Monday, December 19, 2005

Jackie Mittoo - Keyboard King

What i always loved about steve's compilations is that they have introduced me to some great artists, many of whom have not necessarily well known, one of whom is the late great instrumentalist Jackie Mittoo, originally a member of the Skatalites, along with other giants such as Tommy McCook, Don Drummond and Ernest Ranglin...

so, without further ado, here's a couple of classic tracks from the vaults at

Wall Street

i really like the politiscised atmosphere of these tracks, and others from the same era such as energy crisis, bandung declaration, eastern standard time - the way they have this internationalist & non-aligned perspective even from the parochial environment of 60's/70's Kingston JA, it was an optimistic time...

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