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Various - Joe Gibbs Presents Freedom To The People (Doctor Bird) 2xCD

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• The very best of the producer Joe Gibb’s output from 1971 to 1972
• Featuring many tracks unavailable since 1972
• With 24 tracks new to CD
• Includes many of the biggest Jamaican hits of the early 1970s

At the start of the 1970s a select group of up-and-coming record company bosses who had first made their mark during the late ‘60s were seriously challenging the supremacy of Jamaica’s established musical elite. This soon-to-be reggae royalty included such influential figures as Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry, Harry Johnson, Bunny Lee, Winston Riley and the man whose output provides the focus for this 2CD set, Joe Gibbs.

Having already enjoyed numerous rock steady and boss reggae hits, Gibbs expanded an already impressive roster of artists to include some of the island’s most popular acts, notably The Heptones, Judy Mowatt and Dennis Alcapone.

‘Freedom To The People’ includes the very best of the producer’s output from 1971 to 1972, a period during which he further cemented his reputation as one of the most creative and successful forces on the Jamaican music scene.

Packed with an array of reggae hits alongside an equally impressive number of long-lost gems that have remained unavailable on any format for half a century, the collection is an essential addition to the collections of all self-respecting fans of vintage Jamaican sounds.

Track Listing:


1. The Gardener – Judy Mowatt
2. Ride On Johnny – Charlie Ace & Johnny Lover
3. Rebeloution – Winston Wright
4. Ah So – Tommy McCook
5. If Ah Sa So – The Destroyers *
6. How Your Panty Get Wet – Stranger & Jimmy *
7. New Kent Road – Johnny Lover *
8. Don’t Be Prejudice – Max Romeo
9. He’s So Real To Me – The Joe Gibbs All Stars *
10. We Love Weed – The Joe Gibbs All Stars *
11. Hypocrite – The Heptones
12. Voice Of The People – Stranger & Jimmy *
13. Running Back Home – Keith Poppin *
14. Upsetter Version – Dennis Alcapone
15. Doctor Upsetter – Winston Wright
16. Woman A Heavy Load – Stranger & Jimmy *
17. God Bless The Children – The Heptones
18. Peace and Love – Winston Wright *
19. Peace Maker – Max Romeo & The Soul Mates *
20. Cherry Island – Aubrey Adams *
21. Rivers Of Babylon – Prince Student *
22. The Magnificent Heptones – The Heptones
23. African Plant – Vin Gordon *
24. George Headley Medley – Dennis Alcapone
25. I’ve Got A Feeling – The Heptones
26. Hot Dog – Joe Gibbs & The Love Generation
27. Maingy Dog – Winston Scotland


1. Skanky Dog – Winston Scotland
2. Boney Dog – Joe Gibbs & The Love Generation
3. Our Day Will Come – The Heptones
4. Hello My Little Queen – Mickey Lee
5. African Queen – Augustus Pablo *
6. The Dynamic Ken Parker – Ken Parker
7. Shake Pretty Girl – Jackie Brown *
8. Save The Last Dance For Me – The Heptones
9. Warieka Hill – Junior Byles
10. Love Has Many Faces – The Heptones
11. Reuben – Winston Wright
12. White Liver Mabel – Mr X *
13. From Africa With Love – Rasta Man *
14. By The River Brown Sugar – Cat Campbell *
15. Every Day And Every Night – The Heptones
16. Just Another Girl – Errol Dunkley
17. People Of Today – Jackie Brown
18. Ethiopia – Leroy Smart *
19. I’ve Got A Feeling (take 1) – The Heptones *
20. Let True Love Begin – Uriel Aldridge
21. The Ring Upon Finger – The Ethiopians
22. Don’t Go Nowhere – Errol Dunkley *
23. Freedom To The People – The Heptones
24. Freedom Train – U Roy *
25. Screw Face Set Your Peace – Winston Scotland *
26. Freedom Day – Vin Gordon *
27. Make Love Not War – U Roy *

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