Essential Artist Collection – The Skatalites (Double Vinyl LP/2CD) Trojan Records

Product code: 4050538842968
£28.99
During the early 1960’s, the sound of ska exploded upon Jamaica’s musical landscape, with the driving dynamic sound championed by arguably the greatest ensemble of musicians ever to have performed and recorded on the island.
Fronted by legendary saxophonist Tommy McCook, the Skatalites also comprised a veritable who’s who of Kingston-based performers, their number including trombonist Don Drummond, tenor saxman Roland Alphonso, drumming supremo Lloyd Knibb and keyboard prodigy Jackie Mittoo.
Following their creation in the summer of ’64, this powerhouse instrumental combo dominated the island’s music industry for 18 glorious months, the very best of their work produced by famed Treasure Isle Records boss, Arthur ‘Duke’ Reid.
The best of their output for the celebrated producer is showcased on the ‘Essential Artist Collection’, which sees issue on both as a 2LP vinyl set and a double CD collection, both of which provide the best introduction yet to the music of the incredible, multi-talented and hugely influential Skatalites.

Track list Vinyl:

LP1 SIDE 1
1. (Music Is) My Occupation (Ring of Fire) - Don Drummond, Tommy McCook & The Skatalites
2. Alley Cat Ska – Tommy McCook & The Baba Brooks Band  
3. Cool Smoke – Don Drummond & The Skatalites
4. Garden of Love – Don Drummond & The Skatalites
5. Twelve Minutes to Go – Tommy McCook
6. Girls Town Ska – The Baba Brooks Band
7. Vitamin A – The Baba Brooks Band

LP1 SIDE 2
1. Latin Goes Ska – Lester Sterling & The Skatalites  
2. Alipang – Roland Alphonso, Don Drummond & The Skatalites  
3. Lucky Seven – Don Drummond & The Tommy McCook Band
4. Musical Store Room – Frank Anderson & Roland Alphonso  
5. Musical Communion – The Baba Brooks Orchestra  
6. Sandy Gully – Roland Alphonso & The Skatalites
7. Doctor Dekker – Don Drummond & The Baba Brooks Band

LP2 SIDE 1
1. Nuclear Weapon – Roland Alphonso & The Baba Brooks Band  
2. Corner Stone – Roland Alphonso & The Skatalites  
3. Knockout Punch (aka Cotton Tree)  – Baba Brooks & Don Drummond
4. Don De Lion – Don Drummond & The Skatalites  
5. Rocket Ship – Tommy McCook & The Skatalites  
6. Feeling Fine – Roland Alphonso & The Skatalites  
7. Mesopotamia – Don Drummond & The Skatalites  

LP2 SIDE 2
1. Eastern Standard Time – Don Drummond & The Skatalites
2. Thoroughfare (Treasure Isle) – Don Drummond & The Skatalites
3. Silver Dollar – Don Drummond & Roland Alphonso  
4. Street Corner – The Skatalites
5. University Goes Ska – Don Drummond
6. Good News – The Skatalites  
7. J.F.K’S Memory – Don Drummond & Tommy McCook

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CD 1
1. Music Is) My Occupation (Ring of Fire) Don Drummond, Tommy McCook & The Skatalites  
2. Alley Cat Ska – Tommy McCook & The Baba Brooks Band
3. Cool Smoke – Don Drummond & The Skatalites  
4. Garden of Love - Don Drummond & The Skatalites  
5. Twelve Minutes to Go – Tommy McCook  
6. Girls Town Ska – The Baba Brooks Band  
7. Stampede – Don Drummond, Baba Brooks & The Skatalites  
8. Vitamin A – The Baba Brooks Band  
9. Teenage Ska – The Baba Brooks Band
10. Melody Jamboree – Don Drummond & Baba Brooks  
11. Boat Ride – Baba Brooks & The Skatalites  
12. Around the World – Don Drummond & The Skatalites  
13. Watermelon Man – The Baba Brooks Orchestra  
14. River Bank, Pt.1 (Bank to Bank) – Baba Brooks & His Band  
15. Guns Fever – Baba Brooks & His Band  
16. Ska Virginia (Virginia Ska) – The Baba Brooks Band
17. Duck Soup – Cuttings with Baba Brooks & His Band  
18. Donkey City, Pt.1 – The Baba Brooks Band  
19. Latin Goes Ska – Lester Sterling & The Skatalites  
20. Alipang – Roland Alphonso, Don Drummond & The Skatalites  
21. Lucky Seven – Don Drummond & The Tommy McCook Band  
22. Musical Store Room – Frank Anderson & Roland Alphonso  
23. Musical Communion – The Baba Brooks Orchestra
24. Sandy Gully – Roland Alphonso & The Skatalites  
25. Doctor Dekker – Don Drummond & The Baba Brooks Band 

CD 2
1. Nuclear Weapon – Roland Alphonso & The Baba Brooks Band
2. Corner Stone (A Trip to Mars) – Roland Alphonso & The Skatalites
3. Knockout Punch (Cotton Tree) – Baba Brooks & Don Drummond
4. Don De Lion – Don Drummond & The Skatalites
5. Rocket Ship – Tommy McCook & The Skatalites
6. Feeling Fine – Roland Alphonso & The Skatalites
7. Mesopotamia – Don Drummond & The Skatalites  
8. Donkey City, Pt.2 – The Baba Brooks Band  
9. Independence Ska (El Pussycat) – Lyn Taitt & The Baba Brooks
10. The Rude Boy – Roland Alphonso & Duke Reid’s Group  
11. Jelly Bean – The Baba Brooks Band  
12. Skalarama (The Magnificent Seven Theme) – Lyn Taitt & The Comets
13. River Bank, Pt.2 – Baba Brooks & His Band  
14. Country Town – Baba Brooks
15. One Eyed Giant – Baba Brooks & His Band
16. Twilight Zone (Instrumental) – The Baba Brooks Band
17. Catch a Fire – Baba Brooks & His Band
18. Spider – Don Drummond
19. Eastern Standard Time – Don Drummond & The Skatalites  
20. Thoroughfare (Treasure Isle) – Don Drummond & The Skatalites
21. Silver Dollar – Don Drummond, Roland Alphonso & The Skatalites  
22. Street Corner – The Skatalites
23. University Goes Ska – Don Drummond  
24. J.F.K.’s Memory – Don Drummond & Tommy McCook
25. Good News – The Skatalites  

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Label: Trojan Records

Release Date: 20/01/2022 (Pre Order)

Format: Gatefold Double Vinyl LP or 2CD

Brand Trojan Records
Condition New
Product Code 4050538842968
Weight 0.18kg