Yabby U (dub/reggae artist & producer Vivian Jackson, aka 'Yabby You')

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Many of the early recordings had fairly vague credits. There are instances of Yabby U, Yabby You and Vivian Jackson being the artist for tracks on the same album (although he mostly used Vivian Jackson when in collaboration with backing groups such as The Prophets), or for the same tracks but changing depending which compilation it's on.

Yabby U is the most reliable name, and the one used most consistently.

Annotation last modified on 2007-06-13 07:51 UTC.


Vivian Jackson (14 August 1946 – 12 January 2010), better known as Yabby You (or sometimes Yabby U), was a reggae vocalist and producer, who came to prominence in the early 1970s through his uncompromising, self-produced work.

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Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1975 Conquering Lion Vivian Jackson (Yabby You) 3
1980 Jah Jah Way Yabby U 1
1982 Prophecy Yabby U / Wayne Wade / Michael Prophet 2
1991 Fleeing From The City Yabby U 1
1992 One Love, One Heart Yabby U 2
1994 King Tubby's Prophesy of Dub Yabby U 4 2
2006 Deliver Me From My Enemies The Yabby You Vibration 1
2008 Time to Remember Yabby U 1
2008 Deliver Me from My Enemies / The Yabba You Vibration Yabby U 1
2008 King Tubby Meet Vivian Jackson (Yabby You) Yabby U 2
2008 Yabba You & Michael Prophet Meet Scientist At the Dub Station Yabby U 1
2009 Dub Prophecy: Yabby You Meets the Aggrovators At King Tubby's Studio Yabby U 1
2010 Legacy Yabby U 1
2014 Yabby You Live in Bilbao Yabby U, Mad Professor &The Robotics 1
Beware Dub Yabby You 1
Yabby You Meets Mad Professor & Black Steel in Ariwa Studio's Yabby You & Mad Professor 1

Album + Compilation

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1997 Jesus Dread 1972-1977 Yabby You 2
2002 Dub It to the Top 1976-1979 Yabby You 2
2008 King Tubby & Yabby You - Hits of the Past, Vol. 2 Yabby U 1
2015 Dread Prophecy: The Strange and Wonderful Story of Yabby You Yabby You 1

Unspecified type

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1977 Deliver Me From My Enemies Yabby You Vibration, The 1

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