respect for Brother Joe!
of the original "Wailers", Joe was instrumental
in teaching the group the foundations of music.
Few men knew it better. "The Legend" as he is
called, is shown below in this rare photo on
the night Joe first came together with Lucky
Dube who was beginning his first world tour.
It was at "The Channel" dance hall, in Boston.
Lucky was the headliner, scheduled to appear
last on the venue with Joe opening for him. Prior
to the show, Lucky had been reasoning with Kaliflowa
when the subject of Joe arose. Lucky asked Kali
to introduce him to Joe, as they had never met.
Shortly after the above photo was taken, Lucky
announced, much to the chagrin of the sponsoring
record company, that "Joe would always be the
headliner" and that he, Lucky, would "open" for
Joe. That threw the vibes into overdrive. Lucky
knew the order of things better than his record
company did. Never was there a show like the
one that night. Nuf respect to Brother Lucky!
performing at a fundraiser for
the A.N.C. Santa Monica, January 1987
Joe Higgs is one of the most respected musicians
in reggae history. His mark will forever be indelible!
Joe Higgs with Lucky Dube and Kaliflowa
Boston, June 20, 1991
Bob and Joe
Los Angeles, 1973