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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.
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.
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Essential Artist Collection - The Skatalites
Artist: Skatalites
Format: Vinyl
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DISC: 1

1. (Music Is) My Occupation - By Don Drummond, Tommy McCook ; the Skatalites
2. Alley Cat Ska - By Tommy McCook ; the Baba Brooks Band
3. Cool Smoke - By Don Drummond ; the Skatalites
4. Garden of Love - By Don Drummond ; the Skatalites
5. Twelve Minutes to Go - By Tommy McCook ; the Skatalites
6. Girls Town Ska - By the Baba Brooks Band
7. Vitamin a - By the Baba Brooks Band
8. Latin Goes Ska - By Lester Sterling ; the Skatalites
9. Alipang (Alley Pon) - By Roland Alphonso, Don Drummond ; the Skatalites
10. Lucky Seven - By Don Drummond ; Baba Brooks
11. Musical Store Room - By Frank Anderson, Don Drummond ; the Skatalites
12. Musical Communion (Sly Mongoose) - By Baba Brooks
13. Sandy Gully - By Roland Alphonso ; the Skatalites
14. Doctor Dekker - By Don Drummond ; the Baba Brooks Band
15. Nuclear Weapon - By Roland Alphonso ; the Baba Brooks Band
16. Corner Stone (A Trip to Mars) - By Roland Alphonso ; the Skatalites
17. Knockout Punch (Cotton Tree) - By Baba Brooks ; Don Drummond
18. Don de Lion - By Don Drummond ; the Skatalites
19. Rocket Ship - By Tommy McCook ; the Skatalites
20. Feeling Fine - By Roland Alphonso ; the Skatalites
21. Mesopotamia - By Don Drummond ; the Skatalites
22. Eastern Standard Time - By Don Drummond ; the Skatalites
23. Thoroughfare (Treasure Isle) - By Don Drummond ; the Skatalites
24. Silver Dollar - By Don Drummond, Roland Alphonso ; the Skatalites
25. Street Corner
26. University Goes Ska - By Don Drummond
27. Good News
28. J.F.K.'s Memory - By Don Drummond ; Tommy McCook

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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.
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