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30 Jul 2020

The King Tubby photo contest is ending tonight.

You can send your own pic or vote for your favourite one, right


Please note that our website remains active during the summer holidays but the office will be closed between August 1st and August 17th.

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!


The issue of BM featuring King Tubby's interview, as well as a full-length article

about Jamaica and various artists by Carl 'Jahug' Gayle.

Osbourne ‘King Tubby’ Ruddock is a key figure of Jamaican music, yet he’s quite unknown outside reggae circles. Although he invented Dub in the early 70s; although he operated the best sound system ever; although his studio has shaped the majority of the songs recorded in the roots era of the 1970s —almost nothing was known about him until we published his first biogra...

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,...

5 Jul 2020

Straight from the DREAD vaults, here's another rare and never seen before KING TUBBY picture!

The dub inventor and dub master is in the Ranch, the wooden hut outside the 18 Dromilly Avenue, in Waterhouse; and he's smiling (yes, he is! :D) in front of some brand new material. On the cardboard, we can read: 200D GENERATOR. And in the background, what really looks like a White Jesus pinned on the wall (is this Coxsone's calendar? )

This fantastic picture is not featured in our book, so it's a bonus! But you'll...

English version below.

Comme écrit dans le livre King Tubby—the Dub master (DREAD Editions),  seuls trois enregistrements des soirées mythiques du King Tubby’s Hi Fi sound system nous sont parvenus. Dont un, exceptionnel, daté de 1975, avec U Roy au micro, toastant jusqu’aux prochaines dates. Ces témoignages sont d’une grande valeur historique et artistique malgré leur qualité souvent relative (ils proviennent d’enregistrements réalisés à partir de ghetto blasters). Les spécialistes sont persuadés qu’il en...

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....

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