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Two tone ska? what's that?

Two Tone was probably the biggest thing out there 1979-80, launching The Specials, Madness, The Beat, The Selecter, The Bodysnatchers...

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i'm going. there's a program on C4 on monday about the 25th anniversary of the two-tone label.

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there's a program on C4 on monday about the 25th anniversary of the two-tone label.

Hey cool. Wasn't sure if I'd missed it.

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Two Tone was probably the biggest thing out there 1979-80' date=' launching The Specials, Madness, The Beat, The Selecter, The Bodysnatchers...[/quote']

The Bodysnatchers - was one of them a The Fast Show person ?

Selecter are rather decent live, but I canna wait for the real thing next week. The Skatalites....

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The Bodysnatchers - was one of them a The Fast Show person ?

That would be Charlie Higson from The Higsons. Released two singles through Two Tone. The Bodysnatchers were a quite different combo.

For more info on Two Tone' date=' do check out [url']http://www.2-tone.info

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I have some Bodysnatchers stuff somewhere.

I`ll be at Therapy?... otherwise i`d have gone. Pauline Black and co were meant to play The Palace a few years back....

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I have some Bodysnatchers stuff somewhere.

I`ll be at Therapy?... otherwise i`d have gone. Pauline Black and co were meant to play The Palace a few years back....

The Selecter play Adeen every year / 18 months or so. So we should be seeing them again soon...

The only Bodysnatchers stuff is on a two tone documentary I recorded from Radio 2,

Dave

PS The Selecter is a great name for a DJ !

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The Bodysnatchers - was one of them a The Fast Show person ?

Selecter are rather decent live' date=' but I canna wait for the real thing next week. The Skatalites....[/quote']

Me too on the Skatalites - their version of Guns of Navarone must be one of the most infuriatingly catchy tunes ever recorded.

Will take a look to The Selecter too.

Charlie Higson - was aslo in an early '80s New Wave outfit that are on one of those Death Disco compilations - their name escapes me - he farily gets about.

In case anyone's wondering about The Skatalites...

The Skatalites+support

Thursday 02 December

The Lemon Tree

Tickets 18 (12 concessions & regulars)

Doors Open: 8.30pm

Show Starts: 9pm

Box Office: 01224 642230

After the brilliance of Toots and the Maytals in July, we are thrilled to welcome another genuinely legendary Jamaican band to The Lemon Tree for what will be an unforgettable festive night out.

Created in the mid 50s by fusing boogie-woogie, R&B, jazz, Caribbean and African rhythms, ska became the first truly Jamaican music and by the '60s all the vocalists were swarming to record their songs to this infectious new beat including Bob Marley, Peter Tosh, Toots and the Maytals and Jimmy Cliff. The core musicians playing on most of these sessions formed The Ska-talites in May 1964 but split after only two years. In their short time together they scored two UK top ten hits with Man In The Street and Guns Of Navarone and left an indelible legacy and influence on subsequent generations of musicians in the UK, US and Jamaica.

The band initially reformed in the mid '80s and now feature five original members: drum and bass team Lloyd Knibb and Lloyd Brevett, saxophonist Lester Sterling, trumpeter Johnny 'Dizzy' Moore and soulful vocalist Doreen Schaeffer carry on the never-ending rhythm they pioneered.

"The hottest ska group in town is the Ska-talites. Last Sunday at Bournemouth was the likes of which you've never seen, with grown men prostrate at the tuffness of the sounds." The Star (Jamaica), 1964

www.skatalites.com

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Yep I did a review of Foundation Ska by The Skatalites on Saturday....

Me too on the Skatalites - their version of Guns of Navarone must be one of the most infuriatingly catchy tunes ever recorded.

Will take a look to The Selecter too.

Charlie Higson - was aslo in an early '80s New Wave outfit that are on one of those Death Disco compilations - their name escapes me - he farily gets about.

In case anyone's wondering about The Skatalites...

The Skatalites+support

Thursday 02 December

The Lemon Tree

Tickets 18 (12 concessions & regulars)

Doors Open: 8.30pm

Show Starts: 9pm

Box Office: 01224 642230

After the brilliance of Toots and the Maytals in July' date=' we are thrilled to welcome another genuinely legendary Jamaican band to The Lemon Tree for what will be an unforgettable festive night out.

Created in the mid 50s by fusing boogie-woogie, R&B, jazz, Caribbean and African rhythms, ska became the first truly Jamaican music and by the '60s all the vocalists were swarming to record their songs to this infectious new beat including Bob Marley, Peter Tosh, Toots and the Maytals and Jimmy Cliff. The core musicians playing on most of these sessions formed The Ska-talites in May 1964 but split after only two years. In their short time together they scored two UK top ten hits with Man In The Street and Guns Of Navarone and left an indelible legacy and influence on subsequent generations of musicians in the UK, US and Jamaica.

The band initially reformed in the mid '80s and now feature five original members: drum and bass team Lloyd Knibb and Lloyd Brevett, saxophonist Lester Sterling, trumpeter Johnny 'Dizzy' Moore and soulful vocalist Doreen Schaeffer carry on the never-ending rhythm they pioneered.

"The hottest ska group in town is the Ska-talites. Last Sunday at Bournemouth was the likes of which you've never seen, with grown men prostrate at the tuffness of the sounds." The Star (Jamaica), 1964

[url']www.skatalites.com

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Charlie Higson - was aslo in an early '80s New Wave outfit that are on one of those Death Disco compilations - their name escapes me - he farily gets about.

they went by the name of The Higsons -

'who stole my bongo's" is a classic., i'll have top play it some time @ the appropriate time/venue.

Also remember they played Peel on quite a few occasions. JP was a BIG fan

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