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Article ID BOOK-149
Format Book
Artist Ray Hurford
Title Small Axe Bookzine 5: King Tubby
Label Muzik Tree
Country GB - United Kingdom
Quality m
Remarks New series of pamphlets, or "bookzines" as Ray puts it, from the Small Axe publishing house. The impact of sound engineer King Tubby on the Jamaican music scene in the mid-seventies cannot be overstated. The bottom heavy bass and razor sharp high hat sound he achieved in his small remix and voicing studio at the famous Dromilly Avenue address in the notorious Waterhouse district in Jamaica transformed the sound of reggae. His sonic experiments on the version sides common to reggae at the time took things a step further, his experience as a sound man undoubtedly informing his deft and spontaneous manipulation of the recorded sounds he worked with so that a familiar record could be utterly transformed running through his revered four track board. These "dub" sides have only grown in stature with the passing of the years and many argue that dub has been hugely influential to many musical forms in the years since. His untimely death in 1989 robbed the reggae world of a major talent. Written by Dave Hendley and Ray Hurford with assistance from Colin Moore.

A5 Paperback: 50 pages
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