National Library of Jamaica
JOE GIBBS (1943 - 2008)
Joel “Joe Gibbs” Gibson lives on in reggae history as one the most dominant producers in the 1970s. Gibbs began producing in the 1960s on his Amalgamated label. His first hit was Hold Dem by Roy Shirley but it was in the 1970s that he had his biggest hits when he teamed up with Dennis Brown. The partnership produced hits such as, Money In My Pockets, Should I, Stay at Home, Love Has Fo-und Its Way and How Could I Live.
Some of the other well known hits produced by Gibbs include, Culture's Two Sevens Clash, George Nooks' Tribal War and Althea and Donna's Uptown Top Ranking which made the British pop charts in 1977.
Throughout his career Gibbs was among the most active producers releasing dozens of with the most talented musicians. Joe Gibbs died of a heart attack on Thursday February 22, 2008.