Skatalites, The

Also known as His Ska-Talite, His Ska-Talites, His Skatalites, Lester Sterling And His Group, Original Ska-Talites, The, Original Skatalites, The, Roland Alphanso & His Group, Scatalites, Sk-Ta-Lites, Ska Talite, Ska Talites, The, Ska-lites, Ska-Ta-Lites, Ska-Ta-Lites, The, Ska-Talite, Ska-Talites, Ska-Talites, The, Skata-Lites, Skatalite, Skatalite Band, Skatalite, The, Skatalites, Skatalittes, Skatatlites, The, Skatelites, Skatellites, The, SkatIlites, The, Skatlites, The, Skattalites, The, Skattlites, Tommy McCook And The Skatalites
Members of Skatalites, The: Andrae Murchison, Bill Smith (13), Cary Brown, Cedric "Im" Brooks, Dennis "Ska" Campbell, Devon James, Don Drummond, Doreen Shaffer, Dro (2), Frank Anderson, Greg Glassman, Jackie Mittoo, Jackie Opel, Jah Jerry Haynes, Johnny Moore, Joseph A. Gordon, Ken Stewart (9), Kevin Batchelor, Lester Sterling, Lloyd Brevett, Lloyd Knibbs, Luis Bonilla, Lynn Taitt, Nathan Breedlove, Rohan Gordon, Roland Alphonso, Tommy McCook, Val Douglas, Vin Gordon, Will Clark
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Discography of Skatalites, The:

# Release title Total tracks Type of release is Imprint date Label
1 Moving Away / Street Of Gold 2 Audio Studio One
2 Heroes Of Reggae In Dub 9 Audio 1999 Motion Records (2)
3 Plus 12 Audio Treasure Isle
4 The Legendary Skatalites In Dub 10 Audio 2003 Motion Records (2)
5 Foundation Ska 32 Audio 1997-01-01 Heartbeat Records (2)
6 Heroes Of Reggae In Dub 9 Audio 1999 Motion Records (2)
7 Scattered Lights 12 Audio 1984 Top Deck Records
8 Foundation Ska 32 Audio 1997 Heartbeat Records (2)
9 African Roots 14 Audio 1996 Grover Records
10 Doctor Kildare / Lady In Red 2 Audio 2009-03-00 Coxsone Records
11 Lee Oswald 2 Audio Coxsone Records
12 Exodus / One Two Three 2 Audio Coxsone Records
13 Indian Summer / Me Sir 2 Audio Coxsone Records
14 King Solomon / Ska Tom 2 Audio Coxsone Records
15 Live At Lokerse Feesten 14 Audio 2006 Charly Schallplatten GmbH
16 Herb Dub - Collie Dub 8 Audio 2001 Motion Records (2)
17 The Legendary Godfather Of Ska - Volume 2 - The Long Hot Summer (1963) 15 Audio 1998 Grover Records
18 I Am Not A King / Baskin's Hop 2 Audio Studio One
19 My Darling / Always On Sunday 2 Audio Studio One
20 Red China / Suddenly 2 Audio King Edwards
21 Ska Titans: Laurel Aitken & The Skatalites 10 Audio 1999 Moon Ska
22 Something Special: Ska Hot Shots 20 Audio 2000
23 I'll Never Grow Old / Song Of Love 2 Audio Coxsone Records
24 From Paris With Love 15 Audio 2002 Celluloid
25 Ska Authentic 12 Audio 1967 Studio One
26 Tribute To Nehru / Yagga Yagga 2 Audio 2007 Randy's
27 Hello Mother / My Love 2 Audio 2007 Randy's
28 Ska Easy / Ska Beat 2 Audio 2007 Randy's
29 Don't Stay Out Late / Ska-Racha 2 Audio 2007 Randy's
30 Ringo - Oiwake 4 Audio Top Deck Records
31 The Legendary Skatalites In Dub 15 Audio 2003-04-14 Motion Records (2)
32 Guns Of Navarone 3 Audio 1969 Trojan Records
33 In Orbit Vol. 1 15 Audio 2005 Grover Records
34 Guns Of Navarone - The Best Of The Skatalites 25 Audio 2003 Trojan Records
35 Lucky Seven 35 Audio 2002 Proper Records Ltd.
36 Ska-Boo-Da-Ba 12 Audio WIRL
37 Ska Voovee 12 Audio 1993 Shanachie
38 African Roots 14 Audio 1995 Grover Records
39 The Reburial / Love Will Find A Way 2 Audio Top Deck Records
40 Scattered Lights / Every Word I Say Is True 2 Audio Top Deck Records
41 Guns Of Navarone / Marcus Garvey 2 Audio 1965 Island Records
42 Don't Slam The Door / Put It On 2 Audio Coxsone Records
43 Correction Train / Killer Diller 2 Audio Coxsone Records
44 Just Got To Be / El Pussy Ska 2 Audio Studio One
45 Lawless Street / Chinatown 2 Audio 2002 Top Deck Records
46 Confucius / Lonely And Blue Boy 2 Audio Top Deck Records
47 Occupation / Don De Lion 2 Audio
48 In Orbit, Vol. 1 15 Audio 2005 P-Vine Records
49 In Orbit, Vol. 1 15 Audio 2008 P-Vine Records
50 Collie Bud / Royal Charlie Ska Boo 2 Audio


Tommy McCook, Rolando Alphonso, Johnny Moore, Lester Sterling, Don Drummond, Lloyd Knibb, Lloyd Brevett, Jerry Haynes, and Jackie Mittoo began working together in 1963 and formed The Ska-talites in May 1964. They recorded their first LP at [l=Studio One] in Kingston, "Ska Authentic".

In August 1965 The Skatalites play their last show before split up due to Don Drummond' murdering his girlfriend. The break-up results in the formation of two supergroups, Rolando Alphonso & The [a=Soul Vendors] and [a=Tommy McCook & The Supersonics].

The group turn to play again in a reunon in 1983.


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