Jackie Mittoo   RIDES ON 12 Track Vinyl LP


LP Side 1 disc
Jackie Mittoo   RIDES ON 12 Track Vinyl LP SIDE A
LP Side 2 disc
Jackie Mittoo   RIDES ON 12 Track Vinyl LP SIDE B


Jackie Mittoo   RIDES ON 12 Track Vinyl LP

Birth Name Roy Donat Mittoo

Jackie Mittoo, organ and piano maestro, was also one of the founding members of Jamaica’s top session band The Skatalites. Musical arranger for Studio One he provided the backbone to so many of Jamaica’s finest tunes. The invention of Ska music and the sounds that rode through the Rocksteady and Reggae period all carry his stamp. Whether it be in his various incarnations, the aforementioned Skatalites. The Soul Brothers Vendors and the Sound Dimension or under his name, his distinctive organ and piano sound and musical arrangements have all played a major part in Jamaica’s musical history.   

Jackie was born March 3rd 1948 in Brown’s Town, in the Parish of St. Ann, Jamaica and died December 16th 1990 at Wellesley Hospital, Toronto, Canada. He first began playing professionally at the age of thirteen with various bands such as The Rivals and The Sheiks and it was around this time that he started hanging out at Federal Studios and playing with the cream of Jamaican’s musicians who from June, 1964 would become known as the Skatalites.

In 1959 Clement ‘Coxsone’ Dodd was recording artists at Federal Studios when he came into contact with Jackie Mittoo. Dodd was so impressed that he asked Jackie to run the sessions at his new studio at 13 Brentford Road in Kingston when it opened in 1963.

Jackie Mittoo   RIDES ON 12 Track Vinyl LP

LP     Tracklist

Side A

01     Jah Jah Harmony         

02     Natty Congo Rides On         

03     Soulful Times    

04     Jumping Up       

05     Freedom Smile  

06     Taking You Somewhere      

Side B

01     Nanny Skank     

02     Look At Life      

03     Hard Times        

04     Pray To Play      

05     Too Bad Bull     

06     No Get Dub Over


Alto Saxophone – Lennox Brown

Bass – Aston “Family Man” Barrett, Lloyd Parks, Robbie Shakespeare

Drums – Carlton “Santa” Davis, Carlton Barrett, Sly Dunbar

Lead Guitar – Earl “Chinna” Smith

Organ, Keyboards, Piano – Jackie Mittoo

Photography by – Bunny Lee, Jah Floyd Archive

Piano – Ansel Collins

Producer – Bunny Lee

Rhythm Guitar – Winston “Bo Beep”*, Tony Chin

Tenor Saxophone – Tommy McCook

Trombone – Vin Gordon

Trumpet – Bobby Ellis

Design – Gary-Designed At – Voodoo London  

Recorded At – Channel One Recording Studio

Recorded At – Randy’s Studio

Recorded At – Dynamic Sounds Studios



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