1. Skatalites Bassist Lloyd Brevett Dead at 80

    May 03, 2012 5:30 PM EDT Lloyd Brevett, the upright bass player and founding member of the seminal Jamaican ska group The Skatalites, died this morning at Andrews Memorial Hospital in St. Andrew, Jamaica where he was being treated following a stroke and a series of seizures. He was 80. The Skatalites were the…

  2. From Paris With Love

    May 31, 2003 12:00 AM EDT This Jamaican crew, in its original mid-'60s incarnation, lasted only about 18 months. This Jamaican crew, in its original mid-'60s incarnation, lasted only about 18 months. Since then, the Skatalites have been an on-again/off-again affair. The true breadth of the band's…