The Skatalites

Profile:
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. McCook, Drummond, Moore and Sterling were all students at the famed Alpha Boys School in Kingston.
In August 1965 The Skatalites played their last show after Don Drummond's cofinement to Bellvue for the death of his girlfriend, Margarita. The break-up results in the formation of two studio bands, Rolando Alphonso & The Studio One Orchestra and Tommy McCook & The Supersonics.
The band reformed in 1983 and is still active nowadays, despite the death of many original members.
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Albums

DLM 5000 The Skatalites - Ska Boo-Da-Ba (Top Sounds From Top Deck) album art The Skatalites Ska Boo-Da-Ba (Top Sounds From Top Deck) (Album) Top Deck Records DLM 5000 UK 1965 Sell This Version
SOL 9006 The Skatalites - Ska Authentic album art The Original Ska-Talites* Ska Authentic (Album, Comp) Studio One SOL 9006 UK 1967 Sell This Version
L/P 101/8 The Skatalites - The Skatalite album art The Skatalite* The Skatalite (Album) Treasure Isle L/P 101/8 Jamaica 1969 Sell This Version
none The Skatalites - Best Of The Skatalite album art The Skatalites Best Of The Skatalite (Album, Comp) Studio One none Jamaica 1974 Sell This Version
555 The Skatalites - The Legendary Skatalites album art The Skatalites The Legendary Skatalites (Album, Comp) Jam Sounds 555 US 1976 Sell This Version
JS 004 The Skatalites - Herb Dub - Collie Dub album art The Skatalites Herb Dub - Collie Dub (Album) Jigsaw (3) JS 004 UK 1976 Sell This Version
VSLP 4055 The Skatalites - The Skatalites With Sly And Robbie And The Taxi Gang album art The Skatalites With Sly And Robbie* And The Taxi Gang The Skatalites With Sly And Robbie* And The Taxi Gang - The Skatalites With Sly And Robbie And The Taxi Gang(LP, Album) Vista Sounds VSLP 4055 UK 1983 Sell This Version
001 The Skatalites - Latin Goes Ska Live album art The Skatalites Latin Goes Ska Live(LP, Album) Jump Beat 001 Japan 1983 Sell This Version
ILPS 9775 The Skatalites - Return Of The Big Guns album art The Skatalites Return Of The Big Guns (Album) Island Records ILPS 9775 UK 1984 Sell This Version
ALC 8309 The Skatalites - Scattered Lights album art The Skatalites Scattered Lights (Album) Top Deck Records ALC 8309 US 1984 Sell This Version
SYNC 02 The Skatalites - Live At Sunsplash album art The Skatalites Live At Sunsplash(LP) Synergy (2) SYNC 02 UK 1984 Sell This Version
A-141 The Skatalites - Stretching Out album art The Skatalites Stretching Out (Album) ROIR A-141 US 1986 Sell This Version
A32C-56 The Skatalites - Ska-Ta-Shots album art The Skatalites Ska-Ta-Shots (Album) NEC Avenue A32C-56 Japan 1988 Sell This Version
SOLPO-01101 The Skatalites - Celebration Time  album art The Ska-Talites* Celebration Time (Album, Comp) Studio One SOLPO-01101 US 1986 Sell This Version
ALP-2 The Skatalites - Ska Groove In Japan album art The Skatalites Ska Groove In Japan Alpha Enterprise ALP-2 Japan 1989 Sell This Version
NACP-3029 The Skatalites - Mood For Ska album art The Skatalites Mood For Ska (Album) NEC Avenue NACP-3029 Japan 1989 Sell This Version
SHANACHIE 45009 The Skatalites - Ska Voovee album art The Skatalites Ska Voovee (Album, Single) Shanachie SHANACHIE 45009 US 1993 Sell This Version
341 93-2 The Skatalites - Hi-Bop Ska album art The Skatalites Hi-Bop Ska (Album) Shanachie 341 93-2 Austria 1994 Sell This Version
45024 The Skatalites - Greetings From Skamania album art The Skatalites Greetings From Skamania (Album) Shanachie 45024 US 1996 Sell This Version
c121736 The Skatalites - Ball Of Fire album art The Skatalites Ball Of Fire (Album) Island Jamaica Jazz c121736 US 1997 Sell This Version
JET SET 44 430-2 The Skatalites - Latin Goes Ska album art Tommy McCook & The Skatalites Tommy McCook & The Skatalites - Latin Goes Ska (Comp) Treasure Isle JET SET 44 430-2 France 1998 Sell This Version
FAST LP002 The Skatalites - Heroes Of Reggae In Dub album art The Skatalites Meet King Tubby The Skatalites Meet King Tubby - Heroes Of Reggae In Dub (Album) Motion Records (2) FAST LP002 UK 1999 Sell This Version
MR 141 The Skatalites - Ska Titans: Laurel Aitken & The Skatalites album art Laurel Aitken & The Skatalites Laurel Aitken & The Skatalites - Ska Titans: Laurel Aitken & The Skatalites (Album) Moon Ska MR 141 US 1999 Sell This Version
MOON DCD 503 The Skatalites - Ska Splash album art The Skatalites And Various The Skatalites And Various - Ska Splash(2xCD) Moon Ska Europe MOON DCD 503 UK & Europe 1999 Sell This Version
MRCCD 1029 The Skatalites - Bashaka album art The Skatalites Bashaka (Album) Marston Recording Corporation MRCCD 1029 US 2000 Sell This Version