King Jammy was born Lloyd James in Kingston, Jamaica and worked as Prince Jammy together with King Tubby. He was one of the most influential producers of Dancehall music in the 1980s. His biggest hit was 1985's "(Under Me) Sleng Teng", with an entirely-digital rhythm hook. Places called Kingston include: in Australia Kingston, Tasmania Kingston, Victoria Kingston on Murray, South Australia Kingston SE, South Australia (named to differentiate it from Kingston on Murray) Kingston, Australian Capital Territory Kingston, Norfolk Island, the capital of the territory in Canada Kingston, New Brunswick Kingston, Nova Scotia Kingston, Ontario in... King Tubby (born Osbourne Ruddock, January 28, 1941 - February 6, 1989) is a Jamaican musician, known primarily for his influence on the development of dub in the 1960s. ... Dancehall is a type of Jamaican reggae which developed around 1979, with artists such as Barrington Levy and others who went on to become the Roots Radics. ... Events and trends The 1980s marked an abrupt shift towards more conservative lifestyles after the momentous cultural revolutions which took place in the 1960s and 1970s and the definition of the AIDS virus in 1981. ... 1985 is a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... A hook is a musical idea, a passage or phrase, that is believed to be catchy and helps the song stand out, it is, meant to catch the ear of the listener (Covach 2005, p. ...
King Tubby (born Osbourne Ruddock, January 28, 1941 – February 6, 1989) was a Jamaican electronics and sound engineer, known primarily for his influence on the development of dub in the 1960s and 1970s.
King Tubby's production work in the 1970s would see him become one of the best-known celebrities in Jamaica, and would generate interest in his production techniques from musicians across the world.
King Tubby was shot and killed on February 6, 1989 by unknown persons outside his home in Duhaney Park, upon returning from a session at his Waterhouse studio.
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