Compilation: Ska Madness, Various Artists
Release Date: 16 Jan 2012
Label: Universal Music / Spectrum Audio 

Two years after the release of Ska Madness! in January 2010, the same team are pleased to present Volume 2.

This time, compiler Rhoda Dakar (The Special A.K.A and Bodysnatchers) takes us further into the world of Two Tone, selecting tracks which influenced the original bands, were favourites on the tour buses during the various Two Tone package tours and were played at gigs before and between bands.

Amongst the rarities, the album boasts 7 Top 10 UK Chart hits and takes in Ska, Rocksteady and more. The track listing is as follows:

1. Israelites – Desmond Dekker
2. Monkey Spanner – Dave & Ansell Collins
3. Pressure Drop – Toots & The Maytals
4. Elizabethan Reggae – Boris Gardiner
5. Cherry Oh Baby – Eric Donaldson
6. The Tide Is High – The Paragons
7. Sweet Sensation – The Melodians
8. Ba Ba Boom Time – The Jamaicans
9. Wear You To The Ball – The Paragons
10. Ali Baba – John Holt
11. Return Of Django – The Upsetters
12. Skinhead Girl – Symarip
13. Red Red Wine – Tony Tribe
14. Tighten Up – Untouchables
15. If It Don’t Work Out – Pat Kelley
16. Wonderful World, Beautiful People – Jimmy Cliff
17. Young Gifted And Black – Bob & Marcia
18. Love Of The Common People – Nicky Thomas
19. Black Pearl – Horace Faith
20. Wear You To The Ball – John Holt & U Roy 

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