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Virtual Tribute Planned For King Tubby

Written by on December 30, 2020

2021 will mark the 32nd anniversary of the passing of legendary sound engineer King Tubby. Sound System Club Presents: Firehouse Crew and Friends Tribute to King Tubby 31 Years After His Death,’ Paul Scott, producer of the King Tubby show, is adamant that King Tubby’s greatness must not be forgotten. The event is scheduled to celebrate the contributions that King Tubby has made worldwide to reggae music and electronic music.

The virtual event entitled “King Tubby Tribute” will be streamed live from the Waterhouse studio of King Jammy on March 27, 2021 and will see performances from The Firehouse Crew, the band that boasts that its career began with King Tubby; Anthony Redrose, Tubby protégé; Dean Fraser, saxophonist; and Suriname singers Courtney Melody, Thriller U, Duane Stephenson, Miriam Simone, and hosted by IRIE FM’s Amber. A dub album, Tribute to King Tubby, will be released by The Firehouse Crew, particularly for the event.

Osbourne ‘King Tubby’ Ruddock was shot and killed on February 6, 1989 outside his Duhaney Park home after returning from a session at his Drumalie Avenue studio in Waterhouse. King Tubby’s musical journey began when he was 17 years old. Tubby, who earned his kingship from his innovativeness, used his small Waterhouse studio to create a sound that redefined the Jamaican popular music of the 1960s and 1970s
King Tubby is considered the inventor of the remix concept. His most famous dub, was King Tubby Meets Rockers Uptown in 1974.

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