Reggae Discomix Showcase, Vol. 3

Reggae Discomix Showcase, Vol. 3

by Joe Gibbs


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Reggae Discomix Showcase, Vol. 3

The final disc in this three-volume series of discomix singles continues to make a solid case for the genius of production team Joe Gibbs and Errol Thompson, "the Mighty Two" of reggae legend. Working with such sterling studio ensembles as the Revolutionaries, the Soul Syndicate, and the Aggrovators, the duo welcomed a veritable parade of A-list reggae singers and DJs (or rappers) into their studio, churning out hit after hit and often creating extended mixes for use in the open-air sound system dances of 1970s Kingston. These versions started out with the regular vocal version of the song, but then segued directly into a remixed dub version, usually with a DJ rapping or "toasting" over the top. As the previous two volumes do, this one presents 11 examples of Gibbs/Thompson discomix magic, showcasing the work of singers Marcia Aitken (at the top of her game on "I'm Not a Queen"), Cornel Campbell (paired with the obscure but brilliant DJ Lee Van Cliff on the excellent "Boxing Around/Look How She Fat"), and the underappreciated George Nooks ("Sadie"). One of the album's best tracks features Freddie McGregor, one of the best pure singers in reggae history, who is teamed up with the talented DJ Shorty the President on "First Sight Loving/Hugging and Kissing." All three volumes should be considered essential additions to any roots reggae collection.

Product Details

Release Date: 11/10/2009
Label: Vp Records
UPC: 0054645416122
catalogNumber: 4161
Rank: 79894

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Joe Gibbs   Primary Artist
Harold Butler   Keyboards
Tony Chin   Guitar
Bobby Ellis   Trumpet
George Fullwood   Bass
Vin Gordon   Trombone
Lennox Gordon   Guitar
Ossie Hibbert   Keyboards
Herman Marquis   Alto Saxophone
Lloyd Parks   Bass
Robbie Shakespeare   Bass
Ruddy Thomas   Percussion
Leroy "Horsemouth" Wallace   Drums
Errol "Tarzan" Nelson   Keyboards
Eric "Bingy Bunny" Lamont   Guitar
Lowell "Sly" Dunbar   Drums

Technical Credits

Cornell Campbell   Composer
Sammy Dread   Composer
Joe Gibbs   Producer
Howard Barrett   Composer
Clement "Coxsone" Dodd   Composer
Joel Gibson   Composer
Bruce Hawes   Composer
Freddie McGregor   Composer
Charles Simmons   Composer
Errol Thompson   Composer,Producer,Engineer
Delroy Wilson   Composer
Winston Riley   Composer
Tyrone Evans   Composer
Joseph Jefferson   Composer

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