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Posted by : Freeskafoundation domingo, 1 de septiembre de 2013

Review :


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.

Track List :
 Peter Austin & The Clarendonians with The Ernie Ranglin All Stars: I’m Sorry   
Lloyd & The Groovers with Tommy McCook and The Supersonics: Listen To The Music   
Tommy McCook & the Supersonics: Killer Joe   
Deon and the Tartans: Making Love   
Alva Lewis with Lynn Taitt and his Band: Return Home   
Chuck Jaques with Lynn Taitt and The Comets: Dial 609   
The Uniques with Tommy McCook & The Supersonics: The Journey   
The Kingstonians: Why Wipe The Smile From Your Face   
The Clarendonians: I’ll Never Try   
Tommy McCook & the Supersonics: Smooth Sailing   
The Kingstonians: Love Is The Greatest Science   
The Clarendonians with The Aubrey Adams All Stars: Lonely Heartaches   
The Cool Cats: Hold Your Love   
The Uniques with The Caltone Studio Orchestra: Do Me Good   
The Diplomats with Tommy McCook & The Supersonics: Going Along   
Lloyd and the Groovers with Lynn Taitt & his Band: My Heart And Soul   
Chuck Jaques & The Supersonics: Now That You’ve Gone   
Eric 'Monty' Morris: Hear Them Say   
Honey Boy Martin & The Voices with Tommy McCook and The Supersonics: Dreader Than Dread   
King Rocky & The Willows with The Supersonics: You Are The One   
The Emotions with the Lynn Taitt Band: Gypsy   

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