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Lester Sterling

as, sax, *1936 JM
Musician of Reggae
A.k.a. Mr. Versatile (2)

Jamaican trumpet and saxophone player born 31 January 1936. He was the last founding member of The Skatalites still with the band until he retired from the group in December 2014. Half brother of Keith Sterling.

  • Alto sax
  • Saxophone
  • Flute
  • Trumpet
  • Reggae
  • R&B/Soul
  • Blues
Popular Tracks   
Bangarang on Bangarang by Lester Sterling
Latin Goes Ska on Essential Artist Collection – The Skatalites by The Skatalites
Skaramont on Randy's Ska Instrumentals by Various Artists
Reggae In The Wind on Bangarang by Lester Sterling
Soul Voyage on Wall Flower / Soul Voyage by Ken Rose & Lester Sterling
Inez on Soul Rock Steady by Tommy McCook & The Supersonics
Forest Gate Rock on Bangarang / Forest Gate Rock by Lester Sterling, Lloyd Harmer & Stranger Cole
Bangarang on Bangarang / Bangarang Dub by U-Roy, Glen Adams & Lester Sterling
Tribute to a King on 30 Years of Jamaican Music on the Go, Vol. 1 by Various Artists
Bangarang on Hold You Jack / Bangarang by Derrick Morgan, Lester Sterling & Stranger Cole

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Band Members

Title Artist Year Type
I'm A Fool For You / Super SpecialThe Uniques / Lester Sterling2018Single
Hold You Jack / BangarangDerrick Morgan / Lester Sterling & Stranger Cole2018Single
Super Special / Lester SpecialLester Sterling2013Single
Check Point Charlie / A Whiter Shade Of PaleLester Sterling With Lynn Taitt & The Jets2013Single
Happy Christmas / Lester Sterling SpecialHopeton Lewis / Lester Sterling With Lynn Taitt & The Jets2013Single
So Long (Intrumental) / After A StormLester Sterling With The Baba Brooks Band / Justin Hinds & The Dominoes2012Single
BangarangStranger Cole & Lester Sterling2011Single
The Big JobLester Sterling2010Single
So Long (Intrumental) / After A StormLester Sterling With The Baba Brooks Band / Justin Hinds & The Dominoes2009Single
Someone's Going To Bawl / SkaramontThe Maytals / Lester Sterling2007Single
Cream Of The Crop / Spring Fever RockPrince Far I / Lester Sterling2005Single
Sterling SilverLester Sterling2002Compil.
Damn GoodThe Ska Flames Featuring Laurel Aitken / Roland Alphonso / Lester Sterling1995Album
Jazz Bogle - All That I Want To DoRoland Alphonso, Lester Sterling, Kotchi Banton, Sugar Minott1990Single
Age Of RevolutionLester Sterling1978Single
Just My Imagination / Dub VersionJimmy London / Lester Sterling & Impact All Stars1973Single
Closer Together / Everybody Needs Love.Delroy Wilson / Lester Sterling1973Single
Casa BlancaLester Sterling1973Single
War Is Not The AnswerLester Sterling / Rico Rodriguez1972Single
I Can't Explain / WizardDelroy Wilson / Lester Sterling1971Single
Iron SoundLester Sterling1971Single
Slip Up / On BroadwayLester Sterling / Dave Barker1970Single
Spoogy / Suffering StillLester Sterling, Laurel & Girlie1969Single
Consider Me / Family ManLester Sterling1969Single
Forest Gate Rock / Rock, Rock And CryLester Sterling / Raving Ravers1969Single
BangarangLester Sterling1969Album
Spoogy / Monkey FiddleLester Sterling / Tommy McCook1969Single
Lonesome Feeling / Bright As A RoseLester Sterling1969Single
Man About Town / Man At The DoorLester Sterling1969Single
Girl Of My Dreams / Tribute To King ScratchThe Uniques / Lester Sterling1968Single
Soul Voyage / RevelationLester Sterling / Alva "Reggie" Lewis1968Single
Blowing In The Wind / Reggay In The WindMax Romeo / Lester Sterling1968Single
In The Mood For Love / RoadblockThe Techniques / Lester Sterling1968Single
I Got You Under My Spell / Home To See My BabyClancy Collins, Bob Stackie, Collins Band / Owen Gray, Lester Sterling1968Single
Bangarang / If We Should Ever MeetLester Sterling & Stranger Cole1968Single
You Cold / Reggay In the WindMax Romeo, Lester Sterling1968Single
Reggie On Broadway / Love Can Be WonderfulLester Sterling / The Clique1968Single
Wala Wala / Super SpecialThe Slickers, Lester Sterling1968Single
You Cold (Warm Me Girl)Max Romeo / Lester Sterling1968Single
Soul Feeling / The Breeze and ILester Sterling1968Single
On Broadway / Unity Is StrengthSlim Smith / Lester Sterling1968Single
Bangarang / Someone To LoveLester Sterling & Stranger Cole / Ken Parker1968Single
Zigaloo / Wiser Than SolomonLester Sterling1968Single
The Russians Are Coming / Sir Lees WhipVal Bennett / Lester Sterling1968Single
Everybody Needs Love / Reggay On BroadwaySlim Smith / Lester Sterling1968Single
Reggie In The Wind / Try Me One More TimeLester Sterling1968Single
Afrikaan Beat / My SatisfactionLester Sterling, The Paragons1968Single
Tell Me Baby / Tell HermanOwen Gray / Lester Sterling1968Single
Sock It Softly / Three Wise MenClancy Collins, Bob Stackie / Lester Sterling, Don Simmonds, Collins Band1968Single
Reggie On Broadway / Love Can Be WonderfulLester Sterling / The Clique1968Single
A Whiter Shade of Pale / Checkpoint CharlieLynn Taitt & The Jets, Lester Sterling1967Single
Sir Collins Special / Lester Stirling '67Lester Sterling1967Single
So Long / After A StormLester Sterling, Baba Brooks, Justin Hinds & The Dominoes1966Single
Inez / Sad MoviesLester Sterling With Tommy McCook & The Supersonics / Gloria Crawford1966Single
Tribute To Kennedy / A Man Who KnowsRoland Alphonso & Group With Lester Sterling / The Maytals1964Single
Leave Me Alone / Lee OswaldWinson Delano Stewart / Lester Sterling & Roland Alphonso1964Single
My Time For Fun / Tribute To The PresidentDelroy Wilson, Roland Alphonso, Lester Sterling1964Single
Jerico / Lunch TimeBobby Aitken / Lester Sterling1964Single
Home Sweet Home / 64 SpecialEric "Monty" Morris / Lester Sterling1964Single
Junior's Jive / PowerLester Sterling / Winson Delano Stewart & B.B. Seaton1963Single
Clean The City / A Long Walk HomeLester Sterling / The Charmers1963Single
Lee Oswald / Every TimeRoland Alphonso & Lester Sterling & The Skatalites / The TonnetsSingle
Feel Like Jumping / Wiser Than SolomonMarcia Griffiths / Lester SterlingSingle
Lady With The Red Dress / DriftingThe Gaylads / Lester SterlingSingle
Devil's TriangleLester Sterling & The SkatalitesAlbum
Peace & Love / Hold OnLester Sterling / Harris SeatonSingle
What Am I Living For / The Big JobHubert Lee, Lester SterlingSingle
Diamond Ring / Whale BoneP. Godfrey & The Bagonaires / Lester Sterling & The City SlickersSingle
Drifting (Below Zero) / Never Get WearyLester Sterling / Lee PerrySingle
Harbour View SpecialLester Sterling, Impact All StarsSingle
Air Raid Shelter / I Mean ItLester Sterling / Roy & AnnetteSingle
Soul Voyage / Sir Collins SpecialLester Sterling & Derrick Morgan / Lloyd CharmersSingle
Lee Oswald / By My SideRoland Alphonso & Lester Sterling, The Skatalites / The Jiving JuniorsSingle
Lee OswaldRoland Alphonso / Lester Sterling / The SkatalitesSingle
She Wears My RingLynn Taitt / Lester SterlingSingle
Pablo's Mood / WizardAugustus Pablo / Lester SterlingSingle
Reggae Rumble / African ChantZoot Simms, Lester Sterling And Vin GordonSingle
Put Me In The Mood / Reggie In The WindMax Romeo / Lester SterlingSingle
Russians Are Coming / BangarangVal Bennett / Stranger Cole & Lester SterlingSingle
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