Pablo's Mercy (Version). Companies, etc. Mastered At – Randy's Studio. Matrix, Runout (Runout side A): FOULER MERCY 3698 RRS . Matrix, Runout (Runout side B): . 3690 RRS VERSION 1974. Other Versions (3 of 3) View All.
Delroy George Wilson CD (5 October 1948 – 6 March 1995) was a Jamaican ska, rocksteady and reggae singer. Wilson is often regarded as Jamaica's first child star, having first found success as a teenager. His son Karl 'Konan' Wilson has found success as part of British duo Krept and Konan. Delroy Wilson began his recording career at the age of thirteen, while still a pupil at Boys Town Primary School. Wilson released his first single "Emy Lou" in 1962 for record producer, Clement "Coxsone" Dodd
Horace Swaby (21 June 1954 – 18 May 1999), known as Augustus Pablo, was a Jamaican roots reggae and dub record producer, melodica player and keyboardist, active from the 1970s till his death. He popularised the use of the melodica (an instrument at that time primarily used in Jamaica to teach music to schoolchildren) in reggae music. His album King Tubbys Meets Rockers Uptown (1976) is often regarded as one of the most important examples of dub.
Augustus Pablo, Kingston, Jamaica.
Pablo then began recording for Chin Loy’s Aquarius record label. It was at this time that Horace Swaby took on his new name, Augustus Pablo. The name came from Chin Loy, who used it as a pseudonym for the keyboard players he used for recordings. Another recording, East of the River Nile, saw moderate success. The track was notable for blending East Asian sounds and reggae, with Pablo’s melodica weaving in and out of the tune’s jagged drum beat. He released a series of successful instrumentals and collaborated again with Clive Chin on the 1974 album This Is Augustus Pablo. The following year he would work with the legendary reggae artist and engineer King Tubby on the album Ital Dub. A year later, in 1976, the two would release King Tubby Meets Rockers Uptown, regarded by many as one of the most important dub albums of all time.
About Augustus Pablo. As any business person will tell you, the way to success is through the discovery of a niche or a previously unexploited market. Still, few business people, and even fewer musicians, would have believed that there was a market for the sound of the melodica. What next, they would have sniggered, a kazoo? Yet Augustus Pablo would take this child's toy and launch a revolution in Jamaican music
Pablo’s outstanding lead melodica line is entirely mesmerising, and its minor-key melody has helped it retain widespread and enduring appeal throughout the years, leading to various adaptations both in Jamaica and overseas. The debut album This Is Augustus Pablo was framed around ‘Java’ too, with nary a weak track in earshot. Loading Vide. ugustus Pablo ‘Cassava Piece’ (Hot Stuff 7, 1972). Pablo made his first forays into record production in 1972, channelling product onto the Hot Stuff label, which later morphed into Rockers
Augustus Pablo (1954-1999) was the master of melodica and one of the most revered talents in reggae music.