Anyone who enjoyed Caltone Special (which we also stock!), and any fan of the rocksteady era, for that matter, will want to add this beautifully packaged Pressure Sounds compilation to their collection.
"The 21 tunes featured on this set cover the years from 1966 to 1969, actually the late period ska years through to early reggae. For the most part the album is full of rare rocksteady gems, making it a real joy for any fan of that period in Jamaica's popular music to listen to this collection. Here you won't find any weak tracks or filler, but only solid to excellent tunes. From the wonderful opener, the essential "I'm Sorry" by Peter Austin & the Clarendonians, up to The Emotions' "Gypsy", you're treated to music that is stamped with quality all over." - Reggae Vibes
"Caltone was the work of lesser-known producer Allmusic, who through a tour managing gig for came in contact with the upper echelons of Jamaican session players. launched the label in the transitional time between ska and early reggae, and graphs all of the exciting shifts and experimentation from that in-between time with songs crisscrossing the lines of instrumental ska, sentimental rocksteady, and even R&B-influenced early reggae tunes. The soft imperfections of the original vinyl source materials can range from in-the-red distortion on the more jumping numbers to noticeable warping sounds. Rather than distracting from the music, these extra sounds strangely add to the hidden-treasure feel of some of these obscured gems." -