Photo Series: The Skatalites

The Skatalites are a ska band from Jamaica. They played initially between 1963 and 1965, and recorded many of their best known songs in the period, including Guns of Navarone. They also played on records by Prince Buster and backed many other Jamaican artists who recorded during that period. They reformed in 1983 and have played together ever since.

These images were captured at a Skatalites performance given on Sunday, September 29th, 2013 in Tulsa, Oklahoma at the Guthrie Green. It was a great show by a great band.

Doreen Shaffer, Vocals “The Queen of Ska”

Lester Sterling, Alto Saxophone

Kevin Batchelor, Trumpet

Andrae Murchison, Trombone

Cameron Greenlee, Keyboards

Azemobo “Zem” Audu, Tenor Saxophone

Natty Frenchy, Guitar

Trevor “Sparrow” Thompson, Drums

Val Douglas, Bass Guitar

All Images Copyright 2013 Eric Hatheway All Right Reserved