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- Pauline Black chats to Sara Coxhttp://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p02skd13.jpg2015-06-01T15:46:00ZPauline Black of The Selecter chats with Sara Cox and shares some of the stories behind the making of the group's 1980 album Too Much Pressure.http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/artists/1329faaf-799f-44e2-91f9-87fe52f17afd?clipfocus=p02spqzqSelected ClipSelected ClipAudio 15 mins
Pauline Black chats to Sara Cox
- Pauline Black chats to Stuart Maconiehttp://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p02m8gzc.jpg2015-03-18T15:26:00ZPauline Black of The Selecter chats to Stuart Maconie about the group's UK tour and new album, Subculture.http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/artists/1329faaf-799f-44e2-91f9-87fe52f17afd?clipfocus=p02m8c49Selected ClipSelected ClipAudio 13 mins
Pauline Black chats to Stuart Maconie
- Pauline Black - Interview with Stuart Maconiehttp://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p02c9w4d.jpg2011-07-27T13:00:00ZPauline Black of The Selecter talks about her new book Black By Design - a two-tone memoir.http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/artists/1329faaf-799f-44e2-91f9-87fe52f17afd?clipfocus=p00jfpx8Selected ClipSelected ClipAudio 14 mins
Pauline Black - Interview with Stuart Maconie
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The Selecter are a 2 Tone ska revival band from Coventry, England, formed in mid-1979.
The Selecter featured a racially diverse line-up. Their lyrics featured themes connected to politics. Reinforcing the songs of Neol Davies were the voice and rude girl style of Pauline Black and the rhythms of Desmond Brown on the Hammond organ. The band's name is based on the term "selector", which is a Jamaican word for disc jockey. The band were one of the most successful ska bands of the 2 Tone era, notching up several top forty singles in the British charts.
The Selecter reformed in 1991 and vocalist Black continued to perform and release music under The Selecter name until 2006. Some confusion emerged over two competing lineups for the Selecter in 2011, between that featuring Davies and that featuring Black and Arthur 'Gaps' Hendrickson, In June 2011 Black applied for, and won, The Selecter trademark and the right to use the name herself.