Byron Lee and the Dragonaires Play Dynamite Ska

Just when I was about ready to put Ska and Rocksteady Thursdays on hold for a bit, I stumbled across this gem by accident and it has renewed my love of ska once again.
Byron Lee and the Dragonaires are another of the old Jamaican bands that has been around since the 1950’s, playing with everyone from Chuck Berry, the Drifters, Fats Domino, Prince Buster, Jimmey Cliff, they were in and played in the 1961 James Bond movie Dr No as the hotel band. The Wiki article explains their history in greater detail (for those who wish to look. I will explain further in future posts).
Byron Lee and the Dragonaires was never a band that I was ever “into”, I believe this is the only album of theirs that I ever owned, so I am just now “discovering” this band.
So Ska and Rocksteady Thursday lives on… at least until I see some goon wearing checkers and Skank’in.

download CD 1
download CD 2
band site