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Chance Meeting
Friday February 19th, 2021 with Heavy Ben
Black History Month spotlight on Creation Rebel

Chance meeting on a UK tour of a Jamaican Prince and reggae musicians of a prolific drummer and a budding dub master Based in London, UK, Creation Rebel worked with Prince Far-I, Adrian Sherwood, and labels Hitrun, On-U Sound, and Cherry Red in the 1970s and 80s. Recording some of the best reggae dub music during the early English punk era, their music is languorous, funky, spacey, and totally intoxicating. Creation Rebel morphed into Singers & Players, African Head Charge, and Dub Syndicate. They variously contributed to the most significant UK reggae and dub acts of the 1980s, also including Aswad, Mark Stewart & Maffia, New Age Steppers, Playgroup, London Underground, and Suns of Arqa. Primary members: - drummer Eric "Fish" Clarke - drummer and percussionist Style Scott - guitar player and singer "Crucial" Tony Phillips - drummer Charlie "Eskimo" Fox - keyboard player Clifton "Bigga" Morrison - vocalist and bass player Keith "Lizard" Logan - composer and melodica player Peter Stroud aka. Doctor Pablo Pictured: Prince Far I, On-U Sound, and Creation Rebel are inextricably linked
Creation Rebel has its roots as Prince Far I's backing band The Arabs. Far I was also an early mentor to Adrian Sherwood as they worked together extensively, setting up deals to license Jamaican tunes for UK release.
Long Life
Prince Far I & The Arabs - Crytuff Dub Encounter Chapter 1 - Hitrun - 1978
Frontline Speech
Prince Far I & Creation Rebel - Vibrations: 1978-1982 - On-U Sound - 2017 (orig. 1978)
A track from each of Creation Rebel's 7 LPs, many of which had their origin in Jamaica, then later dubbed out by Dennis Bovell and Adrian Sherwood in London
Dub From Creation
Creation Rebel - Dub From Creation - Hitrun - 1978
Know Yourself
Creation Rebel - Close Encounters Of The Third World - Hitrun - 1978
Rebel Vibration
Creation Rebel - Rebel Vibrations - Hitrun - 1979
Space Movement (Section 1)
Creation Rebel - Starship Africa - 4D Rhythms/On-U Sound - 1980
African Space
Creation Rebel - Psychotic Jonkanoo - Statik - 1981
Creation Rebel & New Age Steppers - Threat To Creation - Cherry Red - 1981
New Age Steppers (worthy of their own profile) were a post-punk group that included Ari Up and Viv Albertine of the Slits, Mark Stewart of The Pop Group, Keith Levene of Public Image Ltd, John Waddington and Bruce Smith of Rip Rig + Panic, Vicky Aspinall of The Raincoats, Neneh Cherry, and members of Creation Rebel... organized and produced by Adrian Sherwood
Love I Can Feel
Creation Rebel - Lows & Highs - Cherry Red - 1982
Checking It Out
Sonia & Creation Rebel - 12" - S&S Records - 1981
Fit to Survive
Singers and Players & Bim Sherman - War Of Words - 99 Records - 1981
Quante Jubila
Singers and Players & Prince Far I - War Of Words - 99 Records - 1981
Space Movement (Section 2)
Creation Rebel - Starship Africa - 4D Rhythms/On-U Sound - 1980
Interactive CKCU
Day Job Rob
Cool stuff! I liked your dubby voice trick.

6:20 PM, February 18th, 2021
Jas Nasty
dubbing at my desk

3:13 PM, February 19th, 2021
Ben Armstrong (host)
Happy Fridub!

3:21 PM, February 19th, 2021
Hi Heavy Dub Ben

3:29 PM, February 19th, 2021
Jas Nasty
I should really try harder to play my melodica more! ooooh liking your vocal effects too!

3:29 PM, February 19th, 2021
Ben Armstrong (host)
Melodica and Theremin, Jas!

3:38 PM, February 19th, 2021
Catching the last few minutes post-Friday meetings. Stay dub.

3:50 PM, February 19th, 2021
Ben Armstrong (host)
Thanks all for dubbing in today

3:58 PM, February 19th, 2021
robert p in gatineau
Good vibes. Thanks.

3:58 PM, February 19th, 2021