Sunday, June 24, 2007

At The Controls with Jammys

Be sure to tune in to the AI radio show on Wednesday at 7PM for an interview with the one and only King Jammy - or "Jammys" if you prefer.

For those who don't know, Jammy is possibly the most important figure in reggae since Bob Marley died. He was the apprentice of King Tubby, revolutionized reggae with computer-generated riddims and his sound was a major influence on jungle/drum and bass. He remains an active hitmaker today.

He was in Toronto for a few days - he lived here for a few years in the 70s - to catch up with family and friends. The main order of business was a dance way out in Woodbridge last night which had been rescheduled from a Father's Day event due to visa problems.

I was very fortunate to talk to him on Friday afternoon about his work and perspective on the dub side of his oeuvre. His answers were insightful and mildly surprising - any medium-to-heavy reggae fan will find much to enjoy in this conversation.

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Blogger heavy water said...

what, i jsut here about him playin in Woodbridge now, damn, did you go to this dacks. that would of been AMAZING...hope to be able to hear the recording of yr interview soon.

one love.

11:07 a.m.  
Blogger Dacks said...

I didn't make it after all. The birthday party in Oakville did me in.

I can get a copy to you if you like.

6:52 p.m.  

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