When I first met Yabby You, he had the idea of a song and the song was
not yet complete. We got together on this song and it turned out to be
Yabby's first hit. Thereafter Yabby would check I out and we would get
together on different arrangements. (As Tubby explained, this is the relationship
that fostered the birth of the LP: 'KING TUBBY MEETS VIVIAN JACKSON (YABBY
.......WHEN TUBBY WAS ASKED ABOUT HIS RELATIONSHIP WITH YABBY, HE SAID
Me like Yabby You because of how 'im tink; as a man you check him music,
and see wha 'im a gwaan wid. 'im easy fi get on wid. His intelligence
makes his music appreciative by Jamaicans and foreigners alike, even though
he is a dread. Not a SELASSIE DREAD, he is a JESUS CHRIST DREAD, A LEO,
a man of unique thought, take for eg. all the cuts on his present LP.
dem original. (A so 'im res)
YABBY YOU SPOKE OF TUBBY.....
"Well when I man in a Tubby's presence 'im mek I feel like him bredda,
and from ever since I a youth a grow, I man write the song them, I man
would a carry it to 'im and 'im would mek me sing it to him, and say wether
it sound good or not. From I man know 'im we never have a rash word, we
always cool". Well I feel say Tubbys is a true AQUARIAN man, him
na cheat no one, for him and I know say is a duty we have fi do so wi
just do it".
SCHOOL DAYS HE SAID................
"I man mada did have plenty a wi and I did plan say I did a go run
wa, so you fine after a reach twelve years old I man leave school and
start do fishing. Den I fine say is not a stable way of living. After
I man leave that now, I learn a trade doing molding and Air Conditioning"
Yabby was the quick student of his time. To his defeat, skipping classes
has him out of elememtary at the age of twelve. From a child of the ghetto,
his parents-which was mother only- could not afford to send him to High
............INSPIRATION OF MUSIC
"Well you wan see is when I man was doing fishing a use to hear music
coming through the wind, and it was from there that I get my inspiration
for music, even while I was learning trade."
............LISTENING TO MUSIC
I man like fi hear Burning Spear, Bob Marley and fi de old timer Luwie
Jordon & Clyde Framo.
The whole dub trend started there in his kingdom in the world of sound
system where the sound Tubby's stood out as champion in sound land, thus
earning the man... the name King Tubby.
This album is not the first arranged by the King and I consider it a grear
priveledge to give you the facts. From the Yabby, Tubby relationship that
I experienced as I visited the palase of dub at Drumilie Ave. in the west
end of the city , I proved that this is a special album, arranged and
produced by special people with a special relationship. I was even more
so convinced when I had the opportunity to listen to a rough mix of the
cuts included in this album.
Now that it is all here . give a listen ear It is a must for your turntable.