Joe Gibbs Productions (Soul Jazz) Rating: NNNN Rating: NNNN
Panning through the 19 cuts on the economically titled Joe Gibbs Productions disc, even the most ardent reggae fan can't help but be amazed by the sheer number of genuine classics producer Gibbs had his hand in. Culture's See Them A Come and Two Sevens Clash, Trinity's Three Piece Suit, Dennis Brown's I'm Coming Home and Junior Murvin's Cool Out Son are each high points of the individual artists' repertoire, pushing forward with a dub ethos and a roots foundation. Gibbs moves with ease from deejays and dub joints to simmering vocal rockers. Although the tracks aren't assembled in any chronological or thematic order, the soul-shaking effect is overwhelming.