Das aktuelle Album zum 50 jährigen mit 3 Bonus-Songs jetzt als wunderschöne Vinyl-Aufmachung limitiert!
Jamaican ska legends' latest album "Platinum Ska" finally out on vinyl with
three bonus dubs. The group has been at the forefront of ska music
since the mid-'60s, and this studio album is their first recordings to follow
the band's 50th anniversary celebrations in 2014. The Skatalites built the
foundation for Jamaican music, and was part of it's evolution as it
morphed from ska to rock steady then reggae, helping give birth to
household names like Toots and The Maytals, Lee Perry, and of course
Bob Marley & The Wailers. Since re-forming in the '80s, The Skatalites
have been through their share of transformation and have sadly seen
most of the band's original members pass on. Each of today's existing
members were hand-picked by the band's original members to play, and
they continue to hold down the tradition by performing at some of the
most prestigious festivals around the world. Two of the tracks included on
"Platinum Ska" feature original 60's era drummer Lloyd Knibb (who
passed away in 2011), plus it captures alto sax player Lester Sterling and
vocalist Doreen Shaffer, the last two living original Skatalites members.
The album was mixed in Mali and also includes guest appearances by
legendary Malian musicians Assaba Dramé and Madou Sidiki Diabaté.
Simply put, "Platinum Ska" is a testament to some of the greatest
Jamaican musicians the world has ever seen,