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read an article on a post Bob Stanley on Guardian

"In the summer, the scene would move en masse to Ostend, Belgium's equivalent to Blackpool. DJ Freddy Cousaert played at the Groove, a late night downstairs bar frequented by US marines, tourists and prostitutes – it was Cousaert who later looked after Marvin Gaye during his 80s sejourn in Ostend. The music he played at the Groove included ska, Latin jazz and even Broadway songs such as Stranger in Paradise, or Whatever Lola Wants from Damn Yankees...."

dimanche 1 décembre 2013

THE SKATALITES SKA AUTHENTIC

STUDIO ONE RECORDS 1964                                SOL 9006

In spring 1964, The Skatalites recorded their first LP Ska Authentic at 
Studio One in Kingston and toured Jamaica as the creators of ska. Their 
producers were Coxsone Dodd, Duke Reid, Prince Buster, Vincent "King" Edwards, 
Justin "Phillip" Yap, Leslie Kong, Lindon Pottinger, Sonia Pottinger 
and Vincent "Randy" Chin. The Skatalites led sessions with top artists 
and worked with young talents such as Delroy Wilson, 
Desmond Dekker, The Wailers, Lee Perry, etc.

Former members
Tommy McCook - tenor saxophone, flute (founding member; died 1998)
Roland Alphonso - tenor saxophone (founding member; died 1998)
Don Drummond - trombone (founding member; died 1969)
Johnny "Dizzy" Moore - trumpet (founding member; died 2008)
Lloyd Brevett - upright bass (founding member; died 2012)
Lloyd Knibb - drums (founding member; died 2011)
Jerome "Jah Jerry" Haynes - guitar (founding member; died 2007)
Jackie Mittoo - piano (founding member; died 1990)
Mark Berney - trumpet
Nathan Breedlove - trumpet (1991–98)
Cedric "Im" Brooks - tenor saxophone (2000–02,2007-10; died 2013)
Karl "Cannonball" Bryan - saxophone (2003–09)
Calvin "Bubbles" Cameron - trombone (1983–84)
Welford "Will" Clark - trombone (1994–2003)
Vin "Don D. Junior" Gordon - trombone (2003–08)
Devon James - guitar (1987–2009)
Bill Smith - keyboards (1993–99)
Ken Stewart - keyboards (1988-90,1998-2009; 
also serves as the band's manager)
Clark Gayton- Trombone (1989–94)
Cary Brown - keyboards (1990-95)
Louis Bonilla - trombone

tracks list:

A1 Lee Harvey Oswald
A2 Bridge View
A3 President Kennedy
A4 Further East
A5 Ska In Vienna Woods
A6 You're So Delightful
B1 Four Corners Of The World
B2 Scrap Iron
B3 Feeling Good
B4 Royal Flush
B5 Ball Of Fire
B6 Christine Keiler





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