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Monkey Business: The Definitive Skinhead Reggae Collection Double Vinyl

Double LP £25.00

Release Date: 26/04/2019

Discs: 2

Originally released by Trojan Records as a one-disc vinyl album in 1980, the hugely popular ‘Monkey Business’ became the entry point for a new generation looking to find out more about the sounds that inspired 2Tone and the ska revival. Its reissue as a 2CD set in 2016 repeated the success, living up to its strapline as ‘the definitive skinhead reggae compilation’.

 

Unavailable as a long player for almost 4 decades, the original LP has at last been rebranded and remastered with the track-listing bolstered by seven bonus tracks from the ‘boss reggae era’ of the late Sixties and early Seventies.

 

Released to mark the 50 years of ‘the Spirit of 69’, this instant collector’s item is pressed on the highest quality vinyl and spread over two 12” discs to ensure maximum audio fidelity, and it’s presented in a stylish gatefold sleeve, which is annotated by top skinhead reggae DJ Toast, ensuring the album looks a good at it sounds.

 

LP1 Side A:
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 & Ansel Collins

LP1 Side B:
1. Birth Control - Lloydie & The Lowbites
2. Herbsman - King Stitt & Andy Capp
3. Elizabethan Reggae - Boris Gardiner & The Love People
4. Return of Django - The Upsetters
5. Monkey Spanner - Dave & Ansel Collins
6. (To Be) Young Gifted and Black - Bob & Marcia
7. Long Shot Kick de Bucket - The Pioneers

LP2 Side C:
1. Monkey Man - The Maytals
2. Dollar In the Teeth - The Upsetters
3. Barbwire - Nora Dean
4. Shocks of Mighty - Dave Barker & The Upsetters
5. Them a Laugh and a Ki Ki - The Soulmates
6. No More Heartaches - The Beltones
7. Sufferer - The Kingstonians

LP2 Side D:
1. Wet Dream - Max Romeo
2. (Poor Mi) Israelites - Desmond Dekker & The Aces
3. Hang 'Em High - Richard Ace
4. John Jones - Rudy Mills
5. Reggae in Your Jeggae - Dandy
6. Red Red Wine - Tony Tribe
7. Skinhead Moonstomp - Symarip