August 2016: Mac McCaughan picks Jackie Mittoo – Keepers Record Club

August 2016: Mac McCaughan picks Jackie Mittoo

Mac McCaughan closes out the Summer of Merge with the incredible Soul Jazz Records release, The Keyboard King at Studio One, showcasing “one of the defining figureheads of reggae music,” Jackie Mittoo. This double LP compilation features Mittoo’s work as a solo artist at Studio One’s Brentford Road studios in the mid-sixties, recording on a near daily basis, honing his sound and influence as the funkiest keyboard player to ever come from Jamaica.

Featured as our record-of-the-month, this double album will come complete with an exclusive liner essay by Mac McCaughan. Members also have the opportunity to add-on copies of McCaughan’s recent solo releases, Non-Believers and the limited, hand-numbered remix Staring at Your Hologram to their shipment.


1 month + “Non-Believers” LP 1 Month + “Staring at Your Hologram” LP


Learn more about this month’s curator and record here.



Non-Believers:His first solo album under his own name, “McCaughan wanted to use the album to explore his attraction to that early-’80s era of music when punk evolved into something more introspective, focusing on themes of isolation and eventually turning into post-punk and new wave.”

Staring at Your Hologram

Staring at Your Hologram: “Mac McCaughan’s full instrumental remix and deconstruction of his Non-Believers album. Forty minutes of music accompanied once again by cover art and photography by Trudy Benson and Lucas Blalock, respectively. Limited to 500 copies on translucent yellow vinyl, each hand-numbered by Mac.”

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