The "Tempo" rhythm is considered as one of the historical rhythms of the Dancehall's golden period. It was apparently an answer to Jammys "Sleng Teng" rhythm. "Love It A Kill Me" by John Wayne is probably the most sought after and popular cut on the rhythm, and the record itself includes a superb dub-version on the flip by the Dub Master, King Tubby. Although the artist doesn't sing as powerfully as he does on his hit song "Call The Police", he still displays his unique lyrical flow. Originally, the 7inch vinyl record was released on the Kingston 11 label and the 12inch was on the Firehouse label.
Dub Store Records is the Ska, Rocksteady, Reggae and Dancehall reissue label run by the eponymous Tokyo based record store. The label aims at accurately covering the 50-plus years of Jamaican music, and pass on many rare and magnificent recordings, which are non-commercial and highly artistic. Carefully handing down the tradition of reggae music, Dub Store Records has so far issued recordings from labels and artists such as Studio One, Federal Records (Federal, Kentone, Merritone), Jammys, Bunny Wailer's Solomonic, Derrick Harriott, Kiddus I, Redman International, King Tubby’s Firehouse, Fam's, BMN and much more to come.
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