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Where To Buy On the Right Track by The Skatalites At The Lowest Price?

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.

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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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Where To Buy Woodstock 2 by Various Artists At The Lowest Price?

Woodstock 2 by Various Artists

Why Buy A Woodstock 2 by Various Artists?
Out of print in the U.S.! Digitally remastered two CD set featuring performances from the historic 1969 three day festival that did not make the original Woodstock soundtrack and more. Includes rare performances from Jimi Hendrix (Jam Back At The House, Izabella, Get My Heart Back Together), Jefferson Airplane (Saturday Afternoon/Wont You Try, Eskimo Blue Day), Joan Baez, Paul Butterfield Blues Band, Crosby Stills & Nash (Guinnevere, 4 + 20, Marrakesh Express), Melanie, Mountain and Canned Heat. The CD comes with the original artwork that features the classic photo of the nekkid children playing with the musical instruments on stage. Warner.

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Very cool
I like this mix of the Woodstock songs. The boxed set presents it in a sometimes hazy and muddy mix. I have some examples. The percussionists in Hendrix’s set on the box set are not audible at at all. On this, much of Juma Sultan’s work is audible. The cowbell and triangle give “Jam Back at the House” a nice drive and the maracas in “Hear My Train A Comin’” are very appropriate. Also, I like a lot of the lesser known material. Get this if you can!

Great Original
This was the second instalment of Woodstock audio material released originally by Atlantic. This was a 2 LP set back in 1971. If you collect Woodstock recordings or just like live sixties music then get this rarity in you collection now! Four tracks are not available on the box set. These tracks make up half the CD set. They are: Jefferson Airplane’s ‘Eskimo Blue Day,’ The Butterfield Blues Band’s ‘Everything’s Gonna Be Alright,’ Melanie’s ‘Birthday of the Sun’ and Canned Heat’s ‘Woodstock Boogie’ [all 12 minutes of it]. The other tracks are mixed better than on the box set [with much clearer definition]. These include tracks by Hendrix, CSN&Y and Mountain. Be warned, however, some material has been edited [to meet with vinyl constraints]. Notably the three Hendrix cuts (which won’t bother you since you will have the new 2 CD set by Hendrix as well…won’t you?)

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