EXCLUSIVE brand new Charley Organaire recordings courtesy of Jump Up Records!
CHARLEY ORGANAIRE is responsible for the harmonica sound on thousands of early ska sessions at Federal Studio, Treasure Isle, and Studio One recording with Bob Marley, Jimmy Cliff, The Tenors, Derrick Morgan, Millie Small, Toots and the Maytals, Phyllis Dillon, etc. as well as being an accomplished singer / band leader / arranger / label owner who released his own singles in the 1960s on his ORGANAIRES imprint.
His recent concert appearances in Chicago for Jump Up’s JAMAICAN OLDIES weekends has led to a tremendous relationship with Minneapolis’ THE PRIZEFIGHTERS, resulting in six tracks recorded at Brown Bag Studios with engineer TONY SCHRINER (MALAMANYA) in Spring 2014.
The first single see two of CHARLEY’s vocal classics from the 60s get a new lease on life — “TROUBLES” and “ELUSIVE BABY” (a duet with Prizefighter organist Whitney) never sounded finer, two scorching ska tunes recorded with vintage equipment and old timey sass.
Check out an exclusive preview of the first single “TROUBLES” below