Killer compilation of the Skatalites formerly Satelittes...Killer ska / reggae stuff with Jackie Mittoo on the piano!"If one band could be cited for the emergance of ska, it would be The Skatalites. Formed around june 1965 and built around the many musicians that had honed their craft at the Alpha Boys School in Kingston, Jamaica, the early line up consisted of Don Drummond, Roland Alphonso, Tommy McCook, Johnny ’Dizzy’ Moore, Lester Sterling, Jerome ’Jah Jerry’ Hines, Jackie Mitoo, Lloyd Brevett and Lloyd Knibbs. The time span of the Skatalites career, considering their output of literally 100’s of sides of music, was a relativly short one of just over two years. Here, Kingston Sounds have delved into the vaults of WIRL RECORDS and have selected some tunes that show the dexterity of the band and what great sounds this group of musicians were capable of producing. "