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On the Right Track by The Skatalites

Why Buy A On the Right Track by The Skatalites?
Without the killer grooves and syncopated horn blasts of the always wonderful Skatalites, life on this planet would be a far duller thing. — L.A. Daily News The Skatalites are Jamaicas answer to the Motown house band and Booker T. & The MGs combined. — Rolling Stone The Skatalites took influences from jazz, calypso and US rhythm `n blues to help create the sound that dominated Jamaican sixties music … This is a must have album for anyone interested in Jamaican music and a great introduction for those who wish to learn. — BBC.co.uk More than a band, The Skatalites were and are an institution, an aggregation of top-notch musicians who didnt merely define the sound of Jamaica, they were the sound of Jamaica across the 50s and 60s. — All Music Guide The second wave of ska produced some good bands and some great music, the third wave fewer, but if you want to really hear the music played with respect for its deepest roots, you need to go to the source, and that is undoubtedly The Skatalites … The band is more musically sophisticated than many of its contemporaries were and than pretty much all of its present day imitators are. — PopMatters

Recorded in Byron Bay in 2006, On the Right Track mixes the coastal island vibes of Australias and Jamaicas hippest towns with a heavy jazz influence. Among a myriad of reissues and compilations, this album stands out as having the best new original material on an international Skatalites release since 1964. Studio sessions were held in the style of a classic jazz session, much like the one-take upbringing Studio 1 provided the group in the early days. From the late 50s into the 60s, The Skatalites transcended popular music, introducing and defining Jamaican music and culture to the world. Combining the best of American boogie-woogie with R&B, jazz, and big band swing, The Skatalites created the up-tempo syncopated island beat dubbed ska, which evolved into rocksteady and reggae. The original backing band for Bob Marley, Jimmy Cliff, and Toots & The Maytals, these two-time Grammy nominees have toured extensively worldwide since the 80s.

Over 2 Five Star Customer Reviews On Amazon!

TRUE SKA ROOTS
THIS CD IS THE BEST ONE FOR THE NEW SKATALITES. GREAT SKA ALMUM, GREAT HORN RIFFS, GREAT GROOVE….TRUE SKA ROOTS.

Great introduction to The Skatalites
This is the first Skatalites album I bought, and I think it’s a great way to get into their sound. Now that I know a little more about these amazing musicians, and after hearing most of their classic 60′s records, I find this album their best since their reformation, in the 80′s.
I agree with the last review, these songs are really true to their ska roots, plus you won’t get the poor sound quality of the 60′s recordings. It’s well recorded, now you can in fact hear the bass lines and the terrific job by Lloyd Knibb on the drums. This senior citizen never got the recognition he deserves for inventing the SKA beat, which is the same beat as the reggae beat, the reggae drummers just slowed it down. I was lucky enough to see him play 2 weeks ago, with the reformed Skatalites.
The tracks sung by Doreen Shaffer are the icing on the cake.
Buy it!

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Team Marketing MLB Vintage World Series Films – New York Mets 1969 1986 starring Tom Seaver Darryl Strawberry – Save 40% Today!

MLB Vintage World Series Films - New York Mets 1969  1986 starring Tom Seaver Darryl Strawberry

Why Buy A MLB Vintage World Series Films – New York Mets 1969 1986 starring Tom Seaver Darryl Strawberry?
These two vintage Major League Baseball films capture 40 minutes each of the New York Mets World Series victories. First, the 1969 Mets, only a few years after record-setting losses, pulled off the improbable victory against the Baltimore Orioles roster of sluggers and starting pitchers. The Mets won thanks to clutch hitting , spectacular catches by Tommie Agee and Ron Swoboda, and their own pitching staff, including ace Tom Seaver, lefty Jerry Koosman, and young fireballer Nolan Ryan. The film is a real product of its era–dig that funky 60s music!–but an invaluable keepsake of an underdog victory. The other film is of the 1986 Mets, the squad led by Keith Hernandez, Gary Carter, Darryl Strawberry, and Dwight Gooden that pulled victory from the jaws of defeat at the expense of the Boston Red Sox and goat-horn candidates Bob Stanley and Bill Buckner, who played key parts in the crucial game 6. The film is also a product of its era–dig that funky 80s music, as well as narrator Vin Scullys forced use of the phrase True Colors just so the soundtrack can cue up Cyndi Lauper. Of course, real fans of the Amazins will have already picked up the complete set of 1986 World Series games. –David Horiuchi

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Over 7 Five Star Customer Reviews On Amazon!

FRIENDS OF MET’S FANS — HEADS UP
THIS WAS A GREAT LITTLE EXTRA GIFT FOR A RETIRING FELLOW EMPLOYEE WHO IS A BIG MET’S FAN. I WAS HAPPY TO FIND IT.

5 Stars!
This product was perfect! Just like new and unopened. I would definitely buy from this seller again. Fast Delivery too. Thanks!!!

Wonderful Baseball
The 1969 Mets gives all hope. That if the Mets can do it, anyone can

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Wave by Antonio Carlos Jobim – Save 8% Today!

Wave by Antonio Carlos Jobim

Why Buy A Wave by Antonio Carlos Jobim?
Its hardly a stretch to say that Antonio Carlos Jobim–the wonderful Brazilian composer almost single-handedly responsible for all things bossa nova–influenced some of past half centurys best and most insipid musics, from bossa nova jazz to elevator Muzak. Wave, a collection of 1967 dates featuring keyboardist Jobim backed by an extensive orchestra, straddles that line: its full of amazing original compositions, but the arrangements have a certain faux suave, late-60s lounge feel that reeks of stale cheese. The result is actually great, the veneer of kitsch insidiously masking Jobims trademark immeasurable sadness, which creeps up on you and leaves you unexpectedly affected. –Keven McAlester

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The sublime sound of Tom
Tom, of course, is Antonio Carlos Jobim, easily the most important figure in the bossa nova (the new thing) period of the late 50s and the early 60s. Jobim wrote beautiful music that still intrigue anyone who takes the time to listen. “Wave”, the title piece of this album, is one of my favorite pieces of music. Trombones with Tom on the piano, displaying not such much his piano skills as his ultimate sense of musicianship. I also love “Look to the Sun”.

Bossa nova touches something timeless in us, I think. It’s wistful, carrying us along on a wave of beauty that never quite translates into joy but rather into fate and inevitability. The lyrics of Wave express that idea, but the music does it better. The metaphor of the wave is Brazilian fatalism and romanticism, and the timeless beauty of Rio. It’s a vision that Jobim’s music captures with stark beauty.

If you like the song “Wave” as much as I do, be sure to get Oscar Peterson’s incredible version of it. Utterly fantastic, a masterpiece.

One of the Best Albums Ever
I have been listening to this album since I was a child. I’m now in my late 30′s and it never gets old.

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Elton John – Greatest Hits 1970-2002 By Elton John

Elton John - Greatest Hits 1970-2002 By Elton John

Why Buy A Elton John – Greatest Hits 1970-2002 By Elton John?
This is the first attempt to consolidate all of Sir Eltons hit singles, from three labels, in one collection. It once wouldve required at least four CDs to own the best stuff here. Many think the legendary performer was at his best in the early to mid-70s, and the incredible string of singles that ran from 1970s Your Song through 1977s Sorry Seems to Be the Hardest Word remains mighty impressive. But in retrospect, as theyre presented here, 80s hits like Im Still Standing and Sad Songs add much to an already amazing legacy. Three Disney tunes, the lush The One, and two from Songs from the West Coast, which was hailed as a return to those 70s golden days, represent the later years. Collectively, these tracks reinforce the notion that, despite Michael Jacksons later proclamations, John was once the closest thing post-60s music had to a genuine king of pop, respected by hipsters and the mainstream alike. –Bill Holdship

Customer Reviews & Opinions

The King!
What can I say, Elton is The King as far as I am concerned. I have followed his career since the beginning and he only gets better. Every song contains a piece of him – heart and soul. Elvis – no, Michael – no, Elton absolutely yes! There’s no one like him and this gathering of songs proves it.

GREAT!!
This is a GREAT CD set of Elton’s greatest hits! If you are a fan, you must have it!

The Bitch is Back!
What can I say people? Admit it! You have missed your surly Seer, and for good cause! Who else can make your run the gamut of human emotions all within one review? I know I know people. You don’t have to say it. I feel your love.

Oh yes. I can see you all now with your Carmen Miranda sunny smiles and your Jack Nicholson antics. It’s o.k. Stretch out! Relax. Enjoy. Bask in my aura and know that the all encompassing vitamin pill, known as me, is the Ponce de Leon you’ve been looking for. But treat me right, or else I will pack my bags and go home. You doubt me? Just try….

I am here to have fun and review Elton John’s Greatest Hits 1970-2002. Some say the song and title of this review is my theme song. Am I really that demanding and self-absorbed? Tell your Metamorpho the truth, but understand, I want you to tell me what I want to hear. So start now!

Anyhoo, if you like Elton’s songs, and who doesn’t considering how many of these songs have crept into your cognitive brain cells and have mind-controlled you for many years, this really is a pretty complete collection of all the high points of his career.

I tend to think his 70′s contributions to be his best, however there still remains viable output over the next 3 decades. 3 Decades! Good grief. I can’t be that old to remember it all. Then I forget I am pure spirit and do not age.

All in all, a pretty nice collection. However, for purists like myself, there is much I miss. They only include “Your Song” from his first album. How nice it would be to have included “Take Me to the Pilot”. Or, another favorite of mine, “Mona Lisas and Mad Hatters” from “Honky Chateau”. With Elton, the output has been massive and so, there are many songs that are not included. In all honesty, this collection could have been 4 c.d.s. But, as I have said in the past, your beloved Metamorpho was not in charge so don’t blame me.

In closing. Elton and Bernie had the magical touch. They could always meld music and lyrics into such an appetizing array. And so, it’s no wonder they have lasted so long and will be heard for decades to come. Which is more than I can say for many in the popular musical scene today.

Anyway, if you enjoy Elton’s tunes, this will more than satisfy. These are the words of Metamorpho – all heed my wisdom!

Metamorpho sells cartoon balloons in town– ;)

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