Tag Archives: Two Tone

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 – The Beat – Tears of a Clown

The first and only release by The Beat on Two Tone records, “Tears of a Clown” was a skanked-up cover of the 1967 Tamala Motown hit by Smokey Robinson and the Miracles. A double A-side with “Ranking Full Stop“, it … Continue reading

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