Dennis Bovell Vinyl, CD & tapes by Dennis Bovell at Norman Records
Everyone loves Augustus Pablo’s vintage album East of the River NIle and it’s especially good title track, don’t they? Well Zara McFarlane certainly loves it. Here she presents four of her own jazzed-up versions of the track, with Dennis Bovell at the controls. Two ‘straight’ takes and then a dub mix of each of those. Go east! On Brownswood Recordings.
Previously responsible for that HUGE dub-out when bringing Golden Teacher and Bovell together, Optimo have brought Dennis Bovell back with a 12” of tracks he’s been sitting on for a while. On the A side a reggae-come-disco vocal tune that will get your summer boots moving, and then two AAs of blissed out deep dub.
Cool album cover on this one.
Dennis Bovell has been beavering away in various music projects since the 1970s. A member of reggae acts Linton Kwesi Johnson and Matumbi and a producer for The Slits and Orange Juice, he has also worked with Fela Kuti and Marvin Gaye. He’s released numerous dub records over the years and Dub 4 Daze is his latest. It’s a mix of spacey electronica to deep soul via jazz and a bit of voodoo thrown in. A gotta hear.