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The Skatalites, the Bandalus

Friday, Sep 27, 2013 9:00p
Flamingo Cantina Austin, TX

The Skatalites are the seminal Ska band from Jamaica which originated in 1964. As studio musicians who backed the likes of Bob Marley, Jimmy Cliff, Toots and The Maytals, Prince Buster, Ken Boothe, Alton Ellis, and just about every vocalist in Jamaica in the early 60's, the band was formed to perform live so these musicians could become recognized for their contributions to Jamaican popular music.

They performed everywhere they could on the island and recorded with every available producer on the
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Ska is to reggae as blues is to rock & roll, and as ska's founders and foremost practitioners, the Skatalites are the single most influential group in Jamaican music. Starting in the mid-'60s, the Skatalites forged a horn-led sound that merged Jamaican mento and calypso with American R&B and jazz, inverting the boogie woogie rhythm for an upbeat accent that would become the trademark of all subsequent reggae....
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Flamingo Cantina
515 E. Sixth St.
Austin, TX 78701
(512) 494-9336
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