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The Specials Return With “Protest Songs 1924-2012”
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The Specials Return With “Protest Songs 1924-2012”

English Two-Tone band The Specials have returned with a themed album. “Protest Songs 1924-2012” collects songs with a message from the 88 year period. Horace Panter says the record was influenced by the upheaval of the past two years.

Horace Panter and The Specials Announce New Album, Tour
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Horace Panter and The Specials Announce New Album, Tour

The remaining members of The Specials have announced they’re working on a new album called Encore. It will be their first new release in 20 years and the first to features vocalist Terry Hall since 1981. It also reunites the band with Lynval Golding and bassist Horace Panter, who helped spread the news on Twitter. “Can finally talk about our...

Bass Transcription: Horace Panter’s Bass Line on “Ghost Town” by The Specials
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Bass Transcription: Horace Panter’s Bass Line on “Ghost Town” by The Specials

The Specials were perhaps the defining band of the late 70s British Ska movement, and they had a run of hit singles and albums between 1979 and 1984. Their band leader and principal songwriter Jerry Dammers was also the founder of Two-Tone Records, an independent label that helped to push the genre into the mainstream. The Specials were a multi-racial...