Dub Kings – King Jammy At King Tubby’s (2011)

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“Climbing in distinction from merely Prince Jammy to King Jammy, this student of King Tubby started out as Lloyd James, learning the tricks of dub production from one of the masters over the course of working on countless reggae productions throughout the ’70s. Dub Kings collects some of Jammy’s standout mixes, rugged rocksteady rhythms with a focus on sharp horn sections, especially notable on cuts like ‘Wreaking Dub’ and ‘Pride and Ambition Dub.’ These 18 tracks were all engineered at King Tubby’s studio by King Jammy in the late ’70s, and have an especially swimmy quality to them, awash in the type of echo trails, reverb, and generous negative space that made the sounds coming out of Tubby’s studio worthy of royalty.”
allmusic
“2011 release. Two ‘Kings’ for the price of one!, King Tubby the master of the dub cut, has had many protégés that trained and worked with him over the years, as his services became more and more in-demand. Producer Scientist, singer Pat Kelly, Prince Phillip Smart, etc., all served their time at King Tubby’s studio at his home on 18 Drummile Avenue, Kingston, Jamaica. But the person who would take his production skills on to another level and had cut his musical teeth with Tubby was Prince Jammy, who would soon be renamed King Jammy. King Tubby’s (b. Osbourne Ruddock, 1941, Kingston, Jamaica) fascination with all things electronic grew out of working and repairing radios and TV sets. This would eventually lead to working with amplifiers and the lucrative work of winding transistors, a job that was much in-demand in Jamaica and work that Tubby carried on with throughout his career. This knowledge of the way sound/music was made and transferred, Tubby would adapt into groundbreaking ideas, like removing various parts of the recordings: for example, the vocals and distorting elements of the sound like the bass line or drums and adding delays and echo to enhance and reshape the song. …”
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