Artists

The Specials

The Specials

The Specials were formed in Coventry in 1977, as The Coventry Automatics and later The Special...

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The Selecter

The Selecter

The Selecter began life not as a band but as an instrumental track titled ‘The Kingston Affair’,...

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The Special AKA

The Special AKA

By October 1981, constant touring and differences over musical direction saw The Specials original...

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Rico

Rico

One of the most prolific session players of Jamaica’s pre-ska era, trombonist Rico Rodriguez...

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Madness

Madness

The North London Invaders, was formed by Mike Barson, Chris Foreman, and Lee Thompson in 1976. By...

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The Beat

The Beat

Formed in Birmingham, England, in 1978, The Beat were fronted by the dual vocal attack of Wakeling...

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Bad Manners

Bad Manners

Second only to Madness in the highest number of weeks in the charts in 1980 (45), Bad Manners...

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Rhoda

Rhoda

Rhoda Dakar was born in Hampstead, London, in 1960, and grew up in “a tower block full of social...

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JB’s Allstars

JB’s Allstars

In addition to his vast knowledge of Reggae, John Bradbury was a dedicated fan of Northern Soul,...

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The Higsons

The Higsons

Founded “some time in 1980” at the University of East Anglia in Norwich, THE HIGSONS first...

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The Friday Club

The Friday Club

The penultimate single release from the label was Window Shopping from The Friday Club a seven...

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