Sunday, February 24, 2008
Joe Gibbs- Legendary Reggae Producer Dies
I almost went to bed tonight without posting this. I went to post it earlier but (as usual) got distracted. I read the story online earlier. Legendary Reggae producer and recording engineer Joe Gibbs died on 21st February 2008 at University Hospital of the West Indies from a heart attack; he was 65.
Joe Gibbs , who has produced literally hundreds of great reggae records and at one time or another he worked with all the greats of Jamaican music, including Lee Perry, Bunny Lee, Niney the Observer, Tommy McCook, Sly and Robbie, Gregory Isaacs, the Ethiopians, Delroy Wilson, the Heptones, Dennis Brown, Big Youth, Black Uhuru, Dillinger, Prince Far I, John Holt, Barrington Levy and, of course, Culture - for whom he produced the classic album ‘Two Sevens Clash’, The Mighty Diamonds,
His sounds made the 70's special. You couldn't go a session (party) without hearing one of Joe Gibbs sounds. I am hoping that some special event will be planned in Jamaica in his memory.