Joe Gibbs Records was a DIY label from 1976. It was run by Winston Edwards in association with Joe Gibbs.  Joe Gibbs's sole release was 'Smile Like An Angel' b/w 'Pretend You're Happy' by Dennis Brown.  It had no catalogue number but the matrix number of the run-off was SPR-002.  The large spindle hole was presumably intended to give the single a West Indian appearance.  As can be seen, Distribution was by Fay Music. Joe Gibbs born Joel Arthur Gibson (14 October 1942 22 February 2008) was a Jamaican reggae producer. He was Born in Salt Spring, St. James in 1942, Joe Gibbs studied electronics in Cuba and went on to work as an electronic technician for Stone and Webster in Montego Bay. He moved to Kingston where he set up an electrical repair shop in Beeston Street, with television repairs and sales as its main concern. It was in this shop that he first started to sell records. The fast growth of the local music scene encouraged him to get more involved in the music business, and in 1966 he started to record some artists in the back of his shop with a two-track tape machine, working with Lee Perry who had just ended his association with Clement "Coxsone" Dodd. With the help of Bunny Lee, he launched his Amalgamated record label, and had his first success with one of the earliest rocksteady songs, Roy Shirley's "Hold Them", which topped the charts in Jamaica. Before his death, Gibbs also went into business with Chris Chin of VP Records, which was one of his last business ventures. He was not married when he died of a heart attack on 22 February 2008. In the late 1990s, Brown's health began to deteriorate. He had developed respiratory issues, probably exacerbated by longstanding problems with drug addiction, namely cocaine, leading to him being taken ill in May 1999 after touring in Brazil with other reggae singers, where he was diagnosed with pneumonia. After returning to Kingston, Jamaica, on the evening of 30 June 1999, he was rushed to Kingston's University Hospital, suffering from cardiac arrest. Brown died the next day, the official cause of his death was a collapsed lung. Thanks to Robert Lyons For The Info.

76 Tony Brevett Words Of Prophecy STOP POINT SPR 001
76 Dennis Brown Smile Like An Angel b/w Pretend You're Happy JOE GIBBS SPR 002

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