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Saturday, May 29, 2010

LAUREL AITKEN - DISCOGRAPHY








TRIBUTE TO THE "GODFATHER OF SKA": LAUREL AITKEN




LAUREL AITKEN - BIOGRAPHY:
Lorenzo Aitken (April 22, 1927 – July 17, 2005), better known as Laurel Aitken, was a singer and one of the originators of Jamaican ska music. He is often referred to as the "Godfather of ska".
L. Aitken, son of a Jamaican father and Cuban mother, was the brother of another singer Bobby Aitken. He grew up in Jamaica, where he made his first experiences as a singer and composer. Laurel Aitken wrote numerous hit songs from the 50s and seventies. He recorded with the labels "Blue Beat", "RIO", "Ska Beat", "Pama Records" and the "Trojan Records". One of his first recordings is: "Little Sheila / Boogie in My Bones" (1958), this is the first recording with "Island Records". In the sixties he moved to Britain finding appreciation in ska circles. Laurel composed some pieces entered in the history of ska music, as "Sally Brown" and "It's Too Late". Subsequently converted to reggae, had a large following among the skinhead circles. His compositional work is accompanied with an intense live activity, ranging from genres such as ska, rocksteady and reggae.


LAUREL AITKEN - OFFICIAL DISCOGRAPHY:

1) Albums, Singles & EPs:
.1963 - The Long Hot Summer, Jamaican Ska 1963 (with The Skatalites) - (Reissue: "Laurel Aitken Long Hot Summer Vol. 2" 1998)
.1964 - The Original Cool Jamaican Ska
.1965 - Ska With Laurel
.1967 - Says Fire
.1969 - Scandal In A Brixton Market
.1970 - The High Priest Of Reggae
.1972 - The Fantastic Laurel Aitken
.1972 - Pretty Face/Come Back to My Lonely World - [Single: (7") with 2 Revisited Tracks]
.1979 - Kingston Town/I Remember (with: Prince Fibie) - [Single: (7") with 2 Revisited Tracks]
.1980 - Rudy Got Married/Honey Come Back To Me - [Single: (7") with 2 Revisited Tracks]
.1980 - Big Fat Man/It’s Too Late - [Single: (7") with 2 Revisited Tracks]
.1987 - Laurel Aitken Meets Floyd Lloyd & The Potato Five
.1988 - True Fact (Potato Five, Featuring. Laurel Aitken) - (Reissue: "Rocksteady Party" 1996 and "Rock Steady" 2000).
.1989 - Mad About Ska Ep (Laurel Aitken and The Loafers) - (Ep with 4 Tracks Live)
.1989 - Rise And Fall: Personal Selections 1960-85 - (Compilation + 3 previosly unreleased)
.1989 - It's Too Late: Personal Selections 1961-84 - (Compilation + 1 previously unreleased)
.1989 - Sally Brown Ep (Laurel Aitken & The Pressure Tenants) - [Ep with 3 Revisited Tracks + 1 previously unreleased]
.1989 - Boogie With The Bartender/She Was My Girl - [Single (7")  with The Buster]
.1990 - Two Knights Of Ska (Live) - (Laurel Aitken & Derrick Morgan) - (Double Album)
.1990 - Escapade In France Ep - [Includes 4 songs (2 tracks are revisited in French)]
.1990 - Ringo The Gringo
.1995 - Damn Good (The Ska Flames with L. Aitken, Roland Alphonso and Lester Sterling)
.1996 - The Blue Beat Years - (Aka: "The Story So Far..." 1996)
.1998 - The Pama Years - [Compilation Early Years + previously unreleased Tracks]
.1998 - Guns Of Brixton (with Radici Nel Cemento) - (Ep with 3 Tracks)
.1999 - The Pioneer Of Jamaican Music - [Retrospective with previously unreleased: (Period: 1956-1965) + Compilation]
.1999 - Baby (You Got Me Lovin’) - (Cd Single with 2 New Tracks)
.1999 - En Espanol (with "Skarlatines")
.1999 - Ska Titans: Laurel Aitken & The Skatalites - (Reissue: "The Clash Of The Ska Titans: L. Aitken & The Skatalites" 2000)
.1999 - Ska Splash (with The Skatalites and Friends) - (2 Cd)
.2000 - Jamboree (with Court Jester’s Crew)
.2001 - Tic Tac/Ana Maria - (Cd Single with 2 New Tracks)
.2002 - Live At Club Ska
.2005 - Superstar - [Retrospective with previously unreleased + rare and alternative tracks recorded in 50's and 60']
.2005 - You’ve Got What It Takes/That’s How Strong (My Love Is) - [Cd Single with 2 Tracks]
.2005 - The Number One Hits (with The The Cookoomackastick) - (Cd: 2005) - (Not compilation) - [Reissue "The Very Last Concerts And Studio Recordings" (Dvd: 2006)]


2) Bootleg:
.1980 - Peel Session Ep (Bootleg)
.2000 - Live at Paci Paciana (Bergamo-Italy) - (Laurel Aitken with Arpioni)


3) Laurel Aitken Tribute:
.2010 - Live At Club Ska: The Laurel Aitken Tribute Concert - (Various Artists) (Cherry Red Records label)


4) Compilation/Best of: 
.1969 - Fire - (Doctor Bird)
.1969 - Fire in Your Wire - (Doctor Bird)
.1969 - Rise and Fall - (JJ Records)
.1992 - Rasta Man Power - (ROIR)
.1993 - The Godfather Of Ska - (Gaz’s Rockin’Records)
.1997 - Woppi King - The Early Reggae Years 1968 - 1969 Vol 1 - (Trybute)
.2000 - The Legendary Godfather Of Ska - Volume 3 - Godfather Of Ska (1963 - 1966) - (Grover)
.2001 - Rise and Fall - (Groover)
.2001 - Rudi Got Married - (Groover)
.2009 - Anthology – The Godfather Of Ska - (Pressure Drop)
.2010 - Boogie in My Bones: The Early Years 1957-1960 - (Cherry Red Records)
.2010 - You Got Me Rockin': The Best of the Blue Beat Years 1960 - 1964 - (Cherry Red Records)
and ....


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Laurel Aitken - Discography:
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1) Albums, Singles & EPs:

.1963 - The Long Hot Summer, Jamaican Ska 1963 (With: The Skatalites) - (Reissue: "Laurel Aitken Long Hot Summer Vol. 2" 1998)
(Original Press):
Lp: "The Long Hot Summer" 1963

Reissue Cd: "Laurel Aitken Long Hot Summer, Vol. 2" 1998 - (Groover Label)

Editions:

"The Long Hot Summer, Jamaican Ska" 1963 - (Original Version)
Tracks:
1) Bad Minded Woman. 2) Adam And Eve. 3) Hometown. 4) Devil Or Angel. 5) Sunshine. 6) Freedom Train. 7) Life. 8) Fire. 9) The Saint. 10) Mary. 11) Peace Perfect Peace. 12) Lion Of Judah.
[Labels: ? (Lp: 1963), Roir (Lp/Cassete: 1991)]

Reissue: "Laurel Aitken Long Hot Summer Vol. 2" 1998 with Bonus Tracks.
Tracks:
1) Bad Minded Woman. 2) Adam And Eve. 3) Hometown. 4) Devil Or Angel. 5) Sunshine. 6) Freedom Train. 7) Life. 8) Fire. 9) The Saint. 10) Mary. 11) Peace Perfect Peace. 12) Lion Of Judah. 13) Remember My Darling. 14) One More River to Cross. 15) In My Soul.
[Label: Groover (Cd: 1998)]
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.1964 - The Original Cool Jamaican Ska
(Original Press):
Lp: "The Original Cool Jamaican Ska" 1964 - (London Label)

Reissue Cd: "The Original Cool Jamaican Ska" 2009 - (Pressure Drop/Cherry Red Records Label) with Bonus Tracks

"The Original Cool Jamaican Ska" 1964 - (Original Version)
Tracks:
1)Fire. 2) Freedom Train. 3) Peace Perfect Peace. 4) Bad Minded Woman. 5) Devil Or Angel. 6) You Are My Sunshine. 7) Hometown. 8) Life. 9) Adam And Eve.
Cd Bonus Tracks:
10) Mary. 11) I Shall Remove. 12) We Got To Move. 13) What A Weeping. 14) Zion City Wall. 15) One More River To Cross. 16) Lion Of Judah. 17) Remember My Darling. 18) The Saint. 19) Go Gal Go. 20) Rock Of Ages. 21) Leave Me Standing (You Left Me Standing). 22) Bag A Boo. 23) Jericho. 24) Yes Indeed. 25) Let My People Go. 26) Bachelor Life. 27) You Was Up. 28) Don T Stay Out Late. 29) Be Mine.
[Labels: London (Lp: 1964), Pressure Drop/Cherry Red Records (Cd: 2009), 101 Distibution (Digital Release: 2009)]
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.1965 - Ska With Laurel
(Original Press):

"Ska With Laurel" 1965 - (Original Version)
Tracks:
1)Street Of Glory. 2)Lonesome Traveller. 3) Madame Sorosie. 4) We Shall Overcome. 5) Call The Doctor. 6) Freedom. 7) Hallelujah Train. 8) Looking For My Baby. 9) Woman Is Sweeter Than Man. 10) It’s Coming Down. 11) Take Off My Pyjamas. 12) Leave My Woman Alone.
Cd Bonus Tracks:
13) Mary Don’t You Weep. 14) Ring Don’t Mean A Thing. 15) Come And Let Us Go. 16) How Can I Forget You. 17) Clap Your Hands. 18) Revival. 19) Jumbee Jamboree. 20) Propaganda. 21) Shake. 22) Green Banana. 23) Clementine. 24) Shame And Scandal. 25) Coconut Woman. 26) I Don’t Want No More. 27) Last Night.
[Labels: Rio (Lp: 1965), Pressure Drop/Cherry Red Records (Cd: 2009), 101 Distibution (Digital Release: 2009)]
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.1967 - Laurel Aitken Says Fire
(Original Press):
Lp: "Laurel Aitken Says Fire" 1967 - (Doctor Bird Label)

Reissue Cd: "Laurel Aitken Says Fire" 2009 - (Pressure Drop/Cherry Red Records Label) with Bonus Tracks.

"Laurel Aitken Says Fire" 1967 - (Original Version)
Tracks:
1) Fire (In Your Wire). 2) Worried Over Me The Classics. 3) Halfway To Paradise. 4) Coconut (Water) . 5) Quando Quando Quando . 6) If You Need Me . 7) La La La (Means I Love You) . 8) Rice And Peas. 9) Stand By Me . 10) Sunnyside (Swimming Pool). 11) Mr. Lee. 12) Gonna Get Married.
Cd Bonus Tracks:
13) Birmingham Girl. 14) Reggae Fever. 15) Deliverance Will Come. 16) The Rise And Fall (Of Laurel). 17) If You're Not Black. 18) Heile Heile (The Lion). 19) Carolina. 20) Kingston Town (AKA Jamaica Farewell). 21) Think Me No Know. 22) Loch Ness Monster.
[Labels: Doctor Bird (Lp: 1967), Pressure Drop/Cherry Red Records (Cd: 2009), 101 Distibution (Digital Release: 2009)]
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.1969 - Scandal In A Brixton Market
(Original Press):
Lp: "Scandal In A Brixton Market" 1969 - (Pama Label)

Reissue Cd: "Scandal In A Brixton Market" 2009 - (Pressure Drop/Cherry Red Records Label) with Bonus Tracks.

"Scandal In A Brixton Market" 1969 - (Original Version)
Tracks:
1) Laurel Aitken & Girlie - Scandal In A Brixton Market. 2) Laurel Aitken & Girlie - Madame Stragge. 3) Stupid Married Man. 4) Laurel Aitken & Girlie - Tammering. 5) Laurel Aitken & Girlie - Have Mercy. 6) Night Cricket. 7) Run Powell Run. 7) Teddy Bear. 8) Mr Soul. 9) Woke Up This Morning. 10) Laurel Aitken & Rico Rodriguez - Babylon. 11) Laurel Aitken & Rico Rodriguez - Stop The War In Vietnam.
Cd Bonus Tracks:
13) Laurel Aitken & Girlie - Big Fight In Hell Stadium. 14) Pussy Got Thirteen Life. 15) Blue Mink The Gruvy Beats. 16) Single Man (Aka Why). 17) Moon Rock. 18) Cut Up Munno. 19) Laurel Aitken & Girlie - Soul Jerker. 20) Nobody But You. 21) The Best I Can. 22) Reggae Popcorn. 23) Take Me Back. 24) Pachanga, Part 1. 25) Pachanga, Part 2.
[Labels: Pama (Lp: 1969), Pressure Drop/Cherry Red Records (Cd: 2009), 26F Records (Digital Reelase: 2009)]
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.1970 - The High Priest Of Reggae
(Original Press):
Lp: "The High Priest Of Reggae" 1970 - (Pama Label)

Reissue Cd: "The High Priest Of Reggae" 2009 - (Pressure Drop/Cherry Red Records Label) with Bonus Tracks.

"The High Priest Of Reggae" 1970 - (Original Version)
Tracks:
1) Jesse James. 2) Mr Popcorn. 3) I Got To Have Your Love. 4) John B. 5) Shoo Bee Shoo Bee. 6) Hailes Selaise. 7) Landlords And Tenants
8) Save The Last Dance. 9) Walk Right Back
10) Don't Be Cruel. 11) Woppi King. 12) Suffering Still.
Cd Bonus Tracks:
13) Reggae 69. 14) Donkey Man. 15) Blues Dance. 16) Lawd Doctor. 17) Babylon Gone. 18) Everybody Sufferin'. 19) Freedom. 20) Pussy Price (Gone Up). 21) Gimme Back Me Dollar. 22) Skinhead Train. 23) Kent People. 24) Skinhead Invasion. 25) Bendwood Dick.
[Labels: Pama (Lp: 1970), Pressure Drop/Cherry Red Records (Cd: 2009), 26F Records (Digital Release: 2009)]
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.1972 - The Fantastic Laurel Aitken
(Original Press):

"The Fantastic Laurel Aitken" 1972 - (Original Version)
Tracks:
1) Baby Please Don't Go. 2) Sex Machine. 3) Heile Heile (The Lion). 4) Chop Chop Rock. 5) Can't Turn Your Back On Me. 6) Since You Left. 7) Do the Boogaloo. 8) Souls of Africa. 9) Dancing With My Baby. 10) Dallas Texas Tiger. 11) Rock Steady. 12) Reggae Mood.
Cd Bonus Tracks:
13) I'll Never Love Another. 14) Baby I Need Your Lovin'. 15) Why Can't I Touch You. 16) Guilty Tiger. 17) Let True Love Begin. 18) Have You Ever Been Hurt. 19) The Very Best I Can. 20) Our Day Will Come. 21) I Will Never Let You Go. 22) It's Too Late. 23) Slow Rock. 24) If There's a Hell Below. 25) Just a Little Bit of Loving. 26) Take Me in Your Arms. 27) Two Timing Woman.
[Labels: Hebra/London (Lp: 1972), Pressure Drop/Cherry Red Records (Cd: 2009), 101 Distibution (Digital Reelase: 2009)]
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.1972 - Pretty Face/Come Back to My Lonely World - [Single: (7") with 2 Revisited Tracks].

"Pretty Face/Come Back to My Lonely World" 1972 - (Original Version)
Tracks:
Side A: "Pretty Face"
Side B: "Come Back to My Lonely World"
[Label: Columbia/Emi (7": 1972)]
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.1979 - Kingston Town/I Remember (with: Prince Fibie) - [Single: (7") with 2 Revisited Tracks]

"Kingston Town/I Remember" (with: Prince Fibie) 1979 - (Original Version)
Tracks:
Side A: "Kingston Town"
Side B: "I Remember"
[Label: Black Fantasy (7": 1979)]
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.1980 - Rudy Got Married/Honey Come Back To Me - [Single: (7") with 2 Revisited Tracks]

"Rudy Got Married/Honey Come Back To Me" 1980 - (Original Version)
Tracks:
Side A: "Rudy Got Married"
Side B: "Honey Come Back To Me"
[Label: I Spy (7": 1980)]

!!!
These songs were reissued in the compilation: "Rudi Got Married" 2001 - (Grover Records)
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.1980 - Big Fat Man/It’s Too Late - [Single: (7") with 2 Revisited Tracks]

"Big Fat Man/It’s Too Late" 1980 - (Original Version)
Tracks:
Side A: "Big Fat Man"
Side B: "It’s Too Late"
[Label: I Spy (7": 1980)]

!!!
These songs were reissued in the compilation: "Rudi Got Married" 2001 - (Grover Records)
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.1987 - Laurel Aitken Meets Floyd Lloyd & The Potato Five
(Original Press):

"Laurel Aitken Meets Floyd Lloyd & The Potato Five" 1987 - (Original Version)
Tracks:
1) Tear Up. 2) Jesse Jackson. 3) Spin On Your Head. 4) Big City. 5) Western Special. 6) Sally Brown. 7) Mad About You. 8) Sahara. 9) Long Time.
[Label: Gaz’s (Lp/Cd: 1987)]
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.1988 - True Fact (Potato Five, Featuring: Laurel Aitken) - (Reissue: "Rocksteady Party" 1996 and "Rock Steady" 2000).
(Original Press):
"True Fact" (Potato Five, Featuring: Laurel Aitken) 1988 - (Rackit! Label)

Reissue: "Rocksteady Party" 1996 - (Blue Moon Label) with Bonus Tracks.

Reissue: "Rock Steady" 2000 - (Columbia River Ent. Label) with Bonus Tracks.

Editions:

"True Fact" (Potato Five, Featuring. Laurel Aitken) 1988 - (Original Version)
Tracks:
1) Rocksteady Party. 2) Dial M (For Murder). 3) Bluebeat Suit. 4) Burning Fire. 5) Car Chase. 6) Got To Go!. 7) Pancho (The Mexican Bandit). 8) That Was Then. 9) Heman Vs Skeletor. 10) Things I Do.
[Label: Rackit! (Lp: 1988), Cbs/Sony Japan (Cd: 1988)]

Reissue: "Rocksteady Party" 1996 - (Same album with Bonus Tracks)
Tracks:
1) Rocksteady Party. 2) That Was Then. 3) Do The Jerk. 4) Burnin' Fire. 5) Pancho. 6) Bluebeat Suit. 7) Things That I Do. 8) Dial M For Murder. 9) Re-Burial. 10) Car Chase. 11) Got To Go. 12) He Man Versus.
[Label: Blue Moon (Cd: 1996)]

Reissue: "Rock Steady" 2000 - (Same album with Bonus Tracks)
Tracks:
1) Rocksteady Party. 2) That Was Then. 3) Do The Jerk. 4) Burnin' Fire. 5) Pancho. 6) Bluebeat Suit. 7) Things That I Do. 8) Dial M For Murder. 9) Re-Burial. 10) Car Chase. 11) Got To Go. 12) He Man Versus.
[Label: Columbia River Ent. (Cd: 2000)]
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.1989 - Mad About Ska Ep (Laurel Aitken and The Loafers) - (Ep with 4 Tracks Live)

"Mad About Ska Ep" (Laurel Aitken and The Loafers) 1989 - (Original Version)
Tracks:
1)Sally Brown [Live]. 2)Rudy Got Married [Live]. 3) Skinhead [Live]. 4) Mad About You [Live].
[Label: Staccato (Ep: 1989)]
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.1989 - Rise And Fall: Personal Selections 1960-85
[Compilation + 3 previously unreleased Tracks)
(Original Press):
Lp: "Rise And Fall: Personal Selections 1960-85" 1989 - (Unicorn Label)

Reissue Cd: "Rise And Fall/It's Too Late" 1990 - (Unicorn Label) - (Includes 2 full Albums)

Editions:

"Rise And Fall: Personal Selections 1960-85" 1989 - (Original Version)
[Compilation + 3 Unreleased Tracks]
Tracks:
1) You Got Me Rockin. 2) Baby Baby. 3) Back To New Orleans. 4) Skinhead Train. 5) Bug A Boo. 6) Heile Heile [The Lion+. 7) Withdoctor From Amsterdam [Unreleased 1977]. 8) Boogie Rock. 9) Rasta Man Power [Unreleased 1979]. 10) Who’s Taking You Home. 11) Let Me Love You Little Darling [Unreleased 1985]. 12) Rise And Fall.
[Label: Unicorn (Lp: 1989)]

Reissue Cd: "Rise And Fall/It's Too Late" 1990 - (Includes 2 full Albums).
Tracks:
1) You Got Me Rockin. 2) Baby Baby. 3) Back To New Orleans. 4) Skinhead Train. 5) Bug A Boo. 6) Heile Heile [The Lion]. 7) Withdoctor From Amsterdam [Unreleased 1977]. 8) Boogie Rock. 9) Rasta Man Power [Unreleased 1979]. 10) Who’s Taking You Home. 11) Let Me Love You Little Darling [Unreleased 1985]. 12) Rise And Fall. 13) It’s Too Late. 14) Shoo Bee Doo. 15) Bouncing Woman. 16) Daniel Saw The Stone. 17) Blue Beat Dance [Unreleased 1984]. 18) Mr. Popcorn. 19) Five In My wire. 20) Gimme Back Mi Dollar. 21) Brother David. 22) Sweet Jamaica. 23) Whole Lotta Rock. 24) Jesse James.
[Label: Unicorn (Cd: 1990)]

!!!
The Compilation: Laurel Aitken "Rise And Fall" (Grover Label, 2001) - (Includes 20 Tracks from: "Rise And Fall/It's Too Late" 1990, it not includes the 4 Unreleased Tracks!.
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.1989 - It's Too Late: Personal Selections 1961-84
[Compilation + 1 previously unreleased Track*]
(Original Press):
Lp: "It's Too Late: Personal Selections 1961-84" 1989 - (Unicorn Label)

Reissue Cd: "Rise And Fall/It's Too Late" 1990 - (Unicorn Label) - (Includes 2 full Albums)

Editions:

"It's Too Late: Personal Selections 1961-84" 1989 - (Original Version)
Tracks:
1) It’s Too Late. 2) Shoo Bee Doo. 3) Bouncing Woman. 4) Daniel Saw The Stone. 5) Blue Beat Dance* [Previously Unreleased] 1984]. 6) Mr. Popcorn. 7) Five In My wire. 8) Gimme Back Mi Dollar. 9) Brother David. 10) Sweet Jamaica. 11) Whole Lotta Rock. 12) Jesse James.
[Label: Unicorn (Lp: 1989)]

Reissue Cd: "Rise And Fall/It's Too Late" 1990 - (Includes 2 full Albums).
Tracks:
1) You Got Me Rockin. 2) Baby Baby. 3) Back To New Orleans. 4) Skinhead Train. 5) Bug A Boo. 6) Heile Heile [The Lion]. 7) Withdoctor From Amsterdam [Unreleased 1977]. 8) Boogie Rock. 9) Rasta Man Power [Unreleased 1979]. 10) Who’s Taking You Home. 11) Let Me Love You Little Darling [Unreleased 1985]. 12) Rise And Fall. 13) It’s Too Late. 14) Shoo Bee Doo. 15) Bouncing Woman. 16) Daniel Saw The Stone. 17) Blue Beat Dance [Unreleased 1984]. 18) Mr. Popcorn. 19) Five In My wire. 20) Gimme Back Mi Dollar. 21) Brother David. 22) Sweet Jamaica. 23) Whole Lotta Rock. 24) Jesse James.
[Label: Unicorn (Cd: 1990)]

!!!
The Compilation: Laurel Aitken "Rise And Fall" (Grover Label, Cd: 2001) - (Includes 20 Tracks from: "Rise And Fall/It's Too Late" 1990, it not includes the 4 Unreleased Tracks!.
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.1989 - Sally Brown Ep (Laurel Aitken & The Pressure Tenants)
[Ep with 3 Revisited Tracks + 1 Unreleased Track]

"Sally Brown Ep (Laurel Aitken & The Pressure Tenants)" 1989
Tracks:
1) Sally Brown. 2) Rude Boy Dream. 3) Hey Little Girl. 4) Since You Went Away (Unreleased 1979)
[Label: Unicorn (Ep: 1989)]

!!!
These songs were reissued in Cd "Ringo The Gringo" 1990 - (Unicorn label)
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.1989 - Boogie With The Bartender/She Was My Girl - [Single (7") with the band The Buster]

"Boogie With The Bartender/She Was My Girl" 1989 - (Original Version)
Tracks:
Side A: "Boogie With The Bartender"
Side B: "She Was My Girl"
[Label: Wesser (7": 1989)]

!!!
These songs were reissued in Cd: "Couch Potatoes" by The Buster.
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.1990 - Two Knights Of Ska (Live)- (Laurel Aitken & Derrick Morgan) - (Double Album)
(Original Press):

"Two Knights Of Ska (Live)- (Laurel Aitken & Derrick Morgan)" 1990
Tracks:
Disc 1: "Derrick Morgan"
1) The National Dance. 2) Greedy Girl/Wet Dream/Hold Yu Jack. 3) Meekly Wait/Housewives’ Choice/She’s So Young. 4) Miss Lulu. 5) The Moon Hop. 6) Tougher And Tough. 7) Fat Man/Be Still/Sunday Monday. 8) In My Heart I Feel Like A King. 9) Don’t Call Me Daddy.10) Blackhead Chinaman/Blazing Fire. 11) Some Women Must Cry. 12) Laurel & Derrick "Boogie In My Bones Jam Session".
Disc 2: "Laurel Aitken"
13) Mad About You. 14) Bartender. 15) Caledonia. 16) Rudy Got Married. 17) Skinhead. 18) Landlords & Tenants/Pussy Price. 19) I Love You, Yes I Do. 20) I’m A Rebel. 21) It’s Too Late. 22) Sally Brown.
[Label: Unicorn (2 Lp: 1990)]
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.1990 - Escapade In France Ep - [Includes 4 tracks: (2 songs are revisited in French)]

"Escapade In France Ep" 1990 - (Original Version)
Tracks:
1) Je T'aimerai Toujours* [I Love You Yes I Do]. 2) Bad Minded Woman [with the Skatalites]. 3) Witchdoctor From Amsterdam. 4) Eh Mon Amour* [Hey Little Girl].
[Label: Unicorn (Ep: 1990)]

!!!
The French's songs* were reissued in Cd "Ringo The Gringo" 1990 - (Unicorn label)
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.1990 - Ringo The Gringo
(Original Press):

"Ringo The Gringo" 1990 - (Original Version)
Tracks:
1) I Love You Yes I Do. 2) Looking In The Mirror. 3) Night Train To Tokyo. 4) Don't Turn Your Back. 5) Rock With You Tonight. 6) Ringo The Gringo. 7) Peggy Sue. 8) Going Back To The Frontline. 9) Rude Boy Dream. 10. Hitchhike.
Cd Bonus Tracks:
11) Hey Little Girl. 12) Sally Brown. 13) Since You Went Away. 14) Je T'aimerai Toujours. 15) Eh Mon Amour.
[Label: Unicorn (Lp/Cd: 1990)]
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.1995 - Damn Good (The Ska Flames with L. Aitken, Roland Alphonso and Lester Sterling)
(Original Press):
"Damn Good" 1995 - (Sunshot Label)

"Damn Good" 1995 - (Toshiba Emi Japan Label)

The Ska Flames with L. Aitken, Roland Alphonso and Lester Sterling:
"Damn Good" 1995 - (Original Version)
Tracks:
1) Afro Down Blow. 2) Zion City. 3) Judgement Day. 4) Lonesome Lover. 5) No More Time. 6) Extra 110. 7) Past Days. 8) Everytime I Wanna Think. 9) Dance with Me. 10) Pretty Baby. 11) Flower for Bride. 12) [Japanese Title]. 13) Mighty Three. 14) Give Thanks. 15) Rip Van Winkle. 16) Star Eyes.
[Labels: Sunshot (Cd: 1995), Toshiba/Emi Japan (Cd: 1995))
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.1996 - The Blue Beat Years - (Aka: "The Story So Far..." 1996)
(Original Press):
"The Blue Beat Years" 1996 - (Mooon/Ska Record Label)

Aka: "The Story So Far..." 1996 - (Grover Records Label)

Editions:

"The Blue Beat Years" 1996 - (Original Version)
Tracks:
1) Mad About You. 2) It's Too Late. 3) Sahara. 4) Rudi Wedding. 5) Roll Jordan Roll. 6) Boogie With The Bartender. 7) Sally Brown. 8) Sugar Sugar. 9) Boogie In My Bones. 10) Zion City. 11) Little Sheila. 12) Bad Minded Woman. 13) Hey Bartender.
[Labels: Mooon/Ska Record (Cd: 1996)]

Aka: "The Story So Far..." 1996 - (Original Version)
Tracks:
1) Roll Jordan Roll. 2) Little Sheila. 3) Boogie In My Bones. 4) Bartender. 5) It's Too Late. 6) Zion City. 7) Sugar Sugar. 8) Bad Minded Woman. 9) Rudi Got Married. 10) Sally Brown. 11) Mad About You. 12) Sahara. 13) Boogie With The Bartender.
[Label: Grover Records (Lp/Cd: 1996)]
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.1998 - The Pama Years - (Compilation Early Years + previously unreleased Tracks)
(Original Press):

"The Pama Years" 1998 - (Original Version)
Tracks:
1) Apollo 12 (Unreleased) .2) Donkey Man. 3) John B. 4) Walk Right Back. 5) Scandal In Brixton Market. 6) Don't Be Cruel. 7) Benwood Dick (Unreleased). 8) Blue Mink. 9) Sooul Jerker. 10) Reggae 69. 11) I Got To Have Your Loving. 12) I Will Never Let You Down. 13) Baby Please Don't Go. 14) Reggae Popcorn. 15) I'll Never Love Any Girl (The Way I Love You). 16) Best I Can. 17) True Love. 18) Save The Last Dance.
[Label: Grover Records (Cd: 1998)]
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.1998 - Guns Of Brixton (with "Radici Nel Cemento") - (Ep with 3 Tracks)
(Original Press):

"Guns Of Brixton" with "Radici Nel Cemento" 1998
Ep Tracks:
1) Guns Of Brixton. 2) La Vita È 'Na Guera. 3) Brixtongo Pistolak (Remix).
[Label: Gridalo Forte Records (Ep: 1998)]
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.1999 - The Pioneer Of Jamaican Music
[Retrospective with previously unreleased Tracks: (Mento, R&b, Calypso and Ska) - (Period 1956-1965) + Compilation]
(Original Press):
Lp: "The Pioneer Of Jamaican Music" 1999 - (Reggar Retro Label)

Cd: "The Pioneer Of Jamaican Music" 1999 - (Reggar Retro Label)

"The Pioneer Of Jamaican Music" 1999 - (Original Version)
Tracks:
1) Ghana Independence (They Got It). 2) Mas Charlie [Prisoner Song]. 3)Nebuchadnezzar. 4) Baba Kill Me Goat (A Line). 5) Tribute to Collie Smith. 6) West Indian Cricket Test. 7) Aitken's Boogie. 8) Come Back Jeannie. 9) Mary Lee. 10) Yea Yea Baby. 11) If It's Money You Need. 12) Low Down Dirty Girl. 13) Railroad Track. 14) Going Back To Kansas. 15) Judgement Day. 16) Mash Potato Boogie. 17) Bossa Nova Hop. 18) Zion. 19) Mary Don't You Weep. 20) Bachelor Life. 21) You Was Up. 22) We Shall Overcome. 23) Green Banana. 24) Looking For My Baby. 25) I Believe.
[Label: Reggar Retro (2 Lp: 1999)(Cd: 1999)]
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.1999 - Baby (You Got Me Lovin’) - (Cd Single with 2 new Tracks)
(Original Press):

Single: "Baby (You Got Me Lovin’" 1999
Tracks:
1) Baby [You Got Me Lovin’]. 2) Sexy Eyes.
[Label: Liquidator Music (Cd Single: 1999)]
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.1999 - En Espanol (with Skarlatines)
(Original Press):

"En Espanol" (with "Skarlatines") 1999 - (Original Version)
Tracks:
1) La Paloma. 2) Negro. 3) Médico Brujo. 4) Quizás Quizás. 5) Auge Y Caída. 6) Nina Nina. 7) Ojos Sexys. 8) Perfidia. 9) Sahara. 10) Mi Vida Sin Tu Amor.
[Label: Liquidator Records (Lp/Cd: 1999)]
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.1999 - Ska Titans: Laurel Aitken & The Skatalites - (Reissue: "The Clash Of The Ska Titans: L. Aitken & The Skatalites" 2000)
(Original Press):
"Ska Titans: Laurel Aitken & The Skatalites" 1999 - (Moon/Ska label)

Reissue: "The Clash Of The Ska Titans: L. Aitken & The Skatalites" 2000 - (Cadiz Label)

Editions:

"Ska Titans: Laurel Aitken & The Skatalites" 1999 - (Original Version)
Tracks:
1) In the Mood for Ska. 2) It's Too Late. 3) Same Old Song. 4) I Love You. 5) Come Down. 6) Summertime. 7) Rude Boy Dreams. 8) Bad Minded Woman. 9) Come Down (Live). 10) Sugar Sugar (Live). 11) Confucious (Live).
[Label: Moon/Ska (Cd: 1999)]

"The Clash Of The Ska Titans: L. Aitken & The Skatalites" 2000 - (Same Album)
Tracks:
1) In the Mood for Ska. 2) It's Too Late. 3) Same Old Song. 4) I Love You. 5) Come Down. 6) Summertime. 7) Rude Boy Dreams. 8) Bad Minded Woman. 9) Come Down (Live). 10) Sugar Sugar (Live). 11) Confucious (Live).
[Label: Cadiz (Cd: 2000)]
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.1999 - Ska Splash (with The Skatalites and Friends) - (2 Cd)
(Original Press):

"Ska Splash" (with: The Skatalites and Friends) 1999 - (Original Version)
Tracks:
Disc: 1
1) Freedom Sounds - The Skatalites. 2) Man in the Street - The Skatalites. 3) Eastern Standard Time - The Skatalites. 4) Four Corners - The Skatalites. 5) Bridge View - The Skatalites. 6) Can't You See - Doreen Shaffer, The Skatalites. 7) Simmer Down - Doreen Shaffer, The Skatalites. 8) Sugar Sugar - Doreen Shaffer, The Skatalites. 9) Come Down - Laurel Aitken, The Skatalites. 10) In the Mood for Ska - Laurel Aitken, The Skatalites. 11) Freedom - The Skatalites. 12) Guns of Navarone - The Skatalites. 13) Phoenix City - The Skatalites.
Disc: 2
1) Al Capone - Laurel Aitken, House of Rhythm. 2) Mad About You - Laurel Aitken, House of Rhythm. 3) Jesse James - Laurel Aitken, House of Rhythm. 4) Caledonia - Laurel Aitken, House of Rhythm. 5) Sally Brown - Laurel Aitken, House of Rhythm. 6) Skinhead Train - Laurel Aitken, House of Rhythm. 7) Skinhead - House of Rhythm. 8) Head Charge - House of Rhythm. 9) Nothing in Life - House of Rhythm. 10) Rudi - House of Rhythm. 11) Sign of the Times - House of Rhythm. 12) Hor's Empire - House of Rhythm. 13) Rockford Rock - House of Rhythm. 14) Riddim - House of Rhythm .
[Label: Moon/Ska (2 Cd: 1999)]
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.2000 - Jamboree (with "Court Jester’s Crew")
(Original Press):

"Jamboree" (with "Court Jester’s Crew") 2000 - (Original Version)
Tracks:
1) Jamboree. 2) Dance Wid' Me, Baby. 3) Get Ready Rock Steady. 4) Brown Eyed Girl. 5) Rudeboy Is Back In Town. 6) We People. 7) Woman Is Sweeter Than Man. 8) Pretty Baby. 9) Fulfillment. 10) Cockroach. 11) Rudeboy Dream. 12) I'm Still In Love With You, Girl.
[Label: Grover Records (Lp/Cd: 2000)]
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.2001 - Tic Tac/Ana Maria - (Cd Single with 2 new Tracks)
(Original Press):

Cd Single "Tic Tac/Ana Maria" 2001
Tracks:
1) Tic Tac. 2) Ana Maria.
[Label: Liquidator Music (Cd Single: 2001)]
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.2002 - Live At Club Ska
(Original Press):

"Live At Club Ska" 2002 - (Original Version)
Tracks:
1) Intro-Geno Blue/Boogie in My Bones.2) Zion City. 3) Mad About You. 4) Eastern Standard Time. 5) Bartender. 6) Sally Brown. 7) Skinhead Train. 8) Al Capone. 9) Skinhead. 10) Sahara. 11) It's Too Late. 12) Caladonia.
[Label: Sanctuary Records/Trojan (Cd: 2002)]
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.2005 - Superstar
[Retrospective with previously unreleased + rare and alternative tracks recorded in 50's and 60's]
(Original Press):

"Superstar" 2005 - (Original Version)
Tracks:
1) Superstar. 2) If You Need Good Loving Tonight. 3) Rum & Coconut Water. 4) Something's Gotta Be Wrong. 5) Ooh Baby. 6) Dance to the Music. 7) Gloria. 8) People of the World Unite. 9) Down in Africa. 10) Maria. 11) Who Sey.
[Label: Liquidator Music (Lp/Cd: 2005)]
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.2005 - You’ve Got What It Takes/That’s How Strong (My Love Is)
[Cd Single with 2 Tracks]

Tracks:
1) You’ve Got What It Takes. 2) That’s How Strong (My Love Is).
[Label: BZ Records (Cd Single: 2005)]

!!!
Tracks reissued in Cd "The Number One Hits" by The Cookoomackastick in  2006
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.2005 - The Number One Hits (with The The Cookoomackastick) - (Cd: 2005) - (Not compilation) - [Reissue "The Very Last Concerts And Studio Recordings" (Dvd: 2006)]
(Original Press):
Cd: "The Number One Hits" (with The The Cookoomackastick) 2005

Dvd: "The Very Last Concerts And Studio Recordings" (with The The Cookoomackastick) 2006.


Editions:

Cd: "The Number One Hits (with The The Cookoomackastick)" 2005
Tracks:
1) She's Gone To Napoli. 2) That's How Strong My Love Is. 3) Too Weak To Fight. 4) You've Got What It Takes. 5) Pregherò (Unreleased). 6) My Way. 7) Pain In My Heart. 8) Jamaica. 9) It's Too Late. 10) Zion City. 11) My Way (Unplugged). 12) You've Got What It Takes [Bedo Version].
[Label: Soul Love Records (Cd: 2005)]

Dvd: "The Very Last Concerts and Studio Recordings" 2006
Tracks:
1) She's Gone To Napoli. 2) That's How Strong My Love Is. 3) Too Weak To Fight. 4) You've Got What It Takes. 5) Pregherò (Unreleased). 6) My Way. 7) Pain In My Heart. 8) Jamaica. 9) It's Too Late. 10) Zion City. 11) My Way (Unplugged). 12) You've Got What It Takes [Bedo Version].
[Label: BZ Records (Dvd: 2006)]

!!!
This is the last Official Album of Laurel Aitken

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Bootleg:

.1980 - Peel Session Ep (Bootleg)

"Peel Session Ep" (Bootleg) 1980
Tracks:
1) Jesse James. 2) Rudi Got Married. 3) Big Fat Man. 4) Rock Me Baby/Caledonia.
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.2000 - Live at Paci Paciana (Bergamo-Italy) - (Laurel Aitken with Arpioni)

"Live At Paci Paciana (Bergamo-Italy)" (Laurel Aitken with Arpioni) 2000
Tracks:
1)Bartender [Live]. 2) Boogie In My Bones [Live]. 3) Sally Brown [Live]. 4) Mad About You [Live]. 5) Skinead Train [Live]. 6) Skinead [Live]. 7) Al Capone [Live]. 8) Jessie James [Live]. 9) It's Too Late [Live]. 10) Zion City Wall [Live]. 11) Caledonia [Live]. 12) Rudy Get Married [Live].

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Laurel Aitken "Skinhead (Live)"


Laurel Aitken "Medley..."


Laurel Aitken "i love you, yes i do"


Laurel Aitken "sally brown"


Laurel Aitken "pancho the mexican bandit" (with: "The Potato Five")


Laurel Aitken "baby baby + rasta man power"

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