Generally, if your musical instrument of choice is a child’s toy, you wouldn’t expect to be a musical success. Augustus Pablo bucked that belief with his electric use of the melodica and as such ushered in a new sound in Reggae. Pablo was very much an accomplished musician who was capable of utilizing other instruments to create beautiful music, but he will always be best known for the additional layer he added to Reggae in the 70’s.
The Bullet Points:
Country of Origin:
St. Andrew, Jamaica
NIHOF’s Favorite Album:
This is Augustus Pablo (1973)
NIHOF’s Favorite Song:
King Tubby Meets Rockers Uptown (From King Tubby Meets Rockers Uptown, 1976)
Should Augustus Pablo be in the Hall of Fame?
Definitely put him in! - 12.5%
Maybe, but others deserve it first. - 0%
Probably not, but it wouldn't be the end of the world. - 0%