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Jackie Mittoo • Evening Time



Jackie Mittoo (3 March 1948 – 16 December 1990) was a Jamaican keyboardist, songwriter and musical director. He was a member of The Skatalites and musical director of the Studio One record label.
He was born Donat Roy Mittoo in Browns Town, Saint Ann Parish, Jamaica, and began learning to play the piano when he was four under the tutelage of his grandmother.
In the 1960s he was a member of The Skatalites, The Sheiks, The Soul Brothers, The Soul Vendors and Sound Dimension. Mittoo's compositions in this period included "Darker Shade of Black", "Feel Like Jumping", and "Baby Why". He played with Lloyd "Matador" Daley in 1968 and 1969.
He emigrated to Toronto, Canada at the end of the 1960s. There he recorded three albums, Wishbone (Summus), Reggae Magic (CTL) and Let's Put It All Together (CTL). He also set up the Stine-Jac record label, as well as running a record store.
In 1970, his song "Peanie Wallie" was reworked into a song called "Duppy Conqueror" and recorded by The Wailers. Mittoo's song Wishbone was a hit in 1971. He performed in local Toronto lounges throughout the 1970s. Mittoo assisted Toronto-area reggae musicians, including Earth, Roots and Water, Esso Jaxxon (R. Zee Jackson), Carl Harvey, Lord Tanamo, Boyo Hammond, Carl Otway, The Sattalites, Jackie James and Jason Wilson. Mittoo continued to record for Jamaican producers in the 1970s, mostly Bunny Lee. He co-wrote "Armagideon Time" (later recorded by The Clash) with Willi Williams, release in 1980.
In the 1980s, he often worked with Sugar Minott. In 1989, he briefly rejoined the Skatalites, but left when his health started to deteriorate. In 1989 and 1990 he recorded Wild Jockey for Lloyd Barnes’ Wackies label.
Mittoo entered a hospital on 12 December 1990 and died of cancer on 16 December at the age of 42. His funeral was held at the National Arena in Kingston, Jamaica, on 2 January 1991. Hortense Ellis, Neville 'Tinga' Stewart, Desmond "Desi Roots" Young, Ruddy Thomas, Tommy Cowan, Clement "Coxsone" Dodd were among the attendees. A memorial concert was held around the same time, with performances by Vin Gordon, Leroy "Horsemouth" Wallace, Glen 'Bagga' Fagan, Pablo Black, Robbie Lyn, Michael "Ibo" Cooper, Ken Boothe, Delroy Wilson, Carlene Davis, Tinga Stewart and others.
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Jackie Mittoo (3 de marzo de 1948 - 16 de diciembre de 1990) fue un tecladista, compositor y director musical jamaicano. Fue miembro de The Skatalites y director musical del sello discográfico Studio One.
Nació Donat Roy Mittoo en Browns Town, Saint Ann Parish, Jamaica, y comenzó a aprender a tocar el piano cuando tenía cuatro años bajo la tutela de su abuela.
En la década de 1960 fue miembro de The Skatalites, The Sheiks, The Soul Brothers, The Soul Vendors y Sound Dimension. Las composiciones de Mittoo en este período incluyen "Darker Shade of Black", "Feel Like Jumping" y "Baby Why". Jugó con Lloyd "Matador" Daley en 1968 y 1969.
Emigró a Toronto, Canadá a fines de los años sesenta. Allí grabó tres álbumes, Wishbone (Summus), Reggae Magic (CTL) y Let's Put It All Together (CTL). También instaló el sello discográfico Stine-Jac, además de dirigir una tienda de discos.
En 1970, su canción "Peanie Wallie" fue reelaborada en una canción llamada "Duppy Conqueror" y grabada por The Wailers. La canción Wishbone de Mittoo fue un éxito en 1971. Tocó en salones locales de Toronto durante la década de 1970. Mittoo ayudó a los músicos de reggae del área de Toronto, incluyendo Earth, Roots and Water, Esso Jaxxon (R. Zee Jackson), Carl Harvey, Lord Tanamo, Boyo Hammond, Carl Otway, The Sattalites, Jackie James y Jason Wilson. Mittoo continuó grabando para los productores jamaiquinos en la década de 1970, principalmente Bunny Lee. Él co-escribió "Armagideon Time" (más tarde grabado por The Clash) con Willi Williams, lanzado en 1980.
En la década de 1980, a menudo trabajaba con Sugar Minott. En 1989, se reincorporó brevemente a los Skatalites, pero se fue cuando su salud comenzó a deteriorarse. En 1989 y 1990 grabó Wild Jockey para el sello Wackies de Lloyd Barnes.
Mittoo ingresó en un hospital el 12 de diciembre de 1990 y murió de cáncer el 16 de diciembre a la edad de 42 años. Su funeral se celebró en el National Arena en Kingston, Jamaica, el 2 de enero de 1991. Hortense Ellis, Neville 'Tinga' Stewart, Desmond " Desi Roots "Young, Ruddy Thomas, Tommy Cowan, Clement" Coxsone "Dodd estuvieron entre los asistentes. Un concierto conmemorativo se llevó a cabo casi al mismo tiempo, con actuaciones de Vin Gordon, Leroy "Horsemouth" Wallace, Glen 'Bagga' Fagan, Pablo Black, Robbie Lyn, Michael "Ibo" Cooper, Ken Boothe, Delroy Wilson, Carlene Davis, Tinga Stewart y otros.


01 Evening Time
02 One Step Beyond
03 Napoleon Solo
04 Best By Request
05 Love Is Blue
06 Hip Hug
07 Hot Milk
08 Autumn Sounds
9 Full Charge
10 Hot Shot
11 Rock Steady Wedding
12 Drum Song
13 Loving You
14 Dancing Groove

Released: 1968










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