The Skatalites


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The Skatalites ?– Foundation Ska - Without the Skatalites, there would be no ska. And this 2-CD set collects 32 tracks (e.g. Occupation; Christine Keeler ) from the legendary Studio One and Treasure Isle labels, everything from full-tilt ska to Latin beats to ballads, with guest vocals by Bob Marley, Jackie Opel and other luminaries. Includes rare photos and the first history of the band ever good it's ska-rie! -- It's not often that nearly four-decade-old music manages to be both seminal and cutting edge, but these 32 hits from Jamaica's--and the world's--greatest ska outfit are just that. Early ska blended R&B; shuffle with mento (Jamaican calypso)--Jamaica's antic response to stateside boogie-woogie. Don Drummond, Roland Alphonso, the late Tommy McCook, and the other Skatalites injected the swinging sophistication of jazz-honed chops, and this set captures the band just starting out, during their '64-'65 tenure at Coxsonne Dodd's legendary Studio One. Ska's buoyant appeal has never died, merely gone underground now and then, and it's raging at an all-time high today. Foundation Ska shows why the Skatalites still dominate. Every track's a burnished gem, and fans will get extra kicks from the band's backing turns for Bob Marley and the Wailers ("Simmer Down") and Stranger Cole and Ken Boothe's "World's Fair" duet. Label: Studio One ?– Format: 2 × CD, Compilation, Reissue, Remastered

Track List
[Disc 1]
  1. Christine Keeler 傍he Skatalites 3:09
  2. Fidel Castro 傍he Skatalites 3:17
  3. Simmer Down 傍he Skatalites Featuring Bob Marley & The Wailers 2:49
  4. Freedom Sounds 傍ommy McCook And The Skatalites 3:51
  5. Exodus 傍he Skatalites 2:44
  6. King Solomon 傍he Skatalites 2:52
  7. Ska Ba 傍ommy McCook And The Skatalites 2:56
  8. World's Fair 傍he Skatalites Featuring Stranger Cole And Ken Boothe 2:33
  9. Two For One 傍he Skatalites 2:20
  10. I Should Have Known Better 傍he Skatalites 4:04
  11. Hot Cargo 傍he Skatalites 2:49
  12. Black Sunday 傍he Skatalites 2:56
  13. Ska La Parisienne 傍he Skatalites 3:03
  14. Ball Of Fire 乏oland Alphonso And The Skatalites 3:12
  15. Dick Tracy 傍he Skatalites 2:47
  16. Hanging Tree 傍he Skatalites 3:08
[Disc 2]
  1. Scandal Ska 傍he Skatalites 3:04
  2. Magic Star 傍ommy McCook And The Skatalites 3:20
  3. Old Rocking Chair 傍he Skatalites Featuring Jackie Opel 3:09
  4. Third Man Ska 傍he Skatalites 2:44
  5. Ringo's Theme Ska 傍he Skatalites 3:56
  6. Ringo's Theme (Version Two) 傍he Skatalites 3:05
  7. Drums Of Fueman True aka Nimrod 傍he Skatalites 2:45
  8. When I First Heard The Ska aka Dance The Ska 傍he Skatalites Featuring Delroy & Paulette 2:49
  9. Cleopatra 傍he Skatalites 2:46
  10. Beardsman Ska 傍he Skatalites 3:02
  11. Addis Ababa 傍he Skatalites 3:17
  12. Nimble Foot Ska 乏oland Alphonso And The Skatalites 3:03
  13. The Vow 傍he Skatalites Featuring Jackie Opel And Doreen Shaffer 2:36
  14. Dr. Kildare 傍he Skatalites 2:28
  15. Killer Diller 傍he Skatalites 2:44
  16. Naked City 傍he Skatalites 2:46
This is a new, unopened CD in its original packaging.
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