Laurel Aitken

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Lorenzo Aitken
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Laurel Aitken (born April 22, 1927, Cuba - died July 17, 2005) was a Cuban-born Jamaican singer and one of the pioneers of Jamaican ska music. He moved to Jamaica with his family in 1938. In the 1950's, he became one of Jamaica's first recording artists, standing on the edge between r'n'b, boogie and ska. In 1960, Aitken moved to the UK, where he recorded a number of hit records for Blue Beat label before returning to Jamaica in 1963. Shortly after he returned to England permanently and continued to play with various ska bands until his death.
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Albums

Laurel Aitken - Ska With Laurel album art Laurel Aitken Ska With Laurel (Album) Rio (2) UK 1966 Sell This Version
Laurel Aitken - Says Fire album art Laurel Aitken Says Fire (Album) Doctor Bird UK 1969 Sell This Version
Laurel Aitken - Scandal In A Brixton Market album art Girlie (2) And Laurel Aitken Girlie (2) And Laurel Aitken - Scandal In A Brixton Market (Album) Pama Records, Economy (2) UK 1969 Sell This Version
Laurel Aitken - The High Priest Of Reggae album art Laurel Aitken The High Priest Of Reggae (Album) Pama Records UK 1970 Sell This Version
Laurel Aitken - The Fantastic Laurel Aitken album art Laurel Aitken The Fantastic Laurel Aitken (Album) Hebra Records Canada 1972 Sell This Version
CSLP 01 Laurel Aitken - Moria Sofia album art Laurel Aitken Moria Sofia(LP, Album) Count Shelly CSLP 01 UK 1973 Sell This Version
Laurel Aitken - Floyd Lloyd & The Potato 5 Meet Laurel Aitken album art Floyd Lloyd & The Potato 5* Meet Laurel Aitken Floyd Lloyd & The Potato 5* Meet Laurel Aitken - Floyd Lloyd & The Potato 5 Meet Laurel Aitken (Album) Gaz's Rockin' Records Japan 1987 Sell This Version
Laurel Aitken - True Fact album art Potato 5 Featuring Laurel Aitken Potato 5 Featuring Laurel Aitken - True Fact (Album) Rackit (2) UK 1988 Sell This Version
Laurel Aitken - Ringo The Gringo album art Laurel Aitken Ringo The Gringo (Album) Unicorn Records (2) UK 1990 Sell This Version
Laurel Aitken - Godfather Of Ska album art Laurel Aitken Godfather Of Ska (Comp, Album) Gaz's Rockin' Records UK 1993 Sell This Version
Laurel Aitken - The Story So Far... album art Laurel Aitken The Story So Far... (Album) Grover Records Germany 1995 Sell This Version
Laurel Aitken - Damn Good album art The Ska-Flames* Featuring Laurel Aitken / Roland Alphonso / Lester Sterling The Ska-Flames* Featuring Laurel Aitken / Roland Alphonso / Lester Sterling - Damn Good (Album) Sun Shot Records Japan 1995 Sell This Version
Laurel Aitken - 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
Laurel Aitken - En Español album art Laurel Lorenzo Aitken* En Español (Album) Liquidator Music Spain 1999 Sell This Version
Laurel Aitken - Jamboree album art Laurel Aitken With Court Jester's Crew Laurel Aitken With Court Jester's Crew - Jamboree (Album) Grover Records Germany 2000 Sell This Version
Laurel Aitken - Live At Club Ska album art Laurel Aitken Live At Club Ska (Album) Trojan Records UK 2004 Sell This Version
Laurel Aitken - Superstar album art Laurel Aitken Superstar (Album) Liquidator Music Spain 2005 Sell This Version
CRDVD93 Laurel Aitken - Live At Club Ska  album art Laurel Aitken Live At Club Ska (2xDVD-V, PAL) Cherry Red Films CRDVD93 UK & Europe 2005 Sell This Version
Laurel Aitken - The Very Last Concert And Studio Recordings album art Laurel Aitken & The Cookoomackastick Laurel Aitken & The Cookoomackastick - The Very Last Concert And Studio Recordings (Album) SouLove Records Italy 2007 Sell This Version
GRO-LP 008 Laurel Aitken The Story So Far...(LP, Album, Blu) Grover Records GRO-LP 008 Germany 2019 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

DSM.57 Laurel Aitken - Ackee Woman / Mah Mud album art Laurel Aitken And His Calypsonians* Ackee Woman / Mah Mud(Shellac, 10") Motta's Recording Studio DSM.57 Jamaica 1956 Sell This Version
PEP.101 Laurel Aitken - Merenguito / Lady From Trinidad album art Laurel Aitken, Milton Dawes Band Laurel Aitken, Milton Dawes Band - Merenguito / Lady From Trinidad(Shellac, 10") Pep (4) PEP.101 Jamaica 1956 Sell This Version
DSM.59 Laurel Aitken - One Night In Mexico / You Are album art Laurel Aitken And His Afro-Cuban Band* One Night In Mexico / You Are(Shellac, 10") Motta's Recording Studio DSM.59 Jamaica 1956 Sell This Version
Laurel Aitken - Calypso Rock N. Roll / Night Fall In Zion album art Laurel Aitken Calypso Rock N. Roll / Night Fall In Zion (Single) Caribou (2) Jamaica 1957 Sell This Version
198 Laurel Aitken - Rege Dege Ding / The Walls Of Jericho album art Laurel Aitken And His Calypso Band* Rege Dege Ding / The Walls Of Jericho(Shellac, 10") Caribou (2) 198 Jamaica 1957 Sell This Version