About Augustus Pablo
AUGUSTUS PABLO :
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. He was a committed Rastafarian.
He was born in St. Andrew, Jamaica and learned to play the organ in Kingston College School. In the early seventies, he recorded his first compositions, and through its record labels: (Hot Stuff, Rockers and Message) has produced and worked with many artists: (Dillinger, Norris Reid, I-Roy, Jacob Miller,....). "