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Two-tone (music genre)

Index Two-tone (music genre)

Two-tone (or 2 tone) is a genre of British music that fuses traditional ska with musical elements of punk rock. [1]

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Akrylykz (originally Akrylyk(z) Vyktymz) was a British ska band, formed by members of Hull School of Art in Kingston upon Hull, that featured Roland Gift (later Fine Young Cannibals) originally as a tenor saxophonist, but his role later expanded to frontman and lead singer.

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Bad Manners

Bad Manners are an English two-tone and ska band led by frontman Buster Bloodvessel.

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Bass guitar

The bass guitar (also known as electric bass, or bass) is a stringed instrument similar in appearance and construction to an electric guitar, except with a longer neck and scale length, and four to six strings or courses.

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Coventry is a city and metropolitan borough in the West Midlands, England.

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Coventry Telegraph

The Coventry Telegraph, which publishes online as CoventryLive, is a local English tabloid newspaper.

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Coventry University Students' Union

Coventry University Students' Union, also known as CUSU, is the students' union for Coventry University, in Coventry, England.

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Dave Thompson (author)

Dave Thompson (born 4 January 1960) is an English writer who is the author of more than 100 books, largely dealing with rock and pop music, but also covering film, sports, philately, numismatics and erotica.

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Drum kit

A drum kit — also called a drum set, trap set, or simply drums — is a collection of drums and other percussion instruments, typically cymbals, which are set up on stands to be played by a single player, with drumsticks held in both hands, and the feet operating pedals that control the hi-hat cymbal and the beater for the bass drum.

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Go-Feet Records

Go-Feet Records was an English record label founded by, and predominantly used to release recordings by, the ska revival band the Beat (known as the English Beat in North America).

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The guitar is a fretted musical instrument that usually has six strings.

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Horace Panter

Horace Panter (born Stephen Graham Panter, 30 August 1953) also known as Sir Horace Gentleman, is the bassist for the British 2 Tone ska band The Specials.

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Jerry Dammers

Jeremy David Hounsell "Jerry" Dammers (born 22 May 1955) is a British musician who is a founder, keyboard player and primary songwriter of the Coventry, England based ska revival band The Specials, The Special A.K.A. and The Spatial AKA Orchestra.

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Madness (band)

Madness are an English ska band from Camden Town, north London, who formed in 1976.

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Mod revival

The mod revival was a music genre and subculture that started in England in 1978 and later spread to other countries (to a lesser degree).

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Mojo (magazine)

Mojo is a popular music magazine published initially by Emap, and since January 2008 by Bauer, monthly in the United Kingdom.

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Music of Jamaica

The music of Jamaica includes Jamaican folk music and many popular genres, such as mento, ska, rocksteady, reggae, dub music, dancehall, reggae fusion and related styles.

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Neville Staple

Neville Eugenton Staple (born 11 April 1955) is a Jamaican born English singer for the two-tone ska band, The Specials as well as his own combo, The Neville Staple Band.

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New wave music

New wave is a genre of rock music popular in the late 1970s and the 1980s with ties to mid-1970s punk rock.

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Organ (music)

In music, the organ (from Greek ὄργανον organon, "organ, instrument, tool") is a keyboard instrument of one or more pipe divisions or other means for producing tones, each played with its own keyboard, played either with the hands on a keyboard or with the feet using pedals.

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Original Rude Boy

Original Rude Boy (2009) is the autobiography of Neville Staple, vocalist in ska band The Specials.

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Paul Williams (author)

Paul Williams (born Paul Edward Williams, 15 January 1967, York, England) is an author, commentator and lifelong devotee to 2-Tone, ska music and the British skinhead subculture.

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Peter Tosh

Peter Tosh, OM (born Winston Hubert McIntosh; 19 October 1944 – 11 September 1987) was a Jamaican reggae musician.

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Pork pie hat

A pork pie hat is one of three or four different styles of hat that have been popular in one context or another since the mid-19th century, all of which bear superficial resemblance to a culinary pork pie foodstuff.

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Punk rock

Punk rock (or "punk") is a rock music genre that developed in the mid-1970s in the United States, United Kingdom, and Australia.

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Reggae is a music genre that originated in Jamaica in the late 1960s.

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Reggae rock

Reggae rock is a subgenre of reggae fusion and rock music that primarily uses the genres reggae, rock and ska.

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Rocksteady is a music genre that originated in Jamaica around 1966.

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Rude boy

Rude boy, rudeboy, rudie, rudi, and rudy are slang terms that originated in 1960s Jamaican street culture, and that are still used today.

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San Francisco Chronicle

The San Francisco Chronicle is a newspaper serving primarily the San Francisco Bay Area of the U.S. state of California.

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The saxophone (also referred to as the sax) is a family of woodwind instruments.

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Sidgwick & Jackson

Sidgwick & Jackson is an imprint of book publishing company Pan Macmillan.

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Ska is a music genre that originated in Jamaica in the late 1950s and was the precursor to rocksteady and reggae.

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Ska punk

Ska punk (also spelled ska-punk) is a fusion genre that mixes ska music and punk rock music together.

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The skinhead subculture originated among working class youths in London, England in the 1960s and soon spread to other parts of the United Kingdom, with a second working class skinhead movement emerging worldwide in the 1980s.

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Slip-on shoe

Slip-ons are typically low, lace-less shoes.

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Stiff Records

Stiff Records is a British independent record label formed in London, England, by Dave Robinson and Jake Riviera (real name Andrew Jakeman).

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The Beat (British band)

The Beat (known in the United States and Canada as The English Beat and in Australia as The British Beat) is a band founded in Birmingham, England, in 1978.

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The Bodysnatchers (band)

The Bodysnatchers were a seven-piece all-female band involved in the British 2 Tone ska revival of the late 1970s and early 1980s.

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The Quarto Group

The Quarto Group is a global illustrated book publishing group founded in 1976.

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The Selecter

The Selecter are a 2 Tone ska revival band from Coventry, England, formed in mid-1979.

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The Specials

The Specials, also known as The Special AKA, are an English 2 Tone and ska revival band formed in 1977 in Coventry.

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The trombone is a musical instrument in the brass family.

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A trumpet is a brass instrument commonly used in classical and jazz ensembles.

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West Midlands (county)

The West Midlands is a metropolitan county and city region in western-central England with a 2014 estimated population of 2,808,356, making it the second most populous county in England.

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2 Tone Records

2 Tone Records was an English record label that mostly released ska- and reggae-influenced music with a punk rock and pop music overtone.

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[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Two-tone_(music_genre)

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