Title
Artist
Label
Format
Date
  Various artists album review
Jackpot Of Hits (Explosive Rocksteady)
Various
Trojan
CD
02 - 03 - 1997


Tracking list

  1. Pioneers - I'm moving on
  2. Pioneers - Miss tourist
  3. Stranger Cole & Gladstone Anderson - Just like a river
  4. Dennis Walks - Uncle Sam's country
  5. Cool Sticky - Train to soulsville
  6. Pioneers - Love love everyday
  7. Roy Shirley - Hold them
  8. Hugh Malcolm - Come brothers
  9. Pioneers - Give me a little loving
  10. Versatiles - Push it in
  11. Errol Dunkley - Love brother love
  12. Pioneers - Jackpot
  13. Mellotones - Feel good
  14. Pioneers - No dope me pony
  15. Ansel Collins - Secret weapon
  16. Lynn Tait & The Jets - El casino royale
  17. Stranger Cole - What moma no want she get
  18. Pioneers - Catch the beat
  19. Hugh Malcolm Good time rock
  20. Crashers - Hurry come up
  21. Versatiles - Just can't win
  22. Stranger Cole & Gladstone Anderson - Seeing is knowing
  23. Creations - Holding out
Rating : from 5 (excellent) to 1 (poor)

Vocals : 4 Backing : 4 Production : 4 Sound quality : 4 Sleeve : 5


In 1968 Joe Gibbs issued "Rocksteady Explosion", an album featuring a mixture of old hits and contemporary work. Early the following year Trojan released a second compilation of Joe Gibbs' work, "Jackpot Of Hits" featuring some of the producer's best know work to date. These two albums can be found on this new Trojan cd, plus some bonus tracks. Check out these early works of young Joe Gibbs, with the help of the versatile Lynn Tait & The Jets, in those days his household backing band. Every track on this album is a gem from the past, dating from the time that Junior Byles fronted The Versatiles, Winston Francis led the Mellotones and Errol Dunkley was still in his teens. You can't miss on this one ! Crucial !

Teacher & Mr. T.