A typically excellent reissue by Heartbeat, Rounder Records' reggae-and-Caribbean imprint, 1998's SKATALITES AND FRIENDS AT RANDY'S is a fascinating collection of rare tracks recorded at the legendary Randy's Studio in Kingston, Jamaica in the mid '60s. Although the Skatalites only get their names on a quarter of the 20 tracks here--all of them killer ska instrumentals--they were the backing band on all of them, and although the Maytals or Alton Ellis might get top billing on the other 15 tracks, they're indubitably Skatalites tracks. Even more than Booker T and the MGs did for Stax/Volt or the Funk Brothers did for Motown, the Skatalites defined--some say invented--the musical landscape of Kingston from 1963 to 1966. Highlights include "Machine Shop," a solo showcase by Skatalites trombonist Don Drummond, and a skanking version of Henry Mancini's "Baby Elephant Walk" that works much better than anyone might expect.

A typically excellent reissue by Heartbeat, Rounder Records' reggae-and-Caribbean imprint, 1998's SKATALITES AND FRIENDS AT RANDY'S is a fascinating collection of rare tracks recorded at the legendary Randy's Studio in Kingston, Jamaica in the mid '60s. Although the Skatalites only get their names on a quarter of the 20 tracks here--all of them killer ska instrumentals--they were the backing band on all of them, and although the Maytals or Alton Ellis might get top billing on the other 15 tracks, they're indubitably Skatalites tracks. Even more than Booker T and the MGs did for Stax/Volt or the Funk Brothers did for Motown, the Skatalites defined--some say invented--the musical landscape of Kingston from 1963 to 1966. Highlights include "Machine Shop," a solo showcase by Skatalites trombonist Don Drummond, and a skanking version of Henry Mancini's "Baby Elephant Walk" that works much better than anyone might expect.

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A typically excellent reissue by Heartbeat, Rounder Records' reggae-and-Caribbean imprint, 1998's SKATALITES AND FRIENDS AT RANDY'S is a fascinating collection of rare tracks recorded at the legendary Randy's Studio in Kingston, Jamaica in the mid '60s. Although the Skatalites
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Skatalites & Friends at Ran - Skatalites & Friends at Randy' [CD] 05464514972 Music

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Skatalites & Friends at Ran - Skatalites & Friends at Randy' [CD] 05464514972 Music

Skatalites & Friends At Ran - Skatalites & Friends At Randy' (CD NEW)


Label: Umvd Labels
Format: CD
Release Date: 20 Jan 1998
No. of Discs: 1
UPC: 054645149723

Album Tracks

1. Black Joe - The Skatalites
2. Rum Bumper's - John & Alton
3. Machine Shop - Don Drummond
4. John & James - The Maytals
5. Baby Elephant Walk - The Skatalites
6. Home Home Home - Ken & Stranger
7. Malcolm X - The Skatalites
8. Mouth A Massy - Alton Ellis
9. Portrait Of My Love - Baba Brooks
10. Fast Mouth - Randy's All Stars
11. A Way From It All - Don Drumond
12. Ska Beat - Alton Ellis
13. Hello Mother - The Skatalites
14. Lost Penny - The Maytals
15. Collie Bud - The Skatalites
16. Goodbye Pretty Darling - Basil Gabbidon
17. Royal Charlie - Charlie Organaire
18. Blow Roland Blow - Roland Alphonso
19. Rico Farewell - Rico Rodriques
20. Going Back To JA. - Basil Gabbidon

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Record Label: VP
Brand: WEA CORP
Performer: Various Artists
Assembled Product Dimensions (L x W x H): 3.50 x 5.00 x 0.30 Inches
Release Date: 02/17/1998
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