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Friday, Jan 13 2017 | 03:06
Image: 462320 "Skatalites & Friends At Randy's" wurde mit dem Gütesiegel "Essential" vom Rough Guide To Reggae ausgezeichnet!

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 a 6-panel leporello booklet with 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.

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

LP-Vinyl
Side One
A1. Skatalites - Black Joe
A2. John & Alton - Rum Bumper's
A3. Don Drummond - Machine Shop
A4. Maytals - John & James
A5. Skatalites - Baby Elephant Walk
A6. Ken & Stranger - Home Home Home
A7. Skatalites - Malcolm X
A8. Alton Ellis - Mouth A Massy
Side Two
B1. Baba Brooks - Portrait Of My Love
B2. Randy's All Stars - Fast Mouth
B3. Don Drummond - A Way From It All
B4. Alton Ellis - Ska Beat
B5. Skatalites - Hello Mother
B6. Skatalites - Collie Bud
B7. Basil Gabbidon - Goodbye Pretty Darling
B8. Roland Alphonso - Blow Roland Blow

Musicians Line-Up
BASS: Lloyd Brevett, Lloyd Mason
DRUMS: Lloyd Knibbs, Drumbago
GUITAR: Harold McKenzie, Ernest Ranglin, Jerry Hines
ALTO SAX: Lester Sterling, Karl Bryan
TENOR SAX: 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
ORGAN/HARMONICA: Charlie "Organaire" Cameron Available from 24.02.2017
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