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Posted by : Monkey SKA viernes, 27 de junio de 2014



Es probable que si usted está leyendo esto ya está familiarizado con el álbum "Ska-Boo-Da-Ba" (incluido aquí), uno de los mejores álbumes de Ska de la historia. La banda responsable  ERA The Skatalites. Y el productor era (el difunto) Phillip Yap.

Este conjunto reúne muchas de / mejores grabaciones de Yap & The Skatalites.

 Como es habitual en estas recopilaciones, una serie de pistas se copian a partir de fuentes de vinilo originales, así que hay una variación en la calidad del sonido.

Pero para muchos fans (como yo)  el sonido atmosférico da a la música más autenticidad y emoción. El folleto de 10 páginas tiene un corto ensayo sobre Yap y la música, lista de canciones, reproducciones de los sellos discográficos de la época, y un par de fotos de la banda.

Si bien algunas de estas pistas serán familiares a los fans de mucho tiempo, algunos de esos temas son diferentes tomas con un instrumento principal diferente. Así, mientras que la melodía y el ritmo puede ser familiar, el uso de diferentes instrumentos da un número de estas pistas un poco nueva vida musical. Muchas de las grabaciones de Yap sólo se prensaron en pequeñas cantidades, y son bastante raros. Mientras que algunos otros fueron puestos en libertad poco después de la grabaciónes  cuando el boom del Ska habían desvanecido un poco.

Son instrumentales  Ska. Sin vocalistas de la banda realmente podría concentrarse en la extinción de un poco de música máxima.



La etiqueta de la cubierta superior grabó muchas partes finas de la música instrumental con la ayuda de Phillip Yap. Él les pagaba bien, en efectivo, con el resultado de que jugaron hasta sus límites máximos. También vale la pena escuchar  es el Top Deck de vocalistas. Ambos cuentan  SKA  del periodo BOOM.



Chances are if you're reading this you're already familiar with the album "Ska-Boo-Da-Ba" (included here), one of the finest Ska albums ever. The band responsible was The Skatalites. And the producer was (the late) Phillip Yap. This set collects many of The Skatalites'/Yap's finest recordings. As usual with these compilations, a number of tracks are dubbed from original vinyl sources, so there's a variation in sound quality. But for many fans (like me) that atmospheric sound gives the music more authenticity and excitement. The 10 page booklet has a short essay on Yap and the music, track listing, reproductions of period record labels, and a few photos of the band.



While some of these tracks will be familiar to long time fans, some of those tracks are different takes with a different lead instrument. So while the melody and rhythm may be familiar, the use of different instruments gives a number of these tracks a slightly new musical life. Many of Yap's recordings were only pressed in small quantities, and are fairly rare. While a few others were released long after recording and when the Ska boom had faded somewhat.



These sides--from the 1960's--are prime Ska instrumentals. With no vocalists the band could really concentrate on putting out some top flight music. Pick any tune here and you'll hear what I mean. You'll also hear versions of U.S. songs by Duke Ellington ("Skaravan" from "Caravan"), or "In A Mellow Tone" (heard here as "Surftide Seven"), or guitarist Phil Upchurch's upbeat hit "You Can't Sit Down" (here as "Ghost Town"), or jazz musician Rusty Bryant's "Shake A Lady" ("VC10 (Shake A Lady)"), and a few others. Or listen to take 3 of Henry Mancini's "A Shot In The Dark". Yap's name appears under several tunes here including "Red Is Danger", or "The Reburial", and are well worth hearing. Also here is Don Drummond's "Lawless Streets", a great tune from Drummond before he was committed to a hospital. And when you include the chance to hear different takes of some of these tunes you begin to understand just how good a band The Skatalites were in their prime.



The Top Deck label recorded many fine sides of instrumental music with the help of Phillip Yap. He paid them well, in cash, the result being they played up to their upper limits. Also worth checking out is a similar set from Top Deck of Ska vocalists. Both sets feature prime Ska music from the music's prime period. Chances are if you're reading this you're already familiar with the album "Ska-Boo-Da-Ba" (included here), one of the finest Ska albums ever. The band responsible was The Skatalites. And the producer was (the late) Phillip Yap. This set collects many of The Skatalites'/Yap's finest recordings. As usual with these compilations, a number of tracks are dubbed from original vinyl sources, so there's a variation in sound quality. But for many fans (like me) that atmospheric sound gives the music more authenticity and excitement. The 10 page booklet has a short essay on Yap and the music, track listing, reproductions of period record labels, and a few photos of the band.

 Track List 
1. Roland Alphonso - A Shot In The Dark (Take 1) (2:41)
2. Johnny Moore - Red Is Danger (Take 3) (3:21)
3. The Skatalites - Lawless Street (3:17)
4. Roland Alphonso - Determination (Take 1) (3:04)
5. Tommy Mccook - Scattered Lights (2:31)
6. The Skatalites - Marcus Junior (2:49)
7. Roland Alphonso - VC10 (Aka Shake A Lady) (Take 2) (2:42)
8. Jackie Mittoo - Warlock (2:28)
9. The Skatalites - Confucious (2:53)
10. Roland Alphonso - Cleos Back (Take 2) (2:38)
11. Baba Brooks - Shock Resistance (Aka In A Little Spanish Town) (2:48)
12. Roland Alphonso - Non-Stop (2:59)
13. The Skatalites - China Clipper (3:19)
14. Roland Alphonso - Because Of You (Aka Dahil Sayo) (Take 1) (2:51)
15. Lynn Taitt And The Skatalites - Ska Ta Shot (Take 1) (2:35)
16. The Skatalites - China Town (2:35)
17. Roland Alphonso - Rolli Rollin (2:31)
18. Raymond Harper - Ti-Pi-Tin (2:55)
19. The Skatalites - The Reburial (2:43)
20. Roland Alphonso And Joshua Rosen - Step Down (High Riff) (2:26)



1. Roland Alphonso - Ska Ra Van (Aka Caravan) (Take 3) (2:26)
2. Don Drummond - Love In The Afternoon (3:03)
3. The Skatalites - Smiling (3:16)
4. Lyn Taitt And Jackie Mittoo - Live Wire (2:27)
5. Johnny Moore - South China Sea (Take 2) (3:13)
6. The Skatalites - Ghost Town (Aka You Cant Sit Down) (2:16)
7. Roland Alphonso - Tough Talk (Take 4) (2:21)
8. Baba Brooks - Five Oclock Whistle (2:38)
9. The Skatalites - Ringo Rides (2:10)
10. King Sporty & Roland Alphonso - El Cid (Aka Dahil Sayo) (Take 3) (2:53)
11. Johnny Moore - Yogi Man (Take 2) (3:17)
12. The Skatalites - Ska Boo Da Ba (2:44)
13. Roland Alphonso - A Shot In The Dark (Take 3) (2:42)
14. Johnny Moore - Red Is Danger (Take 2) (2:49)
15. King Sporty And The Skatalites - Lawless Street (DJ Version) (3:13)
16. Roland Alphonso - Determination (Take 2) (2:55)
17. Baba Brooks And The Trenton Spence Orchestra - Distant Drums (2:27)
18. The Skatalites - Surftide Seven (Aka In A Mellow Tone) (2:25)
19. Lynn Taitt And The Skatalites - Ska Ta Shot (Take 2) (2:38)
20. Roland Alphonso - Live Desire (Sax Version) (2:26)




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