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Jack Ruby Auditions

Jack Ruby was a Jamaican record producer and sound system operator, best known for his 1970s productions of artists such as Burning Spear.

Ruby was based in Ocho Rios and during his time was the only major Jamaican record producer not headquartered in Kingston. He ran the Jack Ruby Hi Fi sound system and is considered one of the best roots reggae producers of the 1970s, having established a distinctive sound, noted for the unique use of horn arrangements.

He is the grandfather of reggae singer Sean Kingston.

Jack Ruby was known for auditioning all comers on the streets and in his backyard.  I have included several audition tapes here.  I hope you find them as fascinating as I do.

Original Survivors

Mickey Simpson #1

Mickey Simpson #2

Jah Lewis

Jack Ruby On Music

 

 

 

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