They played for the mods and the ska-heads. They played for rockers and the raggamuffins. They played for the old and young. They played for the ages.
the crowd skanked, flamenco-danced and generally went a bit mental
Skatalites are the epitome of roots music. The group is the genesis of an entire genre, not to mention the influence the band has had on ska, reggae and almost every other kind of popular music for more than 60 years now.