Ska'd for Life

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All Music Guide - Steven E. McDonald
This is one way to get your absolute fill of ska for a while -- six discs, with a few repeat tracks Dressed to Kill has a habit of compiling their compilations into ever-bigger box sets and an awful lot of music. The only real rhyme or reason to this particular box set is that it provides a focus on the British ska boom, tossing in a few Jamaican entries for good measure including a couple of reggae cuts, along with a few moldy oldies from 1970s British rude boy Judge Dread. Cuts from some of the bigger British ska outfits are from live recordings. Many of the bands featured are not too well known, but they are consistently good performers, and well worth hearing. ...
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All Music Guide - Steven E. McDonald
This is one way to get your absolute fill of ska for a while -- six discs, with a few repeat tracks Dressed to Kill has a habit of compiling their compilations into ever-bigger box sets and an awful lot of music. The only real rhyme or reason to this particular box set is that it provides a focus on the British ska boom, tossing in a few Jamaican entries for good measure including a couple of reggae cuts, along with a few moldy oldies from 1970s British rude boy Judge Dread. Cuts from some of the bigger British ska outfits are from live recordings. Many of the bands featured are not too well known, but they are consistently good performers, and well worth hearing. The budget price of this import box makes it a good overall sampler.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 6/8/1999
  • Label: Dressed To Kill
  • UPC: 666629100721
  • Catalog Number: 121

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Rudi Got Soul (2:22)
  2. 2 Magical Feeling (3:55)
  3. 3 Live Injection (3:19)
  4. 4 Monkey Man (2:32)
  5. 5 Blue Beat and Sky (3:49)
  6. 6 Train to Skaville (2:55)
  7. 7 It's Magic - Dennis Brown (4:49)
  8. 8 Driving Me Mad (2:30)
  9. 9 Twice (3:32)
  10. 10 This Old Heart of Mine (Is Weak for You) (2:49)
  11. 11 Missing Words (3:51)
  12. 12 Hands off She's Mine (3:36)
  13. 13 Reggae and Ska - Judge Dread (2:29)
  14. 14 King Hammond Shuffle (2:37)
  15. 15 City Riot (4:16)
  16. 16 Best Friend (2:57)
  17. 17 Duppy Conqueror (3:40)
Disc 2
  1. 1 Long Shot Kick de Bucket (3:39)
  2. 2 Big 8 - Judge Dread (3:16)
  3. 3 These Things - The Riffs (4:10)
  4. 4 Mirror in the Bathroom (3:53)
  5. 5 Cocaine on My Brain (5:10)
  6. 6 Ska'd for Life - Skadows (3:24)
  7. 7 Come into My Parlour (2:54)
  8. 8 Everyday (4:21)
  9. 9 Concrete Jungle (3:16)
  10. 10 Ska Wars - Arthur Kay & The Originals (3:55)
  11. 11 Wooly Bully (2:04)
  12. 12 Train to Skaville (5:39)
  13. 13 Skinhead Love Affair (2:41)
  14. 14 Norwegian Wood Disco (4:18)
  15. 15 The Girl Is Mine (2:20)
  16. 16 Skadansk (3:35)
Disc 3
  1. 1 On My Radio '91 (3:05)
  2. 2 Skaville UK (2:13)
  3. 3 Cherry Oh Baby (2:51)
  4. 4 Lip up Fatty (3:02)
  5. 5 Do the Jerk (2:45)
  6. 6 Play My Record - Arthur Kay & The Originals (2:41)
  7. 7 Blue Beat Suit (2:45)
  8. 8 Hello (3:08)
  9. 9 Laughing Loafer (1:57)
  10. 10 One Egg (Nevilles Breakfast) - The Riffs (2:45)
  11. 11 Average Man (3:59)
  12. 12 Rudi (3:56)
  13. 13 Big 9 - Judge Dread (4:08)
  14. 14 My Time (3:28)
  15. 15 Jamaica Ska - Byron Lee (2:19)
  16. 16 Can Can (2:29)
  17. 17 Sabotage (7:48)
Disc 4
  1. 1 Sally Brown (3:02)
  2. 2 Big 9 - Judge Dread (4:07)
  3. 3 On My Radio (3:26)
  4. 4 Do the Jerk (2:46)
  5. 5 Dave and Mary (3:21)
  6. 6 Blind Date - The Riffs (3:35)
  7. 7 Don't You Tell Me (2:30)
  8. 8 No One But You (2:09)
  9. 9 Follow My Leader (2:57)
  10. 10 Sheila - The Burial (2:15)
  11. 11 Skaville UK (2:12)
  12. 12 Blue Beat Suit (2:45)
  13. 13 Pound to the Dollar (4:32)
  14. 14 Jesse James (2:53)
  15. 15 Shame (2:52)
  16. 16 Best of Both Worlds (3:33)
Disc 5
  1. 1 Madness (2:55)
  2. 2 Skinhead Girl (2:58)
  3. 3 Julie Julie (2:52)
  4. 4 Je T'Aime - Judge Dread (2:36)
  5. 5 Bad News (3:31)
  6. 6 Monday Morning - The Riffs (3:16)
  7. 7 Nostalgia (3:52)
  8. 8 King Hammond Shuffle (2:38)
  9. 9 Blue Beat and Ska (3:49)
  10. 10 The Fitz (3:15)
  11. 11 Our Own Way (3:03)
  12. 12 Oh! - Case (1:55)
  13. 13 Dambusters (2:12)
  14. 14 Skat Toon Time (2:18)
  15. 15 Ska Wars (3:57)
  16. 16 I Can See Clearly Now (4:24)
Disc 6
  1. 1 Special Brew (3:26)
  2. 2 Rudi Got Married (2:53)
  3. 3 Missing Words (4:28)
  4. 4 Hands off She's Mine (3:38)
  5. 5 Concrete Jungle (3:16)
  6. 6 Dick Barton (1:44)
  7. 7 The Undertaker (2:48)
  8. 8 Rough Rider (4:01)
  9. 9 Lorraine (4:04)
  10. 10 Stand Down Margaret (4:49)
  11. 11 Too Much Too Young (2:07)
  12. 12 3 Minute Hero (2:54)
  13. 13 W.L.N. (2:33)
  14. 14 Walking in the Sunshine (3:31)
  15. 15 Mad About You (2:38)
  16. 16 Non Shrewd (2:24)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Dennis Brown Track Performer
Desmond Dekker Track Performer
Bob Marley Track Performer
Byron Lee Track Performer
Bad Manners Track Performer
The Selecter Track Performer
Dillinger Track Performer
International Beat Track Performer
Riff Track Performer
Clubland Track Performer
Special Beat Track Performer
Yellowman Track Performer
Eric Donaldson Track Performer
Judge Dread Track Performer
Laurel Aitken Track Performer
Ska Boys Track Performer
Pauline Black Track Performer
Prince Buster Track Performer
The Ethiopians Track Performer
Gregory Isaacs Track Performer
Bunny Wailer Track Performer
Peter Metro Track Performer
Potato 5 Track Performer
Delroy Wilson Track Performer
Skin Deep Track Performer
Case Track Performer
Loafers Track Performer
The Hot Knives Track Performer
Big 5 Track Performer
House of Rhythm Track Performer
Maroon Town Track Performer
Bugsy Malone Track Performer
Natural Rhythm Track Performer
Volecanoes Track Performer
King Hammond Track Performer
Arthur Kay & The Originals Track Performer
Arthur Kay Track Performer
Skadows Track Performer
Technical Credits
Jacques Offenbach Composer
Byron Lee Composer
Bad Manners Composer
Dave Wakeling Composer
Earl Robinson Composer
Ken Lazarus Composer
Lemon Composer
Cecil Campbell Composer
George Artwork
Andy Cox Composer
Lamont Dozier Composer
Sean Flowerdew Composer
Eddy Grant Composer
Eddie Holland Composer
Brian Holland Composer
Everett Morton Composer
Nick Welsh Composer
Neol Davies Composer
Sylvia Moy Composer
Dave Steele Composer
Weston Composer
Dawn Agard Composer
Sydney Crooks Composer
Keith Lyn Composer
Nigel Wallace Price Composer
Alan Sayag Composer
Jeff Lucas Composer
Welsh Mathias Composer
Roger Charlery Composer
Michael Charles Composer
Alex Hughes Composer
Puss Artwork
John Downer Composer
Nasser Bouzida Composer
Bev Doyle Composer
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