SKA-STEADY FROM THE 'NAUTS TO TAKE YOUR DANCING FEET RIGHT BACK TO '66. JOHNNY'S REFLECTIVE MOOD MEETS TIP-A-TOP'S FINEST SKA ARTISTES SIR JAY & THE SKATANAUTS WHO TURNED UP WITH A SCORCHING DON D TRIBUTE. HAUL IT FROM THE TOP!
"The media thrives on predicted music trends where trad-boom and revival explosion are familiar terms. For those lucky to catch Skatanauts live shows, it is evident those cats are much more than followers of fashion. Their dedication to the rough street sound of 60s Kingston, JA can be heard in the very first tone they strike. Both tense and slow cookers, but listen keenly and you will sense that pulsating beat sumptuously counterpointed by Johnny Valuti's smooth voice on The Upshot, as well as Andy's delicate trombone play on Barefoot Boy, reminiscent of the great Don Drummond." G.F.
JOHNNY VALUTI WITH THE SKATANAUTS "THE UPSHOT" 45
Artist A: Johnny Valuti with The Skatanauts
Artist B: Sir Jay & The Skatanauts
Released: October, 2021
Vinyl Mastering: Lenny Bignell