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Lester Sterling

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Lester Sterling

Lester Sterling has been played on NTS shows including Keepers, with Bangarang first played on 1 June 2013.

Lester Sterling (January 31, 1936) aka Lester "Ska" Sterling or Mr. Versatile) is a Jamaican trumpet and saxophone player (alto saxophone). He started his career as a trumpet player for Val Bennett's band in 1957 and was also a member of Byron Lee's Dragonaries (on trumpet).

A founding member of The Skatalites. He is commonly overshadowed by well-known band members such as Tommy McCook, Jackie Mittoo or Don Drummond. Sterling is the only original member who is still a part of the band.

Raised in the Kingston Jamaica…

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Safari
Lloyd Charmers, The Hippy Boys feat. Lester Sterling
Trybute1998
Safari
Lloyd Charmers, The Hippy Boys feat. Lester SterlingTrybute1998
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Bangarang
Stranger Cole, Lester Sterling
Jackpot0
Bangarang
Stranger Cole, Lester SterlingJackpot0
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Zigaloo
Lester Sterling
Blue Cat Records1968
Zigaloo
Lester SterlingBlue Cat Records1968
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