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Oswald Baba Brooks started his musical career as a trumpet player with the Eric Dean Orchestra in Jamaica in the 1950's. The Jamaican bands played mostly Folk, Afro, Jazz, they played at clubs, big hotels and sometimes on local radio. This was an exciting scene at the time but began to die out towards the end of the fifties.

Band members began to move into the recording studios in Kingston that were emerging at the time with the advent of… read more

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  • Avatar for Davadarho
    Searching for Baba Brooks, great ska musician.
  • Avatar for ruder1
    Some of the hardest skankin' ska nusic ever made. He's got some obscure hardcore trad ska.
  • Avatar for Albent
    Fuck =/ I have all his songs as The Skatalites. Maybe Skatalites make some sessions with him, making some covers? Or are the same songs?!
  • Avatar for misterzeb
    Drumbago did "duck Soup", but Baba Brooks rules none the less! He did do "Watermelon Man" and "One Eyed Giant" which are amongst my favourite tunes...
  • Avatar for aughtstar
    Did he really do Duck Soup or was it Drumbago?
  • Avatar for Crazy_DiamonDs
    Oh Thanx
  • Avatar for aughtstar
    Ok! Found one searching for Oswald Baba Brooks. Looks more like a painting, but that's as close as we get.
  • Avatar for aughtstar
    Crap, is that not him? I was gonna thank. I looked everywhere.
  • Avatar for webmechanics
    It's young Prince Buster on photo, not Baba Brooks, isn't it?

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