Label: Rockers International - none • Format: Vinyl LP, Album • Country: Jamaica • Genre: Reggae • Style: Dub
He popularised the use of the melodica an instrument at that time primarily used in Jamaica to teach music to schoolchildren in reggae music. His album King Tubbys Meets Rockers Uptown is often Who Can I Turn To (When Nobody Needs Me) - The Ray Charles Singers - Smash Hits Of Broadway And Holl as one of the most important examples of dub.
He was born in St. AndrewJamaica, and learned to play the organ at the Kingston College School, where a girl lent him a melodica, an instrument that fascinated him. He soon joined Now Generation Mikey Chung 's band and played keyboard with them while his friend Clive Chin began his own career as a record producer.
Pablo and Chin recorded "Java" together,  as soon as Pablo quit Now Generation and Clive was able to obtain studio time. This instrumental was a massive hit and launched Pablo's solo career. Pablo scored another smash hit with "My Desire" John Holt. Pablo formed the labels Hot Stuff, Message and Rockers named after his brother's soundsystemRockersand released a steady stream of well-received instrumentals, mostly versions of older hits from Studio One. This was followed by a collaboration with the legendary reggae engineer King Tubby's Ital Dub.
Pablo produced a steady stream of hits in the late s, including the hit "Black Star Liner" Fred Locks. In the s, Pablo's career slowed significantly. Inhe appeared on the soundtrack of the documentary DOA.
He had Tippa Tone Special - Augustus Pablo - Raggamuffin Dub to establish an American audience and released Rising Holy God - Various - Sacred Treasures V: From A Russian Cathedral in to good reviews and sales.
In addition, he toured extensively throughout the world, recording a memorable live album in Tokyo in Augustus Pablo died as a result of a collapsed lung on 18 May He was a committed Rasta. His son, Addis Pablofollowed him into a career in music, as did his daughter, Isis Swaby. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Augustus Pablo. Augustus Pablo". Reggae Vibes Productions. Archived from the original on 21 June Archived from the original on 18 Tippa Tone Special - Augustus Pablo - Raggamuffin Dub Retrieved 8 January He died in a Kingston hospital on Wednesday may 19th after being admitted the previous week with a collapsed lung and spending the interim period on a life support system.
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