Tribute to the man called Joe Gibbs! Respect and rest in peace.
For this show, I was focusing on the early productions of Joe Gibbs, in his full rocksteady glory. Gibbs got his start with an electronics repair shop, and worked a bit for producer Ken Lack. Eventually he set up his own two track studio and had Lee Perry on the boards. Soon afterward in 1967, he started his own label "Amalgamated". Gibbs' work continued for the next year with Perry, who soon broke camp and was replaced by Niney.
One of Gibbs' first big hits, "Hold Them" by Roy Shirley is heard in this mix alongside an alternative version by Ken Boothe and a DJ cut from I Roy. There's also a number of other prime rocksteady grooves showcased throughout this show, including tunes from Errol Dunkley, Nicky Thomas, The Reggae Boys, The Inspirations and Gibbs studio band at the time known as the Destroyers or Amalgamated All Stars