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Skatalites, The

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Desmond Dekker, Johnny Nash et al: Reggae Festival, Empire Pool, Wembley, London

Live Review by Charlie Gillett, Record Mirror, 4 October 1969

Jamaica triumph ...

The Skatalites: Return Of The Big Guns (Island White Label)****.5

Review by Jack Barron, Sounds, 14 June 1984

KA-BOOM. KA-BOOM. Ka-boom. This is where it all began and has now returned to, more or less. ...

The Skatalites: Scattered Lights (Alligator)

Review by Don Snowden, The Boston Phoenix, 26 February 1985

FOUR YEARS AGO, the Two-Tone ska revival raced through America as another Anglo hip trip, a six-month passing fancy that disappeared in a swirl of ...

The Skatalites: The Fathers Of Ska

Profile by Don Snowden, Los Angeles Times, 1 June 1986

Personnel: The 11-man lineup will include charter members Johnnie Moore (trumpet), Lester Sterling (alto sax), Roland Alphonso and Tommy McCook (tenor sax), Rico Rodriguez (trombone), ...

This Dance Music Is Dangerous To Your Heath: The Skatalites & The Birth Of Ska

Retrospective by James Maycock, The Independent, July 1998

WITH THE passing of time, a tragic event sometimes reveals a comic nuance. One night in 1964, the Skatalites were performing at Club Calypso in ...

Ska: Fascinating rhythm

Retrospective by Sean O'Hagan, The Guardian, 29 October 1999

Fresh out of young Jamaica in the 60s, ska became the defining sound of a vibrant music scene — in turn it influenced 70s reggae, ...

The Skatalites

Retrospective and Interview by Lloyd Bradley, MOJO, August 2002

ASK JAMAICA'S PRIME MINISTER ABOUT THE SKATALITES and he'll come over all misty-eyed. Never mind that, at the moment, PJ Patterson is running a country ...

The Skatalites: On The Right Track *** ½

Review by Jeff Tamarkin,, 2007

THE SKATALITES' lineup on this new recording, cut in Australia in 2006 during their first tour there, consists of just two original members of the ...

see also Roland Alphonso


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