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Skatalites: Independence Ska and the Far East Sound – Original Ska Sounds from The Skatalites 1963-65

The Skatalites were the house band for Studio One Records, which means that they turn up on most of your favourite reggae and ska records whether you know it or not. Independence Ska and the Far East Sound compiles some of the tracks they recorded in their own right, exploring Don Drummond’s ‘far east’ trombone approach. Superlative stuff. Double LP and CD editions on Soul Jazz.
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The Skatalites / Dub Specialist
Man In The Street / Banana Walk

Some great reggae/dancehall reissues from the great Studio One label, remastered here by the great Soul Jazz Records. Sounds great! Here we have Man in the Street by The Skatalites backed with Banana Walk by Dub Specialists. Man in the Street is a brass heavy dancefloor filler, made for knee-bobbing with a bottle of something chilled in ya hand. Banana Walk is a chilled reggae groove with some killer organ.   
  • Artist(s):
  • The Skatalites
  • Artist(s):
  • The Skatalites

The Skatalites
Treasure Isle Time

Reggae aficionados Kingston Sounds get together a compilation of tunes from the legendary Skatalites. Anyone with even a passing interest in Jamaican music will likely be familiar with the band, but if you’re just getting started then all you need to know is that ska simply wouldn’t have been the musical force it was without this lot. Tommy McCook and Jackie Mittoo were just two of the artists who got their start with The Skatalites. Treasure Isle Time collects some tunes the group cut at Duke Reid’s Treasure Isle Studios.
  • Artist(s):
  • The Skatalites
  • Artist(s):
  • The Skatalites