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Pressure Sounds * PS74 * 2012

Listen To The Music – Caltone's Jamaican 45's 1966-69

Listen To The Music â Caltone's Jamaican 45's 1966-69

  • Listen Buy MP3 Peter Austin & The Clarendonians with The Ernie Ranglin All Stars: I’m Sorry
  • Listen Buy MP3 Lloyd & The Groovers with Tommy McCook and The Supersonics: Listen To The Music
  • Listen Buy MP3 Tommy McCook & the Supersonics: Killer Joe
  • Listen Buy MP3 Deon and the Tartans: Making Love
  • Listen Buy MP3 Alva Lewis with Lynn Taitt and his Band: Return Home
  • Listen Buy MP3 Chuck Jaques with Lynn Taitt and The Comets: Dial 609
  • Listen Buy MP3 The Uniques with Tommy McCook & The Supersonics: The Journey
  • Listen Buy MP3 The Kingstonians: Why Wipe The Smile From Your Face
  • Listen Buy MP3 The Clarendonians: I’ll Never Try
  • Listen Buy MP3 Tommy McCook & the Supersonics: Smooth Sailing
  • Listen Buy MP3 The Kingstonians: Love Is The Greatest Science
  • Listen Buy MP3 The Clarendonians with The Aubrey Adams All Stars: Lonely Heartaches
  • Listen Buy MP3 The Cool Cats: Hold Your Love
  • Listen Buy MP3 The Uniques with The Caltone Studio Orchestra: Do Me Good
  • Listen Buy MP3 The Diplomats with Tommy McCook & The Supersonics: Going Along
  • Listen Buy MP3 Lloyd and the Groovers with Lynn Taitt & his Band: My Heart And Soul
  • Listen Buy MP3 Chuck Jaques & The Supersonics: Now That You’ve Gone
  • Listen Buy MP3 Eric 'Monty' Morris: Hear Them Say
  • Listen Buy MP3 Honey Boy Martin & The Voices with Tommy McCook and The Supersonics: Dreader Than Dread
  • Listen Buy MP3 King Rocky & The Willows with The Supersonics: You Are The One
  • Listen Buy MP3 The Emotions with the Lynn Taitt Band: Gypsy
MP3s are 99p each and encoded at 320kbps.

Information

‘Listen to the music’ is the second Pressure Sounds album of Caltone productions. Following on from the successful Pressure Sounds album ‘Safe Travel’ PSCD/LP47.
Its a 21 track set of tunes that cover the years from 1966 to 1969. From the late period ska years through to early reggae. For the most part the album is full of rare rocksteady gems.
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 21 track album 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 Ken 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 collectable to this day. When Ken Lack died in 2001 in Miami, Florida 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.
There is an extra special booklet with many original graphics and photographs.
The mastering is all produced to a high standard and we are very pleased to add this fantastic album to our catalogue. Excellent compilation from this great Jamaican label. Both the Lp and Cd have 21 tracks.

Reviews

  • The Inturns  - Nothing is Impossible (extended mix)The Inturns Nothing is Impossible (extended mix)

    An excellent extended mix by Phil Pratt of The Inturns 'Nothing is Impossible'. First released on a Chanan Jah 12' in the mid nineteen seventies. The Inturns recorded an album and several singles for Phil Pratt before returning to the their original name The Viceroys. Extended mix of 'Detour' on the flipside. Comes in a hand stamped bag. Crisp.

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  • Junior Brown - What a disasterJunior BrownWhat a disaster

    Three cuts of Junior Brown/ Phil Pratts 'What a disaster'. The rhythm was recorded in Jamaica by Sly and Robbie and was part of the Dial M for Murder lp. The Junior Brown vocal was voiced in the UK and released on The Mystic label. We have an extra mix added to the Pressure Sounds release by The Disciple. A killer release that comes in a hand stamped bag made out of re-cycled card.

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  • L. Crosdale  - Reggae MusicL. Crosdale Reggae Music

    Really uplifting vocal from Lloyd Crosdale. Bit of a pearl this one. Nice tune on the Studio One imprint 'London Records'. Backed by Drumbago and the Rebel Brothers on the flipside. Nice spacey dub. Original JA pressing so check the soundclips.

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  • Don Drummond  - ReloadDon Drummond Reload

    Genius from the master Don Drummond. Ably backed by Lennie Hibbert on vibes on 'Reload' on the A side. On the flipside the more frantic 'Little Willie' by Clue J & his Blues Busters. A pretty good pressing but check the sound clips before you buy.

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  • The Ethiopians  - The ProphetThe Ethiopians The Prophet

    Excellent tune from The Ethiopians on the A side. A crackling uptempo backing by the New Establishment band with Leonard Dillon reflecting on 'The Prophet' on the A side and tasty version of the same tune on the flipside.

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  • Don Drummond & The Skatalites - This Man is BackDon Drummond & The SkatalitesThis Man is Back

    Double header from the Don and the Skatalites. Mellow on one side and the more ska-ish on the Russian Ska Fever cut.

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