‘The Soul Brothers possess a Crystal Clear Sound. Obviously it would be better to Cut the Chatter and Spin the Platter.’ Instrumentals by the awesome house band led by Jackie Mittoo and Roland Alphonso, 1965-67.
An excellent introduction — top selection across styles and vintages, well paced, and with some marvellous photographs of Jackie at Kingston airport, Canada bound.
An apocalyptic record, full of dread — dubwise and deep from the first interstellar chords, over Wackies-style steppers drum and bass — with a dream-like atmosphere of pain and sufferation, mystery and redemption.
Excellent organ instrumental, backed with a lovely, early Al Campbell.