This recording has made the rounds more than a few times but if you’ve never heard it well you are in for a treat!
The recording comes from a cassette of a radio show broadcast by Radio Jamaica’s Rediffusion in 1969 as a tribute to the Don after recently passing away.
It’s hosted by Dermott [...]
Heather Augustyn, who wrote the Ska: An Oral History book, recently finished a book just focusing on the life and genius that was the original Skatalite trombonist Don Drummond. The book, Don Drummond: The Genius and Tragedy of the World’s Greatest Trombonist, from talking with Heather [...]
French Reggae site Reggae.fr posted a video with the mighty Gaylads recently. The band currenty consists of Harris ‘BB’ Seaton, Maurice Roberts and Randall Thaxter who of course played here in LA for the first time earlier this year.
They talk a little bit [...]
WOW! Want to see a blast from the not too distant (just 22 years) yet still another lifetime past? Then check out this hour long video from 1990 of the legendary Skatalites band in action. The band at the time featured Lloyd Brevett-Bass, Lloyd Knibb – Drums, Tommy McCook – Tenor Sax, Lester Sterling – [...]
The Skatalites band featuring Lester Sterling head out for another round of US dates this coming weekend. The band starts in Austin at the favorite Flamingo Theater and heads north to Kansas City, Chicago, Minneapolis, St. Louis, Detroit and more. That’s good news for all fans of Ska. On the tour with be [...]
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