King Tubby
King Tubby

King Tubby

About King Tubby

As the originator of dub, one of the most important developments not only in reggae, but in all of contemporary music, King Tubby is a towering historical figure. Born Osbourne Ruddock, the Kingston pioneer started out as an electronics repair man. By the late '60s he was working as a recording engineer and DJ, and the die was cast when he began playing his first instrumental dub mix of a record he'd just engineered. By the early '70s, Tubby had his own studio where he became a master at the art of transforming reggae recordings through creative, often spontaneous remixing. Throughout the '70s he collaborated with a stunning cast of producers and artists, making reggae history in the process.

  • HOMETOWN
    Kingston, Jamaica
  • BORN
    January 28, 1941

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