Circa 1940’s St Ann,Jamaica
Jack Ruby (born Lawrence Lindo) was
an important reggae producer / sound system operator linked to the Ocho
Rios-sound of St. Anns Bay. He is perhaps best known for his production associations with Burning Spear around the start of his Island career, Justin
Hinds, as well as numerous high calibre reggae artists like: The Gaylads, Big Youth, King Tubby, Errol Thompson, Ken Booth and The Black Disciples. His most outstanding credit is Burning Spear’s ‘Marcus Garvey’ album.
A generous sampling of his work is available on the album: ‘Jack Ruby Presents the Black Foundation’. In 1989 he died from heart problems due to cocaine addiction.