BIG JOE – AMERICAN PUM PUM + UNKNOWN ARTIST

BIG JOE – AMERICAN PUM PUM + UNKNOWN ARTIST

    A: Big Joe / Senators - American Pum pum B: Unknown - unknown   Two further tracks from the Errol T/Randy's camp, on which fun is had on top of the 'Bum Ball' riddim. On one side Brother Winston gives Bredda T some advice on how to score American Pum Pum, although...

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SYLFORD WALKER – JAH GOLDEN PEN

SYLFORD WALKER – JAH GOLDEN PEN

A: Silford Walker - Jah golden pen B: Mighty Two - Golden dub   After running away from home at a young age, Sylford Walker grew up in the tough Kingston 5 area. He filled his days with smoking a little herb, selling wood roots (health juices), running a restaurant and singing. After...

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DENNIS BROWN & PROFESSIONALS – NO BONES FOR THE DOGS

DENNIS BROWN & PROFESSIONALS – NO BONES FOR THE DOGS

A: Joe Gibbs & The Professionals - No bones for the dogs B: Mighty Two - Throw it Joe   Jamaica is probably best known for their immense musical output. It never ceases to amaze me that an island so small, relatively speaking, produces so vast an amount of great music and, in the process,...

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I ROY – KNOTTY KNOTS

I ROY – KNOTTY KNOTS

A: I Roy - Knotty Knots B: Mighty Two - Knots version   Three years after the impressive range of songs from the courtroom that Derrick Morgan laid down for various producers, I Roy revisits the format on the most superb recording he ever made for Joe Gibbs. Just like the Derrick Morgan...

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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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GLEN WASHINGTON – ROCKERS NU CRACKERS

GLEN WASHINGTON – ROCKERS NU CRACKERS

A: Glen Washington - Rockers "nu" crackers B: Mighty Two - Rockers version   "Persistent" and "independent" are two words that come to mind when thinking about Glen Washington. Although blessed with a beautiful raspy and soulful voice, Glen decided to focus on his drumming career, rather...

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TOMMY MCCOOK & THE DESTROYERS – AH SO

TOMMY MCCOOK & THE DESTROYERS – AH SO

A: The Destroyers - Ah so B: The Destroyers - If ah sa so   Although it is hard to imagine in this day and age, the immortal 'Satta" riddim didn't hit it big from the get go. Recorded in march 1969 at Studio One for their own Clinch imprint (entitled 'Far Away Land' but on later pressings...

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SAMMY DREAD – MY PRINCESS

SAMMY DREAD – MY PRINCESS

A: Sammy Dread - My princess B: Joe Gibbs & the Professionals - Princess in dub   Sammy Dread, born Stewart Farquharson, was one of the bigger stars of the early dancehall days. With hits such as "Roadblock", "Rude Boy" and the Joe Gibbs produced "Dreadlocks Girl" Sammy soon established...

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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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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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