“Macka Fat” by Jackie Mittoo - album review

features in: Album Chart of 1971Album Chart of the Decade: 1970s

TJR says

A tidy all-instrumental set from the 23-year-old keyboardist, produced by Clement Dodd at Studio One. Features only two originals - the opening “Henry The Great” and his terrific “Lazy Bones” single from 1970. There are 10 covers - despite Dodd claiming credits galore! “Whoa Whoa” (originally done as "How Can I Leave" by The Heptones in 1969) is another heavyweight and “Ghetto Organ” (popularly done as "You Don't Love Me" by Dawn Penn in 1967) is the star cut.

The other covers (all renamed) are: “Good Feeling” (originally done as "I Hold The Handle" by The Heptones in 1968), “Macka Fat” (originally done as "Soul Power" by The Heptones in 1968), “Fancy Pants” (originally done as "What's Going On" by Marvin Gaye in 1971), “Something Else” (originally done as "Ain't Anybody Else" by The Heptones in 1968), “Happy People” (originally done as "This Population" by Burning Spear in 1971), “Purple Heart” (originally done as "Love Me Girl" by The Heptones in 1968), “Division One” (originally done as "Live And Learn" by Alton Ellis circa 1970) and “Dad Is Home” (originally done as "A Thousand Miles Away" by The Heartbeats in 1956 and first adapted as "Daddy's Home" by Shep and The Limelites in 1961).

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A1 [03:28] 5.3.png Jackie Mittoo - Henry The Great (Jackie Mittoo) Reggae
A2 [02:35] 6.4.png Jackie Mittoo - Good Feeling (Clement Seymour Dodd) Reggae
A3 [02:55] 6.5.png Jackie Mittoo - Macka Fat (Clement Seymour Dodd) Reggae
A4 [04:13] 7.4.png Jackie Mittoo - Lazy Bones (Clement Seymour Dodd) Reggae
A5 [03:57] 4.7.png Jackie Mittoo - Fancy Pants (Renaldo Benson, Al Cleveland, Marvin Gaye) Reggae
A6 [02:21] 7.0.png Jackie Mittoo - Something Else (Clement Seymour Dodd) Reggae
B1 [03:08] 5.3.png Jackie Mittoo - Happy People (Clement Seymour Dodd) Reggae
B2 [02:38] 5.9.png Jackie Mittoo - Purple Heart (Clement Seymour Dodd) Ska / Rocksteady
B3 [03:31] 7.2.png Jackie Mittoo - Whoa Whoa (Clement Seymour Dodd) Reggae
B4 [03:14] 6.6.png Jackie Mittoo - Division One (Clement Seymour Dodd) Reggae
B5 [04:00] 7.5.png Jackie Mittoo - Ghetto Organ (Ellas Otha Bates, Willie Cobbs) Ska / Rocksteady
B6 [03:15] 4.2.png Jackie Mittoo - Dad Is Home (Charles Baskerville, Clarence Bassett, James Sheppard, William Miller) Pop Ballad
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