Ska Giants

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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Steve Huey
The title of Ska Giants is a bit of a misnomer; although the Selecter is well represented, there are no contributions on this three-disc, 48-track compilation from Madness, the Specials, or the English Beat. As such, Ska Giants cannot be, as the cover claims, "the ultimate ska collection." What is here isn't bad, including tracks from Bad Manners, Judge Dread, Pauline Black, Laurel Aitken, the Loafers, the Hot Knives, and the Big 5, among others. It's just not the essential overview of British ska-revival that The Two-Tone Compilation: A Checkered Past is.
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Steve Huey
The title of Ska Giants is a bit of a misnomer; although the Selecter is well represented, there are no contributions on this three-disc, 48-track compilation from Madness, the Specials, or the English Beat. As such, Ska Giants cannot be, as the cover claims, "the ultimate ska collection." What is here isn't bad, including tracks from Bad Manners, Judge Dread, Pauline Black, Laurel Aitken, the Loafers, the Hot Knives, and the Big 5, among others. It's just not the essential overview of British ska-revival that The Two-Tone Compilation: A Checkered Past is.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 11/18/1997
  • Label: Cleopatra
  • UPC: 741157016222
  • Catalog Number: 162

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Sally Brown - Bad Manners (3:02)
  2. 2 Big 9 - Judge Dread (4:07)
  3. 3 On My Radio - The Selecter (3:26)
  4. 4 Do the Jerk - Potato 5 (2:46)
  5. 5 Dave and Mary - The Hot Knives (3:21)
  6. 6 Blin Date - The Riffs (3:35)
  7. 7 Don't You Tell Me - Volecanoes (2:30)
  8. 8 No-One But You - Arthur Kay & The Originals (2:09)
  9. 9 Follow My Leader - Loafers (2:57)
  10. 10 Sheila - The Burial (2:15)
  11. 11 Skaville UK - King Hammond (2:12)
  12. 12 Blue Beat Suit - Potato 5 (2:45)
  13. 13 Pound to the Dollar - Maroon Town (4:32)
  14. 14 Jesse James - Clubland (2:53)
  15. 15 Shame - Big 5 (2:52)
  16. 16 Best of Both Worlds - The Selecter (3:33)
Disc 2
  1. 1 Madness - Prince Buster (2:55)
  2. 2 Skinhead Girl - Bad Manners (2:58)
  3. 3 Julie Julie - The Hot Knives (2:52)
  4. 4 Je T'Aime - Judge Dread (2:36)
  5. 5 Bad News - Loafers (3:31)
  6. 6 Monday Morning - The Riffs (3:16)
  7. 7 Nostalgia - Maroon Town (3:52)
  8. 8 King Hammond Shuffle - King Hammond (2:38)
  9. 9 Blue Beat and Ska - Natural Rhythm (3:49)
  10. 10 The Fitz - International Beat (3:15)
  11. 11 Our Won Way - Skin Deep (3:03)
  12. 12 Oh - Case (1:55)
  13. 13 Dambusters @@JJ Allstars (2:12)
  14. 14 Skat Toon Tune - Volecanoes (2:18)
  15. 15 Ska Wars - Arthur Kay & The Originals (3:57)
  16. 16 I Can See Clearly Now - Pauline Black (4:24)
Disc 3
  1. 1 Special Brew - Bad Manners (3:26)
  2. 2 Rudi Got Married - Loafers (2:53)
  3. 3 Missing Words - The Selecter (4:28)
  4. 4 Hands off She's Mine - International Beat (3:38)
  5. 5 Concrete Jungle - Special Beat (3:16)
  6. 6 Barton, Dick - The Hot Knives (1:44)
  7. 7 The Undertake - Loafers (2:48)
  8. 8 Rough Rider - Prince Buster (4:01)
  9. 9 Lorraine - Bad Manners (4:04)
  10. 10 Stand Down Margaret - International Beat (4:49)
  11. 11 Too Much Too Young - Special Beat (2:07)
  12. 12 3 Minutes Her - The Selecter (2:54)
  13. 13 W.L.N. - The Hot Knives (2:33)
  14. 14 Walking in the Sunshine - Bad Manners (3:31)
  15. 15 Mad About You - Loafers (2:38)
  16. 16 Non Shrewd - Big 5 (2:24)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Bad Manners Track Performer
The Selecter Track Performer
International Beat Track Performer
Clubland Track Performer
Special Beat Track Performer
Judge Dread Track Performer
Laurel Aitken Track Performer
Pauline Black Track Performer
Prince Buster Track Performer
Potato 5 Track Performer
Skin Deep Track Performer
Case Track Performer
Loafers Track Performer
The Hot Knives Track Performer
Big 5 Track Performer
Maroon Town Track Performer
Natural Rhythm Track Performer
Volecanoes Track Performer
King Hammond Track Performer
Arthur Kay Track Performer
Technical Credits
Eddy Grant Composer
John Downer Composer
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Ska Giants fresh from Ska Wars

    Ska Giants is a three CD set that is verbatim discs 1, 2, & 4 of the four CD set called Ska Wars released in 1995 by Castle records of England. Still a good compilation with some seldom heard live tracks. My advice would be to spend a few minutes programming the cd player and rerecord because there's also a bunch of repetitive stuff on here.

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