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Alton Ellis / Jackie Mittoo - Live And Learn / Stormy Night flac album

Alton Ellis / Jackie Mittoo - Live And Learn / Stormy Night flac album Performer: Alton Ellis
Title: Live And Learn / Stormy Night
Style: Rocksteady, Reggae
MP3 album: 1639 mb
FLAC album: 1793 mb
Rating: 4.4
Genre: Reggae

Jackie Mittoo was one of Jamaica’s best pianists and organists. He became popular when he was a keyboard player for the iconic Skatalites band in the 1960s was also a composer, arranger and producer for Studio One, owned by Sir Coxsone Dodd. His keyboard artistry can be heard on recordings by Bob Marley and the Wailers, Jimmy Cliff, the Heptones, Delroy Wilson and Alton Ellis.

Alton Ellis (born 1944), from Kingston, Jamaica, is a musician best known as the innovator of rocksteady music. He began playing ska at the height of the genre's fame, recording for Studio One, but he reached his period of greatest popularity in the late 1960s. Ellis was from Trenchtown, a poor area of Kingston, and learned to play the piano at a young age. In his teens, Alton and Eddie Perkins formed Alton & Eddie, scoring a hit with "Muriel". Ellis launched his solo career after Perkins left for the United States around 1965  . The song was recording with keyboardist Jackie Mittoo playing the bass part because the bassist did not show up; Mittoo could not keep up with the ska beat, and the tempo was slowed down to accommodate him. This allowed for a choppier rhythm that led Ellis to expand his vocal range.

Most likely backed by the producer's Sound Dimension band (featuring the great Jackie Mittoo as arranger and organist), Ellis offers up a typical set of originals and choice covers from the day's charts. On the handful of tracks Ellis co-wrote with Dodd, breezy medium-tempo cuts like "It's True" and "The Picture Was You" particularly stand out; the buoyant soul-based rocksteady beats, occasional jazz chords, and sweet harmonies all seem to be part of a musical setting in which Ellis thrived.

In Love With You" by Jackie Mittoo feat. Winston Wright is a cover of Alton Ellis's "I'm Still in Love With You". Listen to both songs on WhoSampled, the ultimate database of sampled music, cover songs and remixes. Songs that sampled Alton Ellis's I'm Still in Love With You: Uptown Top Ranking by Althea & Donna (1977). What You Got by Abs (2002). Angola Crisis by Joe Gibbs (1977). I'm Still in Love With You by The Mighty Diamonds (1974).

Donat Roy Mittoo Jackie Mittoo - Jamaican Original Keyboardist 1948~1990. Studio One Rocksteady Full Double Album.

Limited 180gm audiophile vinyl LP pressing. 1967's Mr. Soul of Jamaica was the first album by rocksteady star Anton Ellis. Alton ellis - sings rock and soul - coxsone records lp vg+. Shipped with USPS Parcel Select Ground.

Donat Roy Mittoo (3 March 1948 – 16 December 1990), better known as Jackie Mittoo, was a Jamaican-Canadian keyboardist, songwriter and musical director. He was a member of The Skatalites and musical director of the Studio One record label. Mittoo was born in Brown's Town, Saint Ann Parish, Jamaica, and began learning to play the piano when he was three under the tutelage of his grandmother.

Tracklist Hide Credits

A Alton Ellis Live And Learn
Written-By – Alton Ellis
B Jackie Mittoo Stormy Night


  • Producer [uncredited] – Clement "Coxsone" Dodd


A pre-release issue with no credits on the label. The Alton Ellis side is a plain white label, the Jackie Mittoo side has a "hanging mic" Studio One label. Probably from circa 1970.
Stormy Night is a version of Rainy Night In Georgia by Lord Tanamo

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout: WIRL CS 3248-1
  • Matrix / Runout: FCD 2303 FRM