GG'S / GG'S
A Reggae label, based in Camberwell;
the successor to Alvin Ranglin's GG label, which was part of the Trojan family
from 1970-73. Ranglin seems to have revived GG under the expanded
name of 'GG's Hit Records' in 1977, as an independent concern; the 'Hit' part
was dropped during that same year, but reappeared at least once (5), in
1979. GG's handled its own distribution, for the most part, though it
linked up with Pinnacle in 1979. A lot of its issues were 12"
singles, which accounts for the gaps in the discography below: 7" and 12"
singles usually shared the same GG-000 numbering, though there was at least one
exception in Dr. Alimantado's 'Conscious Man (7015; 1978). The label
appears to have expired in the mid '80s. Thanks to Robert Bowes, who
provided every scan except the fifth.
Copyright 2006 Robert Lyons.