0
FREE SHIPPING On Orders Over $49*
Search
Menu
Music > Vinyl > Listen to the Music: Caltone's Jamaican 45's 1966-69 - Various Artists (Vinyl 2LP)
Click to Enlarge

Listen to the Music: Caltone's Jamaican 45's 1966-69 - Various Artists

(Vinyl 2LP)

$24.99
23Reward Points
Add to Cart
Availability:
Item: LDL20818
Description

Listen to the Music is the second Pressure Sounds album of Caltone productions following on from the label's successful album Safe Travel. Chock full of rare rocksteady gems, it's a twenty-one track set of tunes that cover the years 1966 to 1969 from late period ska through early reggae.

Ken Lack who founded the Caltone label was a businessman with a passion for music. His connections with Jamaica's top session players resulted in a series of 45s that were both tasteful and well produced. Included in this compilation are tracks by Tommy McCook and the Supersonics. "Smooth Sailing" and "Killer Joe" are both superb horn driven instrumentals. There are three tracks by The Clarendonians led by the vocal talents of Peter Austin. "I'm Sorry" and "Lonely Heartaches" are top draw rocksteady songs. Rare 45s that have never been re-issued since the original Jamaican pressings.

It was Bunny Lee and Phil Pratt who handled most of the hands-on production for Lack although there was undoubtedly much input from Lynn Tait, Tommy McCook and Johnny Moore. The music, recorded at WIRL, Federal and Treasure Isle studios, is filled with the kind of creativity and attention to detail that has made Caltone records so collectible to this day. When Lack died in 2001 in Miami, FL of a heart condition he left behind a unique set of recordings and should be remembered for bringing a more collaborative and cooperative spirit to Jamaican music.

Read More Less
Related Videos
Music Direct - How We Pack Your Records
Music Direct - How We Pack Your Records
Read More Less
Related Articles
  1. The Peter Austin & The Clarendonians With Ernie Ranglin All Stars - I'm Sorry
  2. Lloyd & The Groovers With Tommy McCook & The Supersonics - Listen To The Music
  3. Tommy McCook & The Supersonics - Killer Joe
  4. Devon & The Tartans - Making Love
  5. Alva Lewis* With Lynn Taitt - Return Home
  6. Chuck Jacques With Lynn Taitt & The Comets - Dial 609
  7. The Uniques With Tommy McCook & The Supersonics - The Journey
  8. The Kingstonians - Why Wipe The Smile From Your Face
  9. The Clarendonians - I'll Never Try
  10. Tommy McCook & The Supersonics - Smooth Sailing
  11. The Kingstonians - Love Is The Greatest Science
  12. The Clarendonians With The Aubrey Adams All Stars - Lonely Heartaches
  13. The Cool Cats - Hold Your Love
  14. The Uniques With The Caltone Studio Orchestra - Do Me Good
  15. The Diplomats With Tommy McCook & The Supersonics - Going Along
  16. Lloyd & The Groovers With Lynn Taitt Band - My Heart And Soul
  17. Chuck Jacques & The Supersonics - Now That You've Gone
  18. Eric "Monty" Morris - Hear Them Say
  19. Honey Boy Martin & The Voices (With Tommy McCook & The Supersonics - Dreader Than Dread
  20. King Rocky & The Willows - You Are The One
  21. The Emotions With Lynn Taitt Band - Gypsy

Stay up-to-date on the latest and greatest in high-end audio
MD_Site_Footer_Promo_Catalog_2017

Catalog

Check out the newest Music Direct catalogs

Learn More
Copyright © MusicDirect.com 2018. All Rights Reserved.