PEPPERLITES – HIJACKED / LIFE IS DOWN IN DENVER

PEPPERLITES – HIJACKED / LIFE IS DOWN IN DENVER

  A: Pepperlites - Hijacked B: Joe Gibbs Allstars - Life is down in Denver   'Mayday, mayday, Cuba do you read me, this is flight 727, we have been hijacked..' Thus goes the introduction of one of the foundation tunes that got me hooked on Joe Gibbs' productions. It took me more...

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PIONEERS – LONG SHOT: AN INTERVIEW WITH JACKIE ROBINSON

PIONEERS – LONG SHOT: AN INTERVIEW WITH JACKIE ROBINSON

A: Pioneers - Long Shot (Buss me bet) B: Pioneers - Dip and fall back   The Pioneers, hitmakers and chartbreakers from Kingston, started their career in 1965, recording for various producers and releasing records on labels like Island, Rio and Caltone. The early line up consisted of Sidney...

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SOULMATES – THEM A LAUGH AN A KI KI

SOULMATES – THEM A LAUGH AN A KI KI

A: Soulmates - Dem a laugh an-a-ki-ki   Apart from being a real top notch stomper, 'Dem a laugh" is also another chapter in the Soulmates/Hippy Boys/Pioneers series. Credited to the Soulmates on the UK release (Amalgamated/Trojan) and to the Pioneers on its Jamaican counterpart (Amalgamated...

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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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