DISCOGRAPHY | POSTED ON: Friday 14th February 2020

Check One 2 the Spirit of 79

This is the 2 Tone 40th anniversary-related release that fans have been waiting for! While many of the key 2 Tone players are still too consumed with nursing past/present grievances to organize official 2 Tone concerts or make an effort to release rare or unheard material from the vaults, leave it to their progeny to do the heavy lifting to properly honor 2 Tone’s legacy! Coming in at a weighty 67 songs spread out over four CDs, Specialized Record’s Check One-2: Spirit of ’79 is a stunningly good tribute to 2 Tone and all of its associated acts (bravo to all involved!). Honestly, there’s not a bum track here.

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.

1

(Dawning of a) New Era

Boomtown Utd

2

Lets Do Rock Steady

Boss Riot

3

Rankin Full Stop

The Valkyrians

4

Everyday

The Magestics

5

Special Brew

The Porkers

6

Blank Expression

Out of Control Army

7

What I Like Most About You Is Your Girlfriend

The Inflatables

8

Tears of a Clown

The Bishops

9

Three Minute Hero

Detroit Riddim Crew

10

Racist Friend

Malambo Ska Feat Hugo Lobo

11

Exodus 20-13 (Murda!)

King Hammond

12

I Can't Stand Up for Falling Down

The Tremolites Feat Valerie Etienne

13

One Step Beyond

The Hub City Stompers

14

Click Click

The Crombies

15

The Selecter

The Communicators

1

(Dawning of a) New Era
Boomtown Utd

2

Lets Do Rock Steady
Boss Riot

3

Rankin Full Stop
The Valkyrians

4

Everyday
The Magestics

5

Special Brew
The Porkers

6

Blank Expression
Out of Control Army

7

What I Like Most About You Is Your Girlfriend
The Inflatables

8

Tears of a Clown
The Bishops

9

Three Minute Hero
Detroit Riddim Crew

10

Racist Friend
Malambo Ska Feat Hugo Lobo

11

Exodus 20-13 (Murda!)
King Hammond

12

I Can't Stand Up for Falling Down
The Tremolites Feat Valerie Etienne

13

One Step Beyond
The Hub City Stompers

14

Click Click
The Crombies

15

The Selecter
The Communicators

1

Ghost Town

J. Navarro & the Traitors

2

Do the Dog

The Skapones

3

Rasta Call you

Andy Keys Clark and Friends

4

That Man is Forward

Chainska Brassika

5

Mantovani

Special Brew

6

Ruder Than You

The Scotch Bonnets

7

It's Up to You

Third Beat Drop

8

Mirror in the Bathroom

Gruppo Sportivo

9

It Doesn't Make it Alright

The Ozskas

10

Hey Little Rich Girl

The Red Stripes

11

Out on the Streets

Big Fat Panda

12

My Girl

Rude King

13

Nite Klub

Vieja Skina

14

Do Nothing

The Pressure Tenants feat Eloise Berry

15

Inner London Violence

Heavensbee feat Mista Rhee

16

Easy Life

Project Blackbird

17

Friday Night Saturday Morning

The Tinkerman

1

Ghost Town
J. Navarro & the Traitors

2

Do the Dog
The Skapones

3

Rasta Call you
Andy Keys Clark and Friends

4

That Man is Forward
Chainska Brassika

5

Mantovani
Special Brew

6

Ruder Than You
The Scotch Bonnets

7

It's Up to You
Third Beat Drop

8

Mirror in the Bathroom
Gruppo Sportivo

9

It Doesn't Make it Alright
The Ozskas

10

Hey Little Rich Girl
The Red Stripes

11

Out on the Streets
Big Fat Panda

12

My Girl
Rude King

13

Nite Klub
Vieja Skina

14

Do Nothing
The Pressure Tenants feat Eloise Berry

15

Inner London Violence
Heavensbee feat Mista Rhee

16

Easy Life
Project Blackbird

17

Friday Night Saturday Morning
The Tinkerman

1

One In Ten

Rude Boy George

2

Message To You Rudy

Omegaman

3

Sea Cruise

Orange Street

4

Too Much Pressure

Erin Bardwell Collective

5

The Feelings Gone

Adam Flymo Birch & The Vershons

6

Envy the Love

DM Street

7

Hands Off She's Mine

Wotka Trawolta

8

Here Comes the Major

Napoleon Solo

9

Street Feeling

Well Charged

10

Missing Words

The Decatonics

11

Little Bitch

New Lion Ska

12

Dance Stance

The Millmen

13

Murder (James Bond)

Chango Munks

14

Rat Race

The Feckin Ejits

15

Too Much Too Young

Parliament of Owls

16

Why?

Martyn Callwood

17

Concrete Jungle

Too Many Crooks

1

One In Ten
Rude Boy George

2

Message To You Rudy
Omegaman

3

Sea Cruise
Orange Street

4

Too Much Pressure
Erin Bardwell Collective

5

The Feelings Gone
Adam Flymo Birch & The Vershons

6

Envy the Love
DM Street

7

Hands Off She's Mine
Wotka Trawolta

8

Here Comes the Major
Napoleon Solo

9

Street Feeling
Well Charged

10

Missing Words
The Decatonics

11

Little Bitch
New Lion Ska

12

Dance Stance
The Millmen

13

Murder (James Bond)
Chango Munks

14

Rat Race
The Feckin Ejits

15

Too Much Too Young
Parliament of Owls

16

Why?
Martyn Callwood

17

Concrete Jungle
Too Many Crooks

1

Gangsters

The Reggaskas

2

The Ghost Girl From Ipanema

Orquestra Brasileira De Música Jamaicana

3

Lorraine

Bim Skala Bim

4

Monkey Man

Big Mandrake

5

Jungle Music

Urang Matang

6

Geno

Easydread

7

On My Radio

Space Lightning

8

Ska Wars

Beat Bahnhof

9

Put Me Down

RK Ska

10

Free Nelson Mandela

The Floral Detectives

11

In the Middle of the Night

Indeed

12

War Crimes

Chris Davison

13

Alphabet Army

The Values

14

Theme from The Boiler

Theatre of Ghosts

15

Tear the Whole Thing Down

Bulky Matron

16

You're Wondering Now

The Rabustos

1

Gangsters
The Reggaskas

2

The Ghost Girl From Ipanema
Orquestra Brasileira De Música Jamaicana

3

Lorraine
Bim Skala Bim

4

Monkey Man
Big Mandrake

5

Jungle Music
Urang Matang

6

Geno
Easydread

7

On My Radio
Space Lightning

8

Ska Wars
Beat Bahnhof

9

Put Me Down
RK Ska

10

Free Nelson Mandela
The Floral Detectives

11

In the Middle of the Night
Indeed

12

War Crimes
Chris Davison

13

Alphabet Army
The Values

14

Theme from The Boiler
Theatre of Ghosts

15

Tear the Whole Thing Down
Bulky Matron

16

You're Wondering Now
The Rabustos

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