Cut for King Tubby, the popularity of the song and its distinctive introduction (the chant of "Be-you, yabby-yabby-you") earned Jackson the nickname "Yabby You", which has remained with him during his entire career. The next few months saw the recording of several more singles, released under different names on various record labels, (although usually credited to 'Vivian Jackson and the Prophets', and often featuring a King Tubby 'version' on the b-side); culminating in the release of the Conquering Lion album. A King Tubby mixed dub set, King Tubby's Prophesy of Dub, was also issued, albeit on a limited run of 500 copies, helping to establish Jackson as a roots artist. Yabby's success allowed him to branch out as a producer, and he began working with both upcoming and more established artists including Wayne Wade, Michael Rose, Tommy McCook, Michael Prophet, Big Youth, Trinity, Dillinger and Tapper Zukie, while continuing to release his own material. Jackson continued to record, produce and perform (often with the aid of crutches) until the mid-1980s. He re-emerged in the early 1990s, issuing both new and old material, and his recordings have been the subject of several high quality reissues in recent years. In 2000 he released a singles remix project with Glen Brown.
The album included remixes of "Conquering Lion" by Smith and Mighty, and a remix of Glen Brown by Small Axe and Terminal Head. He died on 12 January 2010, aged 63, after suffering a ruptured brain aneurysm. Partial Discography: Conquering Lion / Version (Prophet) (1972, Single) Conquering Lion (Micron) (1975, LP) Jesus Dread (1972-1977) (Blood And Fire) Dub It to the Top: 1976-1979 (Blood And Fire) Dread Prophecy: The Strange and Wonderful Story of Yabby You (Shanachie) Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply..
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