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26 Jul 2020

There are two original photographs of King Tubby left. And we'll give them away at the end of the week! Take the best picture of the book you can (no direction, do whatever you want, be creative!), and post it on our page on Facebook:

The two pictures with the most "likes" by Thursday evening will get a free photograph.

The first printing of King Tubby's biography, The Dub Master (DREAD Editions), is almost sold out!

And it was not even reviewed anywhere... yet!

Thanks to all who ordered the book. This is very pleasing to see that King Tubby still fascinates people after all these years - and not only grown-ups! Many people from various countries got in touch with me, and believe me, King Tubby is still regarded as the musical genius to look up to by the young generation of engineers. Some people are still trying to do as g...

This is a very rare 45, and a very good one too: Skaravan by Roland Alphonson (Top Deck Records). It was offered for sale on eBay the other day, and it went for a good amount of money. Original Jamaican 45s can be very expensive as more and more collectors are becoming aware of their value - be it historical, artistic of financial. And it is, overall, a good thing.

But this copy has something very special. It bears the signature of its former owner. And guess who we're talking about? King Tubby himself!


Ray Wilson lives in New York, but he grew up in Spanish Town, Jamaica. So when he got his copy of King Tubby-The Dub Master (DREAD Editions), he immediately sent a picture of  page 65 featuring  an incredible ad for a Tubby dance held in Spanish Town (see below) on October 3rd, 1970. This document was sent to us by lickitback. It is particularly well put together, with a nice picture of "your main man JACKO" who held the dance.

Now someone in Spanish Town remembers the LOVELY GUEST CLUB where the dance...

12 Jul 2020

Version française ci-dessous/French version below.

Photo Carol Dodd (all rights reserved): Coxsone (far right) and Scientist (middle).

Scientist is one of the greatest Jamaican Dub Masters. He's very famous for the Dubs he mixed while at Tubby's in the late 1970s. When we spoke about his experience for King Tubby- The Dub Master (DREAD Editions), he mentioned the fact that he was also involved with Coxsone Dodd, at Studio One, at the time. "Coxsone thought I was Tubby's spy," he laughed. As the book shows,...

26 Jun 2020

The books are here! They will be dispatched in 24 different countries (!) on the next few hours. Please, make sure that you've read and agreed witht shipping conditions as described on our wesbite (see below). If you do not agree, this is the last moment to get a refund. Then it will be too late.

Note also that standard shipping might bit a little bit longer (a few days) especially during those Covid-time.

Please be advised that all parcels will be sent withtout registration (standard) unless you require so....

9 Jun 2020


King Tubby's biography in English is almost available. Pre-order it NOW and get a free picture of King Tubby from back in the days!

Click on the picture...

Le Home Town Hi Fi dans les années 60 (DREAD Editions)

1975 ou 1976 ? Les spécialistes s’interrogent sur la date de cessation d’activité du mythique sound system de King Tubby qui, fut, comme on le sait, détruit par la police du côté de Saint Thomas. L’interview parue en 1976 dans Black Music parle du clash à venir du Hi Fi contre Coxsone (il fut remplacé par Emperor Faith). Donc, il jouait encore à ce moment-là. Mais après recherches, l’interview a eu lieu en 1975 ! On en était donc restés, là : 1975. Mais...

18 May 2020

La seconde édition de notre livre REGGAE ET POLITIQUE DANS LES ANNEES 70 est à son tour épuisée. Cet ouvrage revient sur la décennie la plus excitante de l'histoire du reggae, et trace des parallèles entre nos chansons préférées et la politique à la fois locale (les guerres tribales que se sont livrées les deux partis du PNP et du JLP) et internationale (avec la guerre froide et l'intervention de la CIA en Jamaïque en toile de fond).

Il a aussi inspiré la conférence REGGAE ET POLITIQUE DANS LES ANNEES 70, d...

Donovan Kingjay est connu aujourd'hui pour sa carrière de chanteur ( Mais en 1974, il a lancé et dirigé le Lord Creation sound system, dans le East London. Et dès 1976, il commence à se fournir en dub plates auprès de King Tubby, en Jamaïque (jusqu'à se rendre sur place, en 1983) ! Sa première dub plate ? Des versions vocales et des mix inédits de Yabby You, Walls of Jerusalem et Fight For Your Rights. On peut en écouter quelques secondes sur le groupe  Facebook Roots Youth Records: Dai...

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