrainDerrick MorganHot Bomb! Classic Reggae CompendiumMule Train: Count Prince Miller
17Horse And BuggyDennis AlcaponeThe Bunny 'Striker' Lee StoryMule Train: Count Prince MillerLange & Heath & Glickman
18Reggay Train DubCornell Campbell & The AggrovatorsTrojan Dub Rarities Box SetMule Train: Count Prince Miller
19No JesteringCarl MalcolmImpactNo Jestering: Carl MalcolmClive Chin
20Last Of The JesteringImpact All StarsForward The BassNo Jestering: Carl MalcolmClive Chin
21No JesteringBig YouthImpactNo Jestering: Carl MalcolmClive Chin
22No JesteringImpact All StarsImpactNo Jestering: Carl MalcolmClive Chin
23I Man Nah JesterJah WooshChalice BlazeNo Jestering: Carl MalcolmClive Chin
24Pablo Nuh JesterAugustus PabloThrillerNo Jestering: Carl MalcolmClive Chin
25JesteringShorty The President & Enos McSounds & Pressure Vol. 2No Jestering: Carl MalcolmClive Chin
26Rocky RoadAugustus PabloTrojan Dub Rarities Box SetNo Jestering: Carl MalcolmClive Chin
27Ordinary ManLloyd Parks17 North ParadeOrdinary Man: Lloyd ParksClive Chin
28Extraordinary VersionImpact All StarsForward The BassOrdinary Man: Lloyd ParksClive Chin
29Assignment No. 1Augustus PabloThis Is Augustus PabloOrdinary Man: Lloyd ParksClive Chin
30Ordinary Version Chapter ThreeImpact All StarsForward The BassOrdinary Man: Lloyd ParksClive Chin
31Too LateAlton Ellis17 North ParadeToo Late To Turn Back Now: Eddie CorneliusClive Chin
32Too LateAugustus PabloImpact: Reggae, Funk & Soul From Impact!Too Late To Turn Back Now: Eddie Cornelius / Alton EllisClive Chin
33Too Late To Turn Back NowOtis BrothersJust BetweenToo Late To Turn Back Now: Eddie CorneliusCount Shelly
34Too Late To Turn BackDon CarlosTime Is The Master _Too Late To Turn Back Now: Eddie Cornelius
35SilhouetteDennis BrownTrojan Lovers Box SetSilhouettes: Dennis Brown
36Drop The DunnyCrystalitesPresents Scrub A DubSilhouettes: Dennis BrownDerrick Harriott
37Bass And Drums VersionAugustus PabloSkanking with Pablo 1971-77Silhouettes: Dennis Brown
38P.W.D.Ray IRasta RevivalSilhouettes: Dennis BrownDerrick Harriott
39SilhouettesDennis BrownReggae Golden ClassicsSilhouettes: Dennis BrownDerrick Harriott
40Hello My Queen (My Girl Josephine)Ken ParkerUptown Top Ranking 1970-78Hello My Queen (My Girl Josephine): Ken ParkerJoe Gibbs
41African QueenAugustus PabloUptown Top Ranking 1970-78Hello My Queen (My Girl Josephine): Ken ParkerJoe Gibbs
42Bad TimesEnos McLeodThe Genius Of EnosFoggy Road: Burning SpearEnos Mccleod
43Specialist In DubKing Tubby & The AggrovatorsRoots VibesFoggy Road: Burning Spear
44Let Jah ArisePrince Far IThe Genius Of EnosFoggy Road: Burning SpearEnos Mccleod
45Bad Times Version (Melodica Cut)Enos McLeodJah Jah Is The BestFoggy Road: Burning Spear
46Jah Is My RefugePrince HammerBibleFoggy Road: Burning Spear
47Bad Times DubEnos McLeodJah Jah Is The BestFoggy Road: Burning Spear
48Skibo RoadAugustus PabloThrillerFoggy Road: Burning SpearEnos Mccleod
49Black CinderellaErrol DunkleyKeep The Pressure DownBlack Cinderella: Errol DunkleyJimmy Radway
50Cinderella In BlackAugustus PabloKeep The Pressure DownBlack Cinderella: Errol DunkleyJimmy Radway
51Sound EducationI RoyDon't Check Me With No Lightweight StuffBlack Cinderella: Errol Dunkley (Jimmy Radway)Jimmy Radway
52TemkgoCaribsFe Me DubBlack Cinderella: Errol DunkleyJimmy Radway
53The Best Big YouthBig YouthKeep The Pressure DownBlack Cinderella: Errol DunkleyJimmy Radway
54Black CinderellaTappa ZukieMan Ah WarriorBlack Cinderella: Errol DunkleyTappa Zukie
55Arise Black ManAlton EllisArise BlackmanArise Black Man: Alton EllisPete Weston
56InvasionAugustus PabloRed SeaArise Blackman: Alton EllisHerman Chin Loy
57Look Before You LeapGregory IsaacsCool Ruler: The Definitive CollectionLook Before You Leap: Gregory IsaacsAlvin Ranglin
58Ape ManAugustus PabloSkanking with Pablo 1971-77Look Before You Leap: Gregory IsaacsAlvin Ranglin
59Things In The LightBig YouthNatty Universal DreadLove And Happiness: Al GreenAlvin Ranglin
60I'll Be AroundGregory IsaacsAn Even Harder Shade Of BlackI'll Be Around: Gregory IsaacsLeonard Chin
61One Thousand SwordsAugustus PabloAn Even Harder Shade Of BlackI'll Be Around: Gregory IsaacsLeonard Chin
62Peace In The ValleyRoman StewartAn Even Harder Shade Of BlackPeace In The Valley: Roman StewartLeonard Chin
63Special BranchSantic All StarsDown Santic WayPeace In The Valley: Roman StewartLeonard Chin
64ColumboAugustus PabloDown Santic WayPeace In The Valley: Roman StewartLeonard Chin
65Iggy IggyAugustus Pablo & HermanAquarius Rock: The Hip Reggae World Of Herman Chin-LoyIggy IggyHerman Chin-Loy
66Viva TiradoAugustus Pablo300% DynamiteAugustus Pablo
67All We Need Is LoveAlton EllisGood Times Skank: Joey Jay's Good Times Sound SystemAll We Need Is Love: Alton EllisKeith Hudson
68All That We Need Is LoveAlton EllisSoul GrooverAll We Need Is Love: Alton EllisKeith Hudson
69All That We Need Is LoveAlton EllisBe True To Yourself [Anthology]All We Need Is Love: Alton EllisKeith Hudson
70Pick A DubKeith HudsonPick A DubAll We Need Is Love: Alton EllisKeith Hudson
71S.90 SkankBig YouthThe Hudson AffairAll We Need Is Love: Alton EllisKeith Hudson
72Fat BabyAugustus PabloThe Hudson AffairAll We Need Is Love: Alton EllisKeith Hudson
73Silver B.O.A.C. BirdKeith Hudson & The Soul SyndicateInstant ComaAll We Need Is Love: Alton EllisKeith Hudson
74Fat Baby (Alt Cut)Augustus PabloInstant ComaAll We Need Is Love: Alton EllisKeith Hudson
75Crime Don't PayPrince JazzboStudio One Dj'sAll We Need Is Love: Alton EllisCoxsone Dodd
76Now I KnowWayne WadeDancing TimeAll We Need Is Love: Alton EllisYabby U
77Z 90 (Extended)TrinityShanty Town DeterminationAll We Need Is Love: Alton EllisTony Robinson & Yabby You
78South AfricaYabby U & King TubbyTime To RememberAll We Need Is Love: Alton EllisYabby U