Carlos Malcolm And His Afro-Jamaican Rhythms ‎– Ska-Mania: The Sound Of The Soil - 1964 Ska Reggae - Original Jamaica LP

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Carlos Malcolm And His Afro-Jamaican Rhythms ‎– Ska-Mania: The Sound Of The Soil

Up-Beat Records ‎– UPBEAT 101
Vinyl, LP, Album

Record is VG+ VG++ has some wear (listen to our copy)

Laminated cover is VG+ has edgewear, and is 3 inches open on both top and bottom edges, light cornerwear and light ringwear (see our pic)



A1 Skamania Featuring [Uncredited] – Lascelles Perkins 6:10
A2 Run For Cover 2:50
A3 Hunchback No. 1 2:42
A4 Tiptoe 3:20
A5 Earthman 2:24


B1 Skokian 2:42
B2 Sweetie Charlie 2:30
B3 Head Shrinker 2:42
B4 Skaramouche 2:46
B5 Hopalong Kassidy 2:20
B6 Wings Of A Dove Featuring [Uncredited] – Lascelles Perkins 2:52



Companies, etc.

Recorded At – Federal Records Studio
Manufactured By – Federal Record Mfg. Co. Ltd.


Arranged By – Carlos Malcolm
Conductor – Carlos Malcolm
Producer – Carlos Malcolm
Recorded By – Graeme Goodall
Vocals [Uncredited] – Lascelles Perkins


On label:
Carlos Malcolm & His Afro-Jamaican Rhythm
A3 - Hunch Back
A4 - Tip Toe
A5 - Earth Man
B1 - Skakian
B2 - Sweetie Charley
B5 - Hop Along Skasidy
B6 - Wing Of A Dove

Barcode and Other Identifiers

Matrix / Runout: 2939A
Matrix / Runout: 2939B


Ska bandleader Carlos Malcolm was an underappreciated figure of the music’s early days, and also made some recordings in New York in a more Americanized vein. A native of Kingston, Malcolm received formal musical training and broke into the business playing trombone with the legendary Don Drummond in a jazz group in the late ’50s. In 1962, he was tapped to head the ten-piece house orchestra of the newly established state radio organization the Jamaican Broadcasting Corporation, and wrote some of the first formal ska arrangements as a result. He also composed uncredited music for the soundtrack of the first James Bond film, Dr. No (which was partly filmed in Jamaica), and formed his own group, the Afro-Jamaican Rhythms, whose music melded ska, African, Latin, and jazz rhythms. They scored hits in Jamaica with “Rukumbine” (1963) and, especially, “Bonanza Ska” (1964, a reworking of TV’s “Bonanza” theme song); they also recorded three albums, the most prominent of which was Ska Mania. During the ’60s, Malcolm also traveled to New York and recorded three albums that blended a Caribbean sensibility with American musics. The Roulette release Don’t Walk, Dance! (around 1964) was the first of these, boasting a jazzy, Latin-flavored sound; it was followed in 1966 by Sounds of the Caribbean (Scepter), credited to Carlos Malcolm & the Jamaica Brass. Perhaps the most prized item in Malcolm’s catalog, Bustin’ Outta the Ghetto (released on AJP in the late ’60s) was a collection of full-fledged funk instrumentals that touched only tangentially on Jamaican music. Malcolm eventually settled in San Diego. ~ Steve Huey, All Music Guide

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Condition Used
Format LP
Label Private Pressing
Color Black