TRIBUTE TO TOMMY : THE BEST OF TOMMY McCOOK & THE SKATALITES
Heartbeat HB 216
Exodus; Adam's Apple; Ska Ba; Freedom Sounds; Latin Goes Ska; Cow And Gate; Don't Slam The Door; Trotting In; Road Block; Ska Legion; Peanut Vendor; Sauvitt; Goldfinger; Junior Jive; A Little Bit Of Heaven; Wheel And Turn; Jazz Walking
CD bonus track: The Answer
Brian Keyo has lovingly compiled this fitting tribute to the late, great Tommy McCook, who sadly passed away in May 1998. We get eighteen scorching ska and ‘jazz Jamaica’ classics recorded at Studio One, Federal and Treasure Isle studios between 1962 and 1965, all but two of which feature the traditional Skatalites line-up (Jazz Walking and The Answer being the exceptions). Most of these titles appear here for the first time on CD, and Jazz Walking and Ska Legion are previously unreleased on any format. Brian provides comprehensive sleeve notes (a shame the photos are so small) and a useful track by track list of soloists.