Category: ska

VARIOUS Blue Beat Special. Rare 1968 UK 10-track vinyl compilation LP with smooth textured light blue Coxsone Records labels, fantastic line up including Jackie Mittoo, Soul Vendors, Alton Ellis as well as more obscure artists such as The Termites and Keith & Ken, front laminated picture sleeve. The sleeve is graded VG as it shows a little laminate creasing and one tiny area of paper loss, whilst the vinyl is also graded VG with minor scuffs/light hairlines visible with no real impact on play. A more than acceptable state for a ska record of this vintage as most would have been wrecked by being taken to parties for a bit of that ol’ moonstomping. Nice!

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THE SPECIALS Encore. Autographed 2019 UK 10-track Black Vinyl LP, the eighth studio album by the English ska revival band and their first new music for 37 years to feature founding members Terry Hall, Lynval Golding and Horace Panter, the first time this line-up have recorded new material together since the band’s 1981 No.1 single Ghost Town; within an artist name-embossed picture sleeve with lyric insert and download card. This example remains in a ‘near as new’ condition with the sleeve boldly signed by Terry, Lynval and Horace across the front all in black marker pen. Looks stunning and ideal to frame & display.

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THE SPECIALS Specials. 1979 first UK issue 14-track LP produced by Elvis Costello, including A Message To You Rudy & the original version of Too Much Too Young, housed in the original front laminated picture sleeve. The sleeve displays only light wear and the vinyl remains excellent with just a few light cosmetic surface scuffs. A classic 2-Tone record that should be in every collection.

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Nice one I found yesterday—a BBC radio concert sent out to US college stations, featuring the Specials and Simple Minds live, circa 1983.
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THE SELECTER Too Much Pressure. Fantastic 1980 UK vintage promotional-only large poster in black & white, printed in very limited quantities to help promote the release of their classic debut album on Two Tone. Measures roughly 38" x 27" & depicts a fabulously moody shot of the original seven-piece line up. Stored flat, the poster remains in Excellent condition showing signs of having been once displayed [tiny pin-hole in each corner] & has been treated with great care, exhibiting no signs of heavy creases or tearing. There are a few ever so faint spots of foxing to the corners & the two-tone design remains off white & strikingly vivid. Perfect for framing!

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THE SPECIALS & RODDY RADIATION Braggin’ & Tryin’ Not To Lie. 1980 UK solid centre 7" vinyl single with paper labels, originally issued as a bonus with the ‘More Specials’ album and featuring Paul Heskett on saxophone, also including Rude BoysOuta Jail [Version] by Neville Staples aka Judge Roughneck, plain die-cut paper sleeve.

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THE SPECIAL AKA Gangsters. 1979 UK solid centre 7" vinyl single with paper labels and ‘GANGSTERS’ etched in run-out groove, stone cold classic debut ’45 that was also a sly dig at their manager Bernie Rhodes. Also includes ‘The Selecter’ by The Selecter, matching die-cut 2 Tone company paper sleeve.

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MADNESS The Prince. 1979 UK injection moulded 7" vinyl single, also including Madness, 2-Tone die-cut paper sleeve. Despite a couple of light surface scuffs, the vinyl remains in excellent condition.

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Sir Coxson Sound ‎– King Of The Dub Rock
(1975)

Some dub to close out the evening. Dub = wobbly, bassy instrumental reggae for ganja accompaniment. It’s a great pairing but hey, chocolate tastes great without peanut butter too.  Smash those two together tho…

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Horace Andy ‎– Say Who
2012 (compliation)

I will never tire of Horace Andy’s voice.  This is a compliation of some of his more known 70′s “hits”. Fans of Massive Attack may not recognize the name but they’ll immediately recognize the voice. 1998, Mezzanine, the guy who sings “You Are My Angel…..” That’s Horace Andy.  He contributes vocals to most (all?) Massive Attack lps so the voice will forever be synonymous with trip-hop/downtempo, but he was reggae before all that.  

Friendly tip: When shopping for reggae wax, void Kinston Sounds/Jamaican Recordings..  Probably boots and VERY badly pressed.  My copy is warped, has clicks everywhere and the songs sound all wobbly.  Because, you know, the record isn’t flat and pressed badly off center.  See? It’s not always better on vinyl.  This was a new purchase, they sold me a frisbee.

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