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Jackie Mittoo – Drum Song (2004)

Posted in Bunny Lee, Jackie Mittoo, John Holt, Ska with tags , , , on January 5, 2013 by 1960s: Days of Rage

“Jackie Mittoo’s jazzy-funky reggae keyboard sensibility is at once as pervasive and singular as any in the history of Jamaican pop music, and in some ways his organ work sounds like Jimmy Smith was thrown into a blender with Booker T. Jones and Peter Tosh and then jolted with equal shots of lounge, dub, and acid jazz. It’s pretty infectious stuff, bright and spooky by turns, and always right in the pocket, full of a kind of soulful joy, even on the darker pieces.”
YouTube: Drum Song, Big Bad Organ, Champion Of The Arena
soundcloud: Drum Song Dub