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The Skatalites – Independence Ska And The Far East Sound (Original Ska Sounds From The Skatalites 1963-65) (2016) Vinyl 7″ Box Set Special Edition

Band: The Skatalites

Album: Independence Ska And The Far East Sound (Original Ska Sounds From The Skatalites 1963-65)

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Music Genre: Reggae Ska Rocksteady

Label: Soul Jazz Records

Release Country: United Kingdom

Record Type: 10 Tracks Vinyl 7" Box Set Special Edition

Tommy McCook, Rolando Alphonso, Johnny Moore, Lester Sterling, Don Drummond, Lloyd Knibb, Lloyd Brevett, Jerry Haynes, and Jackie Mittoo began working together in 1963 and formed The Ska-talites in May 1964. McCook, Drummond, Moore and Sterling were all students at the famed Alpha Boys School in Kingston.
In August 1965 The Skatalites played their last show after Don Drummond's cofinement to Bellvue for the death of his girlfriend, Margarita. The break-up results in the formation of two studio bands, Rolando Alphonso & The Studio One Orchestra and Tommy McCook & The Supersonics.
The band reformed in 1983 and is still active nowadays, despite the death of many original members.

10 Tracks
A Guns Of Navarone
B Sauvito
C Russian Ska Fever
D El Pussycat
E Coolie Boy
F Surplus
G Tell Them Lord
H Further East
I Independent Anniversary Ska (I Should Have Known Better)
J King Solomon

Edition of 500 one-off pressing especially for Record Store Day 2016

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