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  • Image of King Tubbys Hi-Fi t shirt JA GREEN
  • Image of King Tubbys Hi-Fi t shirt JA GREEN
In the Dub Arena one figure stands above all others…Osbourne Ruddock aka KiNG Tubby... Sound engineer, Sonic scientist and Dub Champion. Originally an electronic repairman he was highly regarded when it came to fixing weather beaten or sabotaged Amplifiers and equipment for Jamaica's MANY Sound Systems in the late 1950's. He Progressed to building custom Amps for them throughout the 1960's until finally building his own Tubbys HomeTown HiFi in 1968.

Throughout the 1970's King Tubby established himself both as an engineer and then producer mixing dubs for many of Jamaica's finest musicologists such as Lee Perry, Bunny Lee, Harry Mudie, Glen Brown and Augustus Pablo who all appreciated the mans sonic genius.

The Tubbys HoMEToWN Hi Fi tribute to King Tubby t Shirt is designed and INDEPENDENTLY produced, (as are all the bloodsweatandtees releases), in TRIBUTE to the singers, producers, players, writers, songs, books, films, urban knowledgehustlers and street-culture heroes that have had and continue to influence the narrative of 'the Outsider'. Available in 3 colours and 5 Sizes. Screen Printed in England on 100% Cotton, tubular construction, premium, unisex t Shirts using water based ink and sustainable, local, production methods. An ORIGiNAL bloodsweatandteeS production..the home of Authentic urbanKnowledge tribute tShirts ... often copied NEVER bettered