Listen the History of Jamaican Music:
Provided by Reggaeplus Radio
In addition to heading into the recording studio to back almost
every Ska singer[s] of note on record, the Skatalites were and are
such gifted musicians that they remain the pre-eminent Ska band
to this day. While many of the original members of the Skatalites
have passed on...they passed on the torch that keeps the band ever
vital. Roland Alphonso, Tommy McCook, Don Drummond, Jackie Mittoo,
Johnny 'Dizzy' Moore, Lloyd Brevett, Lloyd Knibbs, Ernest Ranglin,
'Jah' Jerry Hinds, Harold MacKenzie, Lester Sterling, 'Reverend'
Billy Cook, Percival Dillon...All these men, and more, contibuted
to the catalogue of music that ranks the Skatalites as perhaps the
most prodigious ensemble ever. The Skatalites vocalists were no
slouches either. Lord Tanamo, Doreen Shaffer, Jackie Opel and Tony
Gregory were all just right for the sound. If you like old time
Ska and find yourself listening to the Maytals, the Wailers, Delroy
Wilson, Lord Creator, Stranger Cole...heck, most of the stars from
that era...Listen to the band...it's quite likely the Skatalites.
Oh...And their newer albums all sound great too. Listen
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