Tommy McCook - Tommy McCook

Yard Broom


Twelve Minutes To Go

Format LP
Label Radiation Roots
Catalogue Number RR00328
Year 2018
Genre Reggae, Ska

Tommy McCook

Tommy McCook (LP / 2018)

Radiation Roots (RR00328)

Radiation Roots presents a reissue of Tommy McCook, the self-titled debut by the legendary Skatalites saxophonist, originally released in 1969. Known on its initial release as The Skatalite, this is, simply put, a collection of some of the greatest ska tunes ever put to tape. Recorded by Arthur 'Duke' Reid at his legendary Treasure Isle Studios, these classic recordings feature Roland Alphonso, Don Drummond, Rico Rodriguez, and all the original Skatalites. The album also features some classic vocal appearances from some of the biggest names in ska history including Justin Hines, Stranger Cole, and Millicent 'Patsy' Todd, a perfect blend of Skatalites instrumentals and vocal tracks. Ska is the heartbeat that created the worldwide cultural phenomenon that is reggae music and at the very center of the ska universe you will find Tommy McCook and The Skatalites. Here, Radiations Roots presents some of their most historical and influential recordings.


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1 Yard Broom
2 Carry-Go-Bring-Home
3 Twelve Minutes To Go
4 Magic
5 Strolling In
6 Dan-De-Lion
7 Apanga
8 Eastern Standard Time
9 Rough And Tough
10 Musical Store Room
11 When You Call My Name
12 River Bank