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Yabby You - Jesus Dread 1972-1977 Album

Yabby You - Jesus Dread 1972-1977 Album

Performer: Yabby You
Title: Jesus Dread 1972-1977
Released: 10 Nov 1997
Cat#: BAFCD 021
Label: Blood & Fire
Country: UK
Style: Roots Reggae, Dub
Category: Reggae
Size MP3: 1235 mb
Size FLAC: 1290 mb


1Vivian Jackson & The ProphetsDeliver Me From My Enemies2:52
2Tappa ZukieNatty Dread On The Mountain Top
Written-By, Composed By – D. Sinclair, V. Jackson
3Big Youth & Vivian JacksonYabby Youth
Written-By, Composed By – M. Buchanan, V. Jackson
4King Tubby'sKing Tubby's Rock3:21
5King Tubby'sLove Of Jah Version2:58
6Dicky BurtonGod Is Watching You2:56
7Tommy McCookHornsman Chant
Written-By, Composed By – T. McCook, V. Jackson
8Vivian Jackson & The DefendersLove Thy Neighbour3:35
9Wayne WadeLord Of Lords3:19
10King Tubby'sHoney Dub3:00
11The Prophets & Trinity Chant Down Babylon Kingdom (Discomix)
Written-By, Composed By – V. Jackson, W. Brammer
12Tommy McCookRevenge
Written-By, Composed By – T. McCook, V. Jackson
13King Tubby'sTubby's Vengeance2:57
14King Tubby'sChanting Dub2:43
15Augustus Pablo & Vivian JacksonPablo Dread In A Red
Written-By, Composed By – H. Swaby, V. Jackson
16The ProphetsWarn The Nation
Written-By, Composed By – R. Smith, V. Jackson
17King Tubby'sLord Dub3:15
18King Tubby'sKing Tubby Special3:22
19Yabby YouRally Dub (Upsetter Mix)
Remix – The Upsetter
20Vivian Jackson & The Sons Of JahJah Vengeance2:48
21King Tubby'sKing Pharaoh Dub3:20
22Tommy McCook & Don D. Jnr.Fisherman Special
Written-By, Composed By – T. McCook, V. Gordon, V. Jackson
23Trinity Meets DillingerJesus Dread
Written-By, Composed By – V. Jackson, W. Brammer
24Michael RoseBorn Free (Discomix)
Producer – Ken 'Fatman' Gordon, Lloyd 'King Jammy' JamesWritten-By, Composed By – M. Rose, V. Jackson
25King Tubby'sJah Victory Dub3:38
Written-By, Composed By – L. Bullock, V. Jackson
27The Prophets & Trinity King Pharaoh's Plague (Discomix)
Written-By, Composed By – V. Jackson, W. Brammer
28Vivian Jackson & The ProphetsAnti-Christ2:39
29Vivian Jackson & The ProphetsFire In A Kingston3:13
30Wayne WadeMan Of The Living2:58
31King Tubby'sBig Youth Fights Against Capitalism3:07
32Vivian Jackson & The ProphetsRun Come Rally3:16
33Vivian Jackson & The ProphetsCarnal Mind3:04
34King Tubby'sJerusalem Dub3:40
35Trinity Gwan & Lef' Me
Producer – Trinity Written-By, Composed By – V. Jackson, W. Brammer
36King Tubby'sLove Thy Neighbour Version3:34
37Tommy McCookDeath Trap
Written-By, Composed By – T. McCook, V. Jackson
38Tommy McCookPlague Of Horn
Written-By, Composed By – T. McCook, V. Jackson
39King Tubby'sFire Dub2:33
40Vivian Jackson & The ProphetsThe Man Who Does The Work2:42
41Vivian Jackson & The ProphetsCovetous Men2:56
42Vivian Jackson & The ProphetsJudgement On The Land3:06
43Vivian Jackson & The ProphetsWalls Of Jerusalem3:40
44Vivian Jackson & The ProphetsLove Of Jah3:03
45 Conquering Lion Style
46 Chanting Style
47Errol AlphonsoChant Jah Victory3:31
48Vivian Jackson & The Ralph BrothersConquering Lion3:25
49King Tubby'sRepatriation Rock3:23


CategoryArtistTitle (Format)LabelCategoryCountryYear
BAFCD 021Yabby You Jesus Dread 1972-1977 ‎(2xCD, Comp)Blood & FireBAFCD 021Canada1997
SVLP 318Yabby You Jesus Dread 1972-1977 Volume Two ‎(2xLP, Comp, Ltd, RE, 180)Blood & Fire, Simply VinylSVLP 318UK2001
BAFCD 021Yabby You Jesus Dread 1972-1977 ‎(2xCD, Comp)Blood & FireBAFCD 021UK1997
BAFLP 021Yabby You Jesus Dread 1972-1977 ‎(Box, Ltd + 4xLP, Comp)Blood & FireBAFLP 021UK1997
SVLP 317Yabby You Jesus Dread 1972-1977 Volume One ‎(2xLP, Comp, Ltd, RE, 180)Blood & Fire, Simply VinylSVLP 317UK2001


  • Compiled By, Liner Notes [Annotated By, Track Annotation], Concept ByNoel Hawks
  • Compiled By, Liner Notes [Annotated By]Steve Barrow
  • DesignAdrian Talbot, Michael Williams
  • Edited By, Mastered ByKevin Metcalfe
  • Mixed By [Black Ark]Lee Perry
  • Mixed By [Mixing Engineer, King Tubby's Studio]King Tubby, Philip Smart, Prince Jammy
  • Musician, BassAston 'Family Man' Barrett, Clinton Fearon, Robbie Shakespeare
  • Musician, Drums'Benbow' Creary, Carlton 'Santa' Davis, Leroy 'Horsemouth' Wallace, Lowell 'Sly' Dunbar
  • Musician, FifeRichard 'Dirty Harry' Hall
  • Musician, GuitarAlbert Griffiths, Bertram 'Ranchie' McLean, Earl 'Chinna' Smith
  • Musician, MelodicaAugustus Pablo (tracks: 1-11)
  • Musician, OrganAston 'Family Man' Barrett, Earl 'Bagga' Walker, Earl 'Wire' Lindo, Pablo Black, Paul Dixon
  • Musician, PercussionBunny Wailer (tracks: 1-1), Uziah 'Sticky' Thompson
  • Musician, PianoAugustus Pablo, Bernard 'Touta' Harvey
  • Musician, SaxophoneTommy McCook
  • Musician, TromboneDon Drummond Junior, Vin Gordon
  • Musician, TrumpetBobby Ellis
  • Photography ByDennis Morris
  • Photography By [Photographic Treatment]Ian Jackson
  • ProducerVivian Jackson (tracks: 1-1 to 1-22, 1-24 to 2-20, 2-22)
  • Technician [Digital Restoration]Andy Walter
  • Written-By, Composed ByVivian Jackson (tracks: 1-1, 1-2, 1-5 to 1-10, 1-14 to 1-19, 1-14, 2-1 to 2-8, 2-11, 2-14, 2-16 to 2-20, 2-22)


Rhythm tracks recorded at Dynamic, Randy's, Black Ark and Channel One.
Voiced and mixed at King Tubby's Studio.
'Run Come Rally'/'Rally Dub' (tracks 1-7, 1-8) voiced and mixed at Black Ark.

All selections written and composed by Vivian Jackson published by Westbury Music Ltd.
All co-written selections published by Westbury Music Ltd. / Copyright Control

Photography by Dennis Morris, Jamaica, January 1976.

Digital restoration at Room 63, Abbey Road Studios, London.
Edited and mastered at The Town House, London.

Designed at Intro, London.

Thanks to Peter Dalton, Noel Hawks and Chris Lane for their support in this project.
Special thanks to Yabby You, Clive Plummer and Fatman.

Track 1-1 taken from the Love Thy Neighbour 7".
Track 1-3 originally released on the Globe International label.
Tracks 1-4 and 1-5 originally released as a 7" on the Micron label.
Tracks 1-6, 1-9, 1-15 and 1-18 taken from the Conquering Lion album.
Tracks 1-7 and 1-8 taken from a 7" recorded at Black Ark.
Tracks 1-10 to 1-12 taken from a rare release on the Dan Man label.
Tracks 1-16 and 1-17 taken from the Love Of Jah 7".
Track 1-19 taken from a 7" on the Prophet Record label.
Track 1-23 released on the Flag Man label.
Tracks 2-3 and 2-4 taken from the Lord Of Lord 7".
Tracks 2-7, 2-8, 2-11, 2-14, 2-16 and 2-17 taken from the King Tubby Meet Vivian Jackson (Yabby You) album.
Tracks 2-16 and 2-17 also appeared on a 7".
Tracks 2-9 and 2-13 released as a 12" B- and A-side.
Tracks 2-10 and 2-15 are previously unreleased.

This compilation:
℗1997 Blood and Fire Limited
©1997 Blood and Fire Limited

Made in England

Released in slim double jewel case, housed in a slipcase.
Contains 36 page booklet (extensive sleeve notes, track annotations, interviews and photographs).

Barcode printed on slipcase.


  • Barcode (Text): 7 83564 00212 2
  • Barcode (Scanned): 783564002122
  • Matrix / Runout (CD1, mirrored): C7504 BAFCD 021 DISC 1 · 1:0
  • Matrix / Runout (CD2, mirrored): C7505 BAFCD 021 DISC 2 · 1:0
  • Mastering SID Code (CD1, CD2, mirrored): IFPI L123
  • Mould SID Code (CD1, CD2): ifpi 2332


  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – Blood & Fire Limited
  • Copyright (c) – Blood & Fire Limited
  • Published By – Westbury Music
  • Published By – Copyright Control
  • Recorded At – Dynamic Sounds Studios
  • Recorded At – Randy's Studio
  • Recorded At – The Black Ark
  • Recorded At – Channel One Recording Studio
  • Mixed At – King Tubby's Studio
  • Mixed At – The Black Ark
  • Edited At – The Town House
  • Mastered At – The Town House
  • Designed At – Intro
  • Glass Mastered At – Nimbus – C7504
  • Glass Mastered At – Nimbus – C7505



Just to remeber: THIS release financially crushed this label. Few years later, it was over.JUST A SHAME.
The mid/late 70s was what Barrow liked. He was the chap behind all the releases. They spent money on getting the right sound, and had excellent packaging. That helped a lot.The Errol Don Mais tracks, many of the vocals appeared on a Munich Records CD, with notes by Barrow. As for mistakes, I read in the interview below that all their releases repaid their origination costs, and some did very well .It wasn't only the distributor bankruptcies. Reportedly there was also another issue, according to the interview. I guess everything has its time - there are plenty of reissues to choose from now..:
Gateman1945- that's correct I'd forgotten those .Even without US & French distributor problems do you think B&F would have survived in the market today with the amount of 'competition ' .Also (in my opinion) they made mistakes in sticking with mostly mid-late 70s sounds -'Dub sets' or ''vocal releases' when Pressure Sounds for example would do 60s to 80s releases & would mix dubs/deejay/vocals on a disc ...the incredible 'Jesus Dread' set showed what B&F could do with a bit of imagination( in my opinion possibly the best '70s roots/dub/deejay collection) - also releasing Sylford Walkers/W Iries 'Lambs Bread international ' collection over 3 years apart from Glen Browns brilliant 'Termination Dub' was bizarre : what a collection that would have been !!,They could have added matching vocal lps to the first 2 Bunny Lee/Tubby dub sets?..or I'm sure I wasn't the only one waiting for a vocal set to go with Scientists/Don Mais 'Roots Tradition...I wondered if B&Fs thinking may have been going this way - later discs like 'Zion High', Prince Far I 'silver & gold' seemed more like a P Sounds release & Willie Williams 'Messenger Man' & others had dubs added..Either way those who know will always appreciate what B&F did & that's what really counts - I'd heard of 'Pick A Dub' (& others)but had little chance of obtaining a copy till B&F put it out...& I was seldom let down when I got my B&F vinyl or CD home ...the name was a virtual guarantee of great sounding quality..
The Tree of Satta and Fisherman Style sets included new recordings over old rhythms. Unfortunately, the company ceased trading, the 'Deliver Me' being the last full price issue.
That's unusual,as all of B&F releases (to my knowledge) were reissues or comps of 'classic era JA recordings '+ a few remix discs - so they were planning on branching out to the modern roots market ?
It was an LP/CD for which an advance was paid, and never materialised. It had no title. B&F paid for the sessions.
Gateman1945 ,Which lp are you referring to that 'never materialised'?..thanks
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Not only US distributor bankruptcy, but also French distributor too. And a massive loss for an LP that never materialised.....
Absolute nonsense. I remember reading an interview with Bob Harding in which he explained about how a US distributor collapsing cost them a fortune. This was years after 'Jesus Dread'.
Yes - 1997 [Jesus Dread set] upto 1997, when B&F ceased trading, so nearly 10 years. The statement by drgn is simply false.
.. As I previously wrote 'the J Dread set bankrupting B&F ' simply doesn't add up ,quite how a LP/ CD box set released in 1997 puts a company in the red so it ceases trading almost 8 years later is absurd ,there were only 5000 vinyl releases & I doubt if they made (or lost) much money out of them -as it wasn't expensive (I think I paid just over £30 at the time)but would recoup cash on the CD sales. The other thing to bear in mind is to start with B&F had virtually a' clear field' in the top quality sounding rerelease/compilation market ,but soon had Pressure Sounds,Auralux ,Soul Jazz Studio One connection & others looking at the interest in 'classic JA sounds'& many company's started repressing older releases....
Nonsense - distributor bankruptcies amounting to over $100,000 [US distributor] and 30,000 Euros [French distributor], plus mismanagement in the Manchester office did for the label. All the issues recouped their advances. - Jesus Dread did so in the first year...
I first read the 'end of Blood & fire caused by J Dread' recently - I don't think this stands up . B&F s first releases 'If deejay was your trade' ,'dub gone crazy' 'pick a dub' etc were in 1994, 3 years later J Dread. Much later ,2005(?) B&F ceases trading . A more likely cause of B&Fs demise being the many other reissue companies that appeared in late 90s onwards + internet,downloading & sharing .When I purchased this on vinyl release it wasn't expensive (but was a 'limited run' of 5000) , I assume the double CD release made money .& certainly anybody that 'discovered' B&F via this release would likely have become a 'return customer' . I haven't read Steve Barrows 3rd print of 'rough guide to reggae' ,but the 2nd print (2001) does not allude to 'lavish packaging etc' .I haven't heard read anything first hand regarding a 'fault' on Big Youths set ... (Greensleeves DID recall a large number of '...Pacman' double CDS due to pressing glitch ) I hope B&F did well with their deal with the very experienced ,long running VP distribution network .They deserve it for 'setting a standard' in sound quality & value for money in 'classic era releases' ,that is now 'expected'by those buying what was once a bit of a (sometimes expensive) 'lucky dip' or gamble...
You must be thinking of the Big Youth 3cd set from a few years later, which had a manufacturing flaw that led the label to recall and reissue the whole thing. Many of B&F's crucial reissues were still to come during the 9 years separating the release of Jesus Dread from the label's end in 2006.
I think you're wrong. They had released more than thirty records/reissues after this one.If you want to know what happens, just ask Steve Barrow or his related. You're not the first one to tell this, even if they don't earn money with Jesus Dread, please stop spreading rumors. Respect to Steve Barrow and his related for what they've done.
One of the most crucial B&F compilations, if also one of the most obsessive - no less than five versions of 'Jah Vengeance', for instance, follow the original at the close of the first CD. This is one reason why it's so great though - few other collections give you the chance to see rhythms evolving into so many amazingly diverse and subtle new forms, especially in Tubby's hands. Dillinger's version of the Vengeance rhythm, 'Freshly', is probably the deepest bit of dub Tubby ever produced, absolute genius and well worth the admission price by itself.
Definitely agree with this. This comp stands out among all of the others in my collection that explore multiple versions of rhythms. There's enough variation and excellence in each of the versions on here that it does more than just keep your interest. And with the rhythms being so strong, my head stays bobbing throughout the entirety. I can't speak for the Simply Vinyl issue, but the B&F vinyl is quiet.

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