Specialized is a charity album & project to raise as much money as possible for Teenage Cancer Trust. There are over 30 artists who donated tracks to this exclusive compilation which will aim to highlight the plight of young cancer sufferers. The album features modern takes on Specials tracks with a fresh and modern twist.
A small page selling interesting, unofficial, collectors limited-run ska/2 tone related t-shirts with unique designs.
Marco is the bass player of New Jersey ska/reggae band Bigger Thomas. His blog gives readers the inside scoop on bands who helped popularise ska in the U.S. and the U.K. He pays special attention to the birth of American ska but always has some juicy info or interviews from many of the main players from the days of 2 Tone.
The fledgling website for Jerry & The Spacemaker's "The Spatial AKA" Orchestra, the site currently features a gig guide to The Spatial's UK tour in the spring, some youtube links and some glowing reviews, with photos & music "coming soon"...
Don't watch that... watch this...
2 Tone Posters
Two men are largely resposible for the output of imagery from the 2 Tone stable (under the creative direction of Jerry Dammers), they are John 'Teflon' Sims and David Storey. Both have now collaborated together to produce fine-art prints of a number of Two Tone posters. You can view their wares on each of their sites, John 'Teflon' Sims & David Storey.
Pete Chambers site celebrating 2-Tone in Coventry 1979-2009. Throughout the year there will be eight 2 Tone plaques unveiled at various locations on Coventry's 2 Tone Trail. With each unveiling it is hoped that various other events will combine to create a fitting tribute to the music & movement that is marking its 30th anniversary in 2009.
2 Tone collection
2-tone.info scan contributor Dave Mcintyre has set up a website showing off his own, very impressive 2 Tone collection featuring a host of label scans, a jukebox and a selection of videos.
The Jama Rico Wiki is dedicated to the music of Rico Rodriguez. It will present a referential discography, his biography, information on songs, records, and of course artists with whom he's been working - and much more.
The Selecter official website
Brand new and very comprehensive official website for The Selecter, covering everything from the band's inception to news of current gigs and releases and including lyrics, discography and much more...
Toni Tye - 2 Tone Photographer
Toni was invited to shoot stills (for a proposed book on 2 Tone) at the rehearsals & the gigs being filmed for Dance Craze. Some of the shots were published for Move Realm's Special on Two Tone, but there are many more gems to be found here, and you can also order shots from the site.
The Coventry Music Scene by Rex Brough
Rex is the man... been there, seen them all... and his site provides a great directory of bands from Coventry. The place to find out, who played with who? before they hit the big-time...
Go-Feet Records Collectors site
At last..!! Someone has taken the plunge and sorted out the Go-Feet label's back catalogue and turned up a few juicy titbits of info in the process... Kevin Feinberg is the man responsible, and deserves much applause for his excellent site...
Hompepage of British ska legends The Specials.
By far the most thorough source of info about The Specials online today, the site features, a Band History, Songbook, Pictures, MP3's & a very well managed and very active forum.
John Collins Local Records Label
One of the most enigmatic names in the story of 2 Tone, John Collins drafted in to produce the label's finest moment, Ghost Town, after Jerry Dammers lauded his production on Victor Romero Evan's 'At The Club'. The site features a history of the label & a great audio page where you can listen (and watch) a selection of tracks on the turntable.
Dance Crasher - Jamaican and UK 7" record label illustrations.
Wonderful site, with pages of illustrations of classic and rare Jamaican and UK Reggae, Ska and Rocksteady record labels from the 60's and 70's. Including pages dedicated to Studio 1, Trojan and its subsidiary labels, the Wailers and many more.
Paul Williams was editor of the popular ska fanzine "Street Feeling" throughout the 90s, he has continued to promote the 2-Tone sound over the last 25 years and is the author of the first serious biography of The Specials "You're Wondering Now". Street Feeling is Paul's own site and has much of interest to the 2 Tone & Ska fan.
The Ska Lyric Archive
"Barely nose knows don't are you..?" Maybe you need to swat up a little on your Ska lyrics... and here's the perfect place.
The UK stable of most of the original songs covered by the 2 Tone artists up to 1981. The site features an online shop, a forum & news.
The Specials J Files
The J Files was a show on Australia's ABC network, the webpage has a nice couple of audio interviews with Lynval Golding of The Specials.
David Storey - 2 Tone Sleeve Designer
David Storey's name appears on 2 Tone sleeves almost as much as Jerry Dammers', David worked on most of the sleeves for the label, icluding the 7" die cut sleeve & most of the LP sleeves. David's personal website features a portfolio of his work including, painting, prints and sleeve design including many of his 2 Tone designs.
ST Book Publishing
Publishers of George Marshall's Two Tone Story & Total Madness, Paul Williams' You're Wondering Now - A History Of The Specials and a host of other Reggae & Skinhead titles, books can be ordered direct from the website.