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Laurel Aitken

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Bluebeat!! A New EMI Label For Blue Beat Devotees

Report and Interview by Peter Jones, Record Mirror, 14 October 1967

BLUE BEAT, Ska, West Indian sounds generally — if the pundits of pop are right, we'll be getting more and more of it in the ...

The Old (Rude) Boy Network: The Return Of Laurel Aitken

Profile by Paul Bradshaw, New Musical Express, 1 March 1980

SUNDAY NIGHT at the Lyceum and Laurel Aitken, the 'high priest of reggae' (remember that one, boot boys?) the king of Jamaican blues, whose musical ...

Laurel Aitken, Spartacus: The Venue, London

Live Review by Phil Sutcliffe, Sounds, 12 April 1980

THIS CONCERT was billed as a comeback but it proved to be a travesty. Poor old Laurel Aitken. He was the original ska king back ...

Desmond Dekker and Laurel Aitken: Old Rude Boys Never Die

Profile and Interview by Chris Salewicz, The Face, September 1980

DESMOND DEKKER and Laurel Aitken are two Jamaican vocalists who, in earlier musical incarnations, helped lay the ground for the eventual acceptance of reggae music ...

Laurel Aitken

Book Excerpt by Phil Hardy, Dave Laing, Faber Companion to 20th Century Popular Music, 2001

b. 1928, Cuba ...


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