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DOREEN SHAFFER - DISCOGRAPHY: (Reggae/Ska Singer)

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Doreen Shaffer & The Moon Invaders live @ Nouveau Monde, Fribourg, Switzerland
Doreen Shaffer & The Moon Invaders live @ Nouveau Monde, Fribourg, Switzerland
Doreen Shaffer & The Moon Invaders live @ Nouveau Monde, Fribourg, Switzerland
Doreen Shaffer & The Moon Invaders live @ Nouveau Monde, Fribourg, Switzerland
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DOREEN SHAFFER - BIOGRAPHY:
Doreen Shaffer (Born in Jamaica) is a singer of Ska and Reggae music. She's one of the great female voices from Jamaica.
In 1964, she recorded her first single "Adorable You" on Studio One label.
Between 1964-1965, she released some songs with The Skatalites.
During the period 1964 -1994, she worked and performed live occasionally with the band, bud since 1994 she is the lead singer of The Skatalites.
As Doreen Shaffer, she recorded some albums, her first was "The First Lady Of Reggae" 1970, while the latest is "Groovin'  2009.

Doreen Shaffer & The Moon Invaders live @ Nouveau Monde, Fribourg, Switzerland

DOREEN SHAFFER - OFFICIAL DISCOGRAPHY:

1) Doreen Shaffer - Discography: (1970 - Present)
Albums:
.1970 - The First Lady Of Reggae
.1979 - Read Me Right (Doreen Shaffer & Nioami Philips)
.1986 - Wonderful Sounds - (Reissue: "Sugar Sugar" 1995)
.1997 - Adorable
.2002 - Adorable You - [Tracks recorded from 1964 to 1977]
.2009 - Groovin' (with The Moon Invaders)


2) The Skatalites - Discography: (Doreen Shaffer's lead singer of the band: 1994 - Present)
Albums:
.1994 - Hi-Bop Ska (The 30th Anniversary Recording)
.1996 - Greetings From Skamania
.1997 - Ball Of Fire
.1999 - Ska Splash (The Skatalites and Friends) - (2 Cd)
.2000 - Bashaka
.2002 - From Paris With Love
.2005 - Roots Party (Live In Brussels 2003)
.2006 - Live At Lokerse Feesten - (2 Dvd + Cd)
.2006 - In Orbit Vol.1 (Live From Argentina) - (Reissue: "In Orbit Vol.1 & 2" 2009)
.2007 - On The Right Track
.2012 - Walk With Me
.2015 - History of Ska, Rocksteady and Reggae

 
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Doreen Shaffer - Official Discography:
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1) Doreen Shaffer - Discography: (1970 - Present)
Albums:

.1970 - The First Lady Of Reggae
(Original Press):
"The First Lady Of Reggae" 1970 - (Original Version)
Tracks:
1) Walk Thought This World. 2) Everybody Needs Love. 3) No Matter What. 4) Try To Remember. 5) How Long Will It Take. 6) If It Don´t Work Out. 7) As Long As He Love Me. 7) Doggie In The Window. 8) I Fall In Love Everyday. 9) One Of Us Will Weep. 10) June Night. 11) Love Me With All Your Heart.
[Label: Economy/Pama (Lp: 1970)]
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.1979 - Read Me Right (Doreen Shaffer & Nioami Philips)
(Original Press):
"Read Me Right" (Doreen Shaffer & Nioami Philips) 1979 - (Original Version)
Tracks:
1) Great Pretender [Doreen Schaffer & Nioami Philips]. 2) Read Me Right [Doreen Schaffer]. 3) Eddy My Love [Doreen Schaffer]. 4) I Am A Change Woman [Doreen Schaffer & Nioami Philips]. 5) Change Partner [Doreen Schaffer & Nioami Philips]. 6) Johnny My Love [Doreen Schaffer]. 7) Stop Running Around [Doreen Schaffer]. 8) No Matter What I Have [Doreen Schaffer]. 9) Ease My Mind [Doreen Schaffer]. 10) You Are Mine [Doreen Schaffer & Nioami Philips].
[Labels: Nationwide (Lp: 1979), Puff Records (Lp: 1979)]
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.1986 - Wonderful Sounds - (Reissue: "Sugar Sugar" 1995)
(Original Press):
"Wonderful Sounds" 1986 - (Spiderman Label) and (Revue Records/UK Label)
Reissue: "Sugar Sugar" 1995 with 2 Bonus Tracks
Label: (Joe Frasier Records, 1995), (Jet Star, 2004), (VP, 2011)
Editions:

"Wonderful Sounds" 1986 - (Original Version)
Tracks:
1) Golden Love. 2) That's Life. 3) Wonderful Sounds. 4) Memories. 5) I Cry A Tear. 6) I Remember. 7) Could I Have This Dance. 8) Baby Lay Down. 9) Eternal Love.
[Labels: Spiderman (Lp: 1986?), Revue Records/UK (Lp: 1986?)]

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I'm not 100% sure, but the recording and the arrangements of the songs are typical of 1986.

Reissue: "Sugar Sugar" 1995 - (Same Album with 2 Bonus Tracks*).
Tracks:
1) Sugar Sugar*. 2) Golden Love. 3) That's Life. 4) Wonderful Sounds. 5) Memories. 6) I Cry A Tear. 7) I Remember. 8) Could I Have This Dance. 9) Baby Lay Down. 10) Eternal Love. 11) This Love*.
[Labels: Joe Frasier Records (Cd: 1995), Jet Star (Cd: 2004), VP (Digital Release: 2011)]
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.1997 - Adorable
(Original Press):
"Adorable" 1997 - (Original Version)
Tracks:
1) Sugar Sugar. 2) Turn Your Lamp Down Low. 3) Groovy Kind Of Love. 4) Holdin’ On. 5) Closer And Closer. 6) Adorable You. 7) Let’s Find Each Other Tonight [Duet]. 8) Who’s Gonna Love Me. 9) Golden Love. 10) Time For Change. 11) Nice Time. 12) Who’s Gonna Dub Me. 13) Mi Come Back [Feat. Dr. Ring-Ding].
[Label: Grover Records (Lp/Cd: 1997)]
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.2002 - Adorable You
[Tracks recorded from 1964 to 1977 for the first time on Cd]
(Original Press):
"Adorable You" 2002 - (Original Version)
Tracks:
1) Try A Little Smile. 2) Sugar, Sugar. 3) Respect Due. 4) I Don't Know Why. 5) The Vow [Jackie Opel & Doreen Shaffer]. 6) Adorable You. 7) Welcome You Back Home. 8) My Love Forgive Me. 9) I Need Your Loving. 10) Make It Tonight. 11) This Love. 12) Behave Yourself. 13) Some To Some Don't. 14) Father Free Us.
[Label: Studio One (Lp/Cd: 2002)]
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.2009 - Groovin' (with The Moon Invaders)
(Original Press):
First Edition: "Groovin' (with The Moon Invaders)" 2009
Second Edition: "Groovin' (with The Moon Invaders)" 2009
"Groovin' (with The Moon Invaders)" 2009
Tracks:
1) Groovin'. 2) Private Number. 3) Softly As In A Morning Sunrise. 4) Then You Can Tell Me Goodbye. 5) Thank You. 6) Why Did You Leave Me. 7) Dub Me. 8) What's Going On. 9) Run Run. 10) Moonlight Lover. 11) Moonlight Dub. 12) Now Is The Time. 13) Cupid. 14) You're Wondering Now.
[Label: Grover Records (Lp/Cd: 2009)]

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2) The Skatalites - Discography: (Doreen Shaffer's lead singer of the band: 1994 - Present)
Albums:

.1994 - Hi-Bop Ska (The 30th Anniversary Recording)
(Original Press):
"Hi-Bop Ska (The 30th Anniversary Recording)" 1994 - (Original Version)
Tracks:
1) Guns Of Navarone. 2) Flowers For Albert. 3) Ska Reggae Hi-Bop. 4) You’re Wondering Now. 5) Everlasting Sound. 6) African Freedom. 7) Man In The Street. 8) Split Personality. 9) Renewal. 10) Nelson’s Song. 11) Burru Style. 12) Ska Ska Ska.
[Label: Shanachie (Cd: 1994)]
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.1996 - Greetings From Skamania
(Original Press):
"Greetings From Skamania" 1996 - (Original Version)
Tracks:
1) Skalloween. 2) Skamania. 3) El Pussycat. 4) Right Now. 5) Have A Good Time. 6) Phoenix City. 7) Trip To Mars. 8) Triangle. 9) Wood And Water. 10) I Wish You Love. 11) S'Kool.
[Label: Shanachie (Cd: 1996)]
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.1997 - Ball Of Fire
(Original Press):
"Ball Of Fire" 1997 - (Original Version)
Tracks:
1) James Bond Theme. 2) Latin Goes Ska. 3) Confucious. 4) Occupation. 5) Rock Fort Rock. 6) Eastern Standard Time. 7) Ball Of Fire. 8) Swing Easy. 9) Ringo. 10) Freedom Sound.
[Label: Island (Cd: 1997)]
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.1999 - Ska Splash (The Skatalites and Friends)
(Original Press):
"Ska Splash (The Skatalites and Friends)" 1999 - (2 Cd) - (Original Version)
Tracks:
Disc 1:
1) Freedom Sounds - The Skatalites. 2) Man in the Street - The Skatalites. 3) Eastern Standard Time - The Skatalites. 4) Four Corners - The Skatalites. 5) Bridge View - The Skatalites. 6) Can't You See - Doreen Shaffer, The Skatalites. 7) Simmer Down - Doreen Shaffer, The Skatalites. 8) Sugar Sugar - Doreen Shaffer, The Skatalites. 9) Come Down - Laurel Aitken, The Skatalites. 10) In the Mood for Ska - Laurel Aitken, The Skatalites. 11) Freedom - The Skatalites. 12) Guns of Navarone - The Skatalites. 13) Phoenix City - The Skatalites.
Disc 2:
1) Al Capone - Laurel Aitken, House of Rhythm. 2) Mad About You - Laurel Aitken, House of Rhythm. 3) Jesse James - Laurel Aitken, House of Rhythm. 4) Caledonia - Laurel Aitken, House of Rhythm. 5) Sally Brown - Laurel Aitken, House of Rhythm. 6) Skinhead Train - Laurel Aitken, House of Rhythm. 7) Skinhead - House of Rhythm. 8) Head Charge - House of Rhythm. 9) Nothing in Life - House of Rhythm. 10) Rudi - House of Rhythm. 11) Sign of the Times - House of Rhythm. 12) Hor's Empire - House of Rhythm. 13) Rockford Rock - House of Rhythm. 14) Riddim - House of Rhythm .
(Label: Moon/Ska (2 Cd: 1999)]

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In 2013, Ska Splash has been reissued by Pressure Drop Records.
This compilation edition includes only 13 songs taken from the first original edition + 1 Bonus track: "Don't Stay Away" by Doreen Shaffer.
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.2000 - Bashaka
(Original Press):
"Bashaka" 2000 - (Marston Label)
Reissue: "Bashaka" 2003 - (Substance Label)
"Bashaka" 2000 - (Original Version)
Tracks:
1) Ska Latte. 2) Sky Rocket. 3) Skaravan. 4) Tanya. 5) Roland Ride Along. 6) Reach For The Sky. 7) Milk Lane Shuffle. 8) Wild Honey. 9) A Song For Don D. 10) What A Day. 11) I Never Knew. 12) Magic Muffin. 13) Hail Tommy McCook. 14) Oh Baby. 15) Rastamma.
[Labels: Marston (Cd: 2000), Substance (Cd: 2003)]
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.2002 - From Paris With Love
(Original Press):
"From Paris With Love" 2002 - (Original Version)
Tracks:
1) Garden Of Love. 2) Glory To The Sound. 3) From Russia With Love. 4) Ska Fort Rock. 5) When I Fall In Love. 6) Freedom Sounds. 7) Trip To Mars. 8) Pata Pata [Skata Skata]. 9) Lester's Mood. 10) Golden Love. 11) African Beat. 12) River To The Bank. 13) Thinking Of You. 14) Guns Of Navarone. 15) Rock Fort Rock.
[Labels: World Village (Cd: 2002), Celluloid/Mélodie (2 Lp: 2002)(Cd: 2002), Wrasse Records (Cd: 2009)]
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.2005 - Roots Party (Live In Brussels 2003)
(Original Press):
"Roots Party (Live In Brussels 2003)" 2005 - (Original Version)
Tracks:
1) Freedom Sounds [Intro]. 2) I Should Have Known Better. 3) Latingo Ska. 4) Hail Pussycat. 5) The Guns Of Navarone. 6) Medley: The Rivers Of Babylon, Wings Of A Dove, A Little More Oil, Hey Man. 7) Rockfort Rock. 8) The Man In The Street. 9) Two For One. 10) Phoenix City. 11) Freedom Sounds [Outro].
[Labels: FullFill (Cd: 2005), XIIIBIS Records (Cd: 2005)]
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.2006 - Live At Lokerse Feesten - (2 Dvd + Cd)
(Original Press):
"Live At Lokerse Feesten" 2006 - (2 Dvd + Cd) - (Original Version)
Tracks:
Dvd 1: (Concert 1 - 1997)
1) Freedom Sound. 2) Eastern Standard Time. 3) James Bond Theme. 4) Guns Of Navarone. 5) Simmer Down & Turn Your Lamp Down Low Medley. 6) El Pussycat Ska. 7) Man In The Street. 8) Sugar Sugar. 9) Nice Time. 10) Latin Goes Ska. 11) Phoenix City. 12) Freedom Sound [Reprise].
Dvd 2: (Concert 2 - 2002)
1)Freedom Sound. 2) Man In The Street. 3) Guns Of Navarone. 4) El Pussycat. 5) James Bond Theme. 6) Sugar, Sugar. 7) Nice Time. 8) Simmer Down. 9) Turn Your Lamp Down Low. 10) Rockford Rock [El Cumbanchero]. 11) Latin Goes Ska. 12) Phoenix City. 13) Freedom Sound [Reprise].
Cd Tracks:
1) Freedom Sound. 2) Eastern Standard Time. 3) James Bond Theme. 4) Guns Of Navarone. 5) Simmer Down & Turn Your Lamp Down Low Medley. 6) El Pussycat Ska. 7) Man In The Street. 8) Sugar Sugar. 9) Nice Time. 10) Latin Goes Ska. 11) Phoenix City.
[Label: Charly (2 Dvd + Cd: 2006)]
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.2006 - In Orbit Vol.1 (Live From Argentina) - (Reissue: "In Orbit Vol.1 & 2" 2009)
(Original Press):
"In Orbit Vol.1" 2006 - (Grover Records Label) and (P-Vine Label)
Reissue: "In Orbit Vol.1 & 2" 2009 - (Deluxe Double Edition)
Editions:

"In Orbit Vol.1" (Live From Argentina) 2006 - (Original Version)
Tracks:
1) Intro. 2) Freedom Sounds. 3) James Bond Theme. 4) Eastern Standard Time. 5) El Pussycat. 6) Guns Of Navarone. 7) Sugar, Sugar. 8) Adorable You. 9) Can't You See. 10) You're Wondering Now. 11) Real Rock/Rockfort Rock Medley. 12) Musical Communication. 13) Latin Goes Ska. 14) Ball Of Fire. 15) Phoenix City.
[Labels: Grover Records (2 Lp: 2006)(Cd: 2006), P-Vine [Japan] (Cd: 2006)]

Reissue: "In Orbit Vol.1 & 2" 2009 - (Deluxe Double Edition) - (Full Concert).
Tracks:
Cd 1:
1) Intro. 2) Freedom Sounds. 3) James Bond Theme. 4) Eastern Standard Time. 5) El Pussycat. 6) Guns Of Navarone. 7) Sugar, Sugar. 8) Adorable You. 9) Can't You See. 10) You're Wondering Now. 11) Real Rock/Rockfort Rock Medley. 12) Musical Communication. 13) Latin Goes Ska. 14) Ball Of Fire. 15) Phoenix City.
Cd 2:
1) Presentation. 2) Occupation. 3) Two For One. 4) Simmer Down. 5) Nice Time. 6) Man In The Street. 7) Bridge View. 8) I Should Have Know Better. 9) Rivers Of Babylon. 10) Freedom Sounds.
[Label: Sony [Argentina] (2 Cd: 2009)]
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.2007 - Rolling Steady (The 1983 Music Mountain Sessions)
(Original Press):
"Rolling Steady (The 1983 Music Mountain Sessions)" 2007 - (Original Version)
Tracks:
1) We Nah Sleep. 2) Contention. 3) Big Trombone. 4) Away From Home. 5) Idler's Rest. 6) Rolling Steady. 7) Devil's Triangle. 8) The Master's Call. 9) Absent Without Leave.
[Label: Motion Record (Lp/Cd: 2007)]

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Album recorded in 1983
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.2007 - On The Right Track
(Original Press):
"On The Right Track" 2007 - (Original Version)
Tracks:
1) New York Minute. 2) Outback Ska. 3) Shock Trail. 4) Right Track. 5) Doreen Special. 6) Divine Conception. 7) Bye Bye. 8) Little Irene. 9) June Rose. 10) One Armed Bandit. 11) Marguerita's Lament. 12) Uluru Rock. 13) Outback Dub.
[Label: Aim Records (Cd: 2007)]
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.2012 - Walk With Me
(Original Press):
"Walk With Me" 2012 - [Wrasse Records]
"Walk With Me" 2013 - [Jamaican Jazz Records]
"Walk With Me" 2012 - (Original Version)
Tracks:
1) Desert Ska. 2) Lalibela. 3) Hot Flash. 4) The Leader. 5) Love Is The Way. 6) Walk With Me. 7) Piece For Peace. 8) Song For My Father. 9) Little Theresa. 10) King Solomon. 11) Dub Lalibela.
[Label: Wrasse Records (Cd/Digital: 2012), Ska In The World/JPN (Cd: 2013), Jamaican Jazz Records (Lp/Cd: 2013)]
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.2015 - History of Ska, Rocksteady and Reggae
(Original Press):
"History of Ska, Rocksteady and Reggae" 2015 - (Original Version)
Tracks:
1) Freedom Sound. 2) Police Woman. 3) Man in the Street. 4) Vow. 5) Skafrica. 6) Guns of Navarone. 7) Don't Stay Away. 8) Rockfort Rock. 9) Phoenix City. 10) Freedom Sound Part 2.
[Label: United Sound Records (Cd/Digital: 2015)]

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Live album recorded  at Tempest Festival, Finland in 1994.
Feat. Tommy McCook, Roland Alphonso, Lloyd Knibb, Lloyd Brevett, Doreen Shaffer, Devon James, Nathan Bredlove, Will 'Skabone' Clarke, Bill Smith.

Buy Album on  iTunes - GooglePlay - Amazon

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DOREEN SHAFFER - CONTACT:

Website: http://www.skatalites.com


"Simmer Down" with Skatalites - 2011


"You´re Wondering Now" with Skatalites - 2011


Doreen Shaffer "Golden Love"


Doreen Shaffer "Closer and closer"


Doreen Shaffer "Sugar Sugar + Medley"


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