Soul Jazz Records Presents: Mirror To The Soul - Various Artists on 180g Import 2LP + DVD
Mirror to the Soul is a massive compilation from Soul Jazz Records comprising 25 tracks and 2LPs of music (Caribbean Jump-Up, Mambo & Calypso Beat 1954-77) and an accompanying documentary film DVD (about British Pathé in the West Indies 1920-72).
Big sounds from small islands! This album is a whistle-stop musical journey through the Caribbean stopping off at Trinidad, Cuba, Jamaica, Puerto Rico, the Bahamas and more along the way as Caribbean Jump-Up, Mambo and Calypso Beat all feature in this upfront selection of heavyweight Caribbean dance tunes from 1954-77! Includes loads of killer ska, mambo and Latin jazz, calypso, tropical funk and more. Artists include Irakere, Cachao, Slim Smith, Celia Cruz, El Gran Combo, Edmundo Ros, Lord Flea, Techniques, Carlos Malcolm, Count Ossie and more!
Over two years in the making, the accompanying documentary film about British Pathé in the West Indies, is a unique collaboration with Soul Jazz Records, made up entirely of newsreel footage (short news pieces of two or three minutes in length) filmed during the period 1922-1970.