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(2009/Pressure Drop) 27 tracks, recorded 1969 to 1972 more

Laurel Aitken: The Fantastic Laurel Aitken (CD)

(2009/Pressure Drop) 27 tracks, recorded 1969 to 1972

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  • Interpret: Laurel Aitken

  • Album titlle: The Fantastic Laurel Aitken (CD)

  • Genre Reggae

  • Label Pressure Drop

  • Artikelart CD

  • EAN: 5013929680623

  • weight in Kg 0.1
Aitken, Laurel - The Fantastic Laurel Aitken (CD) CD 1
01Baby Please Don't GoLaurel Aitken
02Sex MachineLaurel Aitken
03Heile Heile (The Lion)Laurel Aitken
04Chop Chop RockLaurel Aitken
05Can't Turn Your Back On MeLaurel Aitken
06Since You LeftLaurel Aitken
07Do The BoogalooLaurel Aitken
08Soul Of AfricaTiger
09Dancing With My BabyLaurel Aitken
10Dallas TexasTiger
11Rock SteadyLaurel Aitken
12Reggae MoodLaurel Aitken
13I'll Never Love Any Girl (The Way I Love You)Laurel Aitken
14Baby I Need Your LovingLaurel Aitken
15Why Can't I Touch YouLaurel Aitken
16GuiltyTiger
17Let True Love BeginLaurel Aitken
18Have You Ever Been HurtTiger
19The Very Best I CanLaurel Aitken
20Our Day Will ComeTiger
21I Will Never Let You DownLorenzo
22It's Too LateLaurel Aitken
23Slow RockLaurel Aitken
24If There's A Hell BelowLaurel Aitken
25Just A Little Bit Of Your LovingLaurel Aitken
26Take Me In Your Arms (And Love Me)Laurel Aitken
27Two Timing WomanLaurel Aitken
Laurel Aitken Laurel Aitken was born on April 22, 1927 in Cuba under the name Lorenzo Aitken.... more
"Laurel Aitken"

Laurel Aitken

Laurel Aitken was born on April 22, 1927 in Cuba under the name Lorenzo Aitken. The British label boss Gaz Mayall gave him the title 'Godfather of Ska' in the mid-1980s - and rightly so, as he is commonly considered one of the founders of ska music in Jamaica. The Aitken family moved there, to West Kingston in 1938.

There he came into contact with the then popular rhythm'n' blues from New Orleans via US F.M. radio stations. Favourites included Smiley Lewis, Louis Jordan and Amos Milburn. The combination of the cool sounds from New Orleans with Caribbean Calypso formed the basis for his particularly unique style, which later should conquer the world as Ska music. Initially, however, Aitken worked for the Jamaican Tourist Board and appeared as an entertainer in nightclubs. After first recordings, Chris Blackwell who was born in London in 1937, later founder of Island Records, produced Boogie in My Bones b/w Little Sheila, the first pop record from Jamaica that was also released in England.

In 1960 Aitken moved to Brixton in London and recorded fifteen singles for the 'Blue Beat' label before returning to Jamaica in 1963. With the Skatallites as his backing band, he made further recordings there, before returning to Great Britain, where he was able to further consolidate his position as a leading Ska musician. Besides the Caribbean inhabitants of London he was especially popular amongst mods, skinheads and other Ska fans.
From the late 1950s until the 1970s Aitken was able to achieve a multitude of hits internationally. In 1970 he settled down with his wife in Leicester, England, and performed less frequently. In 1980 Ska experienced a renaissance, and finally he entered the British single charts for the first time with Rudi Got Married.

On 17 July 2005, Laurel Aitken died of a heart attack in his adopted hometown of Leicester. He is remembered as the artist who made Mento/Calypso, R&B, Ska, Rock Steady and Reggae his own thing.

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Tracklist
Aitken, Laurel - The Fantastic Laurel Aitken (CD) CD 1
01 Baby Please Don't Go
02 Sex Machine
03 Heile Heile (The Lion)
04 Chop Chop Rock
05 Can't Turn Your Back On Me
06 Since You Left
07 Do The Boogaloo
08 Soul Of Africa
09 Dancing With My Baby
10 Dallas Texas
11 Rock Steady
12 Reggae Mood
13 I'll Never Love Any Girl (The Way I Love You)
14 Baby I Need Your Loving
15 Why Can't I Touch You
16 Guilty
17 Let True Love Begin
18 Have You Ever Been Hurt
19 The Very Best I Can
20 Our Day Will Come
21 I Will Never Let You Down
22 It's Too Late
23 Slow Rock
24 If There's A Hell Below
25 Just A Little Bit Of Your Loving
26 Take Me In Your Arms (And Love Me)
27 Two Timing Woman