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The Skatalites "Essential Artist Collection" 2xLP

The Skatalites "Essential Artist Collection" 2xLP

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During the early 1960’s, the sound of ska exploded upon Jamaica’s musical landscape, with the driving dynamic sound championed by arguably the greatest ensemble of musicians ever to have performed and recorded on the island. Fronted by legendary saxophonist Tommy McCook, the Skatalites also comprised a veritable who’s who of Kingston-based performers, their number including trombonist Don Drummond, tenor saxman Roland Alphonso, drumming supremo Lloyd Knibb and keyboard prodigy Jackie Mittoo. Following their creation in the summer of ’64, this powerhouse instrumental combo dominated the island’s music industry for 18 glorious months, the very best of their work produced by famed Treasure Isle Records boss, Arthur ‘Duke’ Reid. The best of their output for the celebrated producer is showcased on the ‘Essential Artist Collection’, which sees issue on 2LP vinyl set provides the best introduction yet to the music of the incredible, multi-talented and hugely influential Skatalites

Full Length Vinyl 1

Side A 

01 (Music Is) My Occupation - By Don Drummond, Tommy McCook & The Skatalites
02 Alley Cat Ska - By Tommy McCook & The Baba Brooks Band
03 Cool Smoke - By Don Drummond & The Skatalites
04 Garden of Love - By Don Drummond & The Skatalites
05 Twelve Minutes to Go - By Tommy McCook & The Skatalites
06 Girls Town Ska - By The Baba Brooks Band
07 Vitamin A - By The Baba Brooks Band

Side B
01 Latin Goes Ska - By Lester Sterling & The Skatalites
02 Alipang (Alley Pon) - By Roland Alphonso, Don Drummond & The Skatalites
03 Lucky Seven - By Don Drummond & Baba Brooks
04 Musical Store Room - By Frank Anderson, Don Drummond & The Skatalites
05 Musical Communion (Sly Mongoose) - By Baba Brooks
06 Sandy Gully - By Roland Alphonso & The Skatalites
07 Doctor Dekker - By Don Drummond & The Baba Brooks Band

Full Length Vinyl 2

Side A 

01 Nuclear Weapon - By Roland Alphonso & The Baba Brooks Band
02 Corner Stone (A Trip to Mars) - By Roland Alphonso & The Skatalites
03 Knockout Punch (Cotton Tree) - By Baba Brooks & Don Drummond
04 Don De Lion - By Don Drummond & The Skatalites
05 Rocket Ship - By Tommy McCook & The Skatalites
06 Feeling Fine - By Roland Alphonso & The Skatalites
07 Mesopotamia - By Don Drummond & The Skatalites

Side B
01 Eastern Standard Time - By Don Drummond & The Skatalites
02 Thoroughfare (Treasure Isle) - By Don Drummond & The Skatalites
03 Silver Dollar - By Don Drummond, Roland Alphonso & The Skatalites
04 Street Corner
05 University Goes Ska - By Don Drummond
06 Good News
07 J.F.K.'s Memory - By Don Drummond & Tommy McCook

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