Ultra Rare Ska vol.1 - The Lost European Ska of the 2Tone Era (link updated on November 17, 2008)
This is a great comp that features 20 ska rarities but is quite a rarity itself. I can find very little info about it anywhere. Word around the campfire is that there were only 500 copies of this cd made. Is that true? I don't know. You tell me.
I have posted a few of these songs on Tone and Wave previously but they sound much better on here than my vinyl rips do. The version of Skavengers' "Party Girls" sounds great compared to the one I posted though the whole 7" is still available in it's authentic vinyl-crackling glory HERE. This comp also has Graduate's "Elvis Should Play Ska", The Employees' "Pick It Up", and The Mangy Dogs' "Itsy Bitsy"...all of their full 7"s are still available for download - if you don't have them yet get them before they're gone.
1 Boss - Rude Boys are Back in Town 2 Skarab - Babe Don't You Know the Ska? 3 Lou and the Hollywood Bananas - Hong Kong Ska 4 Skavengers - Party Girls 5 Graduate - Elvis Should Play Ska 6 Cairo - Movie Stars 7 Tigers - Ska Trekkin' 8 Vodska - L'espion Qui Venait Du Ska 9 Inner City Unit - Amyl Nitrate 10 Akrylykz - Ska'd for Life 11 The Skaooters - Summer Ska 12 The Plugs - Indoor Shopping Centre 13 The Mexicano - Trial by Television 14 The Employees - Pick It Up 15 The Army - Trendy 16 Rimshots - I Was Wrong 17 Gangsters - Wooly Bully 18 The Mangy Dogs - Itsy Bitsy 19 Alberto Camerini - Ska Tentati 20 Jamaican Survivors - Mafia Theme