23 ago. 2019

Baked A La Ska 'Skalloween' Release October 11, 2019


(Baked A La Ska) England's eleven-piece premier and rather, unconventional ska and reggae outfit returns for their fifth album with this ten track CD, a celebration of all things spooky for Halloween. They neatly manage the balance between a humorous approach and some fine musicianship, from the crazy ('The Addams Family' theme) via country -'Ghost Riders In The Sky' – rhythm and blues with Screamin' Jay Hawkins' 'I Put A Spell On You', jazz courtesy of 'Old Devil Moon' and pop, thanks to 'Ghostbusters', on to a tribute to Manchester's Northern Soul following with the excellent ska reworking of Motown's 'There's A Ghost In My House'.

Worth A Listen

Musically the band draws on the original sound of Jamaican ska, Two Tone, and roots reggae (sometimes in the same number), with Kuntri Ranks supplying plenty of old-skool dee-jaying above some rock-solid rhythms - try the closing 'Old Devil Moon', absolutely beautiful. Even Darth Vader is dubbed into reggae submission on 'The Imperial March' - and the horns are very much in Skatalites mode on this! A couple of tracks don't work quite as well, but everything here is still worth a listen and the set is guaranteed to bring a smile to your face.


Baked A La Ska - 2019 - Skalloween

01.- Baked A La Ska - Calling All Ghosts
02.- Baked A La Ska - Ghost Riders In The Sky
03.- Baked A La Ska - The Addams Family
04.- Baked A La Ska - There’s A Ghost In My House
05.- Baked A La Ska - Black Magic Woman
06.- Baked A La Ska - Pesky Kids
07.- Baked A La Ska - The Imperial March
08.- Baked A La Ska - Ghostbusters
09.- Baked A La Ska - I Put A Spell On You
10.- Baked A La Ska - Old Devil Moon

Label:  Limefield Records | Format: CD-DR | Street date: October 11, 2019 | Website Artist

Source: reggae-vibes.com