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ARTIST
TITLE
Creation of Dub
FORMAT
LP

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JRLP 040LP JRLP 040LP
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RELEASE DATE
8/5/2014

2011 release. King Tubby and producer Bunny "Striker" Lee are intertwined in the birth of dub music. Tubby's vast knowledge of electronics and Bunny's vast catalogue of rhythms would lay the foundations of what today is taken as a standard: the remix/version cuts to an existing vocal tune. Lee's propensity for hit making was unprecedented. In 1969, 1970, 1971 and 1972 he was awarded the title of Jamaica's Top Producer. In 1971 he won Jamaica's first Gold Record for Eric Donaldson's "Cherry Oh Baby" which was the runaway winner in that year's Festival Song Competition. Alternative instrumental or vocal versions of popular songs had by now become a prevalent part of the musical scene. As a creator of musical trends Striker was second to none and, for the best part of a decade, the rest of the business hung on his every word and tried to copy his every move. Over the years Striker has been one of the few enduring constants in an ever changing cast of characters and, although he rarely records nowadays, he is still one of the most important people in the Jamaican music business.