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Tommy McCook

Tommy McCook
Born: Mar 3, 1927 in Jamaica
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Died: May 5, 1998 in Atlanta, GA
Genre: World
Biography: The leader of the legendary Skatalites, tenor saxophonist Tommy McCook was among the most innovative and influential Jamaican musicians of his generation, a prime catalyst behind the evolution and international popularity of ska and reggae. Born in 1932, McCook learned to play sax while attending Kingston's ...Read full biography
Top Secret
Released: 1969
Label: Beatville Records
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This reissue is being marketed as a ska classic, which is understandable since Tommy McCook was a charter member of the Skatalites and, therefore, one of the primary architects of the ska sound. However, ...Read full review
The Authentic Ska Sound of Tommy McCook
Released: 1998
Label: Moon Ska Records
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Authentic Ska Sound of Tommy McCook finds the lead tenor saxophonist surrounded by other ska legends including other members of the Skatalites (keyboardist Bill Smith, bassist Lloyd Brevett, trombonist ...Read full review