Richard Alexander Jung
better known by his stage name Dr. Ring-Ding
is a German reggae
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. 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.
His song "Doctor's Darling" got its highest chart position, 23, in May 2003.
Dr Ring Ding & The Senior Allstars album discography :
- Dandimite (Pork Pie) 1995
- Ram Di Dance (Grover Records) 1998
- Diggin' Up Dirt (Grover Records) 2000