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Monkey Business: The Definitive Skinhead Reggae Collection

CD £7.99

Release Date: 19/02/2016

Discs: 2

The past few years has seen a significant surge in demand for ‘skinhead’ or ‘boss’ reggae from the late sixties and early seventies. In response to this demand comes an upgraded and expanded version of the classic ‘Monkey Business’ LP, which originally saw issue as a vinyl LP in 1980, at the height of the 2Tone era.
This long overdue 2CD expanded edition of the album features the album’s original 20 tracks augmented by an additional 36 skinhead favourites from 1968 to 1970. Presented in a striking new sleeve, the 16-page booklet includes a fascinating essay on the original skinhead scene adorned by an array of rare and striking imagery from the original skinhead era.
‘Monkey Business’ provides the starting point for all those seeking to discover the sounds that inspired a generation: as the cover asserts, this is the definitive skinhead reggae collection!

CD1
1 Tighten Up The Untouchables
2 Fatty Fatty Clancy Eccles
3 54-46 Was My Number The Maytals
4 007 (Shanty Town) Desmond Dekker & The Aces
5 Liquidator Harry J Allstars
6 Fire Corner King Stitt
7 Double Barrel Dave and Ansel Collins
8 Birth Control Lloydie & The Lowbites
9 Herbsman King Stitt & Andy Capp
10 Elizabethan Reggae Boris Gardiner
11 Return of Django The Upsetters
12 Monkey Spanner Dave & Ansel Collins
13 (To Be) Young Gifted and Black Bob & Marcia
14 Long Shot Kick De Bucket The Pioneers
15 Monkey Man The Maytals
16 Dollar in the Teeth The Upsetters
17 Barbwire Nora Dean
18 Shocks of Mighty Dave Barker & The Upsetters
19 Them a Laugh and a Ki Ki The Soulmates
20 Cherry Oh Baby Eric Donaldson
21 No More Heartaches The Beltones
22 Sufferer The Kingstonians
23 People Funny Boy Lee Perry
24 How Long Will It Take Pat Kelly
25 Hong Kong Flu The Ethiopians
26 Fat Man Derrick Morgan
27 Pop a Top Andy Capp
28 Wet Dream Max Romeo

CD2
1 (Poor Mi) Israelites Desmond Dekker & The Aces
2 Singer Man The Kingstonians
3 Lock Jaw Dave Barker & The Upsetters with Tommy McCook & The Supersonics
4 Mama Look Deh The Reggae Boys
5 Hang 'Em High Richard Ace
6 John Jones Rudy Mills
7 Everything Crash The Ethiopians
8 River to the Bank Derrick Morgan
9 Clint Eastwood The Upsetters
10 Moonlight Lover Joya Landis
11 Come Into My Parlour The Bleechers
12 Bangarang Stranger Cole & Lester Sterling
13 Ride Your Donkey The Tennors
14 The Law Andy Capp
15 A Place in the Sun David Isaacs
16 Pressure Drop The Maytals
17 Reggae Pressure The Hippy Boys
18 Cuss Cuss Lloyd Robinson
19 Spread Your Bed The Versatiles
20 Seven Letters Derrick Morgan
21 Reggae Hit the Town The Ethiopians
22 Intensified '68 (Music Like Dirt) Desmond Dekker & The Aces
23 Live Injection The Upsetters
24 Wreck a Buddy The Soul Sisters
25 Reggae in Your Jeggae Dandy
26 Queen of the World Lloyd & Claudette
27 Red Red Wine Tony Tribe
28 Skinhead Moonstomp Symarip