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 – 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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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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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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THE SLICKERS – MAN BEWARE

THE SLICKERS – MAN BEWARE

A: Slickers - Man beware B: Sir Lord Comic - Jack of my trade   The story of the Slickers will forever be intertwined with that The Pioneers. For starters because their first song, Nana, was actually recorded by the Pioneers. As Pioneer Jackie Robinson states in this Pressure Beat interview:...

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THE VERSATILES / LOVE GENERATION – WARRICKA HILL

THE VERSATILES / LOVE GENERATION – WARRICKA HILL

A: The Love Generation - Warricka Hill   B: 3rd & 4th Generation - Battlefield   After forming in 1967 the Versatiles joined Joe Gibbs’ Amalgamated roster of artists and released a single called ‘Just can’t win’, which was only the third release by the fresh new label....

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DENNIS BROWN – MONEY IN MY POCKET

DENNIS BROWN – MONEY IN MY POCKET

A: Dennis Brown - Money in my pocket B: Joe Gibbs & The Professionals - Money love   After having recorded some thirty songs for Coxsone Dodd's Studio One imprint, laying down a solid foundation to build upon, Dennis Brown, still a kid with only 12 or 13 years to his name, went...

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OLD TIMERS – QUADRILLE BEAT SPECIAL

OLD TIMERS – QUADRILLE BEAT SPECIAL

A: Old Timers ft Delroy Jones - Quadrille beat figure 1 2 3 B: Old Timers ft Delroy Jones - Quadrille beat figure 4 5 6   I don't know what it is, but as of late I just keep on stumbling on wrongly credited Jogibs discs. So far they've always turned out a real treat, but the one featured...

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