Saturday, March 31, 2012

New 2012 London International Ska Fest Singles from Neol Davies, The Dualers, and the Phoenix City All-Stars w/Dave Barker!

To help celebrate/promote the 2012 London International Ska Festival, the organizers are releasing two exclusive 7" vinyl singles--one with Neol Davies and The Dualers, and the other from the Phoenix City All-Stars featuring Dave Barker. Both singles can be pre-ordered now from the London International Ska Festival website and they will be available for sale at the festival itself. (Digital versions of all four tracks will be available from Phoenix City/Cherry Red Records on May 7, 2012.)

Here's the skinny on these two singles:

Neol Davies "Dolla Fe Dolla" b/w The Dualers "Nothing Takes the Place of You"

One of 2 Tone Records greatest musicians, songwriters and founder of The Selecter, Neol Davies returns with a superb new single "Dolla Fe Dolla" exclusively for the 2012 London International Ska Festival. The man who wrote "Three Minute Hero," "Missing Words," "Celebrate The Bullet," "On My Radio" and the track that started it all, the flipside to The Specials' "Gangsters," "The Selecter," plays Day 4 of the 2012 LISF (6 May - O2 Academy Islington) along with Fishbone, The Skints, Don Letts and many more. Side B features one of the UK's most loved ska acts The Dualers and is taken from their upcoming Prince Buster Shakedown album (Phoenix City/Cherry Red Records), a tribute to the undisputed King of Ska. The Dualers headline Day 3 of the festival at O2 Shepherds Bush Empire on 5 May, along with Ska Cubano, Freddie Notes (Jamaica reggae pioneer famed for his Montego Bay smash hit), Buster Shuffle and more.

Phoenix City All-Stars ft. Dave Barker "Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow" b/w Phoenix City All-Stars "The Selecter"

The Phoenix City All-Stars are the brainchild of Pama Intl's Sean Flowerdew. They will be backing Dandy Livingstone on his world exclusive comeback show at Day 2 of the 2012 LISF (4 May at O2 Academy Islington), as well as Rico Rodriguez and the voice of Dave & Ansell Collins, Mr. Dave Barker. Drawing inspiration from Studio One and The Skatalites, the Phoenix City All-Stars entered the studio to record this exclusive blazin' ska version of Carol King's "Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow," featuring reggae legend Dave Barker on vocals, especially for the Ska Fest. They have also recorded their debut album (out this summer), 2 Tone Gone Ska (Phoenix City/Cherry Red Records), an unbeatable and unique repatriation of 2 Tones greatest hits to "the Sounds of Young Jamica" and will be appearing at select shows across the summer (Vintage Festival, One Love Festival, Notting Hill Carnival, Isle of Wight Scooter Rally & Ronny Scotts).

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1 comment:

Geoff said...

Nice! I have my ticket for the Friday show with the Phoenix City All-Stars! I can't wait!