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The Skatalites – Ska Groove in Japan (1989) Vinyl LP

Band: The Skatalites

Album: Ska Groove In Japan

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Music Genre: Reggae Ska

Label: Alpha Enterprise

Release Country: Japan

Record Type: 8 Tracks Vinyl LP


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 confinement to Bellvue Hospital for the murder of his girlfriend, Margarita. The break-up resulted in the formation of two studio bands, The Soul Brothers and Tommy McCook & The Supersonics.In reality it is hard to be precise about group members and band names as it was very much a fluid membership centred around a collective of musicians, however Jackie Mittoo and Rolando Alphanso seemed to be ever present.
The band reformed in 1983 and is still active nowadays, despite the death of many original members.


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8 Tracks
A1 Freedom Sounds6:23
A2 Bridge View5:43
A3 Tear Up5:18
A4 Occupation7:37
B1 Ringo4:55
B2 Guns Of Navarone7:51
B3 Trotting In5:40
B4 Man In The Street7:45

Recorded live at the Pit Siodome, Tokyo, Japan on April 30th, 1989.

CD version has two additional tracks, "Who Done It" and "Hot Milk."




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