|Format||2LP Green Vinyl|
|Label||Soul Jazz Records|
|Catalogue Number|| SJRLP80C
“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.
“Jackie Mittoo was a true star of Jamaican music; a founder member of The Skatalites, a prolific composer and the keyboard powerhouse behind many a classic tune. His simple, often hypnotic approach, to ska, rocksteady and reggae made him one of the most distinctive sounding musicians of the era.” - BBC
Jackie Mittoo & The Soul Brothers – Train To Skaville
Roland Alphonso & The Soul Brothers – James Bond
The Soul Brothers – Voodoo Moon
The Soul Brothers – Ska Shuffle
Jackie Mittoo & The Soul Brothers – Take Ten
The Soul Brothers – Chicken And Booze
The Soul Brothers – Honey Pot
The Soul Brothers – Mr Flint
Roland Alphonso & The Skatalites – Dr Ring Ding
The Soul Brothers – Got My Boogaloo
Roland Alphonso & The Studio One Orchestra – From Russia With Love
Roland Alphonso & The Soul Brothers – Ska-Culation
Jackie Mittoo & The Soul Brothers – Home Made
Roland Alphonso & The Soul Brothers – Sufferer's Choice
The Soul Brothers – One Stop
The Soul Brothers – Hot And Cold