DESTROYERS – ROCK THE CLOCK

DESTROYERS – ROCK THE CLOCK

A: Destroyers/Joe Gibbs Allstars - Rock the clock B: Destroyers - version In the wake of Dave and Ansell Collins' "Double Barrel", a tune that unsuspectedly took over the charts in Europe in 1970, a whole slew of funky reggae tunes were released. All based on the template carefully crafted by James...

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LIZZY & CORNELL CAMPBELL – AQUARIUS

LIZZY & CORNELL CAMPBELL – AQUARIUS

    A: Lizzy & Don Carnell - Aquarius B: Imm & Dave - Version 2   In 1969 the musical Hair was a huge succes. It was made even more popular by the medley of two of the musical's most popular songs: 'Aquarius" and "Let the Sunshine in" by the 5th Dimension. Obviously,...

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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 screams and his laugh are just one of a kind....

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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 on this website, two further Joe Gibbs recorded cuts based on the old mentosong 'Dip them Bedward" exist. When you rinse the two cuts featured here, it'll immediately become clear that this...

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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 it on Jogibs, bearing what I believe...

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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 mister Ace on vocal duties....

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PEPPERLITES – HIJACKED / LIFE IS DOWN IN DENVER

PEPPERLITES – HIJACKED / LIFE IS DOWN IN DENVER

A: Joe Gibbs Allstars - Life is down in Denver B: Pepperlites - Hijacked '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 than 10 years to find...

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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 Boys were an actual...

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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 and buy yourself a closet full a clothes,...

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