Jackie Mittoo

Donat Roy Mittoo

Also known as D. Mittoo, D. R. J Mittoo, Donat Jackie Mittoo, Donat Mittoo, Donat Roy "Jackie" Mittoo, Donat Roy Jackie Mittoo, Grande Renistesta, J Mittoo, J, Mitto, J. Donat Roy Mittoo, J. Mettoo, J. Mittii, J. Mitto, J. Mittoo, J. Mittoo (Estate Of), J. Mottoo, J.Mittoo, Jack Mittoo, Jacki Mittoo, Jackie, Jackie & The Sound Specialists, Jackie Donat Roy Mittoo, Jackie Matoo, Jackie Matto, Jackie Mattoo, Jackie Metoo, Jackie Minto, Jackie Mitoo, Jackie Mitto, Jackie Mittoo (Estate Of), Jackie Mittoo - The Reggae Beat, Jah Mitto, Jakie Mitoo, Jakki, Milton, Mitoo, Mitto, Mittoo, Mittoo, J., Mittoo, Jackie, R D. Mittoo
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Discography of Jackie Mittoo:

# Release title Total tracks Type of release is Imprint date Label
1 The Keyboard King At Studio One 14 Audio 2000 Universal Sound
2 Disco Jack 2 Audio 1997 Pressure Sounds
3 The Keyboard King At Studio One 15 Audio 2000 Universal Sound
4 Champion In The Arena 1976-1977 17 Audio 2003 Blood & Fire
5 Radikal Roots Re-Edits Volume 1 2 Audio 2004 Roots Radics
6 I Won't Hurt Your Feelings 4 Audio 1987 CSA Records
7 Give Me Jah Jah / Live Jah Jah 3 Audio 2005-02-00 Soul Jazz Records
8 Ayatollah 2 Audio 2005 Basic Replay
9 Last Train To Skaville 16 Audio 2003 Soul Jazz Records
10 Wild Jockey 11 Audio 1990 Wackie's
11 Sampson / El Bang Bang 2 Audio 2004-02-09 Soul Jazz Records
12 Version Studio 9 Audio 1985 Marcher Music
13 Macka Fat 12 Audio 1971 Studio One
14 Roots Natty Congo / Congoman 2 Audio 2005 Striker Lee
15 Rebel With A Cause 3 Audio 1986 Jakki
16 Gold Dust 2 Audio 1970 Bamboo
17 Champion Of The Arena / Darker Shade 3 Audio Clocktower Records
18 In London 14 Audio 1967 Coxsone Records
19 Wishbone 12 Audio 2006 Light In The Attic
20 A Tribute To Jackie Mittoo 31 Audio 1995
21 Show Case Volume 3 10 Audio 1977 Abraham
22 Sure Shot / The Bottle 2 Audio 1968-05-00 Coxsone Records
23 Keep On Dancing 14 Audio Coxsone Records
24 Baby Love / Instant Buzz 2 Audio Inner Light
25 Pepper Pot / Walking Trouble 2 Audio Randy's
26 Reggae Magic 12 Audio 1980 Pickwick
27 Keep On Dancing 14 Audio Coxsone Records
28 Casanova 4 Audio 2008 Not On Label (Jackie Mittoo)
29 Drum Song 14 Audio 2003 Attack
30 The Keyboard King 10 Audio Weed Beat
31 At King Tubbys 14 Audio 2005 Attack
32 Showcase 6 Audio Studio One
33 Evening Time / Ease Up 2 Audio Coxsone Records
34 Do You Love Me 2 Audio 1980 Third World
35 Rides On 12 Audio 2008-11-24 Jamaican Recordings
36 You Bring The Sun Out / Version 2 Audio 1981 Black Roots
37 In London 12 Audio Studio One
38 Make It Reggae / 30-60-90 2 Audio 1999 Soul Jazz Records
39 Reggae Magic 12 Audio 1972 Studio One
40 I Am What I Am / Devil's Bug 2 Audio 1967 Rio (2)
41 Let's Put It All Together 12 Audio 1975
42 Keep On Dancing 12 Audio 1969 Coxsone Records
43 Do Dang Do / Hot Milk 2 Audio 1970 Banana (2)
44 Holy Version / I've Got To Make It 2 Audio 1970 Banana (2)
45 Drum Song 18 Audio 2003 Attack
46 Evening Time 14 Audio Studio One
47 At King Tubbys 15 Audio 2005 Attack
48 Macka Fat 12 Audio Studio One
49 In Cold Blood 10 Audio 1976 Basement Inc.
50 Rides On 15 Audio 2008-11-24 Jamaican Recordings

Jackie was born on March 3, 1948 in Brown's Town, in the Parish of St. Ann, Jamaica. He first began playing professionally at the age of thirteen with various bands such as The Rivals and The Sheiks and it was around this time that he started hanging out at Federal Studios and playing with the cream of Jamaican's musicians who from June, 1964 would become known as the Skatalites.

In 1959 Clement 'Coxsone' Dodd was recording artists at Fedral Studios when he came into contact with Jackie Mittoo. Dodd was so impressed that he asked Jackie to run the sessions at his new studio at 13 Brentford Road in Kingston when it opened in 1963.

Mittoo and Dodd recorded thousands of tunes throughout the Sixties. When the Skatalites split Dodd formed a new studio band the Soul Brothers under Roland Alphonso's direction, Alphonso was responsible for the horn arrangements whilst Jackie wrote the music. Jackie went on to lead the session musicians changing their name to the Soul Vendors and later to Sound Dimension. Jackie wasn't just the leader he was a creator as well, giving the bass player his lines, writing the chords for the guitarist, playing keyboards himself as well as arranging the recordings. The artists recorded during this period included Ken Booth, Bob Andy, Alton Ellis, The Wailers, The Heptones, Marcia Griffiths, John Holt, Slim Smith, Delroy Wilson and many, many others as well as recording superb instrumental music. This body of music is not only the foundation of reggae, constantly being covered and versioned, but an incredible artistic and creative achievement in it's own right. R.I.P. December 16, 1990.

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