Skatalites - Essential Collection (Clear Vinyl)

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This new 'Essential Artist Collection' from Trojan Records on vinyl, features 28 classics from Jamaica's greatest ever ska band, The Skatalities from the legendary vaults of Treasure Isle Records. Highlights like "Eastern Standard Time" and "Street Corner".

During the early 1960's, the sound of ska exploded upon Jamaica's musical landscape, with the driving dynamic sound championed by arguably the greatest ensemble of musicians ever to have performed and recorded on the island.

Fronted by legendary saxophonist Tommy McCook, The Skatalites also comprised a veritable who's who of Kingston-based performers, their number including trombonist Don Drummond, tenor saxman Roland Alphonso, drumming supremo Lloyd Knibb and keyboard prodigy Jackie Mittoo. Following their creation in the summer of '64, this powerhouse instrumental combo dominated the island's music industry for 18 glorious months, the very best of their work produced by famed Treasure Isle Records boss, Arthur 'Duke' Reid.

This new Essential Artist Collection from Trojan Records features 28 classics from Jamacia's greatest ever ska band, The Skatalities from the legendary vaults of Treasure Isle Records. This is the best introduction yet to the music of the incredible, multi-talented and hugely influential Skatalites.

Limited Edition CLEAR double vinyl produced by BMG for Trojan Records in 2023. Gatefold sleeve. Made in Germany.


  1. (Music Is) My Occupation (Ring of Fire) - Don Drummond, Tommy & The Skatalites
  2. Alley Cat Ska - Tommy McCook & The Baba Brooks Band
  3. Cool Smoke - Don Drummond & The Skatalites
  4. Garden of Love - Don Drummond & The Skatalites
  5. Twelve Minutes to Go - Tommy McCook
  6. Girls Town Ska - The Baba Brooks Band
  7. Vitamin A - The Baba Brooks Band
  8. Latin Goes Ska - Lester Sterling & The Skatalites
  9. Alipang - Roland Alphonso, Don Drummond & The Skatalites
  10. Lucky Seven - Don Drummond & The Tommy McCook Band
  11. Musical Store Room - Frank Anderson & Roland Alphonso
  12. Musical Communion - The Baba Brooks Orchestra
  13. Sandy Gully - Roland Alphonso & The Skatalites
  14. Doctor Dekker - Don Drummond & The Baba Brooks Band
  15. Nuclear Weapon - Roland Alphonso & The Baba Brooks Band
  16. Corner Stone - Roland Alphonso & The Skatalites
  17. Knockout Punch (aka Cotton Tree) - Baba Brooks & Don Drummond
  18. Don De Lion - Don Drummond & The Skatalites
  19. Rocket Ship - Tommy McCook & The Skatalites
  20. Feeling Fine - Roland Alphonso & The Skatalites
  21. Mesopotamia - Don Drummond & The Skatalites
  22. Eastern Standard Time - Don Drummond & The Skatalites
  23. Thoroughfare (Treasure Isle) - Don Drummond & The Skatalites
  24. Silver Dollar - Don Drummond, Roland Alphonso & The Skatalites
  25. Street Corner - The Skatalites
  26. University Goes Ska - Don Drummond
  27. Good News - The Skatalites
  28. J.F.K's Memory - Don Drummond & Tommy McCook
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