SKA INDEX
Back Tracking
Baba Brooks
C.S.Dodd
Doctor Bird Records
Duke Reid
Island Records
London Gig Guide
Mr Blue Beat-Prince Buster
Original 60's Club Flyers (updated)
Rarest Ska/Rock Steady Albums
Roland Alphonso 1938-1998
Ska2soul Jukebox
Ska Beat Records
Skatalites Interview/David Rodigan
Skatalites Update
Soul Vendors
Sound System
Tommy McCook 1927 -1998
Ska Links & CD/Vinyl Collecting
Latest CD's
Recommended CD's
Soul Index
E-Mail:Ska2soul

 

Skatalites

This Ska index brings together the great names of original 60's Jamaica Ska. It pieces together the pioneers of  Ska, The Skatalites (above) who also brought us Rock Steady. It pays tribute to Tommy McCook and Roland Alphonso, two founder members who are no longer with us. Recent appearances of both the Skatalites and Prince Buster, live in London, are reviewed with photographs.

Check out the two record producers, Duke Reid (left) and Clement 'Coxone' Dodd, giants of Jamaican music in the sixties, sound system pioneers who traveled the island pumping out the fast Ska. Recording in their own studio's, Studio One and Treasure Isle. Finding local artists to record home grown tunes to entertain the local dancers who flocked to the dances on most weekends. Making acetate or soft wax records solely to play at the dances. Prince Buster and his Voice Of The People sound system, his Buster record label and record shop at 36 Charles Street....

Finally, on the CD Collecting page, links can be found to obtain those wanted CD's as well as finding out what is currently available.

Justin Hinds Remembered

Count Suckle (Wilbert Augustus Campbell) Sound System and Club Owner has died 12/8/1931 - 19/5/2014

 

 

The Skatalites Live in 1990

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