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Lloyd James was born on the 26th of October 1947 in Montego Bay. Better known as King Jammy’s, he is a Dub mixer and record producer who began his musical career as a dub master at King Tubbys’s recording studio. His dubs were known for there clear sound and use of effects, after earning money from building amplifiers and repairing electrical equipment from his mother’s house in Waterhouse, in the late 1960s he started his own sound system and also built equipment for other local sound systems.
After leaving Jamaica to work in Canada for a few years in the early 1970s, he returned to Kingston in 1976 and set up his own studio at his in-laws’ home in Waterhouse, and released a couple of Yabby U productions. When Phillip Smart left King Tubbys’s team to work in New York City, Jammy’s replaced him, getting to work with Bunny “Striker” Lee and Yabby You.
In the late 1970s, he released his own productions, including the debut album from Black Uhuru in 1977. In the 1980s, he became one of the most influential producers of Dancehall music. His biggest hit was 1985’s “Under Me Sleng Tenng” by Wayne Smith, with an entirely digital rhythm Hook Many credit this song as being the first Digital rhythm in reggae, leading to the modern Dancehall era. Jammy’s productions and sound system dominated reggae music for the remainder of the 1980s and into the 1990s. He continues to work as a producer, working with some of today’s top Jamaican artists,