skatalites at tt the bears

Throwback Thursday: The Skatalites Perform at TT The Bear’s

TT The Bear's Photo by Flicker User rogerzmusic

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This July marks the last month that beloved concert venue T.T. The Bear’s Place is open for business. I can’t count the number of shows I’ve seen there and I will certainly miss it. Today’s Throwback Thursday post pays tribute to TT’s. Foundation ska band The Skatalites played at T.T.’s in 2012. Local support was the Allstonians and Riki Rocksteady and The Arraignments.

The Skatalites – “You’re Wondering Now” – TT The Bear’s, Cambridge, 2/15/12

The video above is the band with their star vocalist Doreen Shaffer performing their classic “You’re Wondering Now” later covered by The Specials. Need more? Watch them perform “Simmer Down” below featuring Dion Knibb of Boston’s own Dion Knibb and the Agitators.

The Skatalites – “Simmer Down” – TT The Bear’s, Cambridge, 2/15/12

TT The Bear’s closes it’s doors this month. Head to their calendar and check out one last show. I’ll be headed to a rockabilly show there Friday night.

Jacob Wake Up!

Jacob Wake Up! is managing editor of Boston Ska (dot) net. He's been going to ska shows since high school and never looked back. Jake lives in Roslindale and works in communications by day. You can see him perform with The New Limits or strike up conversation with him at a local ska show.

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