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(Grover Records) 18 Tracks - The early recordings of Laurel Aitken - Jamaican Rhythm And Blues... more

Laurel Aitken: The Pama Years (LP)

(Grover Records) 18 Tracks - The early recordings of Laurel Aitken - Jamaican Rhythm And Blues and Early Ska at its best

Laurel Aitken is without doubt one of Jamaica's "folk heroes". His immense creativity for the development of the original, typical music of the island, i.e. ska and reggae, and its spread in England and Europe is reflected in countless singles and albums, which led to big hits inside and outside the respective scenes. The lifetime achievement of the now 75-year-old artist brought him fame as "Godfather Of Ska" and "High Priest Of Reggae".

The first volume of this series (GRO-CD /LP 022 Laurel Aitken: The Pama Years) focuses mainly on the reggae side of the singer, songwriter and producer

Article properties: Laurel Aitken: The Pama Years (LP)

  • Interpret: Laurel Aitken

  • Album titlle: The Pama Years (LP)

  • Genre R&B, Soul

  • Year of publication 1998
  • Geschwindigkeit 33 U/min
  • Vinyl record size LP (12 Inch)
  • Mint (M)
  • Sleeve Grading Mint (M)
  • Label Grover Records

  • Artikelart LP

  • EAN: 4026763120225

  • weight in Kg 0.3
Aitken, Laurel - The Pama Years (LP) LP 1
01 Apollo 12 Laurel Aitken
02 Donkey Man Laurel Aitken
03 John B Laurel Aitken
04 Walk Right Back Laurel Aitken
05 Scandal In Brixton Market Laurel Aitken
06 Don't Be Cruel Laurel Aitken
07 Benwood Dick Laurel Aitken
08 Blue Mink Laurel Aitken
09 Soul Jerker Laurel Aitken
10 Reggae 69 Laurel Aitken
11 I Got To Have Your Loving Laurel Aitken
12 I Will Never Let You Down Laurel Aitken
13 Baby Please Don't Go Laurel Aitken
14 Reggae Popcorn Laurel Aitken
15 I'll Never Love Any Girl Laurel Aitken
16 The Best I Can Laurel Aitken
17 True Love Laurel Aitken
18 Save The Last Dance Laurel 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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