- Record Label
- Soul Jazz Records
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“Jackie Mittoo was one of the great names in Jamaican music, manning the keyboards for the Skatalites, the Soul Vendors, and Sound Dimension - three of the greatest house bands of the 60s (and I mean anywhere, not just in Jamaica).” - Pitchfork
New one-off press transparent green double vinyl edition of Soul Jazz Records’ classic Jackie Mittoo and The Soul Brothers ‘Last Train To Skaville’, featuring classic tracks recorded at Studio One.
Jackie Mittoo is one of the most important artists in the history of Jamaican music. As founding member of the legendary Skatalites, as in-house arranger / producer at Studio One and as a solo artist in his own right, leading groups such as The Soul Brothers, Sound Dimension and Soul Vendors.
These classic and rare recordings were made in the mid-1960s at Studio One. The Soul Brothers bridged the gap between Ska and the arrival of Rocksteady mixing it all up with Funk, Jazz and Latin styles.
The Soul Brothers recorded at Studio One between 1965-1967, the transitionary period between Ska and Rocksteady where the music was a mixture of Funk, Latin and Jazz sometimes with a reminder of Ska and the hint of Rocksteady.
The Soul Brothers were born in 1965 out of the ashes of the great Skatalites. The new group featured ex-Skatalites members Jackie Mittoo, Roland Alphonso, Johnny Moore and Lloyd Brevitt. By the end of the year the group were up and running, releasing countless addictively catchy singles and two albums, as well as becoming the new house band at Studio One, following the demise of The Skatalites.
1. Jackie Mittoo & The Soul Brothers – Train To Skaville
2. Roland Alphonso & The Soul Brothers – James Bond
3. The Soul Brothers – Voodoo Moon
4. The Soul Brothers – Ska Shuffle
5. Jackie Mittoo & The Soul Brothers – Take Ten
6. The Soul Brothers – Chicken And Booze
7. The Soul Brothers – Honey Pot
8. The Soul Brothers – Mr Flint
9. Roland Alphonso & The Skatalites – Dr Ring Ding
10. The Soul Brothers – Got My Boogaloo
11. Roland Alphonso & The Studio One Orchestra – From Russia With Love
12. Roland Alphonso & The Soul Brothers – Ska-Culation
13. Jackie Mittoo & The Soul Brothers – Home Made
14. Roland Alphonso & The Soul Brothers – Sufferer's Choice
15. The Soul Brothers – One Stop
16. The Soul Brothers – Hot And Cold