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Dread at the Controls/ Evolutionary Rockers

by Mikey Dread

Dread at the Controls is the Mikey Dread debut album that hit the street as Evolutionay Rockers then retitled in London and released as Dread at the Controls in 1979. Real Jamaican Roots Reggae from the 70's.
Genre: World: Reggae
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1. Dread Combination
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4:12 album only
2. Walk Ras Tafari Way
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3:45 album only
3. Proper Education
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7:20 album only
4. King in the Ring
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3:58 album only
5. Step by Step
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4:52 album only
6. Love the Dread
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2:55 album only
7. The Voice of Jah
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3:42 album only
8. Barber Saloon
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7:20 album only
9. African Map
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4:17 album only
10. School Girl
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4:06 album only
11. East Portland Dub
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4:06 album only
12. Bull Bay Dubwize
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3:28 album only
13. DATC Tribute to King Tubby
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3:17 album only
14. Voice of Dub
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3:30 album only
15. Internal Energy Dubmix
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2:54 album only
16. Rastadub
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2:58 album only
17. School Girl Dub
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4:11 album only
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
MIKEY DREAD, known as The Dread at the Controls, is one of the most influential performers and innovators in reggae music. MIKEY DREAD, as well as being a reggae artist and producer with International recognition may best be known as the pioneer of reggae broadcasting worldwide beginning in his hometown of Port Antonio, Jamaica as selector/DJ for his sound systems, Safari and Sounds of Music, he graduated from Jamaica's College of Arts, Science and Technology before taking his landmark job at the Jamaica Broadcasting Corporation (JBC) radio and television network in 1976. It was here he developed his Dread At The Controls label and trademark.

His production expertise has helped launched many artists, from Earl 16, Edi Fitzroy, Rod Taylor,Sugar Minott, Junior Murvin and the Roots Radics Band to the Clash, Japanese rock band Anarchy , Izzy Stradlin(ex Guns N' Roses) Six years ago, he produced songs on Izzy Stradlin and The Ju Ju Hounds, the first album from Guns 'N' Roses guitarist Izzy Stradlin.and stretches through the late 70's into the 80's.

Throughout the 1980s and 1990s, Mikeys résumé grew to enviable proportions. In addition to his work with The Clash, he recorded with UB40 and helped produce the well-received Deep Roots documentary on Jamaican music for Channel Four TV in the United Kingdom.
Most recently MIKEY has collaborated with Seal on a song titled "Lips like Sugar" for the soundtrack of the Adam Sandler/Drew Barrymore movie "50 First Dates"
Mikey is currently touring and promoting his recent release "Rasta in Control" This 18 track set has once again proven that Mikey Dread is still in Control. Many have commented that this is probably Mikey's best work ever and well worth the wait!


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Horace

best
Sorry to hear of the lost of a very talented superstar. I grew up listening to this talented star late at saturday night in Jamaica. It's so sad that we keep losing talented artists so young, Mikey may Jah bless your family one love. Hartford Ct.

pascal Guilbot

Dread at the control
Yes! Mikey Dread is one of the most prolifics deejays from jamaica! Thet record is his first one, recorded with some of the best Jamaican musicians of all times ( Sly& Robbie, Ansel Collins, Horsemouth, Augustus Pablo, Chinna Smith & Bo Pee...) A great record with strong music and strong vibes... For all the reggae roots lovers...
If you are fan of King Tubby, Lee Perrz, U Roy, The Revolutionnaries and all the greatest music that was done during the seventies area in Jamaica!
Or more simply, if you are a fan of Mikey Drea, that great artist...

Trevor Reid

Dread at the Controls
We've lost an Icon. Mikey Dread was one of the roots reggae dub-wise style of the '70's. I enjoyed listening to him on JBC's "Dread At The Controls" back in the '70's. He had his own unique
style with sound effects. He opened the door for dub-wise to play on radio stations. He was not only a dj, but he was also a teacher to the youths
I remembered him from the early days at King Tubby Studio where I met him.
He will be sadly missed. We will always love you and you will continue to live through us with your
music. You're an angel in Heaven and remained one
of the only artist to open doors for other artists. Jah Bless and rest in peace. Trevor Reid.