KENNETH POWER – YOU WRONG FI TROUBLE JOSHUA / ROW WE HOME

KENNETH POWER – YOU WRONG FI TROUBLE JOSHUA / ROW WE HOME

    A: Kenneth Power - You wrong fe trouble Joshua B: Kenneth Power - Michael row we home   Two more political tunes that were released by Joe Gibbs in the run up to the 1972 election under the Kenneth Power monniker.  Carey Johnson is certainly present again, his high...

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KENNETH POWER – I AND I A GO WHIP THEM

KENNETH POWER – I AND I A GO WHIP THEM

    A: Eddy Ford - Whip them Jah-Jah B: Kenneth Power - I and I a-go whip them   As written in the Eddy Ford piece from a few years earlier, two further Joe Gibbs recorded cuts based on the old mentosong 'Dip them Bedward" exist. When you rinse the two cuts featured here,...

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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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JOHNNY LOVER & CHARLIE ACE – ECHO / HEADCUP

JOHNNY LOVER & CHARLIE ACE – ECHO / HEADCUP

    A: Johnny Lover - Echo B: 3rd & 4th Generation - More Echo   Funny, how your mind can play tricks on you. For instance, if you play this tune on the Clocktower release, entitled 'Headcup', you're bound to hear Johnny Lover introduce it as such. Yet, when you play...

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CHARLIE ACE & JOHNNY LOVER – RIDE ON JOHNNY

CHARLIE ACE & JOHNNY LOVER – RIDE ON JOHNNY

  A: Charlie Ace & Johnny Lover - Ride on Johnny B: version   Charlie Ace and Johnny Lover are often mixed up. So much so, that even Joe Gibbs couldn't tell them apart, as proven by the credit to Johnnie Lover on 'Straight to the head/Two edged sword', which actually featured...

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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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REGGAE BOYS – DOLLY HOUSE ON FIRE / REGGAE TRAIN

REGGAE BOYS – DOLLY HOUSE ON FIRE / REGGAE TRAIN

  A: Reggae Boys - Dolly House on fire B: Reggae Boys - Reggae Train   The Reggae Boys must be the most overlooked band in the history of early reggae. 99 out of a 100 times they are simply credited as 'a.k.a. the Pioneers' but most of the time this is not the case. Because The Reggae...

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SIR LORD COMIC – DOCTOR FEELGOOD

SIR LORD COMIC – DOCTOR FEELGOOD

A: Sir Lord Comic - Doctor Feelgood B: Reggae Boys - Reggae Train   Sir Lord Comic jivetalks Nicky Thomas' 'Don't touch me' to great heights in his own distinguished style. I haven't a clue what he's on about in the spoken intro - "hey Georgie, take this advice of a closet full a clothes,...

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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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BLACK UHURU – RENT MAN / JAH GRUNDY – RESIDENT AREA

BLACK UHURU – RENT MAN / JAH GRUNDY – RESIDENT AREA

A: Black Uhuru - Rent Man / Jah Grundy - Resident Area B: Joe Gibbs & The Professionals - Eviction   Releasing their very first tune as early as 1972, Black Uhuru's road to stardom was a rather bumpy one.  Yet, in the second half of the seventies all the signs that the group would...

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