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Compilations See All. Appears On See All. About Tommy McCook The leader of the legendary Skatalites, tenor saxophonist Tommy McCook was among the most innovative and influential Jamaican musicians of his generation, a prime catalyst behind the evolution and international popularity of ska and reggae. BORN Mar 3, Similar Artists See All. Desmond Dekker. McCook did not return return to Jamaica on a permanent basis untilarriving in time to help push the developing ska sound to the next level.
Though existing only 14 months, the Skatalites were the quintessential ska band of their time, backing every major vocalist and producing an astounding amount of prime instrumental Chromeo White Women. In the wake of the group's demise, McCook founded the Supersonics, who were soon installed as the house band at Duke Reid's Treasure Isle studio; the most sought-after studio unit of the rocksteady era, they appeared on classic hits from artists including Alton Ellis, Justin Hinds, and the Techniques.
McCook remained a fixture of the Jamaican session circuit throughout the years that followed, and he also issued a number of solo albums Tommy McCook Tommy McCook producer Bunny Dharana Dharana, among them 's Cookin', 's Brass Rockers, and 's Hot Lava.
In he re-formed the Skatalites nearly two decades after their initial breakup, relocating them to the U. Amazon Drive Cloud storage from Amazon.
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