Specialized 8 - Check One 2 the Spirit of 79

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Check One 2 the Spirit of 79 celebrates the 40th anniversary of Two Tone Records. 67 bands from over 20 countries contributed modern reinterpretations of the Two Tone discography. The bands that covered included Two Tones, The Specials, The Selector, The Beat, Madness, The Bodysnatchers, Elvis Costello, The Swinging Cats, Rico, The Apollinaires, The Higsons, The Friday Club, JB’s Allstars. Songs by Bad Manners and Arthur Kay also feature in recognition of their influence at that time. UB40 and Dexys Midnight Runners also appear as they had initial talks with the label in their early years.

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Boomtown United – Dawning of a New Era
Boss Riot – Lets Do Rocksteady
The Valkyrians – Rankin Full Stop
The Majestics – Every Day
The Porkers – Special Brew
Out of Control Army – Blank Expression
The Inflatables What I like Most about you is your girlfriend
The Bishops – Tears of a Clown
The Spammed – The Prince
Detroit Riddim Crew – Three Minute Hero
Malambo Ska Feat Hugo Lobo – Racist Friend
King Hammond – Exodus 20-13 (Murda!)
The Tremolites Feat Valerie Etienne – I Can’t Stand Up for Falling Down
Hub City Stompers – One Step Beyond
The Crombies – Click Click
The Communicators – The Selecter

J. Navarro & The Traitors – Ghost Town
The Skapones – Do the Dog
Andy Keys Clark & Friends – Rasta Call You
Chainska Brassika – That Man is Forward
Special Brew – Mantovani
The Scotch Bonnets – Ruder Than You
Third Beat Drop – It’s Up to You
Gruppo Sportivo – Mirror in the Bathroom
The Ozskas – It Doesn’t Make it Alight
The Red Stripes – Hey Little Rich Girl
Big Fat Panda – Out On the Streets
Rude King – My Girl
Vieja Skina – Nite Klub
The Pressure Tenants Feat Eloise Berry – Do Nothing
Heavensbee – Inner London Violence
Project Blackbird – Easy Life
The Tinkerman – Friday Night Saturday Morning

Rude Boy George – One in Ten
Omegaman – A Message to You Rudy
Orange Street – Sea Cruise
Erin Bardwell Collective – Too Much Pressure
Adam Flymo Birch & The Vershons – The Feelings Gone
DM Street – Envy The Love
Wotka Trawolta – Hands off She’s Mine
Napoleon Solo – Here Comes the Major
Well Charged – Street Feeling
The Decatonics – Missing Words
New Lion Ska – Little Bitch
The Millmen – Dance Stance
Chango Chunks – Murder (James Bond)
Parliament of Owls – Too Much Too Young
The Feckin Ejits – Rat Race
Martyn Callwood – Why
Too Many Crooks – Concrete Jungle

The Reggaskas – Gangsters
Orquestra Brasileira De Música Jamaicana – Ghost Girl from Ipadema
Bim Skala Bim – Lorraine
Big Mandrake – Monkey Man
Urang Matang – Jungle Music (Groove Tunnel Mix)
Easydread – Geno
Space Lighting – On My Radio
Beat Bahnhof – Ska Wars
RK Ska – Run Me Down
The Floral Detectives – Free Nelson Mandella
Indeed – In The Middle of the Night
Chris Davison – War Crimes
Subject A – Stereotypes
The Values – Alphabet_Army
Theatre of Ghosts – Theme from The Boiler
Bulky Matron – Tear the Whole Thing Down
The Rabustos – You’re Wondering Now

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In the run up to the release of Check One 2 we released CHECK ONE, 2 – THE EP. This featured six songs for download only. They were:
The Prizefighters – Do Ska Steady
The Fuss – Cant stand up for falling down
Ska Beat City – Concrete Jungle
John Paul – Do the dog
Doctor No – Missing Words
The Go Monkeys – Beat Medley


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