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videoclips: prince jammy recording at king tubby's studio

Posted: Sat Dec 08, 2007 7:48 pm
by interruptor
I spent an evening watching youtube clips yesterday and want to share some favourites. the following clips were recorded at king tubby's studio with prince jammy at the controls. as i understand most of this material comes from a bbc documentary by the name of "deep roots music" which was produced in the early eighties.

enjoy! :king:

Deep Roots Music - Bunny Lee, Prince Jammy & Scientist

King Jammy & Wayne Smith - 1982 Studio Recording ... re=related

Johnny Clarke @ King Jammy's ... re=related

JOHNNY CLARKE - LIVE IN THE STUDIO (Jammy's) ... re=related

Delroy Wilson I @ King Jammy's ... re=related

Jackie Edwards @ King Tubby's (Prince Jammy on the controls)

Deep Roots Music - Story Of Bunny Lee 01

Posted: Sat Dec 08, 2007 10:23 pm
by Dub Attack Force
Thanks interruptor.. these are really fine historical clips. I especially like the Johnny Clarke ones. I find it interesting the way that vocals were recorded inside what appears to be a narrow concrete bunker with rough walls. The natural reverb from this would seem to be an important part of the sound.

Posted: Sun Dec 09, 2007 7:37 pm
by interruptor
also it seems the vocal booth had no door. or at least they kept it open for these video recording.
it suprises me that there are 2 microphones set up. i have never seen that for vocal recordings. does anyone have an idea what that could be good for?

Posted: Mon Dec 10, 2007 9:55 am
by KoCha
Yes Johnny Clarke sessions are really fantastic, already got some of them in my youtube favorite, I wonder if any one know if it's possible to find the documentary ?

Posted: Mon Dec 10, 2007 9:54 pm
by interruptor
the series "deep roots music" was announced for re-release by two different companies simultaneously:

- one company is releasing single dvd's, each containing 2 out of the six parts. so far the dvd with parts 1 and 2 was released: ... tyle=movie
a second dvd containing parts 3 and 4 is announced for release in january 2008:
this seems to be the dvd which comes with the bunny lee / prince jammy session that can be seen in the youtube clips on this page.

- the other company anounced a 2 dvd set with all six parts. they moved the release date several times. and yet it seems it's currently not available: ... oduct.html

As I just read in the blood&fire forum this second release was cancelled due to license problems: ... 689ddbac67
I surely would have prefered to get all six parts in one single set :)
but it's nice to see them available anyway!