Listen To The Music – Caltone’s Jamaican 45s 1966-69

Listen to the Music focuses on Ken Lack’s Caltone label and serves as a followup to Safe Travel. Rocksteady vibes are at the forefront once again with late-period Ska and early Reggae in the mix as well. 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 Taitt, 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.

VA – Listen To The Music – Caltone’s Jamaican 45s 1966-69; Pressure Sounds, 2012

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