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The Skatalites

The Best Of The Skatalites

CD £9.99

Release Date: 24/02/2017

Discs: 2

In Jamaica throughout the early half of the 1960’s, the sound of ska prevailed and of all the groups to make their mark during this time, none proved more influential or popular than the Skatalites.

Following their creation in the summer of ’64, this powerhouse instrumental combo, featuring the cream of Kingston’s session playersdominated the island’s music industry for 18 glorious months.

Among the very best of their recordings produced during this time were released on Duke Reid’s famed Treasure Isle label, and 40 of their works for the legendary producer comprise this modestly priced 2CD celebration of the ska sound.

As with previous titles in the ‘Trojan Legends’ range, the release is presented in a handsomely designed digi-pack sleeve, which includes an 8-page booklet highlighting an array of fascinating images, well as a comprehensive essay on this celebrated group.

CD1
1. Eastern Standard Time
2. (Music Is) My Occupation
3. Street Corner
4. Garden of Love
5. Latin Goes Ska
6. Silver Dollar
7. Green Island
8. Alley Cat Ska
9. Alipang
10. Corner Stone
11. Doctor Dekker
12. Rocket Ship
13. Teenage Ska
14. Knockout Punch
15. Musical Store Room
16. Cool Smoke
17. Lucky Seven
18. Melody Jamboree
19. Stampede
20. Girls Town Ska

CD2
1. Twelve Minutes to Go
2. Thoroughfare
3. Boat Ride
4. Mesopotamia
5. Nuclear Weapon
6. Sandy Gully
7. University Goes Ska
8. Duck Soup
9. Skalarama (The Magnificent Seven Theme)
10. Vitamin A
11. Around the World
12. Independence Ska
13. Feeling Fine
14. Guns Fever
15. Don De Lion
16. J.F.K.'s Memory
17. Special Event
18. Good News
19. Catch a Fire
20. Forty Miles of Bad Road