TKO – Round 1!
Back in the Sixties, he was nicknamed ‘The Godfather Of Ska’ – and with good reason. Laurel Aitken was one of the most successful Jamaican musicians and writers of his day, with a prolific output. Ranging from R&B, Ska and Rocksteady to the Skinhead Reggae of the late 60s and early 70s to Ska Revival via his rebirth on the back of 2Tone in the 1980s, Aitken’s music had an upbeat, joyous vibe, memorable lyrics and an irresistible beat. His track ‘Don’t Play With Fire’ is featured in the new feature-length biopic of world heavyweight boxing champion George Foreman.