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Last Train To Skaville (2 LPs)

   Artist: Jackie Mittoo
Label: Soul Jazz (UK)
Orig. Released: 2003
Catalog No.: LPSJR-LP80
Condition: Sealed-Reissue
Format: LP (2)

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"Jackie Mittoo is one of the most important artists in the history of Jamaican music. As founding member of the legendary Skatalites, as in-house arranger/producer at the equally legendary Studio One and as a solo artist in his own right leading groups such as The Soul Brothers, Sound Dimension and Soul Vendors. The Soul Brothers recorded at Studio One between 1965-1967, the transitionary period between Ska and Rocksteady. Their music was a mixture of Jamaican Funk, Latin and Jazz sometimes with a reminder of Ska and the hint of Rocksteady. The previous era of Ska had been dominated by the Skatalites. The Skatalites were made up of Don Drummond, Roland Alphonso, Jackie Mittoo, Johnny Moore, Lloyd Knibbs, Lloyd Brevett, Tommy McCook, Ernest Ranglin and Lester Sterling. Clement Dodd described the Soul Brothers mix of musical styles as Ska, Jump-Up and Soul sounds. The opening track 'Train to Skaville' signalled the end of the Ska era, as the Soul Brothers started to forge a new sound. The classic and rare recordings included here, however, are all from the short period 1965-67 when Jackie Mittoo was developing his new style and the Soul Brothers bridged the gap between Ska and Rocksteady. As Clement Dodd stated at the time 'The Soul Brothers possess a Crystal Clear Sound. Obviously it would be better to Cut the Chatter and Spin the Platter'."
Track Titles

A1. Train To Skaville
A2. James Bond
A3. Voodoo Moon
A4. Ska Shuffle

B1. Take Ten
B2. Chicken And Booze
B3. Honey Pot
B4. Mr Flint

C1. Dr Ring Ding
C2. Got My Boogaloo
C3. From Russia With Love
C4. Ska-Culation

D1. Home Made
D2. Sufferer's Choice
D3. One Stop
D4. Hot And Cold

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