Pablove Black – Studio One Man Band
In the mid-1960s, Pablove Black discovered his passion for music and began playing the piano and steel drums. His talent quickly caught the attention of the renowned Pan Master, Kelvin Hart, and the all Trinidadian Federal All Star Steel Band, leading to his first television appearance within a mere six months. By 1968, Pablove had become a member of the UWI Carnival Champions, The Wanderers.
In 1971, Pablove’s musical horizons expanded as he joined the Studio One crew. Working closely with legendary record producer Clement “Sir Coxsone” Dodd and esteemed jazz musicians Jackie Mittoo, Ernest Ranglin, and Roland Alphonso, Pablove made invaluable contributions to the music industry. His skills as a keyboardist, music arranger, and background vocalist shone through, as he collaborated with Earl “Bagga” Walker and the Soul Defenders for numerous artists, including Dennis Brown, Burning Spear, Marcia Griffiths, Freddie McGregor, and Johnny Osbourne. Pablove also lent his talents to the Black Ark Studios of Lee Perry, where he collaborated with notable artists such as Little Roy (Tribal War) and Junior Byles (Curly Locks), alongside Junior Dan on bass and Benbow on drums.
Throughout his career, Pablove has traversed the globe, sharing his musical prowess with renowned artists like Jimmy Cliff and Sugar Minnott, among many others. His name has become synonymous with reggae music, and his contributions continue to be heard in the works of current reggae stars such as Ras Mikey (ISOULJAHS), Etosi Brooks, Tashiba, Nanko, Kashief Lindo, and 3HOT3HANDLE.
Demonstrating his ongoing creativity, Pablove recently unveiled a captivating instrumental piece titled “Mother Love,” produced by RastaUP. This release further showcases his undeniable talent and dedication to his craft, solidifying his place as a respected figure in the reggae industry.