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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DESTROYERS – NEVADA JOE / STRAIGHT TO THE HEAD

DESTROYERS – NEVADA JOE / STRAIGHT TO THE HEAD

A: Joe Gibbs & The Destroyers - Navado Joe B: Joe Gibbs & The Destroyers - Straight to the head   Two superb boss reggae sides from the Joe Gibbs camp, featuring Johnnie Lover on vocals. Both utilizing the 'Mad Rooster' riddim, Little Johnny Jones plays the western rude boy in fine...

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NICKY THOMAS – LOVE OF THE COMMON PEOPLE

NICKY THOMAS – LOVE OF THE COMMON PEOPLE

A: Cecil Thomas - Love of the common people B: Joe Gibbs & The Destroyers - Freelancer / Compass   'Love of the common people' was the first major hit for both Joe Gibbs and Nicky Thomas. It topped the charts not only in Jamaica and the United Kingdom,  the usual suspects, but also...

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