KING TUBBY'S LIVE TRIBUTE
To anyone familiar with the Waterhouse community of Kingston, Jamaica, Osbourne "King Tubby's" Ruddock was a collassal figure who helped shaped the sound of reggae music. The Tribute to King Tubby Tour (Reggae Month February 2023) will honour the legend who is the creator of Dub music and mixing techniques in Reggae music used across all genres of music. The tour will feature artistes who worked with King Tubbys while he was alive Courtney Melody, King Everald, Philip Fraser, Cornel Campbell, Plus, The Firehouse Crew, which formed at King Tubby's studio, will be releasing a dub album, "Tribute to King Tubby”, exclusively for the event. In addition, artistes Jahbari, Miriam Simone and Eric Smithand the world renown selector Danny Dread. Osbourne Ruddock defined the sound of reggae music in the 1970s with a combination of creative engineering techniques and imaginative production touches. He worked with like-minded musician/artistes such as Augustus Pablo, Yabby You and Linval Thompson, U Roy as well as progressive producers like Glen Brown and Bunny Lee. It may seem funny, but King Tubby was persecuted by the police. In those days going to a King Tubby dance, you could get your head busted and a beating from the police. “Many Rastas lost their locks, cut off by policemen’s knives,” said Scott. “Many people may not want to say this but a lot of people who loved the music King Tubby played suffered many physical injuries and injustice listening his creations.” Many of those creations were dub versions (bass-driven rhythms without vocals) of hit songs by top reggae acts from the 1970s including Jacob Miller, Johnny Clarke, Augustus Pablo, and Cornel Campbell. King Tubby’s Meets Rockers Uptown, a 1976 dub masterpiece with Augustus Pablo, hears King Tubby at the height of his powers.