BARRY BROWN – THEM A FIGHT

BARRY BROWN – THEM A FIGHT

A: Barry Brown - Them a fight B: Joe Gibbs & The Professionals - Fight Back   The late, great Jamaican Bob Dylan rides the Boxing riddim to full effect. Oswald Palmer - engineer and producer of the riddim - managed that have all the great artists of the pre-dancehall era ride it, including...

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TRINITY – EVENTIDE HOME

TRINITY – EVENTIDE HOME

A: Trinity - Eventide home B: Professionals - Massive fire   On may 20th 2011 residents of Torrington Park marched the streets of Kingston in order to raise awareness and call for an end to the political warfare that is still, occasionally, reaping havoc in the nation's capitol and beyond....

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LADY ANN – INFORMER

LADY ANN – INFORMER

A: Lady Ann - Informer B: The Professionals - Most on the corner   After the very bloody 1980 elections, an affair that brought Jamaica on the brink of civil war once again, leaving 800 dead and countless others injured; the island was desperately in need of peace. Peace, quiet and entertainment....

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ELPEDIO & THE SONICS – RIGHT TIME

ELPEDIO & THE SONICS – RIGHT TIME

A: Elpedio & The Sonics - Right Time B: Joe Gibbs & The Professionals - Now   "You're going around, and boasting yourself. You talk about this, you talk about that, every day..." This line from the mighty "Right Time" track is all the evidence you need to establish that Elpedio...

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MADOO – JAMMIN SO

MADOO – JAMMIN SO

A: Madoo - Jammin so B: Joe Gibbs & the Professionals - Feeling hot   The almighty "Storm" riddim proved to be a lucrative one for the Joe Gibbs studio. This superstrong riddim was first recorded at Channel One by the Revolutionaries (a.k.a the Professionals, more or less) with...

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MADOO – JOE GRINE

MADOO – JOE GRINE

A: Madoo - Joe Grine B : Joe Gibbs & the Professionals - Ala   Osbert Madoo is often regarded as the "original dancehall singer." Originally, reggae singers performed their songs live on stage, backed by a band. Soundsystems would play their hits on wax and had dj's commenting on their...

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BARRINGTON LEVY – WIFE & SWEETHEART

BARRINGTON LEVY – WIFE & SWEETHEART

A: Barrington Levy - Wife & sweetheart B: Professionals - Husband stealer   Barrington Levy is a good example of "over exposure," a typically Jamaican phenomenon that occurred in the late 70's and is still going strong today. After hitting big with "Shine eye gal" every studio in Jamaica...

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RONNIE DAVIS & ITALS – SOMETIMES

RONNIE DAVIS & ITALS – SOMETIMES

A: Ronnie Davis & The Itals - Sometimes B: Mighty Two - Lover dub   Not the greatest Ronnie Davis effort ever, but still a very nice piece of lovers rock. The riddim, although hitting it off with a howling guitar and some nice piano, is sparse but effective. The dubside, however,...

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PRINCE HAMMER – ORTHODOX ROCK

PRINCE HAMMER – ORTHODOX ROCK

A: Prince Hammer - Orthodox Rock B: Joe Gibbs & Professionals - Oh Jah   A great tune by Prince Hammer, also known as Beris Simpson or Jah Berry (not the same dj as the Jah Berry of Phase 1 fame,) who allegedly recorded some 17 singles and an album (Brixton Trial And Crosses)...

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RONALD & KARL – THINGS NOT SO NICE

RONALD & KARL – THINGS NOT SO NICE

A : Ronald & Karl - Things not so nice B : Mighty Two : Not so nice version   Who are Ronald & Karl? The credits on the 7" don't reveal a thing and books nor internet does much to help me either. To my knowledge this is the only song the obscure duo ever released and although...

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