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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The Skatalites Discography Tracks

Albums

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) Doctor Bird, Top Deck Records UK 1965 Sell This Version
The Skatalites - Ska Authentic album art The Original Ska-Talites* Ska Authentic (Album) Studio One Jamaica 1967 Sell This Version
The Skatalites - The Skatalite album art The Skatalite* The Skatalite (Album) Treasure Isle Jamaica 1969 Sell This Version
The Skatalites - Best Of The Skatalite album art The Skatalites Best Of The Skatalite (Album, Comp) Studio One Jamaica 1974 Sell This Version
The Skatalites - The Legendary Skatalites album art Skatalites* The Legendary Skatalites (Album) Jam Sounds US 1975 Sell This Version
The Skatalites - Herb Dub - Collie Dub album art The Skatalites Herb Dub - Collie Dub (Album) Jigsaw (3) 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
The Skatalites - Return Of The Big Guns album art The Skatalites Return Of The Big Guns (Album) Island Records UK 1984 Sell This Version
The Skatalites - Scattered Lights album art The Skatalites Scattered Lights (Album) Top Deck Records 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
The Skatalites - Stretching Out album art The Skatalites Stretching Out (Album) ROIR (Reachout International Records) US 1986 Sell This Version
The Skatalites - Celebration Time  album art The Ska-Talites* Celebration Time (Album, Comp) Studio One US 1986 Sell This Version
The Skatalites - Ska-Ta-Shots album art The Skatalites Ska-Ta-Shots (Album) NEC Avenue Japan 1988 Sell This Version
The Skatalites - Ska Groove In Japan album art The Skatalites Ska Groove In Japan Alpha Enterprise Japan 1989 Sell This Version
The Skatalites - Mood For Ska album art The Skatalites Mood For Ska (Album) NEC Avenue Japan 1989 Sell This Version
The Skatalites - Ska Voovee album art The Skatalites Ska Voovee (Album) Shanachie US 1993 Sell This Version
QTCY-2022 The Skatalites - Play McCooke's Book Ska Volume 1 album art The Skatalites Play McCooke's Book Ska Volume 1(CD) Quattro QTCY-2022 Japan 1993 Sell This Version
The Skatalites - Hi-Bop Ska album art The Skatalites Hi-Bop Ska (Album) Shanachie Austria 1994 Sell This Version
The Skatalites - Greetings From Skamania album art The Skatalites Greetings From Skamania (Album) Shanachie US 1996 Sell This Version
The Skatalites - Ball Of Fire album art The Skatalites Ball Of Fire (Album) Island Jamaica Jazz US 1997 Sell This Version
RUSCD8237 The Skatalites - Stretching Out album art Skatelites; The Original Sketalites* Stretching Out(2xCD, Album, RE, RM, Fat) ROIR (Reachout International Records) RUSCD8237 US 1998 Sell This Version
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 US 1999 Sell This Version
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) UK 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