Over The River is a song recorded by The Jiving Juniors for C.S. Dodd in late 1960 or early 1961.

In recent interviews (e.g. Sebastian JOBARTH 2004 or PETER I 2008). Rico remembers this as his first ever recording. In the latter interview he remembers: "The first recording we do in a Jamaica was with a man name Stanley Motta, that's Stanley Motta with Derrick Harriott & The Jiving Juniors. ... We call the song 'Over The River', yeah. That's my first recording in Jamaica. ... the studio was in Hanover Street, Stanley Motta's studio."


The Jiving Juniors (voc)



  • 7"-side: All Stars /JA


  • 7"-side: The Jiving Juniors - "Over The River" b/w "Hip Rub" (Blue Beat BB 36 /UK); Music by Herson & His City Slickers. An "All Stars" Recording


  • Track on: V.A.: All Star Top Hits (LP: All Stars /JA); re-released in 1991 on LP: Coxsone /JA


  • Track on: V.A.: Jamaican Blues (LP: Blue Beat BBLP 801 /UK); this is the UK release of the above mentioned All Star Top Hits.


  • Track on V.A.: Ska Bonanza (2CD: Heartbeat /US); T: 2:05, taken from the original master tapes