Joe The Boss / Joe's All Stars

Skinhead Revolt / Tony B's Theme



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  • Artist: Joe The Boss / Joe's All Stars
  • A Side: Skinhead Revolt
  • B Side: Tony B's Theme
  • Label: Joe
  • Format: 45s



  • Vinyl Condition: M
  • Label Condition: #ol
  • Sleeve Condition: M

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An astonishing find! A MANSHIP MINT for Christmas

A 1970 Skinhead Reggae Grail in MINT archive condition, a tiny discreet file number 1248 on the a-side label, is the only freckle on the perfect face of this Reggae anthem.

Joe Mansano the industrious Trinidadian working under the wing of Trojan records, built up one of Great Britain's most collectable small labels, JOE.

This listing is the extremely in-demand release number 9, which Joe hooked into the burgeoning MOD scene extension, the subculture of The Skinhead and their love for Reggae. Conjuring up an unintentional instrumental masterpiece he nonchalantly placed on the B-side of a really nice, addictively fluid but benign by comparison Hammond organ instrumental, that didn't quite carry enough "edge" to become another "Liquidator" or "Return Of The Django" but the flipside was a different story.

"Skinhead Revolt" has Joe chanting the title's mantra, within an enlivened keyboard master whacks out wild swirling dance rhythms, with an overlay of a magnificently muscular Trombone display, driving the message forward. Joe pulling a string of classic ingredients into the mix. Snippets from nostalgic Prince Buster sessions subtly worked into the rhythms. A total dancefloor delight unfolds, later to become one of the most-wanted Skinhead anthems of the all.

You will never encounter a fine example, than this previously unplayed 45, but I must admit I've played in 3 times in a row, as those charismatic rhythms crept under my skin..

A truly awesome tune, I'm unable to put down. .. A MANSHIP MINT I'm kinda reluctant to sell..

Condition Report

Perfect, previously unplayed vinyl, both sides. two bright crisp full colour labels (see images) a tiny discreet file number 1248 on the a-side label the only flaw on the entire recorrd. Full gloss perfect vinyl. Remarkable "s good as it gets" condition

A Side

  • Title: Skinhead Revolt

    B Side

  • Title: Tony B's Theme
  • Year: 1970
  • City: London, United Kingdom