Scorchers from the Mighty Two

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All Music Guide - Adam Greenberg
Joe Gibbs is easily one of the most influential producers in reggae history, and this large-scale compilation, released soon after his 2008 death, gives evidence as to how Gibbs became so big. After failed relationships with Lee "Scratch" Perry and Niney Holmes as sound engineers, Gibbs came upon Errol Thompson (originally from Coxsone Dodd's Studio One) and together their sound became that of "the Mighty Two." For a few years the pairing produced some of the premier examples of rocksteady, lovers rock, and roots reggae, among other subgenres. This anthology provides examples of lovers rock masters Dennis Brown and Gregory Isaacs, the London sound of Black Uhuru in an ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Adam Greenberg
Joe Gibbs is easily one of the most influential producers in reggae history, and this large-scale compilation, released soon after his 2008 death, gives evidence as to how Gibbs became so big. After failed relationships with Lee "Scratch" Perry and Niney Holmes as sound engineers, Gibbs came upon Errol Thompson (originally from Coxsone Dodd's Studio One) and together their sound became that of "the Mighty Two." For a few years the pairing produced some of the premier examples of rocksteady, lovers rock, and roots reggae, among other subgenres. This anthology provides examples of lovers rock masters Dennis Brown and Gregory Isaacs, the London sound of Black Uhuru in an early form, the great Barrington Levy, an early version of Eek-a-Mouse, and plenty more. There are crooners, singers, rastas, and toasters here, all providing classic cuts. The real key period covered by this anthology predates that of the more modern dancehall crazes, so the energy may seem a bit low to some newer reggae fans. However, the foundation for essentially all reggae that followed came directly from only a couple of really large sources -- Studio One and this duo, the Mighty Two. An excellent overview for the reggae sounds of the late '70s and early '80s.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 6/3/2008
  • Label: Vp Records
  • UPC: 054645413022
  • Catalog Number: 4130
  • Sales rank: 135,274

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Two Sevens Clash - Culture (3:25)
  2. 2 Money in My Pocket/Cool Runnings - Prince Mohammed (8:08)
  3. 3 Officially/One X One - Ray I (6:09)
  4. 4 Babylon Too Rough - Gregory Isaacs (2:55)
  5. 5 Cool out Son - Junior Murvin (3:17)
  6. 6 Boxing Around - Cornell Campbell (4:09)
  7. 7 I'm Still in Love with You - Marcia Aitken (3:42)
  8. 8 Loving Pauper/Judgement Time - Ruddy Thomas (6:19)
  9. 9 Just Like a River - The Mighty Diamonds (2:58)
  10. 10 No Competition - Freddie McGregor (3:17)
  11. 11 Left with a Broken Heart - George Nooks (2:58)
  12. 12 Heart and Soul - Junior Byles (3:02)
  13. 13 No Man's Land - Cornell Campbell (2:42)
  14. 14 Ina Jah Children - Dhaima (4:11)
  15. 15 Su Su Pon Rasta/Heavy Manners - Naggo Morris (6:23)
  16. 16 Funeral - Prince Alla (3:05)
  17. 17 Jah Golden Pen - Sylford Walker (3:23)
  18. 18 I'm a Natty - Jacob Miller (2:59)
  19. 19 Rockers a Nuh Crackers - Glen Washington (3:21)
  20. 20 Ghetto Girl - Dennis Brown (2:59)
Disc 2
  1. 1 Jah Bring I Joy in the Morning - Bobby Melody (3:55)
  2. 2 Burn Babylon - Sylford Walker (3:20)
  3. 3 See Them a Come/Natty Pass Him G.C.E. - Shorty the President (6:17)
  4. 4 Tribal War - George Nooks (3:50)
  5. 5 Identity - The Mighty Diamonds (3:18)
  6. 6 Stop Picking on Me - Max Romeo (2:34)
  7. 7 Rent Man - Black Uhuru (3:15)
  8. 8 Almighty I - Dennis Walks (3:20)
  9. 9 Keep on Knocking - Jacob Miller (2:42)
  10. 10 My Woman - Barrington Levy (2:54)
  11. 11 Virgin Girl - Eek-A-Mouse (3:30)
  12. 12 Hello Carol - Enos McLeod (3:19)
  13. 13 Rope In - Cornell Campbell (3:12)
  14. 14 When I Think of You - Ruddy Thomas (6:13)
  15. 15 Good to Be There - Châlice (3:14)
  16. 16 Heavy Waist Line - Tyrone Taylor (2:41)
  17. 17 My Princess - Sammy Dread (3:18)
  18. 18 Uptown Top Ranking - Althea & Donna (3:49)
  19. 19 Love Has Found Its Way - Dennis Brown (4:22)
  20. 20 Someone Loves You Honey/One Time Daughter - Prince Mohammed (7:30)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Joe Gibbs Primary Artist
Winston Bope Bowne Guitar
Harold Butler Keyboards
Tony Chin Guitar
Carlton "Santa" Davis Drums
Santa Davis Drums
Sly Dunbar Drums
Bobby Ellis Trumpet
George Fullwood Bass, Bass Guitar
Vin Gordon Trombone
Lennox Gordon Guitar
Ossie Hibbert Keyboards
Herman Marquis Alto Saxophone
Tommy McCook Tenor Saxophone
Lloyd Parks Bass, Bass Guitar
Robbie Shakespeare Bass, Bass Guitar
Ruddy Thomas Percussion
Franklyn Waul Keyboards
Leroy "Horsemouth" Wallace Drums
Errol "Tarzan" Nelson Keyboards
Winston "Bo Peep" Bowen Guitar
Eric "Bingy Bunny" Lamont Guitar
Sticky Thomas Percussion
Technical Credits
Eek-A-Mouse Composer
Sammy Dread Composer
Joe Gibbs Producer
Errol Thompson Producer
Christopher Chin Executive Producer
Paul Shields Remastering
A. Griffiths Composer
Daddy Lion Chandell Liner Notes
Fidel "Twice" Luna Remastering
Donald Clive Davidson Remastering
Jerry Neville Illustrations
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