Welcome to our new regular reggae event on Bangkok island with top quality international and local artists. Bangkok island is a large event boat that navigates during event : cruise and concert in the same time.
For our first installment of Mystic river we are happy to host Jamaican Rub a dub legend Ranking Joe : One of the true founders of Sound system culture. From Studio one to Joe Gibbs, Ranking joe is truly a living legend.
Supporting artists :
Jonathan and calvin
Karma ryhme sound system
More artists to be added soon
Ticket 550 Baht presale . 900 at the door
Born Joseph Jackson, in Kingston, Jamaica , July 1, 1959, he was introduced in the music business at Tarrant Junior Secondary School in Kingston.
Joe performed at school concerts and won local talent contest in the mid-70’s. As he got older, he participated in stage shows and parties in different Jamaican parishes for vereran singer/promoter Jackie Brown. His first performing name was”D.J. Jolly”, and performed with well know artist like Horace Andy, Dennis Brown, Bingy Bunny, Bongo Herman , and Keith Poppin.
At age 15, he went to the legendary “Studio One” to auditionand what resulted was his first big hit “GUN COURT”, produced by Clement”Coxsone” Dodd and a name change to “Little Joe”. “This recording lead to more producers becoming interessted in My work and as a result I performed more records for different producers such as Bunny Lee,to name a few.
” The records are of such “OLD TRADITION” done by Bunny Lee, “HONDA 750” done by Pete Weston. “PSALM 54” and “JACKET” with Watty Burnett, “STOP YOUR COMMING AND COME”, done by Sly and Robbie and “NATTY BMW” with Bunny Diamond, “SHINE EYE GIRL” and “NATTY NEVER GET WEARY” done on Sonia Pottinger’s famous “HIGH NOTE” label.
As he grew older, still into a young man, he changed his name on the advice of Prince Tony Robinson to “Rankin’Joe”. Joe worked alongside Robinson and had hit records such as”A YOU Mr. FINNIGAN”,with an album of the same name.
He was then was then introduced to the King of DJ’s”U-Roy”, after which he worked on his “KING STUR-GAV HI-FI”, the most popular sound system in Jamaica at that time. “I later developed my original style of fast rapping. , toungue twisting and that became the most popular thing to hit the airways.The style was (Bang-dilly), also used , aslso used by “Heavy D”, an American Rapper”. Joe’s string of successes kept rolling. “With an introduction to “Joe Gibbs”, of whom I did records(singles)”LEAVE FE ME Girl Arlene” and “Bald Head Bridge” done by the group “CULTURE” and Myself.”
The latter was released as a disco 12″ 45 record-one of the wicked extended mixes of the “rockers” period of the late 70’s. “In 1977, I was voted the most popular DJ of that year, for my records that were on the charts and my performance of “KING STUR-GAV” sound system.In 1978-79 I was approached by “Henry ‘Junjo” laws for the “Volcano Label”, the top producer during that time. I recorded an album titled “Saturday Night Jamdown Style” , which was released by Greensleeves in France and VP Records in New York and as a result were successful”.
He then married and has resided in New York ever since.