If you don’t have much of the band in your collection, you might want to check out this new Skatalites compilation from Trojan.
Going by the name of The Best Of The Skatalites, this is two-CD set and part of a group of similar releases (although perhaps the only one that fits on these pages).
This collection picks out the best of the band’s tracks recorded for Duke Reid’s Treasure Isle Records, with 40 tracks in total collected here over those two discs.
If you fancy a copy, you can check out what made the cut below and pre-order online right now. The release date is 24th February 2017 and the price is £8.55.
Eastern Standard Time
Occupation; Street Corner
Garden Of Love
Latin Goes Ska
Alley Cat Ska
Alipang (aka Alley Pon)
Corner Stone (aka A Trip To Mars)
Knock Out Punch (aka Cotton Tree)
Girl’s Town Ska
Twelve Minutes To Go
Thoroughfare (aka Treasure Isle)
University Goes Ska
Skalarama (aka The Magnificent Seven)
Around The World
Independence Ska (aka El Pussy Cat)
Don De Lion
Catch A Fire
Forty Miles Of Bad Road