Augustus Pablo – Java Live

This video features Augustus Pablo live from 1986 at Japansplash with the Soul Syndicate Band. Horace Swaby (June 21, 1953 – May 18, 1999), better known as Augustus Pablo, was a Jamaican roots reggae and dub record producer, melodica player and keyboardist, active from the 1970s onwards. He popularized the use of the melodica (an instrument at that time primarily used to teach children music in the Jamaican public schools) in reggae music. (4:35 min)

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  1. Redroom Studios says:

    hey, there was good music in 1986! I love this sort of ethno jazz fusion!

  2. shapeshift says:

    One of the superstars of reggae. Most of his most influential stuff were released in the 70’s. He also played with a melodica, which is bordering on being a toy.

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