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Jackie Mittoo (March 3, 1948December 16, 1990), born in Browns Town, Saint Ann, Jamaica), was a Jamaican pianist. March 3 is the 62nd day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (63rd in leap years). ... 1948 is a leap year starting on Thursday (link will take you to calendar). ... December 16 is the 350th day of the year (351st in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1990 is a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar. ... A pianist is a person who plays the piano. ...


He began learning to play the piano at the age of four under the tutelage of his grandmother.


In the 1960s he was a member of The Skatalites, The Rivals, The Sheiks, The Soul Brothers and The Soul Vendors. He also played for Lloyd "Matador" Daley (1968-1969?). The 1960s, or The Sixties, in its most obvious sense refers to the decade between 1960 and 1969, but the expression has taken on a wider meaning over the past twenty years. ... The Skatalites are a music group from Jamaica that played a major part in popularising ska. ...


He emigrated to Toronto, Canada at the end of the 1960s. There he recorded three albums, Wishbone (Summus), Reggae Magic (CTL) and Let's Put It All Together (CTL), set up the Stine-Jac label, as well as running a record store. He had a hit with Wishbone in 1971. He performed in local Toronto lounges throughout the 1970s. Mittoo assisted Toronto-area reggae bands and artists, including Earth Wind and Water, Esso Jaxxon (R. Zee Jackson), Carl Harvey, Lord Tanamo, Boyo Hammond, Carl Otway, The Sattalites, and Jackie James. }|135px|City of Toronto, Ontario Official Flag]]|Coat Image=[[Image:{{{Coat Image}}}|135px|City of Toronto, Ontario Coat of Arms]]}} {{Canadian City/Disable Field={{{Disable Motto Link}}}}} Motto: Diversity Our Strength {{Canadian City/Location Image is:{{{Location Image Type}}}|[[Image:{{{Location Image}}}|thumbnail|center|250px|City of Toronto, Ontario, Canada... The 1960s, or The Sixties, in its most obvious sense refers to the decade between 1960 and 1969, but the expression has taken on a wider meaning over the past twenty years. ... A record label is a brand created by companies that specialize in manufacturing, distributing and promoting audio and video recordings, on various formats including compact discs, LPs, DVD-Audio, SACDs, and cassettes. ... 1971 is a common year starting on Friday (click for link to calendar). ... This article provides extensive lists of events and significant personalities of the 1970s. ... Reggae is a style of music developed in Jamaica and is closely linked to the Rastafari movement, though not universally popular among Rastafarians. ...


Mittoo continued to record for Jamaican producers in the 1970s, mostly for Bunny Lee. Bunny Lee was a prominent, prolific & successful Jamaican record producer in the 1970s. ...


In 1989/1990? he recorded Wild Jockey for Lloyd Barnes’ Wackies label. 1989 is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1990 is a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Born in Jamaica in 1944, Wackies founder Lloyd Barnes worked for Duke Reids Treasure Isle label before emigrating to New York in the early 1970s. ...


Mittoo entered hospital on December 12, 1990 and died of cancer on December 16, just four days later. A physician visiting the sick in a hospital. ... December 12 is the 346th day (347th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1990 is a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar. ... When normal cells are damaged or old they undergo apoptosis; cancer cells, however, avoid apoptosis. ... December 16 is the 350th day of the year (351st in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar. ...


His funeral was held at the National Arena in Kingston, Jamaica on January 2, 1991. Hortense Ellis, Tinga Stewart, Desmond "Desi Roots" Young, Ruddy Thomas, Tommy Cowan, Clement "Coxsone" Dodd and others attended. A memorial concert was held at the same time. Vin Gordon, Leroy 'Horsemouth' Wallace, Glen 'Bagga' Fagan, Pablo Black, Robert Lynn, Michael 'Ibo' Cooper, Ken Boothe, Delroy Wilson, Carlene Davis, Tinga Stewart and others performed. Location of Kingston Kingston (population 600,000) is the capital of Jamaica. ... January 2 is the 2nd day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1991 is a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Reggae singer Hortense Ellis was born on 18 April 1949 in Trenchtown, Kingston, Jamaica. ... Clement Seymour Sir Coxsone Dodd (Kingston, Jamaica, January 26, 1932 – May 5, 2004) was a Jamaican record producer who was influential in the development of reggae and other forms of Jamaican music in the 1950s, 60s and later. ... Ken Boothe was born on 22 March 1946, in Kingston, Jamaica. ... Delroy Wilson was a legendary ska, rock_steady and reggae singer. ...


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MySpace.com - Jackie Mittoo - Reggae / Ska / Roots Music - www.myspace.com/officialjackiemittoo (982 words)
Jackie Mittoo was born Donat Roy Mittoo on March 3, 1948 Kingston, Jamaica.
Jackie began recording and playing with the top Jamaican musicians of that time and in 1964 became the fouding memeber of the most famous Jamaican Ska band the Skatalites.The Skatalites played a potent mix of jazz arrangements and horn solos over their version of the American R'n'B rhythms so beloved of Jamaica's sound system followers.
Jackie Mittoo died of cancer in 1990 leaving behind a legacy of work the importance of which is yet to be fully appreciated.
ReggaeTrain.com...your portal to Reggae music...(Biography [Jackie Mittoo]) (672 words)
Jackie was born on March 3, 1948 in Brown's Town, in the parish of St. Ann, Jamaica.
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.
Jackie Mittoo died of cancer in 1990 leaving behind a legacy of work the importance of which is yet to be fully appreciated.
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