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Jamaica to Toronto: Soul Funk and Reggae 1967-1974

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All Music Guide - Steve Leggett
Canada had a sizable resettled West Indian population by the 1960s, particularly in the Toronto area, making it a destination stop for touring Jamaican musicians, many of whom decided to relocate there, and a vibrant scene that mixed Jamaican rhythms with Northern R&B, soul and funk grew up around them, a scene that was essentially hidden from the rest of the world. This wonderful sampler of rare period singles from assorted Canadian labels lifts the veil on all of that to reveal music with an uncommon energy and vitality, and the real wonder here is that these tracks weren't massive international hits. Side after side bristles with a funky brilliance, beginning with ...
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All Music Guide - Steve Leggett
Canada had a sizable resettled West Indian population by the 1960s, particularly in the Toronto area, making it a destination stop for touring Jamaican musicians, many of whom decided to relocate there, and a vibrant scene that mixed Jamaican rhythms with Northern R&B, soul and funk grew up around them, a scene that was essentially hidden from the rest of the world. This wonderful sampler of rare period singles from assorted Canadian labels lifts the veil on all of that to reveal music with an uncommon energy and vitality, and the real wonder here is that these tracks weren't massive international hits. Side after side bristles with a funky brilliance, beginning with Jo-Jo and the Fugitives' rough and ragged "Fugitive Song," originally released in 1968 on Cobra Records, followed immediately by Eddie Spencer's impressive "If This Is Love I'd Rather Be Lonely," which sounds like a great and long lost Motown single. The Cougars' stark nyahbinghi take on the Temptations' "I Wish It Would Rain" is a stunning reconstruction of the song, and it is amazing to learn that this version was never even been released. Once heard, the Cougars' version makes the Temptations original -- great as it is -- sound oddly uninspired. It is important to note here that most of these tracks aren't necessarily reggae, falling more to the hard soul side of the spectrum, and the best of them are delightfully energetic hybrids which, like the Cougars' "I Wish It Would Rain," work both sides of the fence in an impressive synthesis, Count Ossie meets Motown if you will. Great stuff.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 7/11/2006
  • Label: Light In The Attic
  • UPC: 826853001922
  • Catalog Number: 19

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Fugitive Song (2:47)
  2. 2 If This Is Love (I'd Rather Be Lonely) (2:49)
  3. 3 Chips-Chicken-Banana Split (2:22)
  4. 4 Grand Funk (2:58)
  5. 5 Together (2:33)
  6. 6 I Wish It Would Rain (4:35)
  7. 7 African Wake (2:42)
  8. 8 Love Is the Answer (2:40)
  9. 9 I Believe in Music (4:42)
  10. 10 Eternal Love - The Sheiks (3:07)
  11. 11 Fire (She Need Water) - Wayne McGhie (3:37)
  12. 12 Right On (2:50)
  13. 13 You're So Good to Me Baby (2:38)
  14. 14 Mr. Fortune (2:45)
  15. 15 Memories - Noel Ellis (6:59)
  16. 16 Here We Go Again (3:05)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Alton Ellis Guitar, Tambourine
Lloyd Delpratt Organ
Wayne Jackson Trumpet
Terry Lewis Bass
Wayne McGhie Bass, Guitar, Vocals
H. Miller Percussion
Jackie Mittoo Organ, Piano, Keyboards, Vocals
Jackie Richardson Vocals
Joe Isaacs Drums
Jay Douglas Vocals
Johnny Lee Moore Trumpet
Jojo Bennett Trumpet, Vocals
Willie Mae Williams Guitar, Keyboards
Eddie Spencer Vocals
Winston Clark Bass
James Chip Burney Guitar
Jimmy Carver Piano
Bongo Gene Percussion
Ike Bennett Organ
Newton Barker "Dizzy" Organ
Val Bent Guitar, Vocals
Wally Blair Saxophone
Lester Boyke Bass
Trevor Dailey Trombone
Technical Credits
Carl DeHaney Engineer
Lloyd Delpratt Photo Courtesy
Ray Lawrence Engineer
Norman Whitfield Composer
B.B. Stone Composer
Tony DiMaria Engineer
Cholly Bassoline Composer
Jay Douglas Liner Notes, Essay, Photo Courtesy
M. Davis Composer
Roger Penzabene Composer
Amy Ashwood Composer
Jimmy Carver Arranger
Josh Wright Executive Producer
Kiki Ajidarma Booklet Design
Bill Munson Photo Courtesy
Chris Ferraro Executive Producer
Kevin Howes Essay, Photo Courtesy
Henry Marks Photo Courtesy
Jerry Brown Engineer
Vincent Cook Cover Design, Back Cover
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