Laurel Aitken

Laurel Aitken

Known as "the Godfather of Ska," Laurel Aitken was Jamaica's first real recording star. He was a pioneer in many other respects as well: he was one of the first artists ever to release a ska record, the first to work at promoting his music in the U.K., and one of the first to record for the seminal Island label, itself a major force in the international popularity of Jamaican music. Cutting his teeth on the sort of jump blues and boogie shuffles popular during the early days of American R&B, Aitken recorded numerous hits for a variety of labels over the years, enjoying his heyday during the '60s. His continued presence in the U.K. made him an elder statesman to the Two Tone ska revival movement of the punk era, and he continued to tour even into the new millennium.

Title Album Genre Tools
Street Of Glory Ska With Laurel Reggae
Client:
Artist:
Laurel Aitken
Genres:
Reggae
Subgenres:
Ska
CD/Track #:
Ska With Laurel, #1
Release Year:
1966
Track ID:
40178
main mix 1:00 160k MP3
Lonesome Traveller Ska With Laurel Reggae
Client:
Artist:
Laurel Aitken
Genres:
Reggae
Subgenres:
Ska
CD/Track #:
Ska With Laurel, #2
Release Year:
1966
Track ID:
40179
main mix 1:00 160k MP3
Madame Sorosie Ska With Laurel Reggae
Client:
Artist:
Laurel Aitken
Genres:
Reggae
Subgenres:
Ska
CD/Track #:
Ska With Laurel, #3
Release Year:
1966
Track ID:
40180
main mix 1:00 160k MP3
We Shall Overcome Ska With Laurel Reggae
Client:
Artist:
Laurel Aitken
Genres:
Reggae
Subgenres:
Ska
CD/Track #:
Ska With Laurel, #4
Release Year:
1966
Track ID:
40181
main mix 1:00 160k MP3
Call The Doctor Ska With Laurel Reggae
Client:
Artist:
Laurel Aitken
Genres:
Reggae
Subgenres:
Ska
CD/Track #:
Ska With Laurel, #5
Release Year:
1966
Track ID:
40182
main mix 1:00 160k MP3
Freedom Ska With Laurel Reggae
Client:
Artist:
Laurel Aitken
Genres:
Reggae
Subgenres:
Ska
CD/Track #:
Ska With Laurel, #6
Release Year:
1966
Track ID:
40183
main mix 1:00 160k MP3
Looking For My Baby Ska With Laurel Reggae
Client:
Artist:
Laurel Aitken
Genres:
Reggae
Subgenres:
Ska
CD/Track #:
Ska With Laurel, #8
Release Year:
1966
Track ID:
40184
main mix 1:00 160k MP3
Come And Let Us Go Ska With Laurel Reggae
Client:
Artist:
Laurel Aitken
Genres:
Reggae
Subgenres:
Ska
CD/Track #:
Ska With Laurel, #15
Release Year:
1966
Track ID:
40185
main mix 1:00 160k MP3
How Can I Forget You Ska With Laurel Reggae
Client:
Artist:
Laurel Aitken
Genres:
Reggae
Subgenres:
Ska
CD/Track #:
Ska With Laurel, #16
Release Year:
1966
Track ID:
40186
main mix 1:00 160k MP3
Hallelujah Train Ska With Laurel Reggae
Client:
Artist:
Laurel Aitken
Genres:
Reggae
Subgenres:
Ska
CD/Track #:
Ska With Laurel, #7
Release Year:
1966
Track ID:
40187
main mix 1:00 160k MP3
Woman Is Sweeter Than Man Ska With Laurel Reggae
Client:
Artist:
Laurel Aitken
Genres:
Reggae
Subgenres:
Ska
CD/Track #:
Ska With Laurel, #9
Release Year:
1966
Track ID:
40188
main mix 1:00 160k MP3
It's Coming Down Ska With Laurel Reggae
Client:
Artist:
Laurel Aitken
Genres:
Reggae
Subgenres:
Ska
CD/Track #:
Ska With Laurel, #10
Release Year:
1966
Track ID:
40189
main mix 1:00 160k MP3
Take Off My Pyjamas Ska With Laurel Reggae
Client:
Artist:
Laurel Aitken
Genres:
Reggae
Subgenres:
Ska
CD/Track #:
Ska With Laurel, #11
Release Year:
1966
Track ID:
40190
main mix 1:00 160k MP3
Ring Don't Mean A Thing Ska With Laurel Reggae
Client:
Artist:
Laurel Aitken
Genres:
Reggae
Subgenres:
Ska
CD/Track #:
Ska With Laurel, #14
Release Year:
1966
Track ID:
40191
main mix 1:00 160k MP3
Clap Your Hands Ska With Laurel Reggae
Client:
Artist:
Laurel Aitken
Genres:
Reggae
Subgenres:
Ska
CD/Track #:
Ska With Laurel, #17
Release Year:
1966
Track ID:
40192
main mix 1:00 160k MP3
Revival Ska With Laurel Reggae
Client:
Artist:
Laurel Aitken
Genres:
Reggae
Subgenres:
Ska
CD/Track #:
Ska With Laurel, #18
Release Year:
1966
Track ID:
40193
main mix 1:00 160k MP3
Jumbee Jamboree Ska With Laurel Reggae
Client:
Artist:
Laurel Aitken
Genres:
Reggae
Subgenres:
Ska
CD/Track #:
Ska With Laurel, #19
Release Year:
1966
Track ID:
40194
main mix 1:00 160k MP3
Propaganda Ska With Laurel Reggae
Client:
Artist:
Laurel Aitken
Genres:
Reggae
Subgenres:
Ska
CD/Track #:
Ska With Laurel, #20
Release Year:
1966
Track ID:
40195
main mix 1:00 160k MP3
Green Banana Ska With Laurel Reggae
Client:
Artist:
Laurel Aitken
Genres:
Reggae
Subgenres:
Ska
CD/Track #:
Ska With Laurel, #22
Release Year:
1966
Track ID:
40197
main mix 1:00 160k MP3
Clementine Ska With Laurel Reggae
Client:
Artist:
Laurel Aitken
Genres:
Reggae
Subgenres:
Ska
CD/Track #:
Ska With Laurel, #23
Release Year:
1966
Track ID:
40198
main mix 1:00 160k MP3
Coconut Woman Ska With Laurel Reggae
Client:
Artist:
Laurel Aitken
Genres:
Reggae
Subgenres:
Ska
CD/Track #:
Ska With Laurel, #25
Release Year:
1966
Track ID:
40199
main mix 1:00 160k MP3
I Don't Want No More Ska With Laurel Reggae
Client:
Artist:
Laurel Aitken
Genres:
Reggae
Subgenres:
Ska
CD/Track #:
Ska With Laurel, #26
Release Year:
1966
Track ID:
40200
main mix 1:00 160k MP3
Love Me Baby Anthology: Godfather of Ska, Disc 1 Reggae
Client:
Artist:
Laurel Aitken
Era:
1960s
Genres:
Reggae
Instruments:
Bass, Drums, Electric Guitar, Guitar, and Piano
Key:
F
Keywords:
Atmospheric, Bright, Feel-Good, Funky/Groove, Percussive/Drums, and Romantic
Scene Descriptions:
Best Friends, In Love, Make-Out, and Sunny Day
Subgenres:
Ska
Tempo:
Moderate
Vocal Types:
male
CD/Track #:
Anthology: Godfather of Ska, Disc 1
Release Year:
1960
Track ID:
41339
main mix 1:00 160k MP3
Bad Minded Woman The Story So Far... Blues, Reggae
Client:
Artist:
Laurel Aitken
Genres:
Blues and Reggae
Instruments:
Bass, Brass, Drums, Electric Guitar, and Electric Piano
Keywords:
Bright, Funky/Groove, and Quirky
Scene Descriptions:
Sunny Day
Subgenres:
Reggae, Rocksteady, and Ska
Tempo:
Medium Fast
Vocal Types:
male
BPM:
123
CD/Track #:
The Story So Far...
Composers:
Laurel Antonio Aitken (PRS) - 100%
Release Year:
1995
Track ID:
43699
main mix 1:00 160k MP3
I Love You Yes I Do Everybody Ska! Rudi Got Married (1980 to 1992) Reggae
Client:
Artist:
Laurel Aitken
Genres:
Reggae
Instruments:
Bass, Brass, Drums, Electric Guitar, and Synth
Keywords:
Bright, Feel-Good, Funky/Groove, Quirky, and Romantic
Scene Descriptions:
In Love, Make-Out, and Sunny Day
Subgenres:
Ska
Tempo:
Fast
Vocal Types:
male
BPM:
140
CD/Track #:
Everybody Ska! Rudi Got Married (1980 to 1992)
Composers:
Laurel Antonio Aitken (PRS) - 100%
Release Year:
2010
Track ID:
43700
main mix 1:00 160k MP3
Rudi Got Married Everybody Ska! Rudi Got Married (1980 to 1992) Reggae
Client:
Artist:
Laurel Aitken
Genres:
Reggae
Instruments:
Bass, Brass, Drums, Electric Guitar, and Organ
Keywords:
Party, Quirky, and Romantic
Scene Descriptions:
Sunny Day and Wedding
Subgenres:
Reggae
Tempo:
Fast
Vocal Types:
male
BPM:
119
CD/Track #:
Everybody Ska! Rudi Got Married (1980 to 1992)
Composers:
Laurel Antonio Aitken (PRS) - 100%
Release Year:
2010
Track ID:
43702
main mix 1:00 160k MP3
Skinhead Everybody Ska! Rudi Got Married (1980 to 1992) Reggae
Client:
Artist:
Laurel Aitken
Genres:
Reggae
Instruments:
Bass, Brass, Drums, and Electric Guitar
Keywords:
Bright, Feel-Good, and Funky/Groove
Scene Descriptions:
Best Friends and Sunny Day
Subgenres:
Ska
Tempo:
Fast
Vocal Types:
male
BPM:
143
CD/Track #:
Everybody Ska! Rudi Got Married (1980 to 1992)
Composers:
Laurel Antonio Aitken (PRS) - 100%
Release Year:
2010
Track ID:
43704
main mix 1:00 160k MP3
Sugar Sugar The Story So Far... Reggae
Client:
Artist:
Laurel Aitken
Genres:
Reggae
Instruments:
Bass, Brass, Drums, Electric Guitar, and Electric Piano
Keywords:
Bright, Feel-Good, and Romantic
Scene Descriptions:
In Love
Subgenres:
Reggae and Ska
Tempo:
Medium Slow
Vocal Types:
female and male
BPM:
92
CD/Track #:
The Story So Far...
Composers:
Laurel Antonio Aitken (PRS) - 100%
Release Year:
1995
Track ID:
43705
main mix 1:00 160k MP3
Take Me Back