Too Many Crooks

Here’s a trio of timeless tracks from UK ska-powerhouse Too Many Crooks. Herein lies the best in classic UK ska sounds, by far: Bad Manners, Madness, 2-Tone, and beyond.

Ready, steady, GO!

Too Many Crooks! — Their title tune. Red-alert rudeness!!

Hearts Cruel Lesson — The rudeness continuous with a slower, swinging groove, a mod-pop bridge, and some wicked solos.

Part Time Girl — Aaaaaaaayeeee!!!! Hide the kids!

Pama International

Here’s a set of tunes I put together from Pama International‘s generous offerings. Founded by Sean Flowerdew and Finny of The Loafers and Lynval Golding of the Specials, this is one of the UK’s leading contemporary reggae/ska units.

Dig right in…

What’s Going On? — If you aren’t up and dancing with this one then, I’d say, you’re in serious trouble! A classic groove, sweet vocals and memorable lyrics.

Second Chance (dub) — A massive dub hit!

It’s All About The Dub — My favorite of the lot. Perfect dub!

It’s Going To Be Beautiful — Sweet, beautiful, unforgettable.

Time Will Tell — One thing I love about this band is their tempos. This is the best in ska-reggae-soul.