Augustus Pablo

Born 21 June 1954. Died 18 May 1999.
Augustus Pablo

Biography

Horace Swaby (June 21, 1954 – May 18, 1999), known as Augustus Pablo, was a Jamaican roots reggae and dub record producer, melodica player and keyboardist, active from the 1970s onwards.

He popularized 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 (1976) is often regarded as one of the most important examples of dub.

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BBC Reviews

  1. Review of Ital Dub

    Ital Dub 2011

    Reviewed by David Katz
    A fine early work from one of reggae’s true visionaries
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