as i keep finding out the longer i do this, the truth is often pretty simple and much less 'mythical' than we all sometimes like to/want to believe!
in fact, it was under everyone's noses all this time in a way, because if you look VERY closely at the matrix to the 'bootlegger' dub on the Sir Harry 7", you'll notice that besides the more clearly inscribed FPJ matrix # (which in itself gives away Jazzbo as the producer), you will notice scribed MUCH lighter, in different (and much sloppier) writing, PRINCE JAZZBO.
as for the other cuts on a slightly diff take of the rhythm, the history is that Tony Brevett was friends w/ the Invaders and most likely got the rhythm from them, though he can't recall for sure. Tony was working with Winston Edwards at the time, helping him run a record store in Kingston near Crossroads, and he gave a cut of the rhythm to Winston who then voiced Big Joe on it. That much is recalled for certain by both men.
Incidentally, Tony's friendship w/ Invaders is mentioned in an anecdote in the liner notes to 'Jesus Dread' on BAF...a little story about Invaders, Tony and Yabby hanging out. Tony speaks highly of the late Yabby as his bredren, as Tony often drove Yabby to Tubby's for sessions. In any case, the Brevett and Big Joe cuts will be issued by us on the STOP POINT label in coming months.
big up those folks involved in helping us get these tunes out, the sands of time are washing this stuff further away every day, so we're doing our best with what's left to bring them to light.