Toppa Top 10: Ten Classics Featuring Style Scott

October 14, 2014

Prince Far I & the Arabs –Cry Tough Dub Encounter III (Circa 1979)

Style Scott gained some of his earliest professional experience playing with Prince Far I’s band The Arabs, performing on records later compiled for Cry Tough Dub Encounter III. That band, minus Prince Far I, would evolve into the Roots Radics and also Creation Rebel/Dub Syndicate, whose recordings with producer Adrian Sherwood birthed the UK dub sound. Cry Tough Dub Encounter III represents the beginning of that transition, with Sherwood at the controls. The album’s punk connection is also notable: members of The Slits, including Ari Up, contribute backing vocals to this otherworldly affair. For a deeper look at this highly underrated and innovative LP, see here.