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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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FEATURED TRACK

"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

  • Jun 21
    Evanston, IL, US The Skatalites at S.P.A.C.E.
  • Jun 21
    London, UK The Skatalites at Electric Brixton
  • Jun 24
    New York (NYC), NY, US Freddie McGregor and The Skatalites at Sony Hall
  • Jun 25
    Ardmore, PA, US The Skatalites and Freddie McGregor with Solomonic Sound System at The Ardmore Music Hall
  • Jun 26
    Woodstock, NY, US The Skatalites at Colony
  • Jul 23
    Moscow, Russian Federation The Skatalites at ГЛАВCLUB GREEN CONCERT
  • Aug 07
    VERTHEUIL, France Reggae Sun Ska Festival 2020
  • Aug 21
    Big Bear Lake, CA, US The Skatalites at The Cave
  • Sep 04
    Cologne, Germany FREEDOM SOUNDS FESTIVAL 2020
  • Sep 11
    Rockland, ME, US The Skatalites at The Historic Strand Theatre
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