PRINCE JAMMY

Dub/Ska/Reggae • Jamaica
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A member of dub's royal family, Lloyd James (aka Prince Jammy, aka King Jammy) began his career as an apprentice mixer under the late great King Tubby. The work he did engineering classic dubs for the likes of Bunny Lee, Yabby You, and others was enough to ensure his place in the history of reggae music, but Prince Jammy's story hardly stops there. He continued working as a mixer into the '80s (the dancehall era), eventually choosing to focus almost exclusively on production work. In this role, Jammy oversaw a series of releases, beginning with Black Uhuru's 1977 debut. Wayne Smith's 1985 Jammy-produced hit, "Under Me Sleng Teng," sparked a digital revolution in the reggae world, as practically every producer of note attempted to imitate the new sound. Thus, Jammy played a seminal role in three of reggae's major stylistic eras.

Born in 1947 in Montego Bay, Jamaica, Lloyd James
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Kamikazi DubKamikazi Dub
Music on Vinyl 2018
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Destroys the Invaders [Vinyl]Destroys the Invaders [Vinyl]
Greensleeves 2007
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Strictly DubStrictly Dub
PRESSURE SOUNDS 2016
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Prince Jammy An Astronaut, Vol. 6Prince Jammy An Astronaut, Vol. 6
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PRINCE JAMMY Kamikazi Dub album cover 5.00 | 1 ratings
Kamikazi Dub
Dub/Ska/Reggae 1979
PRINCE JAMMY Prince Jammy Presents Barry Brown : Showcase album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Prince Jammy Presents Barry Brown : Showcase
Dub/Ska/Reggae 1980
PRINCE JAMMY Prince Jammy Presents Strictly Dub album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Prince Jammy Presents Strictly Dub
Dub/Ska/Reggae 1981
PRINCE JAMMY Prince Jammy Destroys The Invaders... album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Prince Jammy Destroys The Invaders...
Dub/Ska/Reggae 1982
PRINCE JAMMY Uhuru In Dub (With Sly & Robbie / Black Uhuru) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Uhuru In Dub (With Sly & Robbie / Black Uhuru)
Dub/Ska/Reggae 1982
PRINCE JAMMY Prince Jammy Presents Osbourne  : In Dub album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Prince Jammy Presents Osbourne : In Dub
Dub/Ska/Reggae 1983
PRINCE JAMMY Prince Jammy V King Tubbys  : His Majestys Dub album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Prince Jammy V King Tubbys : His Majestys Dub
Dub/Ska/Reggae 1983
PRINCE JAMMY Dub War Vol.1 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Dub War Vol.1
Dub/Ska/Reggae 1985
PRINCE JAMMY Computerised Dub album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Computerised Dub
Dub/Ska/Reggae 1986
PRINCE JAMMY In Lion Dub Style album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
In Lion Dub Style
Dub/Ska/Reggae 1990
PRINCE JAMMY Sleng-Teng Extravaganza album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Sleng-Teng Extravaganza
Dub/Ska/Reggae 1998
PRINCE JAMMY Revenge of the Super Power Allstars, Vol. 1 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Revenge of the Super Power Allstars, Vol. 1
Dub/Ska/Reggae 2000
PRINCE JAMMY In The Jaws Of The Tiger album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
In The Jaws Of The Tiger
Dub/Ska/Reggae 2000
PRINCE JAMMY Dub Culture album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Dub Culture
Dub/Ska/Reggae 2000
PRINCE JAMMY King Jammy's Dub Explosion album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
King Jammy's Dub Explosion
Dub/Ska/Reggae 2007
PRINCE JAMMY Crucial In Dub album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Crucial In Dub
Dub/Ska/Reggae 2011

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PRINCE JAMMY A Dub Extravaganza album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
A Dub Extravaganza
Dub/Ska/Reggae 1984
PRINCE JAMMY A Man and His Music, Vol. 1: Roots and Harmony Style album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
A Man and His Music, Vol. 1: Roots and Harmony Style
Dub/Ska/Reggae 1992
PRINCE JAMMY The Crowning Of Prince Jammy album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Crowning Of Prince Jammy
Dub/Ska/Reggae 1999
PRINCE JAMMY The Rhythm King album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Rhythm King
Dub/Ska/Reggae 2003
PRINCE JAMMY Selector's Choice, Vol. 1 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Selector's Choice, Vol. 1
Dub/Ska/Reggae 2011
PRINCE JAMMY Evolution Of Dub Volume 6: Was Prince Jammy An Astronaut? album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Evolution Of Dub Volume 6: Was Prince Jammy An Astronaut?
Dub/Ska/Reggae 2011

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PRINCE JAMMY Kamikazi Dub

Album · 1979 · Dub/Ska/Reggae
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If you ask most lovers of Dub music, what was the album that got them started, or what is still their favorite album, there is a very good chance they will pick Prince Jammy’s classic “Kamikaze Dub”. Jamaican Dub music first appeared in the mid-70s under the guidance of the creative master mind, King Tubby. By the late 70s, two of his top co-workers, Scientist and Prince Jammy were ready to branch out on their own, and they did. Both Jammy and Scientist were poised to take dub to a whole new level, but Jammy’s record came out first, and that’s why “Kamikaze Dub” is often cited as the album that raised the bar for good. After its release, many Jamaican producers aspired to create the same swirling psychedelic sound that Jammy presented on these near perfect tracks.

This music has aged very well, there is a certain economical neatness on here that implies the digital age, but this was all done painstakingly by hand towards the end of the analog era. This is truly a labor of love as each echo and phase shifter is placed logically, no gratuitous tacky effects mar the final product. The intelligent choice of effects adds to the quality of ‘Kamikaze’, I’m not sure if they were using the new Electro-Harmonix small stone phase shifter, but it sure sounds like it, or something similar. The musicianship on here is outstanding as well, with other Dub stars taking part such as Sly and Robbie on drums and bass, Augustaus Pablo on keyboards, Headley Bennett and Bobby Ellis on horns, as well as many others. The bright effects treated piano and organ parts that borrow from art rock and classical music are often the icing on the cake.

As mentioned earlier, when “Kamikaze Dub” came out in 1979, it became the gateway drug for many a future dub addict. At that time, Miles Davis had retired his psychedelic fusion band, and psych-rock pioneers, Pink Floyd, were slipping into corporate sludge, the time was right for something new, and Price Jammy hit the spot.

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