Joe Gibbs Mix | Reggae Lover Podcast Episode 99

The producer Joe Gibbs, hardcore Jamaican entrepreneur, engineer, and record producer started recording artists in the back of his electronics repair shop in 1966.

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He worked with Lee “Scratch” Perry who had left the employ of Coxsone Dodd‘s Studio One. Bunny Lee helped them form The Amalgamated record label. Soon ‘Niney The Observer‘ joined the team and they were able to produce Rocksteady era hits.

In 1972, Errol Thompson came on board as the chief engineer and together with Joe Gibbs formed “The Mighty Two.” Their studio band called The Professionals featured bassist Sly Dunbar, drummer Robbie Shakespeare, and guitarist Earl “Chinna” Smith.

Hundreds of hits came out including “Money in My Pocket” by Dennis Brown and “A So We Stay” by Big Youth. In 1977 the Culture album entitled “Two Sevens Clash” debuted and became a smash hit which coincided with the punk rock craze in the UK. 

Artists recorded and produced by Joe Gibbs included Dennis Brown, Jacob Miller, Gregory Isaacs, Junior Byles, Barrington Levy, Cornell Campbell, Delroy Wilson, Beres Hammond, JC Lodge, Marcia Aitken, Althea and Donna, Ranking Joe and Peter Tosh. The list goes on and on.

In the new millennium, Joe Gibbs focused on marketing his back catalog.  Joe Gibbs passed on to Zion in February 2008.  He had over 100 Jamaica number one hits and over a dozen UK hits.

He released music on an array of different record labels. An amazing body of work, the Joe Gibbs catalog includes some very important songs in the story of Jamaican music.  Salute to the icon, the giant, one of the greatest producers ever – Joe Gibbs. 

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"Episode 36 - Barrington Levy Roots, Reality, and Culture"

Barrington Levy Roots, Reality, and Culture Mix

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Barrington Levy is one of the only reggae singers to have great success throughout the entire decade of the the 1980s. He recorded prolifically with many of his releases topping charts in Jamaica and the UK while he maintained his relevance in the dancehall from then until now.

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A Reggae Lover Podcast listener suggested that I feature Barrington’s work, so I have selected this portion of tunes which highlights some of my favorite reality tunes and features many of the Joe Gibbs and Volcano roots recordings. A follow-up mix that covers lovers rock will be coming soon.

Barrington Levy Playlist:

1 Now A Days
2 Don’t Fuss or Fight
3 Do Good
4 Murderer
5 Too Poor
6 Praise His Name
7 Sensimelea
8 Under Me Sensi
9 Collie Weed
10 Dont Pretend
11 Mine Your Mouth
12 This Little Boy
13 Jah Is With Me
14 Prison Oval Rock
15 Money Move
16 Teach The Youths
17 Black Roses
18 My Time

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JOE GIBBS, LEGENDARY REGGAE PRODUCER FEATURED on REGGAE VAULT CLASSICS

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Label owner and hit record producer Joe Gibbs's productions featured in a mix with narration by Kahlil Wonda for Da Music Vault radio show.

Label owner and hit record producer Joe Gibbs’s productions featured in a mix with narration by Kahlil Wonda for Da Music Vault radio show.

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The Ladies at Joe Gibbs

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The legendary productions of Joe Gibbs have generated many of the reggae genre’s biggest hits. The producer/label operated predominately between 1972 and 1984.

The legendary productions of Joe Gibbs have generated many of the reggae genre's biggest hits. The producer/label operated predominately between 1972 and 1984.The Ladies at Joe Gibbs brings together the classic hits from the female artists Gibbs recorded. The songs and riddims are most familiar and underscore why Joe Gibbs productions were at the top of the genre during these prime years. Judy Mowatt and June 'JC' Lodge went on to have major careers in reggae while other names have faded. Some of the re-mastered tracks include previously unreleased extended mixes. Featured tracks include Marcia Aitken "My Man' and 'I'm Still In Love With You' (which scored # 1 Pop in England), June 'JC' Lodge "Someone Loves You Honey" and a special extended version of Althea & Donna's classic rocker 'Uptown Top Ranking'.

The Ladies at Joe Gibbs brings together the classic hits from the female artists Gibbs recorded. The songs and riddims are most familiar and underscore why Joe Gibbs productions were at the top of the genre during these prime years.

Judy Mowatt and June ‘JC’ Lodge went on to have major careers in reggae while other names have faded. Some of the re-mastered tracks include previously unreleased extended mixes.

Featured tracks include Marcia Aitken “My Man’ and ‘I’m Still In Love With You‘ (which scored # 1 Pop in England), June ‘JC’ Lodge “Someone Loves You Honey” and a special extended version of Althea & Donna‘s classic rocker ‘Uptown Top Ranking‘.

 

Reggae Vault Classics 41: John Holt, 80’s, 90’s, and Modern Classics

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Supercat

1980’s and 90’s Segment Playlist

  1. Zion Gate – Culture
  2. Forty Leg Dread – Prince Mohammed
  3. Bad Boy Posse – Robert French
  4. Meet Me By The River – Robert French
  5. Entertainment – Tristan Palmer
  6. Your Love Got A Hold On Me – Dennis Brown
  7. Friday Night Jamboree – Jah Thomas
  8. Can’t Test Highlanda (Talk About Dub) – Wayne Wonder
  9. Ice Cream Love – Johnny Osborne
  10. 21 Girls Salute – Barrington Levy
  11. Love And Devotion – Jimmy Riley
  12. Keep On Knocking – Jacob Miller
  13. This Old Man – U Brown
  14. Jah The Youths Run To (Dub) – Sluggy Ranks
  15. Something Wrong – Little Pinchers
  16. We Rule This Border – Teddy Irie
  17. History Of Jamaica – Supercat
  18. Lift It Up Again – Pinchers
  19. Vineyard Party – Supercat
  20. Lightning and Thunder (Dub) – Sluggy Ranks
  21. Baltimore – The Tamlins
  22. Let It Flow – Singing Melody
  23. I Believe I Can Fly – Sanchez
  24. Hold Them Pace – Leroy Smart
  25. Put Down Your Weapon – Yami Bolo/Capleton
  26. Jah Works – Terror Fabulous
  27. Love Sponge – Buju Banton
  28. Mama – Bounty Killer
  29. Before Them Seek God – Junior Reid/Bounty Killer
  30. Live Clean – Capleton
  31. Fire Pon Rome – Anthony B
  32. ‘Til I’m Laid To Rest – Buju Banton
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John Holt

John Holt Tunes Playlist

  1. Riding For A Fall
  2. A Love I Can Feel
  3. Up Park Camp
  4. Tribal War
  5. Hooligans
  6. Rock With Me
  7. Satisfaction
  8. Police In Helicopter
  9. Ali Baba
  10. Stick By Me
  11. If I Were A Carpenter
  12. For The Love Of You
  13. Wildfire featuring Dennis Brown
  14. The Tide Is High with The Paragons
  15. Wear You To The Ball featuring U-Roy
  16. Stealing
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Singing Melody

Modern Day Classics Segment Playlist

  1. If I Follow My Heart – Ed Robinson
  2. A House Is Not A Home – Freddie McGregor
  3. Love Rewind – J.C. Lodge
  4. Bonafied Love – Maxi Priest
  5. Breaking Up – Tanya Mullings
  6. People Talk – Etana
  7. Lipstick Stain – Buju Banton
  8. If Its Right – Sanchez
  9. The Leaders – Eljai
  10. Black Woman – Richie Spice
  11. Collide – Singing Melody
  12. In My Arms – Beres Hammond

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