Tag Archives: Ska

ROTW – The Special AKA – Free Nelson Mandela

  This week’s ROTW is “get well” shout out to one of the towering figures of the late 20th century, Nelson Mandela. First released in March 1984 by The Special AKA, the Jerry Dammers-penned and Elvis Costello-produced track became an … Continue reading

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ROTW – Desmond Decker and the Aces – Israelites

Contrary to recent evidence, 1979 wasn’t the only year that good music was released on vinyl. This week’s record topped the charts in the UK back in 1968, one of the first Jamaican reggae hits outside of the country and … Continue reading

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