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Jackie Mittoo

Jackie Mittoo
Born: Mar 3, 1948 in Browns Town, Jamaica
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Died: Dec 16, 1990 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Genre: World
Biography: Keyboard virtuoso Jackie Mittoo was among the true legends of reggae -- a founding member of the Skatalites and an extraordinarily prolific songwriter, he was perhaps most influential as a mentor to countless younger performers, primarily through his work as the musical director at the famed Studio One. ...Read full biography
Jackie Mittoo in London
Released: 1967
Label: Coxsone's Music City
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Though the title might be taken to mean otherwise, this is not a live album, but a collection of early Mittoo solo sides, all of them instrumental. Even by reggae albums' oft-shoddy standards, the level ...Read full review
Released: 1971
Label: Light in the Attic Records
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Jackie Mittoo moved from his native Jamaica to Toronto, Canada in 1968 and quickly threw his hat into the local music scene, bringing with him his funky reggae keyboard sensibility. He had some chart success ...Read full review