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v/a skatalites - skatalites & friends at randy's (reissue)

artist:
title:
skatalites & friends at randy's (reissue)
label:
format:
lp
catalog number:
VP1497-1
price:
14.59 €
barcode:
054645149716
genre:
ska/reggae
release:
2017.02.24. 
note:
LAST ITEM!
A great selection of original recordings finally available again as CD and LP with linernotes by Steve Barrow!

A great selection of tracks produced by Vincent "Randy" Chin in the first heyday of Ska the early 60ies, the independent time of Jamaica. Featured are six of Skatalites original instrumentals and six solo outings by associated band members Don Drummond, Roland Alphonso, Rico Rodriguez, Baba Brooks and Charles "Organaire" Cameron. Additionally the Skatalites (aka Randy's All Stars) are the backing band for finest tunes by the singers Alton Ellis, Basil Gabbidon, the vocal duos of John & Alton (aka John Holt & Alton Ellis), Ken & Stranger (aka Ken Boothe & Stranger Cole) and the trio of The Maytals.

"Skatalites & Friends At Randy's" has 20 tracks on CD which comes along with an 8-panel leporello booklet with nice photos & linernotes by reggae expert Steve Barrow and 16 selected tracks on LP-Vinyl. The line up is Bass: Lloyd Brevett, Lloyd Mason, Drums: Lloyd Knibbs, Arkland "Drumbago" Parks, Guitar: Harold McKenzie, Ernest Ranglin, Jerry Hines, Alto Saxophone: Lester Sterling, Karl Bryan, Tenor Saxophone: Tommy McCook, Roland Alphonso, Dennis Campbell, Stanley Ribbs, Trombone: Don Drummond, Rico Rodriguez, Trumpet: Baba Brooks, Raymond Harper, Dizzy Moore, Bobby Ellis, Piano: Jackie Mittoo, Gladdy Anderson, Organ/Harmonica: Charlie "Organaire" Cameron. All tracks were recorded at Federal Records Studio with Graeme Goodall as engineer who was also the co-founder of Island Records with Chris Blackwell.

- The music is produced by Vincent "Randy" Chin in the early 60ies
- Features six of The Skatalites original instrumentals
- Also six solo outings by associated band members Don Drummond, Roland Alphonso, Rico Rodriguez, Baba Brooks and Charles "Organaire" Cameron.
- Additionally the Skatalites (aka Randy's All Stars) are the backing band for finest tunes by some of Jamaica's greatest singers
- Vocal contributions by Alton Ellis, Basil Gabbidon, the vocal duos of John & Alton (aka John Holt & Alton Ellis), Ken & Stranger (aka Ken Boothe & Stranger Cole) and the trio of The Maytals.
- CD with 20 tracks and 8-page leporello booklet
- Nice photos & linernotes by reggae expert Steve Barrow
- 16 selected tracks on LP-Vinyl - limited edition re-press
- All tracks were recorded at Federal Records Studio with Graeme Goodall as engineer,who was also the co-founder of Island Records alongside Chris Blackwell.

Musicians Line-up
Bass: Lloyd Brevett, Lloyd Mason
Drums: Lloyd Knibbs, Arkland "Drumbago" Parks
Guitar: Harold McKenzie, Ernest Ranglin, Jerry Hines
Alto Saxophone: Lester Sterling, Karl Bryan
Tenor Saxophone: Tommy McCook, Roland Alphonso, Dennis Campbell, Stanley Ribbs
Trombone: Don Drummond, Rico Rodriguez
Trumpet: Baba Brooks, Raymond Harper, Dizzy Moore, Bobby Ellis
Piano: Jackie Mittoo, Gladdy Anderson
Organ/Harmonica: Charlie "Organaire" Cameron.
a01. skatalites / black joe
a02. john & alton / rum bumper's
a03. don drummond / machine shop
a04. maytals / john & james
a05. skatalites / baby elephant walk
a06. ken & stranger / home home home
a07. skatalites / malcolm x
a08. alton ellis / mouth a massy
b01. baba brooks / portrait of my love
b02. randy's all stars / fast mouth
b03. don drummond / a way from it all
b04. alton ellis / ska beat
b05. skatalites / hello mother
b06. skatalites / collie bud
b07. basil gabbidon / goodbye pretty darling
b08. roland alphonso / blow roland blow
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