Three days ago, on September 11th, Linval Carter a.k.a. Prince Jazzbo passed away at the age of 62. Today Dubbhism Deluxe releases a new Prince Jazzbo track. With mixed feelings, but also with a cause: we want to raise donations for the Prince Jazzbo Fund.
Earlier this year foundation dj and reggae producer Prince Jazzbo was diagnosed with lung cancer, and recently this disease weakened him very fast. That's when the wonderful Julie 'Zimma' White started the Prince Jazzbo Fund to help her friend. She was able to raise enough funds to improve Jazzbo's comfort level significantly during the final days of his battle with the disease. And many others also helped.
The preparations for 'What a Tribulation' actually started in January 2013. After the first bad news reached us, the project was quickly finished and all producers involved donated their tracks to the Prince Jazzbo Fund. The release was already set for September 14th when we heard the saddest news three days ago. We decided to proceed, hoping to raise extra funds. In Julie's words: "all funds will now go to help ensure that our Jazzbo has the best service that we can provide, and hope to make sure all of his children can be in attendance". If you want, you can donate your gift to the Prince Jazzbo Fund via Bandcamp.com, simply by buying tracks and setting your own price, or you can donate directly to the Prince Jazzbo Fund.
What a Tribulation: a 5-gun salute to Prince Jazzbo
The original riddim produced by Tony Dubshot (Dubbhism). Remixes by Manu Genius of Dubshelter recordings, DJ Liondub of Liondub International, Peter Speakah of Speakah Productions and Helgeland 8-bit Squad. Original artwork by Marieke Mamarazzi (all rights reserved).
Update 21-09-13: this release is no longer for sale