Dr. Ring-Ding


Dr. Ring-Ding
Dr. Ring-Ding
Background information
Birth name Richard Alexander Jung
Born 2 June 1970 (1970-06-02) (age 41)
Origin Münster, Germany
Genres Reggae, ska, dancehall
Occupations Singer
Trombonist
Instruments Trombone
Years active 1989–present
Labels

Pork Pie Records

Grover Records
Associated acts El Bosso Und Die Ping Pongs
Website www.ringding.de

Richard Alexander Jung better known by his stage name Dr. Ring-Ding is a German reggae, ska and dancehall artist.

Ring-Ding first performed by the name of Prof. Richie Senior as the trombonist in the German ska band, El Bosso Und Die Ping Pongs.[1] During Christmas in 1992, he founded the band Dr. Ring Ding & The Senior Allstars, which dissolved in October 2002. Ring-Ding utilised the Jamaica singing style, toasting, by mixing reggae, dancehall and authentic ska beats.

Ring-Ding is known for his ska and reggae collaborations with artists including Lord Tanamo and King Django. He has also performed with The Skatalites and The Toasters. Ring-Ding also earned acclaim with a cover of the Johnny Cash song "Ring of Fire" which he recorded with H-Blockx. The single reached # 13 in the German charts.

Today, he is a presenter for WDR 5 and plays as a soloist for various outfits including Kingston Kitchen and The Sharp Axe Band. He also performs with El Bosso Und Die Ping Pongs at various shows in Germany.

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Chart performance

His song "Doctor's Darling" got its highest chart position, 23, in May 2003.[2] Despite Dr. Ring-Ding being white, the song was included in the German black charts. [2]

Discography

Dr Ring Ding & The Senior Allstars album discography :

  • Dandimite (Pork Pie) 1995
  • Ram Di Dance (Grover Records) 1998
  • Diggin' Up Dirt (Grover Records) 2000
  • Big Up (Grover Records) 2001
  • Golden Gate (Grover Records) 2002

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