Welcome To My Blog

Thanks for checking the blog out... Hope it offers something a bit different every now & again. Though I come from a pseudo - Mod background (Soul & Ska in particular), I have a diverse taste in music & hope my varied posts will reflect this.

Cheers Skamanc .... I'm not after your undying gratitude, but please leave your thoughts, comments & opinions on the posts & content. I regularly up- & download material, plus buy and trade items. As such, if I have inadvertently "trodden on anyone's toes" in posting anything then please let me know & accept my apologies. Also please support the artists involved & remember that the blog is merely a pointer toward these various downloads, which are stored elsewhere. Legally, any downloads should not be retained for more than a week. So now I've told you the legal bit !

Feel free to give me a shout : waltjabsco@hotmail.com

Manchester M22, September 2016

For my kids, Dylan & Tommy. Bollocks to the ex Mrs!

Special thanks to Steve White (software), Gordon Waring (music), Shaun Robinson (artwork), Paul Buddery (DVD's / software) & Sonchey Barrett (essential technical advice!).

"Thank you" also to regular contributors Herr Pauli (Malente, Germany), Phil (Shetland), Deco Mc Dermott & Mark Pengelly of Dublin, Martin Smith (Barnet), Paul Baily (London) and Rodd (Australia).

Sunday, 4 April 2010

Two Tone Ska Kings & Queens - A Tribute.

Big thanks & respect to Luke Skawalker, who is working on a seven CD box set of the original tracks that influenced and / or were covered by "the Kings & Queens" of Two Tone. An admirable project, with some  killer tracks. Here's Volume 1-3 - more to follow. Let's have some comments on this as Luke is keen to get some feedback on his endeavour : in his words, "a fine selection of the original songs..."




  1. Fantastic ! there's one or 2 of them I hadn't heard the origionals. Can't wait for the next few. Though on disc 2 there is an omission of Alcapone 7".

  2. Oops - I'll e-mail Luke about that Mark...

  3. Well done Luke "The Ska Is With You" use it wisely.