The Selecter
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1979
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The Selecter Biography (Wikipedia)

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.

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Three Minute Hero
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Three Minute Hero
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On My Radio
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On My Radio
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Too Much Pressure
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Too Much Pressure
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Missing Words
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Missing Words
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See Them A Come (6Music, Live from Steve Lamacq Ska Party)
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See Them A Come (6Music, Live from Steve Lamacq Ska Party)
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Enjoy Yourself
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Enjoy Yourself
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On My Radio (6 Music Christmas Ska Party, 13 Dec 2016)
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On My Radio (6 Music Christmas Ska Party, 13 Dec 2016)
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See Them A Come (6 Music Christmas Ska Party, 13 Dec 2016)
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See Them A Come (6 Music Christmas Ska Party, 13 Dec 2016)
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On My Radio (Live from Maida Vale Ska Party)
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On My Radio (Live from Maida Vale Ska Party)
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Too Much Pressure (6 Music Christmas Ska Party, 13 Dec 2016)
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Too Much Pressure (6 Music Christmas Ska Party, 13 Dec 2016)
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Celebrate The Bullet (6 Music Christmas Ska Party, 13 Dec 2016)
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Celebrate The Bullet (6 Music Christmas Ska Party, 13 Dec 2016)
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Breakdown (6 Music Christmas Ska Party, 13 Dec 2016)
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Breakdown (6 Music Christmas Ska Party, 13 Dec 2016)
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Three Minute Hero (6 Music Christmas Ska Party, 13 Dec 2016)
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Three Minute Hero (6 Music Christmas Ska Party, 13 Dec 2016)
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