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The Senior Allstars

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Senior Allstars, live at the Römersee Open Air, Bad Rappenau-Zimmerhof, August 16, 2014

The Senior Allstars is a German instrumental band from the areas of reggae, dub and ska from Münsterland.

Band history

The band first became known through their many years of collaboration with ska and reggae interpreter Dr. Ring-Ding (see also Dr. Ring-Ding & The Senior Allstars). Here they gained international renown through numerous releases and countless tours. But already during this time the Senior Allstars cultivated their special preference for the pure instrumental style of Jamaican music. Their first EP “Sniff” from 1999 was followed by further albums, singles and sampler contributions.

Cast

  • Markus Dassmann – guitar, melodica
  • Arne Warthorst – Keyboard
  • Gudze – Bass
  • Thomas Hoppe – Drums

During a break (2005 to 2007) from Arne Piri, guitarist Markus Dassmann also took over the keyboards. Oliver Wienand (tenor saxophone, live dubs) left the band in 2009.

Discography

Albums

  • Soul from Dubdown – Darker Than Blue (CD, Echo Beach / Indigo 2019)
  • Elated (LP, Grover Records 2017)
  • Dub from Jamdown – Darker than Blue (LP/CD, Echo Beach / Indigo 2015)
  • Verbalized and dubbed (LP/CD, Skycap 2014)
  • What Next? (LP/CD, Skycap 2012)
  • In Dub (LP/CD, Skycap 2011)
  • Hazard (CD, Skycap 2009 / LP, liquidator music 2009)
  • Come Around (CD, Skycap 2008 / LP, liquidator music 2008)
  • Red Leaf (LP/CD, Grover Records 2006)
  • Nemo (LP/CD, Grover Records 2000)
  • Sniff (12″, Grover Records 1999)

7″ Singles

  • Three Coins In The Fountain / Jammin’ (7″, Grover Records 2001)

Sampler contributions

  • V.A. – Up Your Ears 3 (Grover Records 1999)
  • V.A. – Grover 50 (Grover Records 2000)
  • V.A. – Speechless (Grover Records 2003)
  • V.A. – The 3rd Era Of Ska (Avex, Japan 2004)
  • V.A. – Kingston Lounge Sampler (Grover Records 2004)
  • V.A. – King Size Dub Volume 12 (Echo Beach 2007)
  • V.A. – King Size Dub Volume 13 (Echo Beach 2010)

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