PRINCE STUDENT – RIVERS OF BABYLON

PRINCE STUDENT – RIVERS OF BABYLON

A: The Inspirations - Take back your duck B: Prince Student - Rivers of babylon   So, here's another one that is special. And again it's special for more reasons than one. The first, and probably the main reason being: 'Rivers of Babylon' is intriguing. The song was immortalized by the Boney...

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SOUL BROTHERS – PUSSY CATCH A FIRE

SOUL BROTHERS – PUSSY CATCH A FIRE

A: Soul Brothers - Pussy catch a fire B: Destroyers - Secret Weapon / Follow this beat   This must be the most confusing Joe Gibbs 7 inch ever issued. And that's quite a bold statement when it comes to Joe Gibbs vinyl, for the label is supreme in mislabeling, misprinting and mispressing...

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PIONEERS – CATCH THE BEAT

PIONEERS – CATCH THE BEAT

A: Pioneers - Catch the beat B: Pioneers - Janan   Here's another 7 inch that makes me smile for more reasons than just the music. Catch the beat is a superb early reggae monster that, no surprise there, hit big for the Pioneers and Joe Gibbs. It was released both in the UK, where it was released...

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AUGUSTUS PABLO – PABLO AT HOME

AUGUSTUS PABLO – PABLO AT HOME

A : Augustus Pablo - Pablo at home B : Vin Gordon - East Africa   This 7 inch makes me smile every time I come across it, for it was a real catch when I stumbled upon it. The A and B side of my copy both wear the same label, crediting The Professionals' "Face Girl" as the track of choice....

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DELROY JONES – BY 7

DELROY JONES – BY 7

A: Ethiopians - Jump up action B: Delroy Jones - By 7   The B-side of the great Ethiopians' 'Jump up Action' track features the obscure Delroy Jones, also known as Crutches. I can't find much about the man on the internet, but from what I know, it is most likely this deejay came to the Joe Gibbs...

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ETHIOPIANS – JUMP UP ACTION

ETHIOPIANS – JUMP UP ACTION

A: Ethiopians - Jump up action B: Delroy Jones - By 7   The mighty Leonard Dillon recorded a great many superb tunes in his long career as a musician. Although he seems to have saved the biggest hits for producer Sir JJ - whom he held in high esteem -  Leonard Dillon also recorded smashing...

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MR NIGEL – LEAVING THE BALL

MR NIGEL – LEAVING THE BALL

A: Mr Nigel - Leaving the ball B: Neville Hinds - Sweep the street   This 7 inch was given to me by a good friend on a good night. You know the kind: drinking some beers, having some dinner, a few laughs and, most of all, playing dozens of records. He knew I was into the Gibbs sound...

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LIZZY – STILL WATER RUN DEEP

LIZZY – STILL WATER RUN DEEP

A: Carlton Gibbs - Ghost walk B: Lizzy - Still water run deep / Joe Gibbs Allstars - Joy stick   Boh! This little gem is dripping its honey allover the place! It gets even sweeter when a woman starts sighing heavily to the words of King Jammy soundsystem dj Lizzy, who get's the job done...

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CARLTON GIBBS – GHOST WALK

CARLTON GIBBS – GHOST WALK

A: Carlton Gibbs - Ghost walk B: Joe Gibbs Allstars - Joystick   Now this one took me long enough to figure out! As you can see in the picture above, my copy of this song is a Pressure Beat pre-release with no information on it whatsoever. The fact that the previous owner marked it as being...

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