Cruise International Records,
Allerton Grange Vale,
SKATALITES – TREASURE ISLE TIME 14 Track Album
01 Alley Cat
02 Cool Smoker
03 Street Corner
05 Magnificent Ska
06 Storm Warning
07 Nuclear Weapon
02 Ali Pang
03 Burning Torch
04 Musical Communion
05 Cool Shade
07 Green Island
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Tommy McCook, Rolando Alphonso, Johnny Moore, Lester Sterling, Don Drummond, Lloyd Knibb, Lloyd Brevett, Jerry Haynes, and Jackie Mittoo began working together in 1963 and formed The Skatalites in May 1964. McCook, Drummond, Moore and Sterling were all students at the famed Alpha Boys School in Kingston.In August 1965 The Skatalites played their last show after Don Drummond’s cofinement to Bellvue for the death of his girlfriend, Margarita. The break-up results in the formation of two studio bands, Rolando Alphonso & The Studio One Orchestra and Tommy McCook & The Supersonics.
The band reformed in 1983 and is still active nowadays, despite the death of many original members.
The Skatalites have had a lot of members pass away. Tommy McCook, Roland Alphonso, Lloyd Brevett, Don Drummond, Jerry Haynes, and Lloyd Knibb.
Doreen is the only original member left.