Laurel Aitken

Lorenzo Aitken, Laurel Aitken

Also known as A. Aitken, Aitken, Aitken, Laurel, Aitkin, L Aitken, L. Aiken, L. Aitken, L. Aitkin, L. Aitkins, L. Athkins, L. Atkin, L.Aitken, Laurel, Laurel 'Lorenzo' Aitken, Laurel (Lorenzo) Aitken, Laurel A., Laurel Aiken, Laurel Aitken & Friends, Laurel Aitken And His Band, Laurel Aitken's All Stars, Laurel Aitken's Band, Laurel Aitkin, Laurel Antonio Aitken, Laurel Lorenzo Aitken, Lauren Aitken, Laurie Aitkens All Stars, Lorenzo, Lorenzo Aitken
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Discography of Laurel Aitken:

# Release title Total tracks Type of release is Imprint date Label
1 Boogie Rock / Heavenly Angel 2 Audio 1960 Blue Beat
2 Rise And Fall: The Legendary Godfather Of Ska, Vol. 1 12 Audio 1989 Unicorn Records (2)
3 The Legendary Godfather Of Ska - Volume 3 - Godfather Of Ska (1963 - 1966) 21 Audio 2000 Grover Records
4 The Legendary Godfather Of Ska - Volume 2 - The Long Hot Summer (1963) 15 Audio 1998 Grover Records
5 The Story So Far... 13 Audio 1995 Grover Records
6 The Blue Beat Years 13 Audio 1996 Moon Ska
7 Ska Titans: Laurel Aitken & The Skatalites 10 Audio 1999 Moon Ska
8 Rasta Man Power 23 Audio 1992 ROIR (Reachout International Records)
9 If It's Money You Need / Baba Kill Me Goat 2 Audio 1999 Reggae Retro Records
10 How Can I Forget You / I've Been Weeping And Crying 2 Audio 1965 Venus (8)
11 Everybody Ska 3 Audio 1989 Unicorn Records (2)
12 The High Priest Of Reggae 12 Audio 1970 Pama Records
13 Remember My Darling / Lion Of Judah 2 Audio 1963 Black Swan
14 Jamboree 12 Audio 2000 Grover Records
15 Sweet Jamaica / Bossa Nova Hop 2 Audio 1963 Dice (2)
16 Judgement Day / Yea, Yea, Baby 2 Audio 1960 Blue Beat
17 Jamaica / I Don't Want No More 2 Audio 1966 Dice (2)
18 We Shall Overcome / You Left Me Standing 2 Audio 1966 Dice (2)
19 Mabel / You Got Me Rockin' 2 Audio 1962 Dice (2)
20 Jesse James 2 Audio 1969 New Beat Records
21 The Saint / Go, Gal, Go 2 Audio 1963 Black Swan
22 You Left Me Standing / Bug-A-Boo 2 Audio 1964 Rio (2)
23 Life / Bad Minded Woman 2 Audio 1963
24 Adam And Eve / Devil Woman 2 Audio 1963 Rio (2)
25 Boogie In My Bones / Little Sheila 2 Audio 1960 Starlite (2)
26 Green Banana / Darling 2 Audio 1966 Ska Beat
27 True Love / The Best I Can 2 Audio 1971 New Beat Records
28 Pussy Price / High Tide 2 Audio 1969 Not On Label
29 The Legendary Godfather Of Ska - Volume 1 - The Pama Years (1969-1971) 18 Audio 1998 Grover Records
30 Jamboree 12 Audio 2000 Grover Records
31 Godfather Of Ska 17 Audio 1993 Gaz's Rockin' Records
32 Baba Kill Me Goat / Tribute To Collie Smith 2 Audio Kalypso
33 Jeannie Is Back / If It's Money You Need 2 Audio 1960 Blue Beat
34 Back To New Orleans / Brother David 2 Audio 1962 Blue Beat
35 Sixty Days And Sixty Nights / Going To Kansas City 2 Audio 1962 Blue Beat
36 Rock Steady / Blowin' In The Wind 2 Audio 1967-10-00 Columbia Blue Beat
37 I'm Still In Love With You Girl / Blue Rhythm 2 Audio 1967-12-00 Columbia Blue Beat
38 This Great Day / I May Never See My Baby Anymore 2 Audio 1964 Blue Beat
39 Zion / Swing Low Sweet Chariot 2 Audio 1963 Blue Beat
40 Weary Wanderer / Jenny Jenny 2 Audio 1962 Blue Beat
41 Shake / Propaganda 2 Audio 1966 Ska Beat
42 Aiken's Boogie / Cherrie 2 Audio 1959 Kalypso
43 Honey Girl / Drinkin' Whisky 2 Audio 1960-08-00 Starlite (2)
44 Mary / Hometown 2 Audio 1963
45 Yes Indeed / You Can't Stop Me From Loving You 2 Audio 1964 R&B (2)
46 Let My People Go / Pack Your Bundle And Go 2 Audio 1964 R&B (2)
47 Rock Of Ages / The Mule 2 Audio 1964 Rio (2)
48 John Saw Them Coming / Jericho 2 Audio 1964 Rio (2)
49 Mary-Lou / Jump And Shout 2 Audio 1965 Rio (2)
50 Come And Let Us Go / Seven Lonely Nights 2 Audio 1965 Rio (2)


Born April 22, 1927 on Cuba, Laurel Aitken moved to Jamaica with his family as a child. In the 1950s, he became one of Jamaica's first recording artists, standing on the edge between r'n'b, boogie and ska. In the 1960s Aitken moved to England, where he managed to score a few chart hits and continued to play with various ska bands until his death from a heart attack in 2005, July 17.


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