I thought it would be interesting to take a look back at single that most collectors probably pass up all together even though they shouldn’t for various reasons. It’s “Starvation” a double A-sided charity single released in 1985 on Madness’ Zarjazz label. The aim of the single was to raise money for the starving people of Ethiopia.
There are two new compilations of classic Ska and Rocksteady on the market which I think you’ll agree are well worth the money to get. The tracks are from the vault of Bunny Lee so you know it’s all good stuff. They were released in the UK on the Voice of the People label on CD and LP. Ernie B’s Reggae has them available at a great price. You can also sample all the tracks at this site.
Commemorating 50 years of SKA music and 25 years of west coast SKA! Western Standard Time backs up Hepcat singers Gregory W Lee and Alex Désert, ska legend Chris Murray, Ocean 11’s Persephone Laird and Malik Moore of the Lions in an all-star tribute to the legends. Along with Junor Francis as Master of Ceremony the night is one not to be missed! They have also announce there will be some secret artists dropping in too.