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Joe Gibbs

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Joe Gibbs (born Joel A. Gibson 1943, Montego Bay Jamaica — died 21 February 2008) was a Jamaican reggae producer.

When young Joe had moved to the USA where he had qualified as an electronics engineer. He would then move back to Jamaica where he opened a repair TV shop at 32 Beeston Street, he would also soon start to sell records in the shop. The sales of record was such a success that it encouraged him to get more directly involved in the music industry.

In 1967 he recorded artists at the back of his shop with a two-track tape machine and the help of Lee Perry who had just ended his association with Coxsone Dodd. The year after, 1968, he launched the label Amalgamated with the help of Bunny Lee. The rock steady song »Hold Them« with Roy Shirley was to be his first hit.

Lee Perry would later on leave Gibbs to form his own label - Upsetters. Joe Gibbs then started working with Winston »Niney« Holness - helping him mainting his spots on the top of the charts. During this period up to 1970 he would find great success with groups and artists such as The Pioneers, Errol Dunkley and Ken Parker. He would also work with backing bands like Lynn Taitt and the Jets (who included the organist Ansel Collins, horns players Tommy McCook, Johnny »Dizzy« Moore, Bobby Ellis and Vin Gordon) and The Hippy Boys.

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  • GoatedBloat

    Who knew a NASCAR owner and Super Bowl winning coach could make such awesome music?!?!?

    20 Jul 2012 Reply
  • RussellChap

    Joe Gibbs helped to invent modern musics. Respect due.

    25 Nov 2011 Reply
  • jakobdorof

    anyone have All-Mighty Chapter 5, State of Emergency, or No Bones for the Dogs in anything better than 192kbps?

    17 Nov 2011 Reply
  • jakobdorof

    very, very amicable dub. warm, happy sounds

    17 Nov 2011 Reply
  • MOVNGFWD

    ...3 years later, you are still missed, Joe...your mark, your contribution has been left, however... you continue to live on in your music...

    22 Feb 2011 Reply
  • chocollateradio

    mayday mayday.. Cuba do u read me?

    17 Aug 2010 Reply
  • marohh

    the african dub compilations are simply gorgeous! joe gibbs with the professionals - what a great combinaton

    26 Mar 2010 Reply
  • lesigint

    don't let your momma down

    13 Feb 2010 Reply

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