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Rolling Steady: The 1983 Music Mountain Sessions

by The Skatalites

Rolling Steady: The 1983 Music Mountain Sessions by The Skatalites

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Rolling Steady: The 1983 Music Mountain Sessions

by The Skatalites

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Label: Motion Records
The album that almost never was, Rolling Steady's story is nearly as compelling as its never-before-released tracks. In 1983, the band (minus Don Drummond) holed up in Jackie Mittoo's studio and cut 11 sides before falling out with each other. Mittoo absconded with the tapes; decades later, the disintegrating recordings surfaced and were painstakingly restored. Nine songs survived, and they're remarkable. Something jazzy has crept into the band's sound: The horn solos swing and lament, and that trademark cool is tempered with something approaching tenderness.

About This Album

The album that almost never was, Rolling Steady's story is nearly as compelling as its never-before-released tracks. In 1983, the band (minus Don Drummond) holed up in Jackie Mittoo's studio and cut 11 sides before falling out with each other. Mittoo absconded with the tapes; decades later, the disintegrating recordings surfaced and were painstakingly restored. Nine songs survived, and they're remarkable. Something jazzy has crept into the band's sound: The horn solos swing and lament, and that trademark cool is tempered with something approaching tenderness.

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About This Album

The album that almost never was, Rolling Steady's story is nearly as compelling as its never-before-released tracks. In 1983, the band (minus Don Drummond) holed up in Jackie Mittoo's studio and cut 11 sides before falling out with each other. Mittoo absconded with the tapes; decades later, the disintegrating recordings surfaced and were painstakingly restored. Nine songs survived, and they're remarkable. Something jazzy has crept into the band's sound: The horn solos swing and lament, and that trademark cool is tempered with something approaching tenderness.