Ska Madness 2 skanks into view

The team behind the Ska Madness! compilation CD have just released a follow up volume: Ska Madness 2. Since its release in January 2010, the original Ska Madness! has now sold over 115,000 copies and was the 4th biggest selling budget album of 2010 and was the 6th biggest selling budget album of 2011.

This time compiler Rhoda Dakar (The Special A.K.A and Bodysnatchers) explores 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.


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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