Studio One 007 – Licenced to Ska: James Bond and other Film Soundtracks and TV Themes

Various Artists

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Jackie Mittoo and The Soul Brothers – James Bond
The Skatalites – Dick Tracy
The Soul Brothers – James Bond Girl
The Skatalites – Guns Of Navarone
Roland Alphonso and The Studio One Orchestra – From Russia With Love
The Soul Brothers – Thunderball
Jackie Mittoo – Hang ‘Em High
The Soul Brothers – Mr Kiss Kiss Bang Bang
The Soul Brothers – 007
Lee Perry and The Wailers – Pussy Galore
The Soul Brothers – Mr. Flint
The Skatalites – Ball Of Fire
The Soul Brothers – James Bond Danger Man
The Soul Brothers – Lawman
The Skatalites – Black Orpheus
The Skatalites – Exodus
The Skatalites – Dr. Kildare
The Soul Brothers – Fiddler On The Roof

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This was originally issued as a 5 x 7 vinyl 45rmp (10 tracks in all) Box Set as a Record Store Day limited edition in 2020. It has now been expanded to 18 tracks and issued on CD and double vinyl LP.

Featuring the Skatalites, Lee Perry, Jackie Mittoo, Bob Marley The Wailers. Roland Alphonso and The Soul Brothers, rare and classic tracks from Jamaica's  record label, Studio One.

Extensive sleeve-notes discuss the connections between James Bond, Jamaica and Ska music. Jamaica was the setting for Dr. No, Live and Let Die, The Man with the Golden Gun and the recent ‘No Time to Die’, and the home for Bond’s creator Ian Fleming.

Issued on Soul Jazz Records Studio One SJR CD515. July 2023