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Laurel Aitken

Laurel Aitken has been played over 10 times on NTS, first on 5 March 2013. Laurel Aitken's music has been featured on 11 episodes.

Lorenzo Aitken (22 April 1927 – 17 July 2005), better known by the stage name Laurel Aitken, was an influential Caribbean singer and one of the pioneers of Jamaican ska music. He is often referred to as the "Godfather of Ska".

Born in Cuba of mixed Cuban and Jamaican descent, Aitken and his family settled in Jamaica in 1938. After an early career working for the Jamaican Tourist Board singing mento songs for visitors arriving at Kingston Harbour, he became a popular…

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Swing Low Sweet Chariot
Laurel Aitken, Ruddy & Sketto
Blue Beat1963
Swing Low Sweet Chariot
Laurel Aitken, Ruddy & SkettoBlue Beat1963
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Prisoners Song
Laurel Aitken
Caribou1957
Prisoners Song
Laurel AitkenCaribou1957
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Pachanga Part 1
Laurel Aitken
New Beat Records1970
Pachanga Part 1
Laurel AitkenNew Beat Records1970
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Heavenly Angel
Laurel Aitken, The Boogie Cats
Blue Beat1960
Heavenly Angel
Laurel Aitken, The Boogie CatsBlue Beat1960
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Voodoo Woman
Laurel Aitken
Pressure Drop2010
Voodoo Woman
Laurel AitkenPressure Drop2010
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Hoochie Coochie Man (Piers Harrison Re-edit)
Laurel Aitken
Emotional Rescue2015
Hoochie Coochie Man (Piers Harrison Re-edit)
Laurel AitkenEmotional Rescue2015
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Haile Selassie
Laurel Aitken
Soul Jazz Records2015
Haile Selassie
Laurel AitkenSoul Jazz Records2015
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Hoochie Coochie Man
Laurel (Lorenzo) Aitken
Ultra Records1978
Hoochie Coochie Man
Laurel (Lorenzo) AitkenUltra Records1978
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Sexy Boogie
Laurel Aitken
Emotional Rescue2015
Sexy Boogie
Laurel AitkenEmotional Rescue2015
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Boogie In My Bones
Laurel Aitken
Starlite1960
Boogie In My Bones
Laurel AitkenStarlite1960
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