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Friday, Jun 16 2017 | 04:54
Image: 1610369 “We hope you enjoy listening to our music as much as we enjoy
performing it for you!” That’s how Tommy McCook used to greet
to the audience by at every performance of The Skatalites that he
hosted.
Since reforming after an almost 20 year hiatus in 1983, and beginning
regular touring as a unit in 1989, they have not stopped thrilling
audiences in every corner of the globe. Even after 48 years, and
various lineup changes as members leave one stage for another, the
band continues to perform and record new music in the inimitable
Jamaican style, like only they can. The road has been long and hard,
and sadly, seen most of the original members pass on. Often asked
“when will you stop?” and “how do you keep doing it after all these
years?”, the answer is simple: never - It’s the love of the music and
the way our fans respond that keep us going Forward!
Featuring original alto sax man Lester “Ska” Sterling and vocalist
Doreen Shaffer, along with the current lineup of outstanding
musicians they have chosen to accompany them, the band proudly
presents Walk With Me -their long-awaited collection of newly
recorded classics and brand new compositions. This new release
features some of the last tracks ever recorded by founding member
and legendary drummer Lloyd Knibb, who not only perfected the ska
beat but paved the way for nearly every single reggae drummer after
him. “Love Is The Way” was the last song he recorded. RIP.
We are forever indebted to the inspiration and talent of Roland
Alphonso, Lloyd Brevett, Don Drummond, Jerome “jah jerry”
Haynes, Lloyd Knibb, Tommy McCook, Donat “Jackie” Mittoo, John
“Dizzy Johnny” Moore, and Lester Sterling, collectively known as
The Skatalites.
Thanks to all who gave so much of themselves to make this project
possible and pleasurable.

1. Desert Ska
2. Lalibela
3. Hot Flash
4. The Leader
5. Love Is The Way
6. Walk With Me
7. Piece For Peace
8. Song For My Father
9. Little Theresa
10. King Solomon
11. Dub Lalibela Available from 28.07.2017
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