lunes, 14 de octubre de 2013

Laurel Aitken

Historia

Laurel Aitken fue un cantante, conocido como uno de los creadores de la música ska jamaicana a finales de los años 50. Fue el primer cantante jamaicano en hacerse famoso en Europa, adelantándose a Bob Marley.
Aitken, cuyo verdadero nombre era Lorenzo Aitken, nació en Cuba y era hermano del también cantante Bobby Aitken. Se trasladó a Jamaica con 11 años y allí fue donde empezó a cantar calipso para los turistas.
En 1952 hizo sus primera grabaciones, fundamentalmente de mento y R&B, que eran los sonidos que estaban de moda en la isla por aquella época. En 1958 hizo una de las primeras grabaciones de ska, el sencillo "Little Sheila/Boogie in my Bones". Era, además, uno de los primeros trabajos del productor Chris Blackwell, que posteriormente fundaría el sello Island Records.
Emigró definitivamente a Inglaterra en los años 60, donde se le considera como el mayor representante de la música jamaicana y donde tiene una legión de seguidores entre los skinheads y otros fans del ska. Tuvo muchos éxitos entre los años 50 y los 70, mientras grababa para Blue Beat Records, Pama Records y Trojan Records, cantando en numerosos estilos jamaicanos como mento, calypso, ska, rocksteady y reggae.
Incansable colaborador, ha dado conciertos con multitud de bandas de ska de los años 60, haciendo lo propio con el revival ska de la nueva ola de finales de los años 70, particularmente con grupos del sello 2 Tone, y con otros grupos de finales de los años 80 y de los 90, como The Busters, The Toasters o los españoles Malarians.
Aitken, que era conocido como Padrino del Ska y Jefe de los Skinhead, dio conciertos casi hasta su muerte. Sufrió una grave enfermedad seguida de un ataque de corazón un año antes de su muerte. Murió por otro ataque en Leicester, Inglaterra, el 17 de julio de 2005. Hay una placa en su honor en su casa de Leicester.


Discografía


01- The Long Hot Summer, Jamaican Ska 1963 (with The Skatalites) (1963)


01 Bad Minded Woman
02 Adam And Eve
03 Hometown
04 Devil Or Angel
05 Sunshine
06 Freedom Train
07 Life
08 Fire
09 The Saint
10 Mary
11 Peace Perfect Peace
12 Lion Of Judah


02- The Original Cool Jamaican Ska (1964)

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 
10. Mary (Bonus) 
11. I Shall Remove (Bonus) 
12. We Got To Move (Bonus) 
13. What A Weeping (Bonus) 
14. Zion City Wall (Bonus) 
15. One More River To Cross (Bonus) 
16. Lion Of Judah (Bonus) 
17. Remember My Darling (Bonus) 
18. The Saint (Bonus) 
19. Go Gal Go (Bonus) 
20. Rock Of Ages (Bonus) 
21. You Left Me Standing (Bonus) 
22. Bag A Boo (Bonus) 
23. Jericho (Bonus) 
24. Yes Indeed (Bonus) 
25. Let My People Go (Bonus)
26. Bachelor Life (Bonus)
27. You Was Up (Bonus)
28. Don’t Stay Out Late (Bonus)
29. Be Mine (Bonus)


03- Ska With Laurel (1965)

01 – Streets Of Glory
02 – Lonesome Traveller
03 – Madame Sorosie
04 – We Shall Overcome
05 – Call The Doctor 
06 – Freedom
07 – Hallelujah Train
08 – Looking For My Baby
09 – Woman Is Sweeter Than Man
10 – It’s Coming Down
11 – Take Off My Pyjamas
12 – Leave My Woman Alone
13 – Mary Don’t You Weep (Bonus)
14 – Ring Don’t Mean A Thing (Bonus)
15 – Come And Let Us Go (Bonus)
16 – How Can I Forget You (Bonus)
17 – Clap Your Hands (Bonus)
18 – Revival (Bonus)
19 – Jumbee Jamboree (Bonus)
20 – Propaganda (Bonus)
21 – Shake (Bonus)
22 – Green Banana (Bonus)
23 – Clementine (Bonus)
24 – Shame And Scandal (Bonus)
25 – Coconut Woman (Bonus)
26 – I Don’t Want No More (Bonus)
27 – Last Night (Bonus)


04- Says Fire (1967)

01 - Fire
02 - Stealing pin pin
03 - Halfway To Paradise
04 - Coconut
05 - Quando Quando
06 - If You Need Me
07 - La La La
08 - Rice And Peas
09 - Stand By Me
10 - Sunnyside
11 - Mr Lee
12 - Gonna Get Married


05- Scandal In a Brixton Market (Laurel Aitken & Girlie) (1969)

1. Scandal In A Brixton Market
2. Madame Straggae
3. Stupid Married Man
4. Tammering
5. Have Mercy
6. Night Cricket
7. Run Powell Run
8. Teddy Bear
9. Mr. Soul
10. Woke Up This Morning
11. Babylon
12. Stop The War In Vietnam


06- Woppi King (1969)

01 - Woppi King
02 - Everybody Suffering
03 - Deliverance Will Come
04 - Babylon
05 - Big Fight In Hell Stadium
06 - Pussy Price
07 - Gimme Back Me Dollar
08 - Have Mercy
09 - Hailes Selassie
10 - Heile Heile (The Lion)
11 - Freedom
12 - Babylon Gone
13 - Suffering Still
14 - Landlords & Tenants
16 - Stop The War In Vietnam
17 - Run Powell Run
18 - Tammering
19 - Blues Dance
20 - Raggae Prayer


07- The High Priest of Reggae (1970)

1. Jesse James
2. Mr Popcorn 
3. I Got To Have Your Love
4. (Sloop) 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 (Feat. Girlie) 
13. Reggae 69 
14. Donkey Man 
15. Blues Dance (Feat. Girlie)
16. Lawd Doctor (Feat. Girlie)
17. Babylon Gone 
18. Everybody Sufferin
19. Freedom 
20. Pussy Price (Gone Up) 
21. Give Me Back Me Dollar
22. Skinhead Train 
23. Kent People-The Gruvy Beats
24. Skinhead Invasion (A.K.A. Apollo 12)
25. Bendwood Dick


08- The Fantastic Laurel Aitken (1972)

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. Soul Of Africa-Tiger 
9. Dancing With My Baby 
10. Dallas Texas-Tiger 
11. Rock Steady 
12. Reggae Mood 
13. I’ll Never Love Another Girl (The Way I Love You)
14. Baby I Need Your Loving 
15. Why Can’t I Touch You 
16. Guilty-Tiger 
17. Let True Love Begin 
18. Have You Ever Been Hurt-Tiger 
19. The Very Best I Can
20. Our Day Will Come-Tiger
21. I Will Never Let You Down (As Lorenzo)
22. It’s Too Late
23. Slow Rock
24. If There’s A Hell Below 
25. Just A Little Bit Of Your Loving
26. Take Me In Your Arms (And Love Me)
27. Two-Timing Woman


09- Peel Session (1980)

01. Jesse James
02. Rudi Got Married
03. Big Fat Man
04. Rock Me Baby - Caledonia


10- Laurel Aitken Meets Floyd Lloyd & The Potato Five (1987)

01-Tear Up
02-Jesse Jackson
03-Spin On Your Head
04-Big City
05-Western Special
06-Sally Brown
07-Mad About You
08-Sahara
09-Long Time


11- The Long Hot Summer Vol. 2 (With Skatalites) (1988)

01 - Bad Minded Woman
02 - Mary
03 - Adam And Eve
04 - Hometown
05 - Devil Or Angel
06 - Sunshine
07 - Freedom Train
08 - Life
09 - Remember My Darling
10 - Fire
11 - The Saint
12 - Peace Perfect Peace
13 - One More River To Cross
14 - In My Soul
15 - Lion Of Judah


12- True Fact (Potato Five Featuring Laurel Aitken) (1988)

01 - Rocksteady Party
02 - Dial M For Murder
03 - Bluebeat Suit
04 - Burnin' Fire
05 - Car Chase
06 - Got To Go
07 - Pancho
08 - That Was Then
09 - He Man Versus Skeletor
10 - Things That I Do


13- Mad About Ska (Laurel Aitken & The Loafers) (EP) (1989)

01 -Mad About You
02 - Rudy Got Married
03 - Sally Brown
04 - Skinhead


14- Ringo The Gringo (1990)

1 I Love You, Yes I Do
2 Lookin' 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 Hitchike
11 Hey Little Girl
12 Sally Brown
13 Since You Went Away
14 Je t'aimerai Toujours
15 Eh Mon Amour


15- Damn Good (The Ska Flames With Laurel Aitken, Roland Alphonso & Lester Sterling) (1995)

01 Afro Down Blow
02 Zion City
03 Judgement Day
04 Lonesome Lover
05 No More Time
06 Extra (110)
07 Past Days
08 Everytime I Wanna Think About You
09 Dance With Me
10 Pretty Baby
11 Flowers For Bride
12 Track 12
13 Mighty Three
14 Give Thanks
15 Rip Van Winkle
16 Star Eyes


16- The Blue Beat Years (1996)

1. Mad about you
2. It’s too late
3. Sahara
4. Rudie 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


17- The Story So Far (1996)

1. Roll Jordan Roll
2. Little Sheila
3. Boogie In My Bones
4. Bartender
5. It's Too Late
6. Zion City
7. Sigar Sugar
8. Bad Minded Woman
9. Rudi Got Married
10. Sally Brown
11. Mad About You
12. Sahara
13. Boogie With The Bartender


18- The Pama Years (Compilation Early Years + Unreleased Tracks) (1998)

1. Apollo 12 
2. Donkey Man
3. John B.
4. Walk Right Back
5. Scandal In Brixton Market
6. Don’t Be Cruel
7. Benwood Dick
8. Blue Mink
9. Soul 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
16. The Best I Can
17. True Love
18. Save The Last Dance


19- The Pioneer of Jamaican Music [(Retrospective with Unreleased tracks: (Period: 1956-1965) + Compilation] (1999)

1. Ghana Independence (They Got It) 
2. Mas Charlie (Prisoner Song) 
3. Nebuchadnezzar 
4. Baba Kill Me Gota 
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 City 
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


20- En Español (With Skarlatines) (1999)

1. La paloma
2. Negro
3. Medico brujo
4. Quizas, quizas
5. Niña, niña
6. Sexy eyes
7. Auge y caida
8. Perfidia
9. Sahara
10. Mi vida sin tu amor


21- Ska Titans (Laurel Aitken with The Skatalites) (1999)

01 - Mood for Ska
02 - It's Too Late
03 - Same Old Song
04 - I Love You
05 - Come Down
06 - Summertime
07 - Rude Boy Dreams
08 - Bad Minded Woman
09 - Come Down (Live)
10 - Sugar Sugar (Live)


22- Jamboree (With Court Jester's Crew) (2000)

1. Jamboree
2. Dance Wid’ me Baby
3. Get Ready Rock Steady
4. Brown Eyed Girl
5. Rude Boy 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


23- Rocksteady Party (Laurel Aitken with Potato Five) (2000)

01.: Rocksteady party
02.: That was then
03.: Do the jerk
04.: Burning fire
05.: Pancho, the mexican bandit
06.: Bluebeat suit
07.: Things that I do
08.: Dial M for murder
09.: Re-burial
10.: Car chase
11.: Got to go
12.: Heman vs Skeletor


24- The Legendary Godfather of Ska Vol. 3 (1963-1966) (2000)

01 Bag-A-Boo
02 Call The Doctor
03 Clementine
04 Coconut Woman
05 I Don't Want No More
06 Jamboree
07 Jenny Jenny
08 Jericho
09 Let My People Go
10 Life
11 Madame Sorosie
12 Propaganda
13 Revival
14 Ring Don't Mean A Thing
15 Rock Of Ages
16 Shake
17 Street Of Glory
18 Take Off My Pyjamas
19 This Great Day
20 What A Weeping
21 Woman Is Sweeter


25- Live Radio Popolare Milano (Laurel Aitken & Franziska) (2001)
(Sin Tapa)

01 - Intro
02 - Untitled
03 - Perfidia
04 - Mad about you
05 - Bartender
06 - Stand by me
07 - Boogie in my bones
08 - Al Capone


26- Rise & Fall (2001)

01 You Got Me Rockin' 
02 Baby Baby (with Eve Maria) 
03 Back To New Orleans 
04 Skinhead Train
05 Bug-a-Boo 
06 Heile Heile (The Lion)
07 Boogie Rock 
08 Rasta Man Power 
09 Who's Taking You Home 
10 Rise & Fall 
11 It's Too Late 
12 Shoo Bee Do
13 Bouncing Woman
14 Daniel Saw The Stone
15 Fire In My Fire 
16 Gimme Back Mi Dollar
17 Brother David 
18 Sweet Jamaica 
19 Whole Lotta Rock 
20 Jesse James


27- Tic Tac / Ana Maria (2001)

01- Tic Tac
02- Ana Maria


28- Ska Splash (Skatalites With Laurel Aitken) (2002)

CD 1

01 - Freedom Sounds
02 - Man In The Street
03 - Eastern Standard Time
04 - Four Corners
05 - Bridge View
06 - Can't You See (with Doreen Shaffer)
07 - Simmer Down (with Doreen Shaffer)
08 - Sugar Sugar (with Doreen Shaffer)
09 - Come Down (with Laurel Aitken)
10 - In The Mood For Ska (with Laurel Aitken)
11 - Freedom
12 - Guns Of Navarone
13 - Phoenix City

CD 2

01- Al Capone
02- Mad About You
03- Jesse James
04- Caledonia
05- Sally Brown
06- Skinhead Train
07- Skinhead
08- Head Charge
09- Nothing in Life
10- Rudi
11- Sign of the Times
12- Hor's Empire
13- Rockford Rock
14- Riddim


29- Rudi Got Married (2002)

1. Rudie Got Married
2. Honey Come Back To Me 
3. Big Fat Man 
4. It's Too Late
5. Mad About You 
6. Sahara 
7. Skinhead 
8. Hey Little Girl 
9. Sally Brown 
10. Je T' amerai Toujours
11. Eh Mon Amour
12. Don't Turn Your Back
13. I Love You, Yes I Do
14. Peggy Sue
15. Rude Boy Dream 
16. Hitchike 
17. Ringo The Gringo 
18. Skinhead (12' Edit) 


30- Live at Club Ska (2004)

01 - Intro (Geno Blue) + Boogie In My Bones
02 - Zion City
03 - Mad About You
04 - Eastern Standard Time
05 - Bartender
06 - Sally Brown
07 - Skinhead Train
08 - Al Capone
09 - Skinhead
10 - Sahara
11 - It's Too Late
12 - Caladonia


31- Superstar (2006)

1 Superstar
2 If You Need Good Loving Tonight
3 Rum and Coconut Water
4 Something's Gotta Be Wrong
5 Oooh Baby
6 Dance To the Music
7 Gloria
8 People of the World, Unite
9 Down In Africa
10 Maria
11 Who Sey


32- The Godfather of Ska Anthology (2009)

CD 1

1. Nebuchenezer
2. Aitkens Boogie
3. Boogie Rock
4. Come Back Jennie
5. Baba Kill Me Goat
6. Little Sheila
7. Boogie In My Bones
8. Love Me Baby
9. Mary Lee
10. Judgement Day
11. Railroad Track
12. More Whisky
13. Bartender
14. Mabel
15. Brother David
16. (Shes Gone To) Napoli
17. Have Mercy Mr Percy
18. That Great Day
19. Freedom Train
20. Lion Of Judah
21. Zion City Wall
22. Bachelor Life
23. West Indian Cricket Test
24. You Left Me Standing
25. Bag A Boo
26. Yes Indeed
27. Propaganda
28. Green Banana
29. Rock Steady 

CD 2

1. Fire (In Your Wire)
2. The Rise And Fall (Of Laurel)
3. Woppi King
4. Suffering Still
5. Run Powell Run
6. Landlords And Tennants
7. Scandal In Brixton Market
8. Jesse James
9. Pussy Price Gone Up
10. Skinhead Train
11. Mr Popcorn
12. Reggae Popcorn
13. Its Too Late
14. Delilah (Is A Woman)
15. Fatty Bum Bum Gone To Jail
16. Witch Doctor From Amsterdam
17. Rudi Got Married
18. Big Fat Man
19. Mad About You
20. Sahara
21. Ringo The Gringo 
22. Sally Brown
23. Skinhead


33- Boogie In My Bones (The Early Years 1957-1960) (2010)

01. Mass Charlie
02. They got it
03. Calypso rock 'n' roll
04. Nightfall in Zion
05. Nebuchnezer
06. Sweet chariot
07. The walls of jericho
08. Rege dege ding
09. Aitken's boogie
10. Cherrie
11. Whole lotta rock
12. Come back Jeannie
13. Boogie rock
14. Heavenly angel
15. Tribute to Collie Smith
16. Baba kill me a goat
17. Boogie in my bones
18. Little Sheila
19. Honey girl
20. Drinkin' whisky
21. If it's money you need
22. Jeannie is back
23. Low down dirty girl
24. Yea yea baby
25. Judgement day
26. More whisky
27. Stars were made
28. Love me baby


34- Everybody SKA! Rudi Got Married (2010)

1 Rudi Got Married 
2 Honey Come Back To Me 
3 Big Fat Man 
4 It's Too Late 
5 Let Me Love You Little Darling 
6 Mad About You 
7 Sahara 
8 Everybody Ska 
9 Skinhead 
10 Sally Brown 
11 Rude Boy Dream 
12 Hey Little Girl 
13 Since You Went Away 
14 I Love You, Yes I Do 
15 Looking In The Mirror 
16 Don't Turn Your Back 
17 Ringo The Gringo 
18 Peggy Sue 
19 Hitch Hike 
20 Bartender


35- You Got Me Rockin' (The Blue Beat Years 1960-1964) (2010)

1. Mary Lee 
2. Railroad Track 
3. Tell Me Darling 
4. Bartender 
5. Mash Potato Boogie 
6. Nursery Rhyme Boogie 
7. Bouncin’ Woman 
8. Mighty Redeemer 
9. Please Don’t Leave Me 
10. Brother David 
11. Back To New Orleans 
12. Mabel 
13. You Got Me Rockin’ 
14. Lucille 
15. I Love You More Everyday 
16. Sixty Days And Sixty Nights 
17. Going To Kansas City 
18. Weary Wanderer 
19. Jenny Jenny 
20. She’s Gone To Napoli
21. Have Mercy Mr Percy 
22. Sweet Jamaica 
23. Bossa Nova Hop 
24. Zion
25. Swing Low Sweet Chariot
26. Daniel Saw The Stone
27. This Great Day 
28. I May Never See My Baby

3 comentarios:

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  2. Fenomenal el post! Muchisimas gracias por subir toda esta discografia :D

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