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 - East Of The River Nile

  • Augustus Pablo

    East Of The River Nile LP (1978)

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Ranked #196 in the Soul Strut 200

Only reggae great Augustus Pablo could evoke so much soul and emotion through instruments that resemble children's toys.  On East Of The River Nile his tools of the trade were a melodica and kazoo which  differentiated himself from the noisy 70s dub scene (it doesn't hurt to have King Tubby at the controls either!)  Pablo reinvented roots reggae and dub by playing soulful solos over music better known for repetitive deep bass and spring reverberation.  East Of The River Nile is his most matured showcase with Earl Smith's phase shifter guitar giving it away that its a late 70s recording. Recorded at Lee Perry's Black Ark Studios in 1978,  East Of The River Nile is a deep relaxing journey that is enjoyed by fans of all music not just reggae.  Tracks like "Memories of the Ghetto" and "Natural Way" whisk you away.  Also check out Rockers Meets King Tubby's In A Fire House which is another favorite by Pablo fans.


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