Sunday Dubs #2
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 music in the 1960s and 1970s. Tubby’s innovative studio work, which saw him elevate the role of the mixing engineer to a creative fame previously only reserved for composers and musicians, would prove to be highly influential across many genres of popular music. He is often cited as the inventor of the concept of the remix, and so may be seen as a direct antecedent of much dance and electronic music production.
Just wanted to show respect for my man King Tubby on this beautiful Sunday Morning. He has had much influence with his music production and who knows where electronic music would be without him. He was an electronics prodigy, he built his first, modest, amplifier (and radio transmsitter) in 1962 at the age of twenty-one; the pioneer to the sound system officially first put into action commercially in 1970, producing back to back 45 versions featuring Tubby’s trademark echo, reverb and phase effects. Much love and respect to an originator and to a man with a great taste in music.
Here are a few of my favorites of man King Tubby.