RECORD STORE DAY 2019 > The Skatalites - Greetings from Skamania

The Skatalites

Greetings from Skamania


Release Date: 4/13/2019
Format: LP
Label: Jump Up Records
Quantity: 800
Release type: RSD Limited Run / Regional Focus Release


First time on wax for Jamaican ska originators' 1996 masterpiece, green vinyl edition with poster insert exclusive for Record Store Day. Produced by Joe Ferry (Big Ska Band, SKAndolous All Stars) and band leader Tommy McCook,  On this set original 60's players are still going strong – lead by the saxophone trio of Tommy McCook, Roland Alphonso, and Lester Sterling, drummer Lloyd Knibbs, bassist Lloyd Brevett, and vocalist Doreen Shaffer. The band revisits 60’s gems like “Phoenix City” , and “El Pussycat” while creating many new classics including “Skalloween”, “Trip To Mars” and “Skamania”.  The Skatalites perfected the big-band ska sound while backing some of the finest ska and rocksteady artists in the 60’s, and this album is another crowning jewel in their lifelong goal to party like it’s 1964! 

1. Skalloween 2. Skamania 3. El Pussycat 4. Right Now 5. Have A Good Time 6. Phoenix City 7. Trip To Mars 8. Triange