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Article ID CD-7778
Format 2x CD
Artist Skatalites
Title Foundation Ska
Track list
Pos. Sample Artist Title Riddim Remarks
1 MP3 sample The Skatalites Christine Keeler
2 MP3 sample The Skatalites Fidel Castro
3 MP3 sample The Skatalites (feat Bob Marley and the Wailers) Simmer Down
4 MP3 sample Tommy McCook and the Skatalites Freedom Sounds
5 MP3 sample The Skatalites Exodus
6 MP3 sample The Skatalites King Solomon
7 MP3 sample Tommy McCook and the Skatalites Ska Ba
8 MP3 sample The Skatalites (feat Stranger Cole and Ken Boothe) World’s Fair
9 MP3 sample The Skatalites Two for One
10 MP3 sample The Skatalites I Should Have Known Better
11 MP3 sample The Skatalites Hot Cargo
12 MP3 sample The Skatalites Black Sunday
13 MP3 sample The Skatalites Ska La Parisienne
14 MP3 sample Roland Alphonso and the Skatalites Ball of Fire
15 MP3 sample The Skatalites Dick Tracy
16 MP3 sample The Skatalites Hanging Tree
17 MP3 sample The Skatalites Scandal Ska
18 MP3 sample Tommy McCook and the Skatalites Magic Star
19 MP3 sample The Skatalites featuring Jackie Opel Old Rocking Chair
20 MP3 sample The Skatalites Third Man Ska
21 MP3 sample The Skatalites Ringo’s Theme Ska
22 MP3 sample The Skatalites Ringo’s Theme (Version 2)
23 MP3 sample The Skatalites Drums of Fueman True aka Nimrod
24 MP3 sample The Skatalites (feat Delroy and Paulette) When I First Heard the Ska aka Dance the Sk
25 MP3 sample The Skatalites Cleopatra
26 MP3 sample The Skatalites Beardsman Ska
27 MP3 sample The Skatalites Addis Ababa
28 MP3 sample Roland Alphonso and the Skatalites Nimble Foot Ska
29 MP3 sample The Skatalites (feat Jackie Opel and Doreen Schaffer) The Vow
30 MP3 sample The Skatalites Dr Kildare
31 MP3 sample The Skatalites Killer Diller
32 MP3 sample The Skatalites Naked City
Style(s) Ska+Rocksteady
Label Studio One
Producer Dodd
Country US - United States
Quality m/m re
Remarks Foundation Ska is one of the top compilations to explore the greatness of the legendary Skatalites. This top-tier Jamaican ska band featured the cream of the island’s musicians in a true supergroup. Tommy McCook, Roland Alphonso, and Johnny Moore were already recognized as the best players on the island and Don Drummond’s legendary status eclipsed them all. Adding Lloyd Knibbs and Lloyd Brevette as the rhythm section and Jackie Mittoo on piano, the Skatalites’ greatness was unrivaled.

The reissue of this 1997 album, long out of print, is now a strictly Studio One affair with the inclusion of six hard-to-find tracks from the label. A true slice of ska history, these songs sound as fresh today as they did when first released in the early sixties. Including a history of the group and song notes along with its mix of top songs and vocals, this album is a must have for all ska fans.
Price EUR 26.67
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