Rudy Mills / The Crystalites - John Jones / Bombshell 7"SKU: HSRSS0006
Produced and apparently cowritten by Derrick Harriott, 'John Jones' was released in 1968 on the Trojan owned Bigshot label. With its unstoppable rhythm and its aggressive lyrics, John Jones was a major hit among the skinhead subculture in the UK at that time. Although it did not chart, its release on the popular Tighten Up series certainly helped the song becoming a cult track then and now... A must!
The Crystalites were the backing and studio band for legendary producer Derrick Harriott and included very famous 60s Jamaican musicians e.g. Bongo Herman, Bongo Les, Boris Gardiner, Gladstone Anderson, Karl Bryan, Winston Wright among others.
Format & package: 7"
Record label: Harlem Shuffle
Year of release: december 2021 (reissue)
A Rudy Mills - John Jones
B The Crystalites - Bombshell