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Ska Madness 2 [CD]

Various Artists Audio CD
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
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  • Audio CD (16 Jan 2012)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: CD
  • Label: Spectrum Audio
  • ASIN: B006J9I6WA
  • Other Editions: MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 27,698 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Israelites - Desmond Dekker
2. Monkey Spanner - Dave Collins, Ansel Collins
3. Pressure Drop - Toots & The Maytals
4. Elizabethan Reggae - Boris Gardiner
5. Cherry Oh Baby - Eric Donaldson
6. The Tide Is High - The Paragons
7. Sweet Sensation - The Melodians
8. Ba Ba Boom - The Jamaicans
9. Wear You To The Ball - The Paragons
10. Ali Baba - John Holt
11. Return Of Django - The Upsetters
12. Skinhead Girl - Symarip
13. Red Red Wine - Tony Tribe
14. Tighten Up - The Untouchables
15. (If It Don't Work Out) Then You Can Tell Me Goodbye - Pat Kelly
16. Wonderful World, Beautiful People - Jimmy Cliff
17. Young Gifted And Black - Bob & Marcia
18. Love Of The Common People - Nicky Thomas
19. Black Pearl - Horace Faith
20. Wear You To The Ball - U-Roy, John Holt
See all 21 tracks on this disc

Product Description

20 more reggae classics; Desmond Dekker, The Upsetters, Jimmy Cliff, The Paragons, Toots & The Maytals, John Holt, Boris Gardiner & more!

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4.0 out of 5 stars Natty 1 April 2012
Format:Audio CD
This nattily-presented budget release is the follow up to the decent Ska Madness. Like that introductory compilation it features cuts of late 1960s ska, rocksteady, and reggae which heavily influenced the leading lights of the late 1970s and early 1980s British revival of those forms (with choices and sequencing also again assigned to Rhoda Dakar of The Bodysnatchers, and The Special AKA). Some songs she has opted for are hardy perennials of releases like this: Desmond Dekker & The Aces 'Israelites'; Toots & The Maytals 'Pressure Drop'; and The Upsetters 'Return Of The Django' all feature here. But other selections are slightly less prevalent - such as British act Symarip's hugely endearing 'Skinhead Girl', and Boris Gardiner's intricate instrumental 'Elizabethan Reggae'. Ska Madness 2 is all the better for the inclusion of tracks like these. But I did find myself perplexed by a trio of tracks situated near to the conclusion of this 60 minute-plus compilation. 'Wonderful World, Beautiful People', 'Young Gifted And Black', and 'Love Of The Common People' are records which come swathed in sweet string arrangements, smooth production values, and sentimental messages. These undoubted classics seem slightly incongruous when they are set against some of the rougher-sounding skankier material that is featured here. Otherwise, Dakar should be commended for a highly-listenable 22 track album, which is in the spirit of the series of popular budget-priced compilations such as Tighten Up, Club Reggae, and Reggae Chartbusters, that were released by Trojan Records in the late 1960s.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Nice mix 31 May 2014
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A nice mix of old tunes, some I knew some I didn't.
Its always on in the car. I might look for volume 1
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4.0 out of 5 stars Ska Madness 23 Mar 2014
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Full of old memories. A Great fun album. Trouble is, it leads you to start buying all the racks you wanted at 16!
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5.0 out of 5 stars SKA DANCE 18 May 2013
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GREAT! Reggae reggae tunes which i danced to with a beautiful princess by my side,beneath the star flecked universe. Bliss!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Bonus Content???? 29 Jan 2013
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A brilliant compillation of some of the most well known classic Ska tracks. But can someone please explain how to access the 2 bonus tracks? When I visited the web site as instructed on the CD, I am informed that the content is not available in the UK?
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