Soul Brothers – Pussy catch a fire (1969)

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“This must be the most confusing Joe Gibbs 7 inch ever issued. And that’s quite a bold statement when it comes to Joe Gibbs vinyl, for the label is supreme in mislabeling, misprinting and mispressing (especially b-sides) their 7 inches. At one point it was so bad, I came up with my own conspiracy theory in which the misprints/labels/etc were actually being used as very smart marketing tools. After all, if you like the tune you’re listening to, you’d definitely want to check out who is singing or playing on there when you find out you were wrong about the artist, which means you’ll take interest in a label and start digging. Seems rather smart to me. But discovering this 7″ shattered that imagination forever… As you see can see, my copy is a blank pre-release which comes with, as if to emphasise my remarks on miscrediting, a beautiful ‘Joe Cib’s’ stamp. The original Jamaican Pressure Beat and UK Pressure Beat issues of this song give credit to the Soul Bros or Soul Brothers and that’s exactly how the song is still remembered today. But it’s very unlikely the famous Soul Brothers had anything to do with this song. For one, this ‘Skatalites part 2’ band was short lived and worked mainly from Studio One. Though some of its musicians did record sessions for Joe Gibbs, his backing band at the time was known as either the Destroyers or the Hippy Boys. Furthermore the Soul Brothers transformed into the Soul Vendors come 1967. This 7 inch, however, was recorded in 1969. …”
Pressure Beat (Video)

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