We Warmly Welcome: The Skatalites – who will be celebrating there 50th Anniversary at One Love Festival

IT ALL BEGAN WITH THE SKATALITES, SKA, ROCK STEADY, REGGAE!! And BOB MARLEY!! JAMAICAS FIRST SUPERGROUP AND GREATEST BAND!!!

The Skatalites not only invented the music we call Ska But Without the Skatalites there wouldnt much of a Reggae section in the record shop. Without the Skatalites the World may have never heard of Bob Marley. “Simmer Down” was the first single released by The Wailers, backed by The Skatalites, and produced by Clement “Coxsone” Dodd in 1963. It was Bob Marley 1st number one hit in Jamaica in February, 1964. The Skatalites were the house band for Studio One in the sixties the greatest legacy in the history of Jamaican music…one of the greatest in the history of modern music. Without Mr. Dodd, Mr. Alphonso, Mr. Drummond, Mr. McCook and the rest, modern music as we know it would be completely different.

Listen to this band live and what you will hear is the foundation. The inventors, originators, and sophisticators – Catch them live they kick much arse! Exceptionally talented musicians creating some of the most exciting and innovative sounds that the world has ever known. Get ready to experience Jazz Jamaican style. This is what REAL Ska sounds like.

This music is GUARANTEED to lift your spirits, let your spirit/soul within you come out to play. If it doesnt then you might want to check your pulse.Further info: www.onelovefestival.co.uk

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  1. skaNmash
    skaNmash says:

    wonderful stuff! a true gem of a band. Think of Guns of Navarone, Street Corner, Lucky Seven, Eastern Standard Time and you have the foundations of a whole genre of music. Air trumpet anyone?

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