Produced and apparently cowritten by Derrick Harriott, "John Jones" was released in 1968 on the Bigshot label. With its unstoppable rhythm and its aggressive lyrics “John Jones” was a major hit among the Skinhead subculture in the UK, its release on the popular Tighten Up series certainly helped the song becoming a cult track then and now.
The Crystalites were Harriott’s studio band and included very famous 60s Jamaican musicians e.g. Bongo Herman, Bongo Les, Boris Gardiner, Gladstone Anderson, Karl Bryan, Winston Wright among others.They were extremely productive between 1968 and 1974 recording 4 albums and countless singles. More specifically, they recorded many wild and awesome “versions” of hit songs of that time e.g. JOHN JONES, making Bombshell easily the best choice for the B Side as it is indeed a special instrumental and an awesome cover.