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The Skatalites - Foundation Ska

The Skatalites - Foundation Ska

Performer: The Skatalites
Title: Foundation Ska
Style: Ska, Reggae
Released: 24 Mar 2017
Cat#: LP-SOR-006
Country: North America (inc Mexico)
Label: Studio One
Size MP3 version: 2955 mb
Size FLAC version: 1254 mb
Rating: 4.7
Votes: 888
Genre: Reggae

The Skatalites - Foundation Ska


1The SkatalitesI Should Have Known Better4:04
2The Skatalites Featuring Jackie Opel And Doreen ShafferThe Vow2:36
3The SkatalitesDr. Kildare2:28
4The SkatalitesBeardsman Ska3:02
5The SkatalitesHot Cargo2:49
6The SkatalitesSka La Parisienne3:03
7The Skatalites Featuring Stranger Cole And Ken BootheWorld's Fair2:33
8Tommy McCook and The SkatalitesSka Ba2:56
9The SkatalitesHanging Tree3:08
10The SkatalitesRingo's Theme (Version Two)3:05
11The SkatalitesChristine Keeler3:09
12The SkatalitesDick Tracy2:47
13The SkatalitesNaked City2:46
14Roland Alphonso And The SkatalitesNimble Foot Ska3:03
15The SkatalitesAddis Ababa3:17
16The SkatalitesExodus2:44
17The SkatalitesKing Solomon2:52
18The Skatalites Featuring Delroy & PauletteWhen I First Heard the Ska aka Dance the Ska2:50
19The SkatalitesCleopatra2:46
20The SkatalitesKiller Diller2:44
21Tommy McCook And The SkatalitesFreedom Sounds3:51
22The SkatalitesDrums of Fueman True aka Nimrod2:45
23Roland Alphonso And The SkatalitesBall of Fire3:12
24The SkatalitesThird Man Ska2:44
25Tommy McCook And The SkatalitesMagic Star3:20
26The SkatalitesScandal Ska3:04
27The SkatalitesBlack Sunday2:56
28The Skatalites Featuring Bob Marley & The WailersSimmer Down2:49
29The SkatalitesTwo For One2:25
30The SkatalitesFidel Castro3:17
31The Skatalites Featuring Jackie OpelOld Rocking Chair3:09
32The SkatalitesRingo's Theme Ska3:56


CategoryArtistTitle (Format)LabelCategoryCountryYear
CD HB 185/186The Skatalites Foundation Ska ‎(2xCD, Comp, MP)Heartbeat Records CD HB 185/186US1997
CD HB 185/186The Skatalites Foundation Ska ‎(2xCD, Comp)Heartbeat Records CD HB 185/186US1997
CD-SOR-006The Skatalites Foundation Ska ‎(2xCD, Comp, RE, RM)Studio OneCD-SOR-006North America (inc Mexico)2017
Heartbeat LP HB 185/186The Ska-Talites Foundation Ska ‎(2xLP, Comp)Heartbeat Records Heartbeat LP HB 185/186US1997


  • Coordinator [Reissue]Chris Wilson
  • Design [Original]Francisco Gonzalez
  • Executive Producer – Carol Dodd
  • ProducerClement S. Dodd
  • ResearchDavid "Dro" Ostrowe


  • Barcode: 634457900615
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A): S - 98665 SOR006 - 1 - A
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B): S - 98666 SOR006 - 1 - B
  • Matrix / Runout (Side C): SOR006 - 1 - C S - 98667 RE-1
  • Matrix / Runout (Side D): SOR006 - 1 - D S - 98668 RE-1


  • Licensed To – Yep Roc Music Group
  • Distributed By – Redeye Worldwide
  • Recorded At – Federal Records Studio
  • Recorded At – Studio One
  • Copyright (c) – Studio One
  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – Studio One
  • Produced For – Studio One



Foundation Ska by Skatalites, released 24 March 2017 1. Christine Keeler 2. Fidel Castro 3. Simmer Down feat. Bob Marley and the Wailers 4. Freedom Sounds 5. Exodus 6. King Solomon 7. Ska Ba 8. World's Fair feat. Stranger Cole and Ken Boothe 9. Two for One 10. I Should Have Known Better 11. Hot Cargo 12. Black Sunday 13. Ska La Parisienne 14. Ball of Fire 15. Dick Tracy 16. Hanging Tree 17. Scandal Ska 18. Magic Star 19. Old Rocking Chair feat. Jackie Opel 20. Third Man Ska 21. Ringo's Theme Ska 22. Ringo's Theme Version 2 23. Drums of Fueman True aka Nimrod 24. Dance Th. As fans are well aware, although the Skatalites only officially existed for a mere 14 months or so, the bandmembers' impact on Jamaican music extended far beyond that brief period into the rocksteady era and then the reggae era and beyond, and stretching back into the island's pre-recording days. In various aggregations, the musicians played on vast swathes of songs throughout the '60s, and during the ska years virtually everything that was put on disc featured at least a couple of the men. Listen free to The Skatalites Foundation Ska Christine Keeler, Fidel Castro and more. 32 tracks 98:04. They played initially between 1963 and 1965, and recorded many of their best known songs in the period, including Guns of Navarone. They also played on records by Prince Buster and backed many other Jamaican artists who recorded during that period, including Bob Marley & The Wailers, on their first single Simmer Down. They reformed in 1983 and have played together ever since. The Skatalites Play Ska. The Skatalites. Ska Voovee. Walk With Me. Soul Jazz Records Presents Skatalites: Independence Ska and the Far East Sound Original Ska Sounds from the Skatalites 1963-65. Reggae As Much As You Like. All And Everything With Reggae. Foundation Ska is a dubskareggae music boxset, compilation recording by THE SKATALITES released in 1997 on CD, LPVinyl andor cassette. THE SKATALITES - Foundation Ska. Jazz music community with review and forums. The Skatalites Play Ska - The Skatalites. Лента с персональными рекомендациями и музыкальными новинками, радио, подборки на любой вкус, удобное управление своей. Foundation Ska shows why the Skatalites still dominate. Every track's a burnished gem, and fans will get extra kicks from the band's backing turns for Bob Marley and the Wailers Simmer Down and Stranger Cole and Ken Boothe's World's Fair duet. Elena Oumano. Anyone looking for this album knows what they want, and this has it. The Skatalites are probably the definition of original ska. Luckily this collection can still be had used maybe someday it will go back in print. Read more. Foundation Ska. The Skatalites 24-03-2017. Общая длительность:1 h 35 min. Songs in album The Skatalites - Ska Authentic, Vol. The Skatalites - Lee Harvey Oswald. The Skatalites - Bridge View. The Skatalites - President Kennedy. The Skatalites - Mother-in-law. The Skatalites - Musical Communication. The Skatalites - Ska In Vienna Woods

Everything about this reissue says cheap, including pressing quality. Not a gatefold, liners edited to a single page insert, only a couple photos used instead of the bunch with original issue and photo quality is especially poor. Compare how dark the prints are to original issue of this LP. They also substituted tracks for the Treasure Isle productions on original issue of Foundation Ska from 1997 instead of paying to license them.