Studio One Scorcher Vol. 2 (2LP)

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Format: 2LP 
Label: Soul Jazz Records 
Year: 2013 

Media Condition: New 
Sleeve/Cover Condition: New 


A1 The Skatalites: Dick Tracy
A2 The Soul Vendors: Frozen Soul
A3 Vin Gordon: Joe Grazer
A4 Pablove Black: Black Wax
A5 Cedric "Im" Brooks: Father Forgive Him

B1 Pablove Black: High Locks
B2 Roland Alphonso: Nimble Foot Ska
B3 Vin Gordon: Sidewalk Doctor
B4 Sugar Belly: Cousin Joe Pt. 1

C1 Jackie Mittoo: A Big Car
C2 Soul Defenders: Sound Almighty
C3 Jackie Mittoo & Bagga Walker & Pablove Black & Devon Russell: After Christmas

D1 Brentford All Stars: Race Track
D2 Tommy McCook: Jamaica Bolero
D3 Im And David: Black Is Black
D4 Dub Specialist: Gumbay Jump

The legendary Skatalites, alongside the later Studio One in-house bands the Soul Vendors, Sound Dimension, Soul Defenders and Brentford All Stars, were as much a part of the classic Studio One sound as were the singers that they accompanied, such as Alton Ellis, Horace Andy, Marcia Griffiths and Bob Marley.

This album features many of the musicians involved with Studio One who literally defined Reggae music--from the Skatalites members Tommy McCook, Roland Alphonso and Jackie Mittoo to killer sidemen such as trombonist Vin Gordon (aka Don Drummond Jnr), saxophonist Cedric 'Im' Brooks, keyboardist and Twelve Tribes Of Israel member Pablove Black.

Many of the rhythms that these musicians created became the backbone of the Jamaican musical world and their songs have been replayed and re-versioned by countless reggae producers ever since. The album features classic and super-rare tracks all recorded under Clement 'Sir Coxsone' Dodd's supervision at the legendary recording studio and record label.

Along with 16 killer tracks on two heavyweight LPs, the album comes with new sleeve notes and photography by Dennis Morris and Adrian Boot, making this another essential Studio One Reggae release for connoisseurs of Reggae and newcomers alike.

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