The Specials – “A Message To You, Rudy” mp3

The Specials – “A Message To You, Rudy” mp3

Christmas!! The Specials, it seems, are sharing a mp3 of their classic take on “A Message To You, Rudy.” How happy can one ska doggie be? Pinch me. No, don’t. I bite. This sooo is awesome! Go see ’em while the goin’s good. They re-formed after a wee 30 year vacation.

The Uptones – “Bad Men Of Bodie” mp3

The Uptones – “Bad Men Of Bodie” mp3

A fine gold-country ska nugget from The Uptones. Jeanne Geiger’s trombone solo always brings down the house when they perform this song live. From the Skankin’ Foolz Unite! CD, on Fun Fun Fun Recordings. They even put my ska doggie mug on the front cover!

Toots and the Maytals – “Pressure Drop (live)” mp3

Toots and the Maytals – “Pressure Drop (live)” mp3

The one, the only, the original, the champion, the last man standing, and the greatest singer in any ska band living or dead, Toots, ladies and gentlemen, and the Maytals. Live and direct performance, a slightly poppier take than the original, and very suitable for skanking. Buster not only approves, he piddles himself.