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  King Tubby - Pioneer of Dub
King Tubby (born Osbourne Ruddock, January 28, 1941 - February 6, 1989) is a Jamaican musician, known primarily for his influence on the development of dub in the 1960s.
By 1971, Tubby's soundsystem was one of the most popular in Kingston and he decided to open a studio of his own.
By the later part of the decade though, King Tubby had mostly retired from music, still occasionally recording remixes and tutoring a new generation of artists, including King Jammy and Scientist.
www.jahsonic.com /KingTubby.html   (1786 words)

  King Tubby - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
King Tubby (born Osbourne Ruddock, January 28, 1941 February 6, 1989) was a Jamaican electronics and sound engineer, known primarily for his influence on the development of dub in the 1960s and 1970s.
Tubby's innovative studio work, which saw him elevate the role of record producer to a creative height previously only reserved for composers and musicians, would prove to be highly influential across many genres of popular music.
Tubby built on his considerable knowledge of electronics to repair, adapt and design his own studio equipment, which made use of a combination of old devices and new technologies to produce a studio capable of the precise, atmospheric sounds which would become Tubby's trademark.
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 King Tubby
King Tubby has a great name in dub, but this album is not his best.
This, of course, points out the limitations of even the great King Tubby: You can throw in all the audio effects you want and mix the hell out of a song, but if you don't like the original product, chances are you won't care for the dub.
Although I'm no King Tubby expert, I get the sense that his genius came as much from his inventiveness -- he essentially created the dub sub-genre with now-common techniques -- as his ability to craft great music.
www.reggae-reviews.com /kingtubby.html   (635 words)

 King Tubby -- Facts, Info, and Encyclopedia article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
In the (The decade from 1950 to 1959) 1950s, King Tubby's musical career began with the (A system of electronic equipment for recording or reproducing sound) sound systems, set up on the streets of (Capital and largest city of Jamaica) Kingston and playing dance music for the people.
By 1971 (see (Click link for more info and facts about 1971 in music) 1971 in music), Tubby's soundsystem was one of the most popular in Kingston and he decided to open a studio of his own.
By the later part of the decade though, King Tubby had mostly retired from music, still occasionally recording remixes and tutoring a new generation of artists, including King Jammy and (A person with advanced knowledge of one of more sciences) Scientist.
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/k/ki/king_tubby.htm   (417 words)

 King Tubby
Tubby was not a producer or a performer.
Case in point is "King Tubby's Meets Rockers Uptown," which was a dub of Jacob Miller's "Baby I Love You So." In the UK, Tubby's dub was listed as side A, and Miller's original was side B. Listen to both versions, and it's easy to see why.
Tubby wasn't just an engineer or a guy who got a kick out of fucking up perfectly good songs by removing vocals and throwing in a bunch of delay effects and filters.
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 King Tubby
Tubby would also physically hit the spring reverb unit to create a thunderclap sound, or put a brief frequency test tone on deep echo; later he would use sound effects like sirens and gunshots.
By the mid-seventies, Tubby was training other engineers in the intricacies of dub; early assistant 'Prince' Philip Smart went to the States (today he runs the top Reggae Studio HCF on Long Island) and was replaced by Lloyd James, better known as 'Prince' (later 'King') Jammy, who had returned from Canada in 1976.
After leaving the studio in Waterhouse, King Tubby was murdered by a lone gunman outside his home at 85 Sherlock Crescent in nearby Duhaney park, and Jamaican music lost one of its most influential talents.
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 Encyclopedia: King Tubby
A selector can be: a reggae disk jockey (who selects music to play) a switch used to choose which function a device will perform This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title.
King Jammy was born Lloyd James in Kingston, Jamaica and worked as Prince Jammy together with King Tubby.
Scientist (Overton/Hopetone Brown) was a protégé of King Tubby (Osbourne Ruddock) one of the originators of Dub music.
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 King Tubby King Tubby CD   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
The late King Tubby was the ruler of dub and the original mixmaster.
Tubby knew what he was doing with the music because before he started making it, he’d operated his own awesome sound system, built amplifiers for other systems, and designed various other bits of recording equipment.
It is bittersweet swansong – King Tubby, aged 48, is shot outside his home, in the ghetto area of Waterhouse, by a lone gunman on February 6, 1989, in what is apparently a botched robbery.
www.unionsquaremusic.co.uk /titlev4.php?ALBUM_ID=28&LABEL_ID=3   (1107 words)

King Tubby grew up around High Holborn Street in Central Kingston before moving to the capital's Waterhouse district in 1955.
Lee used Tubby for dub and voicing on rhythms he had built elsewhere with the Aggrovators session band.
Throughout this period Tubby planned to build his own studio, and by 1988 he had begun to issue computer-generated digital music, featuring many of the new-wave ragga singers and DJs, including Pad Anthony, Courtney Melody, Anthony Red Rose, Pliers and Ninjaman, as well as established talents such as Cornell Campbell.
www.albertson.edu /student_pages/~rthapa/king_tubby.htm   (592 words)

 King Tubby’s Dynasty
Tubby’s spacey sounds were a perfect background for U Roy’s "outrageous jive"(Hist of Dub), synergistically producing some of the most innovative music that Jamaica has ever seen.
Osbourne ‘King Tubby’ Ruddock, the engineer, the instrumentalist, the electrician, the teacher, the Master, the ‘Scientist’; is considered to be the last "confirmed ruler of the sound world".
Tubby and his protégé, Prince Jammy, mix these tracks with authority and the right amount of discretion, maintaining the integrity of the original rhythms at hand.
debate.uvm.edu /dreadlibrary/seddon.html   (4529 words)

 Rebel Riddims: King Tubby, the Dub Organizer
That's because Ruddock, a Jamaican engineer and sound system operator who went by the name of King Tubby, was the dub organizer, the man who saw the potential of putting instrumental versions on the B-sides of 7-inch singles to become its own artistic genre.
Yet even Tubby couldn't possibly have predicted his innovations would impact not just reggae, but hip hop and electronic music, forms that hadn't yet emerged when he was laying down dub's foundation.
There are many other King Tubby reissue collections out there, but the Moll-Selekta set represents his first two "solo" albums, so it stands to reason that the dubmaster was pretty involved in putting them together.
www.africana.com /reviews/music/mu20031119riddim.asp   (1397 words)

 African Borthers / King Tubby - Pandora Internet Radio
King Tubby was born under the more humble name of Osbourne Ruddock in Kingston, Jamaica, on January 28, 1941.
Jackson and King Tubby's follow-up, "Conquering Lion," was another hit, and gave the artist/producer his nickname "Yabby You." Yabby You released his debut album, Conquering Lion, in 1975, and Tubby provided the dub companion, King Tubby's Prophecy of Dub, the following year.
By the end of the '70s, however, King Tubby had turned his attention to teaching and training a new generation of engineers and producers, including Prince Jammy (who would only take the crown once his mentor died, becoming at that point King Jammy), the equally innovative Scientist, and Prince Philip Smart, among others.
www.pandora.com /music/artist/6148dc09ee2b8258   (1814 words)

 Browse by Artist: KING TUBBY
King Tubby's instrument was the mixing desk, and like jazz musicians before him, his passion was finding ways to make it do things that hadn't been done before.
King Tubby was an electronics genius, the self-taught master of circuitry and sound, skills learned during his time as a repairman in a culture where poverty dictated that you didn't throw things away if they could be fixed -- you improvised instead.
Another brilliant collection of 14 early 80's bass 'n' drum work-outs from King Tubby's studio, the bulk of which are mixed by the Scientist with the remaining mixed by Prince Jammy and Tubby.
www.forcedexposure.com /artists/king.tubby.html   (1148 words)

 miaminewtimes.com | Music | Dub from the Roots | 2005-03-03   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
King Tubby has been dead for fifteen years, the victim of a still-unsolved murder in Jamaica, yet he remains among the most respected figures in reggae, credited with the innovations that gave modern-day trance, techno, and hip-hop a sonic heft and deep-bass grooves.
This fourth dimension was fortified by a mind-warping sense of echo and reverb.
King Tubby was robbed (his licensed pistol was stolen, too) and his wife awoke to the sound of a single shot.
music.miaminewtimes.com /issues/2005-03-03/music/music2.html   (2071 words)

 The History of Rock Music. King Tubby: biography, discography, reviews, links   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
While Tubby was working as a recording engineer, he accidentally discovered the appeal of stripping a song of its vocal track.
Tubby mostly improvised at the mixing board, as if it were an instrument.
Tubby raised an entire generation of recording engineers, who went one to become innovators of Jamaican music, such as Prince Jammy (Lloyd James), soon to become a trendy producer, and Scientist (Overton Brown).
www.scaruffi.com /vol3/tubby.html   (247 words)

 King Tubby: the Origin of Jamaican Dub
Tubby began to experiment with special "versions", dropping the vocals in and out, filtering the rhythm, or feeding tracks through his own custom-built loop-echo and spring reverb units.
But Tubby was starting from scratch, devising his own technology, with few artistic preconceptions, and working in a culture where rhythms and rhymes were part of a communal oral culture, a sound matrix in which elements could be constantly re-cycled and re-arranged.
King Tubby, the Dub Organiser, was mysteriously shot dead outside his home in Kingston in 1989.
www.culturecourt.com /Br.Paul/media/KingTubby.htm   (1188 words)

 Claat.com - Reggae and Dancehall E-zine and Community - Biography: King Tubby´s Soundsystem (UK)
Cecil Rennie AKA King Tubby's, was born in the parish of St Thomas, Jamaica.
King Tubby's caught the imagination of reggae music lovers everywhere and the dances were always packed.
At the end of the day King Tubby's Sound System is there to entertain their supporters and this can only be done if there is harmony amongst the crew in the camp.
www.claat.com /article/articleview/730/1/136   (640 words)

 Upcoming - King Tubby   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
Osbourne Ruddock, better known as King Tubby, is one of the most important and innovative figures in modern popular music.
Using some of the toughest roots rhythms of the day, this collection of the King's heaviest dub, vocal and instrumental mixes is the first ever compilation to bring together Tubby's collaborations with groundbreaking producers such as Rupie Edwards, Derrick Harriott, Keith Hudson, Bunny Lee, Augustus Pablo, Lee Perry and Winston Riley.
The influence of King Tubby's studio experimentation has extended beyond the confines of reggae and now reverberates around the world in many genres of contemporary music.
www.trojanrecords.net /articles/upcoming/upcoming_tubby.htm   (381 words)

 King Tubby Meets Larry Marshall, MP3 Music Download at eMusic
There, King Tubby began deconstructing and reconstructing music in the same way he had sound systems, but these early efforts were really remixes, an already old skill in Jamaica.
King Tubby took this concept to a whole new level.
King Tubby was also happy to provide mixes for Glen Brown, the man who first gave him his due.
www.emusic.com /artist/10566/10566318.html   (1804 words)

 KING TUBBY CDs and DVDs recommended by Irielion
King Tubby, the Dub Master (born Osbourne Ruddock), started his career in the mid-1950s repairing radios and DJ sound systems.
Working with Reid, Tubby began what seemed to be a deceptively simple bit of experimentation: to remix songs, first dropping the vocal track, then boosting parts of the instrumental tracks, and subtly adding effects like echo and delay to isolated instruments.
King Tubby - Jah Thomas Meets King Tubby: In The House of Dub.
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 King Tubby   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
King Tubby - The Dub Master Vol 1 - Orange Street - CD When it comes to titles this one is 100% you could not get a better title than 'Dub Master' for King Tubby was all that and more.
Tubby took the sound of the Argrovators with either Johnny Clarke, Cornell Campbell, Horace Andy on vocals - just a pick a big name and created something so new and exitcing that his work is stlll having a massive impact 25 years later.
Bunny Lee’s long association with King Tubby and the engineers, who operated the studio, will always be of special interest to followers of dub.
www.rayx.freeserve.co.uk /kingtubby.htm   (424 words)

 History of Dub music
Osbourne Ruddock (better known as King Tubby) was born in 1941 in Kingston, and worked as an electronics engineer (repairing radios and televisions) though out the 1960s.
Tubby bought a four-track mixing board from Dynamic Studio and, with his background in electronics, he was able to specially-customized this equipment to include faders.
Prince Jammy, 'the undisputed king of computerized, digital reggae music'(Larkin 1995, p2302-2303), from the mid 1980s King Jammy would dominate and control the sound of reggae, with the introduction of new computerized drum beats and rhythm.
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 New Haven Advocate: King Tubby   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
King Tubby is one of the seminal figures in dub.
Like a Jamaican John Cage, King Tubby's music shows just how dramatic silence is, but he also used the rhythmic momentum of the music to carry over through the gaps--the pulse is implicit and you keep feeling it, even when nothing's there.
Since most of the material was recorded on a four-track--typically with guitar, piano and organ on one track; bass, drums and percussion on a second; voice on the third and overdubs and horns on the fourth--Tubby had little to work with, but he made the most of it.
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