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Today, 20 years ago, the Ball Of Fire 1997 tour continued again without me. This post will show quickly the stations planned for this tour. I'm not sure, if it's all correct or not. However, I'm sure about that The Skatalites did their first performance on the african continent. And the island of La Reunion was like paradise. And they told me later, it was like vacation or even better ;-) ... the blog will continue on the 26th of November. C
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20 years ago, today, I was on stage with The Skatalites! Together with Roland Alphonso (Barrington Alphonso), Lester Sterling, Lloyd Knibb (Dion Knibb), Lloyd Brevett of the original Skatalites and the great youngsters :-): Nathan Breedlove (bandleader), Welford Clark, William Smith and Devon James. This is the first time you can read some background to this show at Bierhuebli, Berne (https://www.facebook.com/bierhuebeli), where Marc André Tourtchaninoff gave me some beautiful recordings as memory and a semi-professional photographer handed me very nice pictures. Plus Tobias (https://g.co/kgs/YR5Xfm) as special guest, who plays today with BONAPARTE all over the world.
Thanks to everyone and please be kind, my memory of this day is not that close, as it is for all the days on tour with the Skasplash 21 years ago... anyway, I'm happy to share this memories and that I was couragous enough to get on stage with all this master musicians. Hope you all will like it :-) (c)
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A little sad day, today, 20 years ago, it was my ever last tour day with The Skatalites Band​. Luckily I met the band later again and again, but never accompanied again. Maybe that's sad, maybe that's luck, however. I loved to be on tour with all the band members and still feel the power, energy, good vibes and the great friendship. I'm very thankful that I was part of this iconic band, not as musician (my musical skills are to bad) but as friend and helping hand. The Ball Of Fire 1997 tour went on without me, therefore I have no more pictures and infos from the next few days. I'll be back on the 9th of November for my one and only performance (with my bad skills! :-)) with the greatest Ska band all around. C
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My second last day with The Skatalites Band​ on tour. Today 20 years ago. It was in Nancy with a TV team. I've found one little sequence from that recording. Maybe someone have some more... the next day in the van, we all enjoyed the video tape of the full show, but I never have seen it again. But now, enjoy the nice pictures from Nancy 1997 from the Ball Of Fire tour.
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20 years ago, The Skatalites on the Ball Of Fire 1997 tour in Europe were split in two parts on that travel day. Take a look. C
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Some nice pictures of a nice festival that is still going on. Memories from 20 years ago... enjoy. C
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Today 20 years ago, the Ball Of Fire 1997 tour returned to Rennes.
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20 years ago, the Ball Of Fire 1997 tour was in the Bretagne.
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20 years ago, the Ball Of Fire 1997 visited a cult club way out in nowhere land of France...
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20 years ago, the Ball Of Fire 1997 tour startet in Bordeaux.
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