Friday, January 06, 2006

Alton Ellis - Skateland Girl

Alton Ellis started his career when he teamed up with Eddy Perkins for Randys and Studio One as Alton and Eddy in the late 1950's. He later went on to record for Coxsone's arch rival Duke Reid over at Treasure Isle as Alton Ellis and the Flames. In the rocksteady era he obtained stardom and his track "Get Ready - Rock Steady" was one of the first records to use the term. In the late 60's he recorded for scores of Jamaica's finest producers before relocating to England in 1972. Surprisingly he must have made a return-visit to JA in 1982 to cut this dancehall track for Henry "Junjo" Lawes' Volcano label.

A great track I think you'll enjoy w/the B-side version courtesy of the Roots Radics.
Have a great weekend!

Rest In Peace Alton Ellis - New Link Added 10/14/08

1 comment:

Curtis said...

Good day!
Thank you for your posts and all your commentaries. I have been looking for Alton Ellis's tune Skateland Girl for quite sometime now. Now with his passing, I am more determined to find it. I see your post but I don’t see the link for it. Is it possible for you to send it to me to Thank you very much.