King Tubby in no uncertain terms invented DUB. Born Osbourne Ruddock in Kingston in 1941.
He grew up around High Holborn Street in central Kingston,before moving to the Waterhouse
district in 1955.

His electronic genius grew from working and fixing radios and t.v. sets, a natural progression
led to working with amplifiers,and starting his own sound system’’Tubby’s Home Town Hi- Fi’’.
A very competitive game in the late 60’s. You were as good as the EXCLUSIVE records
you played.

Tubby discovered during his time cutting discs for Duke Reid’s Treasure Isle set up, that by
dropping vocals / instruments in and out of the backing tracks, you could invent new versions
of existing old tunes. These early versions tried and tested on his sound system went down
so well that he invested in a four track mixing console, that was being sold from Dynamic
Studios in Kingston. With his vast knowledge of electric’s, he rewired the existing console
with delay echo effects, sliders and phasing units and so began King Tubby’s Studio Of Dub
at 18 Drummlie Avenue, Kingston 11, Jamaica...His Home... This is where all the producers
would bring their tracks for Tubby to put his magic over.

Most tracks that came out in Jamaica from here on in would carry a ‘Version’ on its B-side more
than likely a Tubby dub. One of the producers who used him the most was Bunny Striker Lee,
who’s labels Jackpot, Justice and Attack all carried Tubby’s mixes / versions on their flip sides.

Our collection here, are all taken from the original master tapes you might have have
heard the tracks before but not these versions.... Lost in the vaults till now.
So sit back and enjoy the dub master at work.

RESPECT... JAH FLOYD.


CD Track Listing

1. CHERRY’S DUB
We start off with a very early version of Eric Donaldson’s ‘Cherry O Baby’. This version was
recorded at Dynamic Sounds, in 1971 and has remained lost on master tape till now.

2. FRENEMY DUB
This Classic rhythm known as ‘Mad Mad World’ and ‘Crying in the Ghetto’ both voiced by
Winston Jarrett. got worked on by Tubby as an exclusive mix for his sound system.
Released here for the first time featuring the late great Jacob Miller on dubbed vocal.

3. FALLING FOR DUB
A version here of Cornell Campbell’s ‘My Whole World Is Falling Down’ Tubby in fine form
4. DUB ON THE STREET AGAIN
Yes my friend on The Street Again finds Cornell Campbell’s vocal dubbed King Tubby
Style Nice Rockers drums from Sly Dunbar.

5. DECEIVING THE DUB
Sly and Robbie dubbing up Delroy Wilson’s ‘So Long Jenny’ with King Tubby at the boards....
6. DUB CONFESSION
This is the first version of the Johnny Clarke song ‘Every Knee Shall Bow’ featuring
Ronnie Davis on vocals.

7. RELEASE THE DUB
King Tubby’s and the Aggrovators version of Bob Dylan’s ’’I Shall Be Released’.
This track has never sounded sweeter, featuring Cornell Campbells dubbed vocal.
8. A YOUTHMANS DUB
Version of Barry Browns’s ‘ Trying Youthman’ recorded at Harry J’s studio, dubbed
at King Tubby’s. Still sounds sweet.
9. COLD HEARTED DUB
King Tubby’s and The Aggrovators version of the Jackie Mittoo / Winston Wright track
known as ‘Jump The Fence’ /’ In Cold Blood’ This unreleased version features Jackie
Mittoo on keyboards.
10. BLESSED DUB
Again Barry Brown featuring on vocals with Sly and Robbies Aggrovators ‘Give Thanks and
Praise’ Tubby style....

11. LETS DO THE DUB
This rhythm also known as ‘Sweet Sensation’ by The Melodians, dubbed here from Cornell Campbell’s
‘Lets do it Baby’ sees Tubby in find form.

12. JUMPERS DUB
This Jumpers rhythm written by Sly Dunbar for Johnny Clarke’s ‘Like Nobodies Business’ features
also the great Jackie Mittoo on keyboards. The rhythm also got used on Johnny Clarkes
‘Wante Wante Can’t Get it’.

13. DUB FOR FREEDOM*
Johnny Clarke sings on Ken Booth’s ‘Freedom Street’ in Jumpers / Steppers style
14. YOU HAVE CAUGHT THE DUB*
Version of Melodians ‘You Have Caught Me Baby’. Johnny Clarke’s vocal dub featured here.

•CD Bonus Track


Vinyl Track Listing

Side 1
1. CHERRY’S DUB
2. FRENEMY DUB
3. FALLING FOR DUB
4. DUB ON THE STREET AGAIN
5. DECEIVING THE DUB
6. DUB CONFESSION

Side 2
1. RELEASE THE DUB
2. A YOUTHMANS DUB
3. COLD HEARTED DUB
4. BLESSED DUB
5. LETS DO THE DUB
6. JUMPERS DUB



Musicians Include:
Carlton Barrett,
Sly Dunbar, Santa Davis,
Robbie Shakespere, Aston Barrett,
Tony Chin, Geoffrey Chung,
Earl Smith, Carl Harvey,
Keith Sterling, Jackie Mittoo,
Winston Wright, Tommy McCook,
Bobby Ellis & Skully Sims.

Produced by: Bunny Lee
Mixed by: King Tubby at King Tubby’s Studio,
18 Drummlie Avenue , Kinston 11, Jamaica.
Recorded at: Dynamic Sounds, Randy’s Studio 17 & Channel One Stuidios.

All Titles published by Westbury Music Ltd
Manufactured under licence from E. Lee
Made in the UK