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I AM THE KING Featuring King Tubby At The Controls Volume 2 Vinyl LP
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I AM THE KING Volume 2
King Tubby’s first interaction with the music industry came in the late 1950s with the rising popularity of Jamaican sound systems, which were to be found all over Kingston and which were developing into enterprising businesses. As a talented radio repairman, Tubby soon found himself in great demand by most of the major sound systems of Kingston, as the tropical weather of the Caribbean island (often combined with sabotage by rival sound system owners) led to malfunctions and equipment failure. Tubby owned an electrical repair shop on Drumalie Avenue, Kingston, that fixed televisions and radios. It was here that he built large amplifiers for the local sound systems. In 1961-62, he built his own radio transmitter and briefly ran a pirate radio station playing ska and rhythm and blues which he soon shut down when he heard that the police were looking for the perpetrators. Tubby would eventually form his own sound system, Tubby’s Hometown Hi-Fi, in 1968. It became a crowd favorite due to the high quality sound of his equipment, exclusive releases and Tubby’s own echo and reverb sound effects, at that point something of a novelty.
I’AM THE KING Volume 2 featuring KING TUBBY At The Controls
LP Track list
Riddims by Roots Radics and High Times Players ,Mixed by King Tubby Recorded at King Tubby’s Studio 18 Drumillie Avenue Kingston Jamaica
Produced by P. Perch for MOA ANBESSA.