Thursday, October 18, 2012

What is left of the Skatalites is at Davey's Uptown tonight

Posted By on Thu, Oct 18, 2012 at 10:17 AM

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Percussionist Lloyd Knibb died in 2011, and upright-bassist Lloyd Brevett passed away a few months ago, which leaves alto-saxophonist Lester Sterling as the sole surviving member of the original Skatalites lineup. Sterling is still grinding it out on tour, aided by singer Doreen Shaffer (who has recorded with the group since the mid-1960s, when it was busy inventing the genre of ska music) and seven other guys you've never heard of. So, no, it's not the real Skatalites. But it's still probably a solid Thursday night.

With Van Gordon Martin. Thursday, October 18, at Davey's Uptown Ramblers Club.

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