Joseph White aka Joe White is a foundation of Jamaican music. He started singing in the late 50’s and did his first recordings for Duke Reid in the early 60’s. He moved to Sonia Pottinger’s label later and gets a first success in 1965 with the song “Every Night”. He also recorded for Prince Buster, Coxsone Dodd and Rupie Edwards. In the 70’s, Joe White was one of the only melodica player in Jamaica with Augustus Pablo, Peter Tosh and Bobby Kalphat. He released beautiful melodica instrumentals like “Kenyata”, “Call Me Trinity” for Derrick Harriott and “Cheer Up” for Glen Brown. Joe White was also a member of the famous BB Seaton’s backing/studio band “The Conscious Minds”. In the mid-seventies, he moved to London and released his classic album Love For Every Family.
While Disco sound was bumping into Jamaican people mind, he formed the group Roots, Trunks & Branches to release several tracks on the label Splendour Heights. “Rising / Power Disco Power” is taken from the album The Weak Will Be Strong released in 1978. This issue was fully remastered on a disco 45 vinyl record to give respect to the dynamic. On the other side you will get the reggae lovers roots rock tune “Ain’t No Way / The Monster”, an extended version with deep dubwise. You’ve got it!
A1 Rising A2 Power Disco Power B1 Ain't No Way B2 The Monster