Augustus Pablo

Real Name:
Horace Swaby
Profile:
Jamaican reggae melodica and keyboard player, producer, and label owner.

Born June 21, 1954 in St. Andrew, Jamaica, Pablo popularised the melodica in Reggae music, and his collaboration King Tubbys Meets Rockers Uptown was crucial in the development of Dub. He ran the labels Rockers, Message, Hot Stuff (3), Pablo International, Rockers International and Pablo Records (3). He died May 18, 1999 in Kingston, Jamaica after a long battle with health problems related to a nerve disorder.

A 'PABLO' tag etched in the run-out area of Jamaican records often refers to Augustus Pablo productions, however a similar etching on pressings from Dynamic Sounds Recording Co. Ltd. would indicate mastering engineer Pablo (77) instead.
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ST 11214 This Is Augustus Pablo — Augustus Pablo Augustus Pablo This Is Augustus Pablo (Album) Kaya Records (2) ST 11214 Jamaica 1974 Sell This Version
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STAR LP 004 Ital Dub — Augustus Pablo Augustus Pablo Ital Dub (Album) Starapple STAR LP 004 Jamaica 1974 Sell This Version
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NW 003 Thriller — Augustus Pablo Augustus Pablo Thriller (Album) Nationwide NW 003 UK 1975 Sell This Version
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none King Tubbys Meets Rockers Uptown — Augustus Pablo Augustus Pablo King Tubbys Meets Rockers Uptown (Album) Yard Music none UK 1976 Sell This Version
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none Africa Must Be Free By 1983 (Dub) — Augustus Pablo Augustus Pablo Africa Must Be Free By 1983 (Dub) (Album) Message none Jamaica 1978 Sell This Version
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none East Of The River Nile — Augustus Pablo Augustus Pablo East Of The River Nile (Album) Message none Jamaica 1978 Sell This Version
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GREL 8 Original Rockers — Augustus Pablo Augustus Pablo Original Rockers (Album) Greensleeves Records GREL 8 UK 1979 Sell This Version
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Shanachie-43001 Rockers Meets King Tubbys In A Fire House — Augustus Pablo Augustus Pablo Rockers Meets King Tubbys In A Fire House (Album) Shanachie, Shanachie Shanachie-43001 US 1980 Sell This Version
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AALP: 25, AALP 25 Dubbing In A Africa — Augustus Pablo Augustus Pablo Dubbing In A Africa (Album) Abraham, Abraham AALP: 25, AALP 25 Canada 1981 Sell This Version
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RP011 STEREO Earth Rightful Ruler: Emperor Haile Selassie I — Augustus Pablo Augustus Pablo Earth Rightful Ruler: Emperor Haile Selassie I (Album) Rockers Productions, Message RP011 STEREO Jamaica 1982 Sell This Version
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AL 8307 King David's Melody — Augustus Pablo Augustus Pablo King David's Melody (Album, Comp) Message AL 8307 US 1983 Sell This Version
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250·07·001 Rising Sun — Augustus Pablo Augustus Pablo Rising Sun (Album) Greensleeves Records 250·07·001 Germany 1986 Sell This Version
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SH 1009 Rockers Come East — Augustus Pablo Augustus Pablo Rockers Come East (Album) Message SH 1009 UK 1987 Sell This Version
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none One Step Dub — Augustus Pablo Augustus Pablo One Step Dub (Album) Rockers none Jamaica 1988 Sell This Version
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RAS 3038 Eastman Dub — Augustus Pablo Augustus Pablo Eastman Dub (Album) RAS Records Inc. RAS 3038 US 1988 Sell This Version
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none Original Rockers Volume 2 — Augustus Pablo Augustus Pablo Original Rockers Volume 2 (Album) Rockers International none Jamaica 1989 Sell This Version
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43076, SH-43076 Blowing With The Wind — Augustus Pablo Augustus Pablo Blowing With The Wind (Album) Message 43076, SH-43076 US 1990 Sell This Version
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none Raggamuffin Dub — Augustus Pablo Augustus Pablo Raggamuffin Dub(LP, Album) Rockers International none Jamaica 1990 Sell This Version
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CDRP 003 Live In Tokyo Japan  — Augustus Pablo Augustus Pablo Live In Tokyo Japan (Album) Rockers Productions, Rockers International CDRP 003 Jamaica 1991 Sell This Version
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GREL 145 Rockers International — Augustus Pablo Augustus Pablo Rockers International (Comp) Greensleeves Records GREL 145 UK 1991 Sell This Version
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none Showcase — Augustus Pablo Augustus Pablo And Junior Delgado Augustus Pablo And Junior Delgado - Showcase (Album) Message none Jamaica 1992 Sell This Version
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RCD 002 Rockers Dub Store 90's — Augustus Pablo Augustus Pablo Rockers Dub Store 90's (Album) Yard Music RCD 002 US 1993 Sell This Version
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RCD 001 Heartical Chart — Augustus Pablo Augustus Pablo Heartical Chart Rockers International RCD 001 US 1993 Sell This Version
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none King Selassie I Calling — Augustus Pablo Augustus Pablo King Selassie I Calling (Album) Message none Jamaica 1996 Sell This Version
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CDRP 018 Rockers Beat Street Dub — Augustus Pablo Augustus Pablo Rockers Beat Street Dub (Album) Jet Star Records CDRP 018 Europe 1999 Sell This Version