[ ]   [ ]   [ ]                        [ ]      [ ]   [ ]
Skatalites — Freedom Sounds
Album: From Paris with Love
Avg rating:
7

Your rating:
Total ratings: 1067









Released: 2002
Length: 4:15
Plays (last 30 days): 1
Here we are face to face
and greeting on and all
here we stand freedom sounds
a echo for so long
forget your troubles
forget your worries
come and jump and dance
and make merriment
irie vibrations groovy so groovy
come and jump and dance
and make merriment
let's be like one big happy family
sharing the joy that
togetherness will bring
forget your problems
forget for a moment
come and jump and dance
and make merriment
feel the spirit
feel the spirit
Comments (102)add comment
Dang...Batchelor and Drummond on the brass just killing it! How I wish I could play like these all-stars!
 joelbb wrote:
"Skatalites" = orbiting feces?
 
Shit sounds great
I would love to be on that bus
My new favorlite summer sound!!!!!
8?! What was I thinking? Solid 9, pushing 10.
I love it! At the throbbing core of this is an amazing, catchy groove pulsing within a killer series of thrilling rhythm shifts and jump-beats.
Why are there lyrics?  This and virtually all Skatalites tunes are instrumentals.
a first for me! 7 out of the box lol nice!{#Bananajam}
I saw these guys play at a local club last year with Doreen Shaffer and maybe one or two other original members.  Yes, they are still out there...go see them!  It was so much fun!
I dig it!
{#Dancingbanana_2}{#Bananajam}{#Dancingbanana_2}
Full of joie de vivre on a sunny day
This doobie nice.
Its from 2002, just look above the comnents {#Wink}
1967!!


Is this 'SKA'' or ''BLUE-BEAT'' ???  Ska Jazz Dearie! Ska Jazz!{#Roflol}

Have seen them in Jamaica, London and Berlin, GREAT NIGHTS!!!


They are the GREATEST!!!


 Toke wrote:
Is this 'SKA'' or ''BLUE-BEAT'' ???  I believe Blue-Beat was the forerunner of Ska but where the dividing line is remains a mystery to me....Looking at the Album cover if it is of genuine age ..this could well be Blue-Beat..  RSVP.

 
I thought it was called "ska" since the early 1960s, thus this band's name.  Blue Beat was a label which released Caribbean ska and R&B recordings.  I guess eventually the terms became interchangeable.
Best Band in the World!
{#Dance}
Hey hey pick it up
skankingbanana.jpg 
BRING ON THE SKA!
"Skatalites" = orbiting feces?
 SquiddlyDiddly wrote:
Skanking. . . I am skanking!

Top grade Ska has been proved to be good for you. As long as you don't over do it, it will make you three inches taller and smell nicer. Trust me, I'm a doctor.

 
shakee-shakee!  thanks for the prescription Doc, woo-hoooo  now where's my spleef?  : )
 oldfart48 wrote:

amazon wants $18.98

 
Not today, mate: $88.97. Supply and demand.
Q: How many rude boys does it take to change a lightbulb? {#Idea}

A: 4 - 1 to unscrew it, and 3 to Pick it up! Pick it up! Pick it up!  {#Bananasplit}
 Brooky wrote:
Just what I needed! Thanks

 
You're welcome!

You're welcome!
Just what I needed! Thanks
 WonderLizard wrote:
I have no idea if this and the previous song by Youssou N'dour are Bill's reflection on the "Charlie Hebdo" massacre, but they are appropriate, especially the 'Lites' being From Paris with Love.

 
Nice thought my friend 
I have no idea if this and the previous song by Youssou N'dour are Bill's reflection on the "Charlie Hebdo" massacre, but they are appropriate, especially the 'Lites' being From Paris with Love.
 Stratocaster wrote:
I have a tromboner.

 
No doubt a slide.
 oldfart48 wrote:

there is no spock

 
Ha! 

Should have read, "Wesley, stop that infernal racket! "
I'm liking it but if this little freedom run isn't leading us to Richie Havens Freedom then i will need to take a little detour after this one.

On a sidenote I would like to point out that i would rather not have skatellites passing overhead.No reflection on the music just a horrible mental image.  I think the pigeons are dangerous enough.
Thank You for the Skatalites...  :)   I was able to see them play live and they were great...
I have a tromboner.
 NoEnzLefttoSplit wrote:

Get away,  I have that but I never knew he was one of the Skatalites. 

Makes perfect sense.



btw I got a copy of this for 20 quid.



 
amazon wants $18.98
Excellent!  Would enjoy some more of this action.
 michaelgmitchell wrote:


Agreed. Spock, hit the PSD please.

 
there is no spock
 Boy_Wonder wrote:
Great.... but if I want to buy a copy from Amazon it'll be £186.00 - it's not that good!!

Check out Ernest Ranglin 'Below the Baseline' for more modern takes on ska by one of the originals  

 
Get away,  I have that but I never knew he was one of the Skatalites. 

Makes perfect sense.



btw I got a copy of this for 20 quid.


Great.... but if I want to buy a copy from Amazon it'll be £186.00 - it's not that good!!

Check out Ernest Ranglin 'Below the Baseline' for more modern takes on ska by one of the originals  
horns.....HORNS...HORNS....YES !....{#Dance}....IT'S A GOOD THING.......
 
{#Dancingbanana}{#Dancingbanana}{#Dancingbanana}{#Dancingbanana}
Skatalites! whoo hoo!  {#Bananasplit}
ska anytime!
Why, this is rather jolly little ditty, got my feet tapping! {#Dancingbanana} {#Bananasplit} {#Bananajam}{#Bananajumprope} {#Dancingbanana_2}


Agreed. Spock, hit the PSD please.
loged in just for the comment: this song calls for the dancing banana! {#Dancingbanana}
Oh yes, Skatalites, finest among the finest.
Oh, Hell Yeah! Turn me grey day to sunshine.
 Toke wrote:
Is this 'SKA'' or ''BLUE-BEAT'' ???  I believe Blue-Beat was the forerunner of Ska but where the dividing line is reamains a mystery to me....Looking at the Album cover if it is of genuine age ..this could well be Blue-Beat..  RSVP.
  Interesting. I had never heard of 'Blue-beat'. Gotta learn about it. But I expect, like most genres, there's a whole continuum, and there's no clear dividing line.


Is this 'SKA'' or ''BLUE-BEAT'' ???  I believe Blue-Beat was the forerunner of Ska but where the dividing line is reamains a mystery to me....Looking at the Album cover if it is of genuine age ..this could well be Blue-Beat..  RSVP.


 Byronape wrote:
Hypnotic...  I find myself doing the head bob without realizing that I'm doing it.
 
Yup. Me too!   {#Yes}   Nice, uplifting beats for a Friday afternoon...!

Hypnotic...  I find myself doing the head bob without realizing that I'm doing it.
The only way to improve on this would be to play The Guns of Navarone next...............................please?
 Poacher wrote:
Skanking. . . I am skanking!

Top grade Ska has been proved to be good for you. As long as you don't over do it, it will make you three inches taller and smell nicer. Trust me, I'm a doctor.
 


Thanks doc I be taking me medicine mon!
Great to see no one knocking this music all positive!
pick it up 
pick it up
pick it up 
Skanking. . . I am skanking!

Top grade Ska has been proved to be good for you. As long as you don't over do it, it will make you three inches taller and smell nicer. Trust me, I'm a doctor.
Got my leg going...
How can I NOT dance to this? So good.{#Bananasplit}
vry  vry nice
Skatalites!! Wooooooooooooooo!!!

Saw them a few years ago. Awesome!

Skatalites band by ~babbar
Yiannis©2008-2010 ~babbar

Skatalites at the principal club theatre of Thessaloniki (Greece) (25-11-2007) Another great concert! SKA-SKA-SKA!!!



 Rotterdam wrote:
Difficult to type with my shoulders keeping time to the music. Ooooo. Love the brass, too. This is great!!!!! Wanna dance.
 
kn oooo w wh aaaa t u   meeee eeeeee eee eee n!
{#Bananasplit}Yaaayyyy, Skaaaa!!!  {#Bananasplit}
{#Mrgreen}
Difficult to type with my shoulders keeping time to the music. Ooooo. Love the brass, too. This is great!!!!! Wanna dance.
{#Dancingbanana}{#Bananajam}
Awesome song, i can't believe I'm going to be playing with Cedric Im Brooks and Kevin Batchelor ..AGAIN!  No music makes you feel as good as ska and reggae does, and the Skatalites keep the music alive

 Sadfish wrote:
sounds like any other ill informed comment to me *shrug*
 
more data does not change the sound :(

 westslope wrote:
Is this what Ska music is?
 
This is what Ska music is!

Fantastic set Bill! Floyd to Gabriel/Bush, something I'd never heard from N'dour, and now ska. Nothing but 'net! {#Music}
8 just for some ska sound on RP! 
I'm dancing with Dio's other leg.

Rocksteady, Mon! {#Dancingbanana_2}
Skanga  skanga {#Dancingbanana}{#Dancingbanana_2}{#Beat}{#Bananajam}{#Roflol}{#Bananapiano}{#Drunk}{#Cool}{#Sunny}{#Bananasplit}
Skatalites Rule!

Perhaps the greatest instrumental group in any popular genre whatsoever, ever. My guys!
{#Bananajam}{#Bananapiano}{#Bananajumprope}{#Bananasplit}{#Dancingbanana_2}{#Dancingbanana}

Great morning tune!!

westslope wrote:
Is this what Ska music is?


Yah mon! {#Dancingbanana}

Ska seems to come back every 10 years or so.
These guys are old skool, 1960's or so, with a slightly slower pace than many other ska songs.

prickelpit96 wrote:
Now THIS is awesome. :music: :dance:
DIG.
Is this what Ska music is?
Ok, I'm going to spend the rest of the day trying to learn that guitar lick.
Now THIS is awesome. :music: :dance:
dirtykiev wrote:
reggea's awesome step-child--i love ska. play some toasters for me!
Gribnif wrote:
I think "older brother" would be more appropriate. Ska predates reggae by at least 15-20 years.
Here's some interesting info on the subject (click here)
I'm startin' to boogie here and nearly forgot that I don't work out of the house any more--got this deadly desk job, a real mind-number except for RP
BGGA wrote:
My kids grew up loving the Skatalites. The "Fredom" call at the start of this song was like a call to arms, they would come running to the living room and dance until they collapsed. That was almost 20 years ago... hearing this today made me very happy.
that is a great story. I was going to say how much I disliked ska, but you've turned me from my slanderous ways... :cheers:
My kids grew up loving the Skatalites. The "Fredom" call at the start of this song was like a call to arms, they would come running to the living room and dance until they collapsed. That was almost 20 years ago... hearing this today made me very happy.
dirtykiev wrote:
reggea's awesome step-child--i love ska. play some toasters for me!
I think "older brother" would be more appropriate. Ska predates reggae by at least 15-20 years.
YEAH MON!!!! :devil_pimp: :dancingbanana_2: TANKS FOR DA SKA MON!!!
:dancingbanana: :dancingbanana_2: :bananasplit: :dancingbanana: :dancingbanana_2: :bananasplit: :dancingbanana: :dancingbanana: :dancingbanana_2: :bananasplit: :dancingbanana_2:
reggea's awesome step-child--i love ska. play some toasters for me!
We jammin'
Yes. :cool:
How does RP find such great eclectic music!
Delboy77 wrote:
looking forward to these guys on tuesday here in vienna, gives this one a solid 8
Lucky one! Ska, Ska, Ska...... :bananajam: :dancingbanana_2:
looking forward to these guys on tuesday here in vienna, gives this one a solid 8
Love it. I'm Ska'd for life!
ziggytrix wrote:
Sounded like any other ska tune to me. *shrug*
sounds like any other ill informed comment to me *shrug*
Oh yes, the one and original ska orchestra. RIP, Don Drummond. :notworthy: :cool:
ziggytrix wrote:
Sounded like any other ska tune to me. *shrug*
foundational, man! :sunny:
Sounded like any other ska tune to me. *shrug*
RockinBlueVoodoo wrote:
Awesome! I'm glad it's finally here :dance:
Yes, that was great. Amazing that some cretin was accidently listening to the wrong radio station and gave it a 1 on it's first play.
Awesome! I'm glad it's finally here :dance: