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Born Osbourne Ruddick, King Tubby was a producer, engineer credited with the concept of remixing tracks and the development of dub music.
King Tubby owned an electrical repair shop in Kingston, Jamaica. He would often repair equipment and build amplifiers for local DJs that played ska and rocksteady with their travelling sound systems. Tubby would end up producing his own records that incorporated echo and heavy bass.
You can hear how effective his studio techniques were on Take 5 Dub.
K is also for… Kingston: The capital of Jamaica and the home of ska, rocksteady and reggae. Kingston has a tropical climate with a total average rainfall of almost 36 inches. But hey, that’s enough of that… we don’t want to come over all Judith Chalmers. Perish the thought.