|Genres:||Holiday & Seasonal|
|Decades:||1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s|
Joel Gibson, 1943, Montego Bay, Jamaica, West Indies, d. 21 February 2008, Kingston, Jamaica, West Indies. After spending time in the USA working as an electronic engineer, Gibbs started in the music business selling records in his television repair shop situated in Beeston Street, Kingston. In 1966, he moved into record production, releasing his material on the Jogib, Shock and Pressure Beat labels in Jamaica. He found instant success with Roy Shirleys Hold Them, one of the earliest records to introduce the new rocksteady beat, issued on the Doctor Bird label in the UK. By 1968 his productions were being released in the UK on Amalgamated, a subsidiary of Trojan Records set up exclusively for that purpose. The early issues were in the rocksteady format including Just Like A River and Seeing Is Knowing by Stranger Cole And Gladdy (Gladstone Anderson), and El Casino Royale by guitarist Lynn Taitt. Later came...