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The Skatalites
The Best Of The Skatalites

The Skatalites - The Best Of The Skatalites

In Jamaica throughout the early half of the 1960s, 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 players, dominated 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 2CD celebration of the ska sound.

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"Eastern Standard Time"

TRACK LISTING

  1. DISC ONE:
  2. 1. Eastern Standard Time
  3. 2. (Music Is) My Occupation
  4. 3. Street Corner
  5. 4. Garden Of Love
  6. 5. Latin Goes Ska
  7. 6. Silver Dollar
  8. 7. Green Island
  9. 8. Alley Cat Ska
  10. 9. Alipang
  11. 10. Corner Stone
  12. 11. Doctor Dekker
  13. 12. Rocket Ship
  14. 13. Teenage Ska
  15. 14. Knockout Punch
  16. 15. Musical Store Room
  17. 16. Cool Smoke
  18. 17. Lucky Seven
  19. 18. Melody Jamboree
  20. 19. Stampede
  21. 20. Girls Town Ska
  22. DISC TWO:
  23. 1. Twelve Minutes To Go
  24. 2. Thoroughfare
  25. 3. Boat Ride
  26. 4. Mesopotamia
  27. 5. Nuclear Weapon
  28. 6. Sandy Gully
  29. 7. University Goes Ska
  30. 8. Duck Soup
  31. 9. Skalarama (The Magnificent Seven Theme)
  32. 10. Vitamin A
  33. 11. Around The World
  34. 12. Independence Ska
  35. 13. Feeling Fine
  36. 14. Guns Fever
  37. 15. Don De Lion
  38. 16. J.F.K.'S Memory
  39. 17. Special Event
  40. 18. Good News
  41. 19. Catch A Fire
  42. 20. Forty Miles Of Bad Road

Upcoming Tour Dates

  • Jul 19
    Bromyard, UK Nozstock: The Hidden Valley 2019
  • Jul 29
    Paris, France The Skatalites with Stranger Cole at New Morning
  • Aug 03
    Wiesen, Austria One Love Festival 2019
  • Aug 23
    Portland, ME, US The Skatalites with Gorilla Finger Dub Band at Bayside Bowl
  • Aug 24
    South Kingstown, RI, US The Skatalites with Van Gordon Martin at Ocean Mist Beach Bar
  • Aug 31
    Washington, DC, US The Skatalites at The Hamilton Live
  • Oct 18
    Issoudun, France Tiken Jah Fakoly, ONDUBGROUND, The Skatalites, and Wailing Trees at Palais des Expositions et des Sports
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