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Article ID RE-7043
Format 7 Inch Vinyl
Artist Little Johnny Jones (Aka Johnny Lover)
Title Virginia Skank MP3 sample
Riddim Beat Down Babylon
Artist B Joe Gibbs & Professionals
Title B Fort Augustus Rock MP3 sample
Riddim B Beat Down Babylon
Style(s) Reggae, DJ
Label Pressure Beat/Reggae Fever RF328
Producer Joe Gibbs
Year 1972
Country EU - European Union
Quality m re
Remarks Little Johnny Jones – aka Johnny Lover – Virginia Skank – Pressure Beat

A Classic Skank tune. A powerful shuffle organ pushes the rhythm along in fine style. While the bass and drum work the melody – probably built for old Gibbo by the Now Generation Band. Would love to know what vocal cut is. Superb harmonies. But it’s also a great deejay tune – Johnny Lover – did a lot of tunes for Gibbo – and there are probably more still unreleased. He needed an album then – and fully deserves one now. All the deejays from that era made incredible contributions.

Joe Gibbs & Professionals – Fort Augustus Rock – Pressure Beat

A very nice horn cut of ‘Beat Down Babylon’ produced by Joe Gibbs. Featuring Johnny Lover -once again it sounds very much like a rhythm built by the Now Generation Band – it’s got that rawness that only they could provide – but also that easy style of playing. It’s very hard to describe.
‘Beat Down Babylon’ was very popular around that time – Lee Perry released more than enough versions of it – and when you have version – there is always room for one or two more. And this is a very good one.
Price EUR 9.00
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