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, 24 February 2013


Does exactly what it says on the sleeve... excellent compilation from the April 2007 edition of Mojo magazine...

Sunday 24/2/13: Just put a brand new sharecode on here... will be catching up with more uploads & posts asap... Let's not let the bastards grind us down !!

THE SPECIAL A.K.A : Play At Home (Film / DVD)

Courtesy of long-term blog friend Bud The Wiser, here is a DVD version of The Special A.K.A's Play At Home film, ready to download for your pleasure...

This is the rare "Play At Home" release, as opposed to the much more easily found "On Film" VHS release.

Be sure to leave a note or two for Bud please... Thanks !


There have reportedly been some encryption issues with the original sharecode... these below are new & should work fine...














Saturday, 23 February 2013

SUGGS, Chris Evans Breakfast Show, 22/2/13

An old piccy I know but anyway...

Here's Suggs, as heard on Chris Evan's Breakfast Show yesterday. Many thanks to old blog friend & contributor Deco McDermott for sending this in so quickly...




Courtesy of Jonny, here's an interesting compilation of German film scores.... Dedicated to our dear blog friend Herr Pauli...

Hamburg's Reeperbahn runs some 600 meters through St. Pauli's famously smut-tastic red-light district -- accordingly, the music compiled on St. Pauli Affairs is deliciously sleazy stuff; originating from the low-budget stag films produced in the district between 1967 and 1972.

Comparable to the Vampyros Lesbos comps as well as the more civic-minded German easy and sound library recordings of the same period, the disc focuses on funky, fuzzed-out instrumentals with infinitely more passion and soul than American porn soundtracks could ever muster: the bass is thick, the drums are tight and the guitars squeal more than the films' stars. Highlights include Peter Thomas' "Lesische Nummer," Barry Lippman's "Beat in Steel" and Orchester Frank Valdor's "Black Market."   


Rapidshare (alternative sharecode)


A couple of relevant banners from Facebook... sums up the Skamanchackett philosophy & musical policy. Later on I'll be posting a great Suggs interview from yesterday's Chris Evans' Breakfast Show, courtesy of long term blog visitor & contributor Deco (Dublin)...

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Sunday, 3 February 2013

Slow Progress...

OK.... The list of re-uploads is growing. I haven't yet altered any posts to include the new sharecodes, as its probably quicker for you (& me) to browse the folders on my Rapidshare & download as few or as many files as you want.

The most recent posts have been re-upped, including : Carolina Funk, The Impressions A & B Sides, Johnny Marr & friends, Stooges Jukebox & Madness Los Angeles Palace 1984.

Use the url/s in the post below to log into my Rapidshare & have a good look through the files / folders.

A very popular series was / is the Blue Beat 45s - all 25 (!) volumes are now available to download - a complete history of genuine Caribbean Ska !!!

I will regularly update everyone with progress posts like this...

All the best, in a bit, Skamanc, Feb '13.

Saturday, 2 February 2013

The Blog Strikes Back.....

I am now in the process of re-uploading 1000s of files from my Hard Disc Drives, following the sudden & surprising closure of my Rapidshare account last week.

In the absence of any more reliable provider, I am using them again, for better or for worse....

All my files (and folders) on Rapidshare are public, i.e. blog visitors can view the folders (and the files within) and can download anything they choose. The only restriction I have kept is to not allow uploads other than my own. The url's for the 3 files are as follows :

http://rapidshare.com/users/blogfiles/12410 (Skamanc folder)

http://rapidshare.com/users/blogfiles/2800 (Northern Soul / related)

http://rapidshare.com/users/blogfiles/9098 (HH Fender Jazz - my other blog)

So, log on, have a browse & download as much or as little as you want...

New uploads are going on daily so keep checking back for new stuff...