Jamaica To Toronto [Soul Funk & Reggae 1967-1974]

jamaica yo toronto

Format : Cd / New / Compilation
Label : Light In The Attic
Genre : Soul / Funk / Reggae

850.00 ฿

Jamaica To Toronto [Soul Funk & Reggae 1967-1974]

In 1963, the flight from Jamaica to Toronto was 8 hours. Today it’s 3 1/2. Countless people have made the dwindling journey over the years, but in the sixties and seventies there was a new breed of traveler: the finest ska, rocksteady, and reggae recording artists the West Indies have ever produced. We’re talking Studio One, Treasure Isle, Trojan, and WIRL veterans Jackie Mittoo, Johnnie Osbourne, Wayne McGhie, Lloyd Delpratt, The Mighty Pope, Noel Ellis, Jo-Jo Bennett, and many more. Arriving in their new Canadian home, these talented singers, songwriters, musicians, and performers simply did what came naturally to them. One by one, they hit the studio and captured some of the hardest tunes this side of Kingston. Jamaica to Toronto: Soul Funk and Reggae 1967-1974, details this crucial sonic migration and stands tall as the second helping of Light In The Attic’s new Jamaica to Toronto series, compiled by DJ/Canadian music historian Sipreano, along with Light In The Attic. The 16 songs here range from the Northern Soul attack of Eddie Spencer’s "If This Is Love (I’d Rather Be Lonely)" to Jo-Jo And The Fugitives' unknown break-beat monster, "Chips-Chicken-Banana Split". Taken from his 1971 album Wishbone, Mittoo's "Grand Funk" sounds like a Jamaican Santana, while The Hitch-Hikers Featuring The Mighty Pope represent raw funk of the highest order on the righteous "Mr. Fortune". Reggae comes courtesy of dancehall don Johnnie Osbourne’s "African Wake" as well as the magical "Memories" from Noel Ellis.


1. Fugitive Song - Jo-Jo and the Fugitives
2. If This Is Love (I'd Rather Be Lonely) - Eddie Spencer
3. Chips - Chicken - Banana Split - Jo-Jo and the Fugitives
4. Grand Funk - Jackie Mittoo
5. Together - Lloyd Delpratt
6. I Wish It Would Rain - Cougars
7. African Wake - Johnnie Osbourne
8. Love Is The Answer - Ram
9. I Believe In Music - Bob and Wisdom
10. Eternal Love - The Sheiks
11. Fire (She Need Water) - Wayne McGhie and the Sounds Of Joy
12. Right On - Cougars
13. You're So Good To Me Baby - Eddie Spencer
14. Mr. Fortune - The Hitch-Hikers feat. The Mighty Pope
15. Memories - Noel Ellis
16. Here We Go Again - Wayne McGhie

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