The Best of the Skatalites

The Best of the Skatalites

by The Skatalites


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A crude sleeve and label, but otherwise a nice (if incomplete) Skatalites package that includes several well-known cuts and a few that are slightly more obscure. Another variation, with fewer tracks, was released as Celebration.

Product Details

Release Date: 03/03/2017
Label: Imports
UPC: 4050538253535
catalogNumber: 5048928
Rank: 10156


Disc 1

  1. Eastern Standard Time
  2. Occupation
  3. Street Corner
  4. Garden of Love
  5. Latin Goes Ska
  6. Silver Dollar
  7. Green Island
  8. Alley Cat Ska
  9. Alipang
  10. Corner Stone (aka A Trip to Mars)
  11. Doctor Dekker
  12. Rcoket Ship
  13. Teemage Ska
  14. Knockout Punch (aka Cotton Tree)
  15. Musical Storeroom
  16. Cool Smoke
  17. Lucky Seven
  18. Meldoy Jamboree
  19. Stampede
  20. Girls Town Ska

Disc 2

  1. Tweleve Minutes to Go
  2. Thoroughfare
  3. Boat Ride
  4. Mesopotamia
  5. Nuclear Weapon
  6. Sandy Gully
  7. University Goes Ska
  8. Duck Soup
  9. Skalarama (aka the Theme From "The Magnificent Seven"
  10. Vitamin A
  11. Around the World
  12. Independence Ska (aka El Pussycat)
  13. Feeling Fine
  14. Guns Fever
  15. Don De Lion
  16. J.F.K.'s Memory
  17. Special Event
  18. Good News
  19. Catch a Fire
  20. Forty Miles of Bad Road

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Skatalites   Primary Artist

Technical Credits

Elmer Bernstein   Composer
Duane Eddy   Composer
Don Drummond   Composer
Roland Alphonso   Composer
Lloyd Brevett   Composer
Baba Brooks   Composer
Lloyd Knibbs   Composer
Tommy McCook   Composer
Jackie Mittoo   Composer
Johnny "Dizzy" Moore   Composer
Mongo Santamaría   Composer
Lester Sterling   Composer
Laurence Cane-Honeysett   Liner Notes
Dennis Campbell   Composer
Casey   Composer
Dave Turner   Digital Post Production
Arthur "Duke" Reid   Composer,Recording Producer
Jah Jerry Haynes   Composer

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