Essential Artist Collection: The Skatalites (Clear Vinyl 2LP)

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Format: 2LP 
Label: Trojan Records 
Year: 2023

Media Condition: New 
Sleeve/Cover Condition: New 


A1 Don Drummond, Tommy McCook & The Skatalites: Music Is My Occupation (Ring Of Fire)
A2 Tommy McCook & The Baba Brooks Band: Alley Cat Ska
A3 Don Drummond & The Skatalites: Cool Smoke
A4 Don Drummond & The Skatalites: Garden Of Love
A5 Tommy McCook: Twelve Minutes To Go
A6 The Baba Brooks Band: Girls Town Ska
A7 The Baba Brooks Band: Vitamin A

B1 Lester Sterling & The Skatalites: Latin Goes Ska
B2 Roland Alphonso, Don Drummond & The Skatalites: Alipang
B3 Don Drummond & The Tommy McCook Band: Lucky Seven
B4 Frank Anderson & Roland Alphonso: Musical Store Room
B5 The Baba Brooks Orchestra: Musical Communion
B6 Roland Alphonso & The Skatalites: Sandy Gully
B7 Don Drummond & The Baba Brooks Band: Doctor Dekker

C1 Roland Alphonso & The Baba Brooks Band: Nuclear Weapon
C2 Roland Alphonso & The Skatalites: Corner Stone
C3 Baba Brooks & Don Drummond: Knockout Punch (AKA Cotton Tree)
C4 Don Drummond & The Skatalites: Don De Lion
C5 Tommy McCook & The Skatalites: Rocket Ship
C6 Roland Alphonso & The Skatalites: Feeling Fine
C7 Don Drummond & The Skatalites: Mesopotamia

D1 Don Drummond & The Skatalites: Eastern Standard Time
D2 Don Drummond & The Skatalites: Thoroughfare (Treasure Isle)
D3 Don Drummond, Roland Alphonso & The Skatalites: Silver Dollar
D4 The Skatalites: Street Corner
D5 Don Drummond: University Goes Ska
D6 The Skatalites: Good News
D7 Don Drummond & Tommy McCook: J.F.K's Memory

Recordings from the early to mid 1960s. The edition pressed on clear vinyl with a gatefold sleeve.

An excellent introduction to the Skatalites, the best ska band that ever or will ever exist. Unlike most compilations of their music, this hefty set is all instrumentals recorded for Duke Reid in Jamaica--which means they showcase the players as a band, rather than a backing band.

The group did have something of a revolving cast of legendary players, and in that vein continues touring in the present day. In the heyday captured on these discs, that lineup included trombonist Don Drummond, saxophonists Roland Alphonso and Tommy McCook, bassist Lloyd Knibb, and keyboardist Jackie Mittoo.

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