Street art pwns gallery

After a disappointing visit to the National Gallery of Jamaica (the best pieces are overseas), I was chuffed to see this beautiful mural of Augustus Pablo on the wall of Shaggy’s Big Yard studio on Slipe Road, downtown Kingston.

Augustus Pablo mural - Click for larger image
Artist: Philip A… Henry

Music to match: Augustus Pablo’s classic King Tubby Meets Rockers Uptown, mixed by King Tubby, with Pablo on his trademark melodica and the brothers Barrett on bass and drums (or maybe Robbie Shakespeare on bass).

[audio:King Tubby Meets Rockers Uptown.mp3]

Sure it’s an oldie (1976), but I’d still take it on my desert island.

6 thoughts on “Street art pwns gallery”

  1. listening to Pablo now.

    this man should have a mural in every city. truly great and not given near the acclaim he deserves.

    i try to spread his Far East sound to as many as i can.

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