Various ‎– Gifted: Ska Tribute To The Jam

Label:
Jump Up! Records ‎– JUMPTCT11LP
Format:
Vinyl, LP, Limited Edition, Red Vinyl
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Style:
Ska

Tracklist

A1 The Meow Meows Down In The Tube Station At Midnight
A2 Rude Boy George Town Called Malice
A3 King Hammond I Got By In Time
A4 The Valkyrians Beat Surrender
A5 The Pressure Tenants Strange Town
A6 The Erin Bardwell Collective English Rose
B1 The Amphetameanies Funeral Pyre
B2 Los Chickléts Saturday's Kids
B3 The Crombies Girl On The Phone
B4 Big Fat Panda In The City
B5 The Skapones Smithers Jones
B6 The Big Start
B7 Lynval Golding Adn Contra Coup (2) Tales Of The Riverbank

Notes

As you already know JUMP UP has been working with SPECIALIZED UK since 2012, releasing limited edition vinyl singles to compliment their incredible tribute CDs – with proceeds benefiting the Teenage Cancer Trust. Multi-CD tribute albums of THE SPECIALS, THE BEAT, MADNESS, THE CLASH, and BOB MARLEY have been released with JUMP UP issuing 10 limited edition 7″ singles from these collections. We even did a cassette tape edition of their DANCE CRAZE tribute! In 2017 the Specialized team released GIFTED, a four CD collection of bands covering mod revival legends THE JAM. Obviously, this collection was an immediate success because Paul Weller is a god across the British Empire! As you would expect, this collection was less ska/reggae based, but when we heard the fantastic ska/reggae tunes that DID appear we thought to ourselves….let’s do a full length colored vinyl LP. But we didn’t stop there – we made beautiful woven patches AND drink coasters to accompany the album. Limited edition of 250, currently available on red and white vinyl. A limited run of blue vinyl will be released later exclusively through the Specialized UK webstore, and will be sent to our SKA LP CLUB members. If you’re in the UK please wait and order this from the Specialized UK site, it will take about 10 days for us to get the stock over the Atlantic! Perennial faves KING HAMMOND, LYNVAL GOLDING (The Specials), and PRESSURE TENANTS (Laurel Aitken’s old backing band) all appear along with a who’s who of top UK acts: MEOW MEOWS, ERIN BALDWELL COLLECTIVE, AMPHETAMEANIES, BIG FAT PANDA, THE SKAPONES and THE BIG. The USA is represented in fine fashion by THE CROMBIES, RUDE BOY GEORGE and CONTRA COUP, plus THE VALKYRIANS from Finland and LOS CHICKLETS from Mexico round out the colection.

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