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March 14, 2008: Joe Gibbs part 4


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


SongArtistAlbumRiddimProducer
1Intro(none)
2Love BrotherErrol DunkleyExplosive Rock Steady: Joe Gibbs' Amalgamated Label 1967-1973Love Brother: Errol DunkleyJoe Gibbs
3Don't Touch MeNicky ThomasExplosive Rock Steady: Joe Gibbs' Amalgamated Label 1967-1973Don't Touch Me: Nicky ThomasJoe Gibbs
4Doctor FeelgoodSir Lord ComicExplosive Rock Steady: Joe Gibbs' Amalgamated Label 1967-1973Don't Touch Me: Nicky ThomasJoe Gibbs
5Soulful MoodTommy Mccook BandThe Reggae TrainJoe Gibbs
6Wreck A BuddySoul SistersLove Of The Common PeopleWreck A Buddy: Soul SistersJoe Gibbs
7Man A WailYoung SoulsThe Reggae TrainMan A Wail: Young SoulsJoe Gibbs
8The Wicked Must SurviveReggae BoysExplosive Rock Steady: Joe Gibbs' Amalgamated Label 1967-1973The Wicked Must Survive: Reggae BoysJoe Gibbs
9The Wicked Must SurviveReggae BoysThe Reggae TrainThe Wicked Must Survive: Reggae BoysJoe Gibbs
10LordWinston WrightLove Of The Common PeopleJoe Gibbs
11MovementsCount MachukiLove Of The Common PeopleJoe Gibbs
12Feel Good (Hold Them)Ken BootheGroove To The BeatHold Them: Roy Shirley / Feel Good: Ken BootheCoxsone Dodd
13Feel This DubDub SpecialistHi Fashion Dub Top TenHold Them: Roy Shirley / Feel Good: Ken BootheCoxsone Dodd
14Hold ThemRoy ShirleyLove Of The Common PeopleHold Them: Roy Shirley / Feel Good: Ken BootheJoe Gibbs
15Buck And The PreacherI RoyDon't Check Me With No Lightweight StuffHold Them: Roy Shirley / Feel Good: Ken Boothe
16Nevada JoeJoe Gibbs & The DestroyersJamaican Serenades Vol 27Joe Gibbs
17MemoriesAmalgamated All StarsExplosive Rock Steady: Joe Gibbs' Amalgamated Label 1967-1973Memories: Amalgamated All StarsJoe Gibbs
18Love Of The Common PeopleNicky ThomasUptown Top Ranking 1970-78Love Of The Common People: Nicky ThomasJoe Gibbs
19Samfie ManPioneersGive & Take: The Best Of The PioneersSamfie Man: PioneersLeslie Kong
20Samfie ManBeverleys All StarsSolid Gold From The Vaults Vol. 3Samfie Man: Pioneers
21Samfie ManInspirationsReggae FeverSamfie Man: PioneersJoe Gibbs
22I've Got A FeelingHeptonesThe Heptones And Friends Vols. 1 & 2I've Got A Feeling: HeptonesJoe Gibbs
23I've Got A FeelingHeptonesUptown Top Ranking 1970-78I've Got A Feeling: HeptonesJoe Gibbs
24Mama Look DehReggae BoysLove Of The Common PeopleMama Look Deh: Reggae BoysJoe Gibbs
25Niney SpecialDestroyersReggae FeverMama Look Deh: Reggae BoysJoe Gibbs
26Only YesterdayKen ParkerLove Of The Common PeopleOnly Yesterday: Ken ParkerJoe Gibbs
27Danger ZoneLloyd Willis & The DestroyersLove Of The Common PeopleOnly Yesterday: Ken ParkerJoe Gibbs
28The GardenerJulie AnneThe Heptones And Friends Vols. 1 & 2The Gardener: Julie AnneJoe Gibbs
29Sounds Called AquariasLizzy & Cornell CampbellLove Of The Common PeopleSounds Called Aquarias: Lizzy And Cornell CampbellJoe Gibbs
30Bongo NyahLittle RoyTrojan Jamaican Hits Box SetBongo Nyah: Little RoyLloyd Daley
31Bongo NyahLittle RoyArc Angel's Reggae Revive Vol 08Bongo Nyah: Little RoyLloyd Daley
32Bongo NyahInspirationsReggae FeverBongo Nyah: Little RoyJoe Gibbs
33Me No Born YahReggae BoysThe Reggae TrainMe No Born Yah: Reggae BoysJoe Gibbs
34HijackedDestroyersReggae FeverHijacked: Joe Gibbs All StarsJoe Gibbs
35Highjacked (Inst.)Joe Gibbs All StarsJamaican Serenades Vol 06Hijacked: Joe Gibbs All StarsJoe Gibbs
36Upsetting StationWailersRoots Of A LegendDuppy Conqueror: Wailers
37Ghost CapturerJoe Gibbs All StarsBlow Mr. Hornsman : Intsrumental Reggae 1968-75Duppy Conqueror: WailersJoe Gibbs
38Warricka HillVersatilesThe Heptones And Friends Vols. 1 & 2Warricka Hill: VersatilesJoe Gibbs
39Arise BlackmanPeter ToshThe Reggae TrainArise Blackman: Peter ToshJoe Gibbs
40Dem A Fi Get A Beatin'WailersFy-ah, Fy-ahDem A Fi Get A Beatin': Peter Tosh
41Them A Fe Get Beatin'Peter ToshThe Heptones And Friends Vols. 1 & 2Dem A Fi Get A Beatin': Peter ToshJoe Gibbs
42Get A BeatenWailersRoots Of A LegendDem A Fi Get A Beatin': Peter Tosh
43Dem Ha Fe Get A BeatinPeter ToshBush DoctorDem A Fi Get A Beatin': Peter Tosh
44Maga DogPeter ToshThe ToughestMaga Dog: Peter ToshPeter Tosh
45Maga DogPeter ToshLove Of The Common PeopleMaga Dog: Peter ToshPeter Tosh
46Fat DogJoe Gibbs & The Love GenerationUptown Top Ranking 1970-78Maga Dog: Peter ToshJoe Gibbs
47Maingy DogBunny FlipUptown Top Ranking 1970-78Maga Dog: Peter ToshJoe Gibbs
48Boney DogWailersRoots Of A LegendMaga Dog: Peter Tosh
49Skanky DogWinston ScotlandRoots Of A LegendMaga Dog: Peter Tosh
50Maga DogInvadersStudio One Archives Vol. 33Maga Dog: Peter ToshCoxsone Dodd
51Fat DogRoy & The InvadersStudio One Archives Vol. 33Maga Dog: Peter ToshCoxsone Dodd
52Maga DogPeter ToshMama AfricaMaga Dog: Peter ToshPeter Tosh
53Fatty FattyClancy EcclesFatty Fatty 1967-70Fatty Fatty: Clancey EcclesClancy Eccles
54Feel The RhythmClancy EcclesFeel The RhythmFatty Fatty: Clancey EcclesClancy Eccles
55Fattie FattieInspirationsReggae FeverFatty Fatty: Clancey EcclesJoe Gibbs
56Sweet SensationMelodiansSweet Sensation: The Best Of The MelodiansSweet Sensation: MelodiansLeslie Kong
57Sweet SensationInspirationsReggae FeverSweet Sensation: MelodiansJoe Gibbs
58Sweet SensationLarry Marshall & The Freedom SingersGrooving At Studio OneSweet Sensation: MelodiansCoxsone Dodd
59Sweet SensationLarry Marshall & The Freedom SingersReggaematic SoundsSweet Sensation: MelodiansCoxsone Dodd
60Sweet SensationErnest RanglinBoss Reggae [Ernest Ranglin]Sweet Sensation: Melodians
61The Dynamic Ken ParkerKen ParkerThe Heptones And Friends Vols. 1 & 2The Dynamic Ken Parker Medley: Ken ParkerJoe Gibbs
62The Magnificent HeptonesHeptonesThe Heptones And Friends Vols. 1 & 2The Magnificent Heptones: HeptonesJoe Gibbs
63Take Back Your DuckInspirationsExplosive Rock Steady: Joe Gibbs' Amalgamated Label 1967-1973Take Back Your Duck: InspirationsJoe Gibbs
64Please Stop Your LyingErrol DunkleyExplosive Rock Steady: Joe Gibbs' Amalgamated Label 1967-1973Youre Gonna Need Me: Errol Dunkley / Big Gun: Barry BlackJoe Gibbs
65Youre Gonna Need MeErrol DunkleyLove Of The Common PeopleYoure Gonna Need Me: Errol Dunkley / Big Gun: Barry BlackJoe Gibbs
66I'm Going HomeErrol DunkleySir Lee's Rock Steady Party at King's HouseYoure Gonna Need Me: Errol Dunkley / Big Gun: Barry BlackBunny 'Striker' Lee
67Three In OneErrol DunkleyTighten Up: Volumes 5 & 6Youre Gonna Need Me: Errol Dunkley / Big Gun: Barry Black
68AbracadabraRupie Edwards All StarsDub BasketYoure Gonna Need Me: Errol Dunkley / Big Gun: Barry BlackRupie Edwards
69Success ParadiseCarl BryanPure GoldYoure Gonna Need Me: Errol Dunkley / Big Gun: Barry BlackRupie Edwards
70Big GunBarry LlewellynStalk Of Shots Vol.2Youre Gonna Need Me: Errol Dunkley / Big Gun: Barry BlackRupie Edwards
71Big Gun VersionBarry LlewellynStalk Of Shots Vol.2Youre Gonna Need Me: Errol Dunkley / Big Gun: Barry BlackRupie Edwards
72My Girl PearlMoodieReggae On The MoonYoure Gonna Need Me: Errol Dunkley / Big Gun: Barry Black