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Remembering Lester ‘Ska’ Sterling

By:  Carter Van Pelt Skatalites founding member and saxophonist Lester Sterling, O.D., passed away on May 16th at the age of 87. A product of Alpha Boys School’s illustrious music program, he had been the last surviving charter member of the globally influential Jamaican ensemble. He first appeared on recordings as early as 1962 for Coxson Dodd (with Herman Sang’s City Slickers) and was a studio session regular in the…

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