- 5 years ago
Playing tracks by
THE SKATALITES, Heptones, Diplomats, Tommy McCook & The Aggrovators, Aggrovators and more.
McCook was born in, Cuba, and moved to Jamaica in 1933 he was a pupil at the Alpha School. His first ska recording was an adaptation of Ernest Gold’s "Exodus", recorded in November 1963 with musicians who would soon make up the Skatalites.
During the 1960s and 1970s McCook recorded with the majority of prominent reggae artists of the era, working particularly with producer Bunny Lee and his house band, The Aggrovators, as well as being featured prominently in the recordings of Yabby You and the Prophets (most notably on version sides and extended disco mixes), all while still performing and recording with the variety of line ups under the Skatalites name. This mix follows his work from the early recordings on, enjoy.