Musical Artist, Producer, Composer, Recording Engineer, Recording Studio
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An encounter with Keith “Bubby” Webb’s music is like having a bowl of piping hot gumbo—you get a variety of flavors! He can fuse R&B, jazz, hip-hop, rock, and gospel—or use them one at a time. Bubby is a funky drummer, organic keyboardist, soulful composer, bumpin’ producer, and a master recording engineer who is bound to have you lining up for seconds.
Drumming started it all. He was inspired by his father, Johnny Borders, Jr. (former drummer of Orange Lake Drive), and his uncle, Larry Webb, who was also a percussionist. From age five, Bubby would accompany his father to all the rehearsals and gigs he could. He even sat in from time to time and played a song or two with his dad’s band. His uncle made sure he listened to great jazz drummers like Dennis Chambers and Dave Weckl. His father’s very powerful musical style often reminded him of a thunderstorm or a stampede of wild horses. On the other hand, the way his uncle tapped his drums was smooth, slick and full of finesse. He chose to echo both of them until he was thirteen years old.
A year later, when he was introduced to the keyboard, he started to come into his own. Sequencing and sampling took his mind by storm and sent him into the world of music production. Although he did not have his own synthesizer, he would go to Logic Sound, the only studio in his hometown of Pontiac, Michigan to compose his songs. He mastered the Roland D-20 by the time he turned sixteen. Then, he formed Beatmob Productions with his friend, Frank “B-Nice” Williams. Frank’s mom financed their first keyboard. Bubby made the beats and Frank came up with the samples. Beatmob produced one of the first hip-hop jazz tracks for a horn player named Quincy Stewart. Bubby has also produced tracks for hip-hop heavyweights Redman and Slum Village. Most recently, he produced the single “Forever and a Day” for Universal Motown R&B recording artist, Suai, which helped her get signed to that label. He has also collaborated with Stevie J., a producer from Bad Boy Entertainment, and many others. In addition, Bubby has toured as a drummer in the United States and abroad with artists such as Dwele, Slum Village, Calvin Richardson, Jaguar Wright, Kindred the Family Soul, The Temptations, and soul legend Charles Walker.
Currently, Bubby has a couple of things cooking. He is slated to release a smooth jazz compilation in spring 2009, which is a follow-up to his 2005 debut hip-hop CD entitled Bubby Bub Project: Make It Go. Besides that, he’s whipping up tracks under a production contract from Universal Records. Whether he’s laying a groove down on a track or slugging a beat on his Pearl Master Customs, Keith “Bubby” Webb has the sound that will have you coming back for more.
HI KEITH, NICE TO MEET YOU. BRAZILIANS REGARDS.IN MY COUNTRY, WE LOVE ALL JAZZ MUSIC FROM COOL, BOP. FUSION, ETC.BUT IN SOUTH AMERICA IS NOT LIKE USA JAZZ FM STATIONS...24 HOURS SWING SOUNDS...NO, IN BRAZIL ONLY WEEKLY JAZZ RADIO SHOW. I SAY THAT BECAUSE I INTRODUCE TWO HOURS WEEK, EVERY MONDAY TO 21.00 AT WWW.RADIOLESTE345FM.COM.BR THIS SITE IS UNDER RE-PAGE RIGHT NOW, BUT YOU CAN SEE ME AT....WWW.STANGETZCOMMUNITY.COM A WEB SITE TO REVERE STAN MUSIC. I SIGN IN BECAUSE STAN WAS THE FIRST USA GUY TO PLAY BOSSA NOVA STYLE.KEITH, I WRITE TO YOU IN HOPE GET CD-PROMOTE TO PLAY AT STATION. MY FIRST DESIRE IS TRY FEATURE IN BRAZIL MORE GROOVE, BEAT, IMPROVISED MUSIC. THINK ABOUT. REGARDS. EDSON. firstname.lastname@example.org
Thanks Keith for your kind comment on my playing, sometimes its not bad, i am a drummer and wish I had taken up Vibes years ago. Nice to see that like me you like Poogies drumming, he is a monster. Have discovered a knockout chick singer/pianist on this site and want to spread her name, check her out, Cuban but lives in Nice, Janysett McPherson, just hope you like her. T T
Jaijai, what a wonderful mission you've undertaken to create such a place for artistic minds to meet and share their hearts. A place to renew faded determinations, and revive lessened momentums. A place to display our wares and reconfirm to one another that we actually are on the right track.
I commend you, Jaijai, for caring so much that you created this castle of the heart for all of us. I want to share my praise for all of the new friends as well as old friends that I've met and will meet here in our castle. Here we can garnish the where-with-all, the strength, the conviction, and the selflessness through our symbiosis, to share our gift to the world with an unbiased agenda.
My mentor, Daisaku Ikeda says of art: "A beautiful flower delights and refreshes the hearts of all people equally, no matter what soil it grows in. That is the power of beauty. The same is true of great art. It is this spirit that the German poet Heinrich Heine sang of when he wrote that once the peapod bursts open, the sugar peas inside are for everyone to enjoy."