I confess I am not an Augustus Pablo scholar, but I would bet big money that Pablo’s dub take on Bob Marley‘s “Talkin’ Blues” is among the most inspired recordings in his canon. I only wish I could determine the source of the original Marley vocal and backing track – it’s a stellar version. Pablo blows great lines with deep feeling from start to finish. This song strikes me as a dub reggae version of the “high lonesome” sound for which country music is famous:
Augustus Pablo & The Wailers
According to these notes posted in Discogs —
Collection of two dub albums credited to Roots Rockers from 1983:
Jimmy Radway and Tommy Cowan are listed as producers, with liner notes written by Steve Barrow.
LINK to Melodica
LINK to Dub Reggae +/- Version