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The Skatalite Orange Vinyl

Heavyweight LP £20.00

Release Date: 12/06/2020

Discs: 1

The 12-track Skatalites album do make for a tidy sampler of some of the best sides the group cut for producer Duke Reid during the last days of Jamaican R&B and the early ska period. While by no means a definitive collection, Skatalite collates some choice cuts like ‘Eastern Standard Time’, ‘Don-De-Lion’ and ‘Yard Broom’ featuring the classic line-up on fine form, with Don Drummond on trombone, Jackie Mittoo’s piano and trumpeter Jonny “Dizzy” Moore laying down some foundational rhythms.

SIDE A

1. Yard Broom
2. Carry-Go-Bring-Come
3. Twelve Minutes To Go
4. Magic
5. Strolling In
6. Dan-De-Lion

SIDE B

1. Apanga
2. Eastern Standard Time
3. Rough & Tough
4. Musical Store Room
5. When You Call My Name
6. River Bank