King Tubby

Osbourne Ruddock

Also known as Emperor Of Dub His Majesty King Tubby's, The, King (Osbourne Ruddock) Tubby, King Himself, The, King Tubb's, King Tubbies, King Tubby "The Dubmaster", King Tubby The Dub Master, King Tubby The Dubmaster, King Tubby's, King Tubby's Alias Osbourne Ruddock, King Tubby's All Stars, King Tubby's Special, King Tubby´s, King Tubbys, King Tubbys / Orline Ruddock, King Tubbys Alias Osbourne Ruddock, King Tubbystyle, King Tuby, King, The, Mighty King Tubby's, The, T. Tubby, Tubby, Tubby At The Control, Tubby King, Tubby's, Tubbys
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Discography of King Tubby:

# Release title Total tracks Type of release is Imprint date Label
151 Sound System International Dub LP 10 Audio 2009 Pressure Sounds
152 Sound System International Dub LP 15 Audio 2009 Pressure Sounds
153 Not Responsible / Psalms Of Dub 2 Audio Black & White (2)
154 King Tubby's Dancehall Style Dub 14 Audio 2006-11-06 Abraham
155 Sensi Dub Vol. 2 10 Audio 1989
156 King Tubby's "Controls" 14 Audio Abraham
157 King Tubby's "Rastafari Dub" (1974 - 1979) 12 Audio Clocktower Records
158 King Tubby Meet Vivian Jackson (Yabby You) 12 Audio Prophet Record
159 Straight To The Copycat Head / The Original Watering Man 2 Audio Hot Stuff (2)
160 Sun Power Vol.1 10 Audio 1989 Bushays
161 Brass Rockers 12 Audio
162 His Majestys Dub 9 Audio Original Music
163 Dangerous Dub 10 Audio 1981 Copasetic Records
164 Loving Memory Dub 18 Audio 2005-06-21 True North Records
165 Dub From The Roots 14 Audio 2010 Jamaican Recordings
166 More Dangerous Dub : Original Dub Classics Chapter 2 13 Audio 2008 Greensleeves Records
167 Presents The Roots Of Dub 12 Audio 2010 Jamaican Recordings
168 Stumbling Block 2 Audio 1977 Black & White (2)
169 Dub Fever 18 Audio 2006 Trench Town
170 King Tubby's "African Love Dub" 1974 -1979 13 Audio 2004
171 Dubbing With The Observer 13 Audio 1975 Attack
172 In Dub Conference Vol. 3 10 Audio Moodisc Records International
173 A Double Helping Of Jah Lloyd And King Tubby 24 Audio 1998 TEEM
174 Surrounded By The Dreads At The National Arena 26th. September 1975 13 Audio 2005
175 "Ina Reggae Dub Style" "Dis A Yard Dub" 18 Audio 2008 Abraham
176 Sensi Dub Vol. 2 10 Audio 2009 Original Music
177 In Dub Conference Volume One 10 Audio Moods International Records
178 Meets The Rest In Dub 10 Audio 2006 Corner Stone
179 In Dub 12 Audio 2005 Nature Sounds
180 The Roots Of Dub 12 Audio Clocktower Records
181 Power Of Love / In Fine Style 2 Audio Lee's
182 Undying Love / Dub Star 2 Audio Striker Lee
183 10 To 1 / 10 To Dub 2 Audio 2004 Attack
184 Presents The Roots Of Dub 12 Audio 2006 Clocktower Records
185 Brass Rockers 12 Audio 2010 Jamaican Recordings
186 I Admire You / Watergate Rock 2 Audio 1974 Black & White (2)
187 Governor General / Governor Dub 2 Audio 2008 Freedom Sounds
188 Shalom Dub 18 Audio 2010 Jamaican Recordings
189 King Tubby's "Controls" 14 Audio 1990
190 In A Midnight Rock Dub (Vol. 1) 14 Audio Abraham
191 Reggae Rasta Dub 16 Audio 2004 Clocktower Records
192 7X7 14 Audio 2003 Burning Bush Records
193 Shalom Dub 16 Audio 2010 Jamaican Recordings
194 The Dub Organiser 12 Audio 1993
195 King Tubbys Dub Box 21 Audio 2010-10-25 Jamaican Recordings
196 The Originator 17 Audio 2002-05-28 2B1 Records
197 Surrounded By The Dreads At The National Arena (26th. September 1975) 13 Audio 1976 Fay Music Inc.
198 Coming Home To Zion / Coming Home To Zion Dub 2 Audio 2010 Archive Recordings (Jamaica)
199 Big Dub: 15 Dubs From Lost Tapes 15 Audio 2009 Rock A Shacka
200 In Dub Conference Vol. 3 9 Audio 1989 Moods International Records

Born January 28th 1941, King Tubby is known primarily for his influence on the development of dub in the 1960s. In the 1950s, King Tubby's musical career began with the sound systems, set up on the streets of Kingston and playing dance music for the people. As a radio repairman, Tubby soon became quite helpful at most of the sound systems around.

Tubby began working with [a=Arthur "Duke" Reid] in 1968. At [l=Treasure Isle], a studio, Tubby began making remixes of hit songs, usually by simply removing the vocals. In time, Tubby (and others) began shifting the emphasis in the instrumentals, adding sounds and removing others and adding various special effects, like echoes. By 1971, Tubby's soundsystem was one of the most popular in Kingston and he decided to open a studio of his own. His remixes soon proved enormously popular, and he became one of the biggest celebrities in Jamaica.

During the 1970s, Tubby's work in the studio gave rise to modern dub music. He had a long string of hit songs, and worked as a producer for some of Jamaica's most popular artists, including [a=Lee Perry], [a=Bunny Lee], [a=Augustus Pablo] and [a=Yabby You]. In 1973, he began recording vocals to put along the instrumentals. 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 [a=King Jammy] and [a=Scientist].

In the 1980s, he focused on production for [a=Anthony Red Rose], [a=Sugar Minott] and other popular musicians, for his [l=Firehouse] group of labels. He was shot and killed by unknown persons, probably in a robbery attempt, in 1989, February 06th.

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