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Caltones Jamaican 45s from 1966 to 69.
This album is full of rare rocksteady gems - 21 tracks from the Caltone label (Jamaican 45 7Inch singles) presented on double vinyl! The artwork includes special historic infos with some original graphics and photographs. and the mastering is produced to a high standard and Pressure Sounds is very pleased to add this fantastic album to the catalogue!
"Listen To The Music" is the second Pressure Sounds album of Caltone productions (following on from the successful "Safe Travel"- currently out of print).
It's a 21 track set of tunes that cover the years from 1966 to 1969. From the late period ska years through to early reggae. This 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 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. 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 produced to a high standard and we are very pleased to add this fantastic album to our catalogue. (added: 2012-04-30 16:42:07 )