Laurel Aitken & The Skatalites - The Original Cool Jamaican Ska
The Godfather of Ska... Laurel Aitken's 1963 singles recorded for various labels (including Black Swan and Rio) with the legendary Skatalites.
Honey Pie Records - "The one and only Laurel Aitken, a true pioneer in Jamaican music, superbly backed by the Skatalites with: Baba Brooks - trumpet; Tommy McCook - sax; Lester Sterling - sax; Gladdy Anderson - keyboards; Lloyd Brevette - bass; and Lloyd Knibbs - drums. A seminal combo who laid the foundation for generations to come. Intermittently recorded in 1963 at Federal Studio in Kingston, this is pure cool Jamaican sound and groove at its best."