The Official Biography Limited Deluxe Edition

Regular price £49.99

Large format (A4), full colour, 176 illustrations including 47 never published before. 400 copies only. A real picture of King Tubby coming with every pre-order!

This is the very first biography of Osbourne 'King Tubby' Ruddock, the Dub Inventor and the operator of the best sound system ever. In the late 60s, he totally reshaped the musical landscape in Jamaica. He's at the root of Dub, Dub plates and of the deejays phenomenon, as U Roy was the resident deejaying at the King Tubby's Home Town Hi-Fi . Later in the 1970s, King Tubby shaped the roots sound of reggae music thanks to the iconic MCI console (and its big knob) that he set up in his mother's former bedroom at 18 Dromilly Avenue, in Kingston 11, Waterhouse.

Brutally murdered in front of his house in 1989, King Tubby is not honoured in his country as he should. A man of few words, he has left few testimonies behind him and this was a complicated book to write. Yet Tubby played a crucial role in reggae music, probably as important as Bob Marley's or Chris Blackwell's.

This beautiful coffee table book features dozens of illustrations, most of them rare and never published before; and puts the crown back to where it belongs, on the King's head.