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The Skatalites - Foundation Ska Vinyl LP (Backordered) - direct audio

The Skatalites - Foundation Ska Vinyl LP (Backordered)

Studio One Records

  • $ 2498

The Skatalites Foundation Ska Vinyl LP

Foundation Ska is one of the pop compilations to explore the greatness of the legendary Skatalites. This top-tier Jamacain 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-60s. 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!


• 2LP-set in single sleeve
• Previously out of print compilation is being reissued for the first time for its 20th anniversary
• Features 6 scarce Studio One tracks not included on the original release
• Bob Marley and the Wailers features on the track "Simmer Down"
• Liner notes by Studio One and Heartbeat Records personality Chris Wilson
• Booklet chronicling the history of the Skatalites and song information included

The Skatalites Foundation Ska Track Listing:


1. Christine Keeler
2. Fidel Castro
3. Simmer Down
4. Alley Pang
5. Exodus
6. King Solomon
7. Eastern Standard Time
8. World's Fair
9. Two For One
10. I Should Have Known Better
11. Hot Cargo
12. Black Sunday
13. Ska La Parisienne
14. Don D Lion
15. Dick Tracy
16. Hanging Tree


1. Scanadal Ska
2. Occupation
3. Old Rocking Chair
4. Third Man Ska
5. Ringo's Theme Ska
6. Ringo's Theme (Version Two)
7. Nimrod
8. Woman A Come
9. Cleopatra
10. Beardsman Ska
11. Addis Ababa
12. Silver Dollar (Original Version)
13. The Vow
14. Dr. Kildare
15. Killer Driller
16. Naked City

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