Various Artists

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

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    Unreleased Jammys dub plates that have been lovingly brought to us from Dub Store in Japan. Nitty Gritty on the tempo rhythm. No idea why this has never been released before as its really nice! 'Soundboy come'

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  • Prince Junior  - Hard Sound fe deadPrince Junior Hard Sound fe dead

    Dub Plate from King Jammy. Previously un-released. Thundering digital dancehall. Tough Stuff!

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  • Super Black - Bad WomanSuper BlackBad Woman
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  • Jimmy Riley  - Gunman of JAJimmy Riley Gunman of JA

    A previously unreleased version of Jimmy Rileys thoughtful Gunman of JA. As relevant now than when it was originally released according to Jimmy. Both sides come from dub plates that were re-mixed at King Tubbys. Tougher leaner and deeper than the original mixes. The A side is not on the new album ‘Live it to know it’. Essential roots music from Jimmy Riley backed by Sly and Robbie. Comes in a hand stamped sleeve.

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  • Jimmy Riley - Everybody Needs MoneyJimmy RileyEverybody Needs Money

    Two cuts of ‘Everybody needs money’ on the A side. A sparse moody observation on social inequality ‘It's the talk of the town, no money going around’. Sound familiar? It came first time around on the ‘Full Moon’ label and has never been re-pressed. The B-side, which has 2 cuts of Reggae Music, also came on the Full Moon label. Engineered by Scientist and was probably recorded slightly later than the A side. Both the versions of Reggae Music are not included on the ‘Live it to know it’ album. Comes in a hand stamped sleeve.

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  • Jimmy Riley  - Live It To Know ItJimmy Riley Live It To Know It

    Seventeen track set of Jimmy Riley self productions. Some real obscurities mixed with classic material. Jimmy started out with the Uniques as a harmony singer and then moved on to become a lead vocalist after Slim Smiths death. Jimmy worked with Jamaica's best producers as well as crafting an excellent body of work that were released on his own labels such Pee, Yes and Full Moon. This set focus's on his his self produced protest song between 1975 to 1985.

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