Saturday, March 29, 2008



WWW, March 2008 - Unfortunately, Joe Gibbs passed away a few weeks before this review was written. February 21, 2008 was a sad day as an essential producer left us with a legacy of which this -great- Podcast only gives a small insight.

Joe Gibbs was born in 1943 in Montego Bay, Jamaica. After a stay in the USA, he went back to work in Jamaica's recording industry and was there when Ska became Rocksteady became Reggae.

He's responsible for Althea and Donna's Uptown Top Ranking, one of the first Reggae Hits in the UK. He's also behind Culture's massive album Two Sevens Clash, and June Lodge's 1980's hit "Someone Loves You Honey". The last release, though, cause him to go out of business for a while because of law suits.

This JOE GIBBS SPECIAL gives a nice overview of his work, until the man's carrier ended so abruptly.

The mix doesn't carry any of the obvious titles, which makes it kind of crucial as we hear some crucial 70's Rockers Reggae. It does carry eight great vocals and, not deniable, eight DUB and DJ tracks wherein the true power of Joe Gibbs productions become unmistakably clear.

A welcome addition!


01. Joe Gibbs - fat dog
02. Joe Gibbs All Stars - rocking the clock
03. Lloyd Willis - feggae fever
04. Nicky Thomas - have a little faith
05. Jackie Brown - love and affection
06. The Inspirations - ease up
07. Sir Gibbs All Stars - jana
08. Pioneers - peace maker
09. Joe Gibbs & The Professionals - virginia skank
10. The Mighty Two - belly solution
11. Joe Gibbs, Errol T & The Professionals - bwoy it rough
12. Joe Gibbs & The Professionals - labba mouth
13. Joe Gibbs - high noon
14. Joe Gibbs & The Professionals - zion rock
15. Joe Gibbs & The Professionals - take heed brother
16. Joe Gibbs - righteous train



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