A special 2 tone 4 3 tune tuesday

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Hello Hello all you beautiful souls of Hive

The wonderful sun and warmth of last week seems a distant memory, as today it is wet and grey, a right old dreich day!

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As I am staying at home waiting for a delivery of a new laptop I put Alexa on to play me some of my favourite feel good tunes. That genre is two tone or 2 tone!

Two tone came about in the 80s in the Midlands of England and basically blended ska and punk with a wee bit of this and a wee bit of that!

I first posted in #ttt in week 45 Three Tune Tuesday 45 and rocking back to the Beat and surprise surprise actually had two 2 tone tunes in my play list hehe!


If you wish to participate then I defer to the simple jist on how to do it from @ablaze ...

The jist is as follows

Every Tuesday I'm going to share 3 songs which I like to listen to and I invite your feedback in the comments below. Better still, why not have a blast of your own Three Tune Tuesday and mention me in the post and I'll come and find the post and upvote it. If you could also use #ttt or #threetunetuesday tags that would be great. It'll be a sweet way for us all to discover new music. You'll also be in with a chance of winning the prize - more on that later.


The term two tone was first coined by Jerry Dammers of the group The Specials. In 1979 he found a record label called 2 Tone Records.

For this threetunetuesday I will be playing three tunes from The Specials!

Fun Fact, they called themselves The Specials because they thought they were nothing special!

tune 1 The Specials - A message to you Rudy

This could really be a message to most kids of today!
Rudy Rudi or Rude boy is a Jamaican term for criminal juvenile and you will hear Rudy mentioned alot in ska and 2 tone music.

tune 2 The Specials - Rat Race

Are we in crypto to escape the Rat Race?

I chose a live version from a few years ago, the boys may have aged and some passed away or left, but the lyrics are very still as poignant today as they were in the 80s!

tune 3 The Specials - Free Nelson Mandela

One of the things I loved about 2 tone was its desire to transcend and defuse racial tensions. I have lived and worked all over the world and I believe we are all global citizens. I never understood the hatred for other races or cultures. Most 2 tone groups featured a mix of black, white, and multiracial musicians.

I think this is a fitting last song of theirs.


I hope you enjoyed these tunes, and it is now time for me to go and check out some of your awesome #ttt posts 😁

Note: The three YouTube videos that I have shared are not owned by me, I am simply spreading great music on Hive.

I wish that you all have a brilliant rest of your week, and until we meet again enjoy your tunes 🎶🎵🎶


All images and ramblings are from me, the mad Scotsman @TengoLoTodo unless otherwise stated.

DO WHAT YOU LOVE AND DO IT OFTEN

Haste Ye Back!



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First and foremost, I congratulate you on the purchase of your new laptop.
These tunes you've brought to us these week seems really interesting.
well, I seem to love the rat race the more and I'll do well to listen to the songs of the artist that sang that song.

however, it was really great reading this post and listening to those artists.
bless up pal.
greetings from Nigeria...

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Hello to Nigeria:)
Thanks and am hoping the new laptop will help me engage better on Hive😁
The Specials are a great band, and I love the horn section, feel good music for me:)
I am glad that you like Rat Race.
Thanks for visiting and have a great day😄

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The laptop will sure help you.
I also got a laptop few weeks back with Hive funds and it's really fun engaging with the laptop.

The texts are more visible compared to an android or iPhone.

I wish you all the best pal.

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Yeah the phone is good, but not as fast and too small for me!

Nice, a great way to spend your Hive:)

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Yes, I'm glad I could spend the money well

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Dude :)

Great band.

Free Nelson Mandela! We used to dance to that in a club in town in the eighties during the Apartheid years full blast... what a crazy time.

I still have it on my "Rise in Love" playlist, in fact! Great track!

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hehe yeah they fricking rock, I have seen them in various guises four or five times over the years!
Cool that you used to dance to it during Apartheid, I always wondered how popular it would be over there😁

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Yeah - it was pretty big :)

The Uni kids were all over it.

Lucky! We hardly get or got see see any live stuff all the way out here. One of the perks of the UK.

But.... we got the weather so

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Oh slapity spank don't bring up that weather!
Exactly every country has its good points!
Ours was some pretty fine music back in the day!

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I've seen them in Melbourne would you believe! And the UK.

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Oh that is mental, that would be fun in Australia!

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Bang, I did it again... I just rehived your post!
Week 117 of my contest just started...you can now check the winners of the previous week!
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Nice one Ed. I hope you enjoy your new laptop! Thanks for the tunes!

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My pleasure Steve, and thank you, hopefully will make zooming around Hie much easier and more efficient:)

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i had to upgrade my 10 year old one as it was so slow. Now im flying arround Hive nice and fast! !LOL

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jaja that is what I want to do.
It has got slower and slower and slower and too many tabs open just freezes it haha!
So let's see what happens, they just texted that delivery will be anywhere between 1 and 2 hours!
I want it for the Rangers European game tonight!

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Sounds good.enjoy the game Ed. I liked to watch Rangers when Gazza was there.

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Oh man he was a legend. I took my niece there for her tenth birthday, and we staying the night in a fancy glasgow hotel. We were getting ready for the night when a couple of mates come banging in the room Gazza he is int bar. Sure enough him and his mate Jimmy Five Bellies were sat at the bar drinking cocktails and smoking! We had beat St Johnstone 2-1 and massive rumours Gazza was leaving. He did not deny or confirm it, but he wrote a poem for my niece and had a wee chat with, gave her a kiss. He was an absolute gentleman, I was seriously impressed. It was his last game :(

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I thought you were going to sing Kuya.

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Is it bad that it sounds weird to me? And funny too but the lyrics are meaningful...

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hehe you made me laugh so how the eff can that be bad!
I love them though, happy music:)

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Yay! New lappy! You gonna be rockin' and rollin', uncle Ed!
Mandela - they're legend!! Love their rock music too!

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Yep I hope so Mrs P!
Will be good to go zipping around again, enjoy your evening 😀

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Wonderful, uncle Ed!!!! Good morning to you or good afternoon wherever you are hehe.
Cheers!

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hehe now it is good afternoon Mrs P:) Thank you though!

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You know how confused I am with time zones, uncle Ed and you're welcome :) hehe

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You spread good music on Hive and I agree. My first time of hearing about the Specials. I love when people use their voice to make positive contribution and I love that Nelson Mandela song.

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Ah I hope that you liked them! Music can play a massive part in society and it can make a positive distribution, and something like the Nelson Mandela song is what we all need to do to be heard!

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Hola excelente publicación y cambien la iniciativa de la música con dos tonos es interesante, muy buenas las canciones que eliges. Muy buenas bandas.

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These are lovely songs from The Specials especially the first one.... I enjoyed listening to it. My brother was moving along too. This song is mainly for those bad boys and girls out there, not to mess around with their future.

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hehe yes you got it Buzhay;) I find it hard not to move to A Message To You Rudy, but you nailed the message, of course it would never apply to you!
They are a great band,who I have seen a few times over the years:)
Thank you for popping in and have a great Tuesday!

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Ah, I love the Specials! I never get tired of them. Can't go past this classic

Or this one... They bring back heaps good mems for I.

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They have so many I could do quite a few posts, Ghost Town is another classic:)

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I know right, that's why it's always hard to choose three! Ghost Town always reminds me of Sean of the Dead, which was a stellar film.

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hmm I don't know Sean of the Dead, away to have a look see, but nigh on impossible to only choose three 🤣🤣🤣

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Great song choices you have here @tengolotodo. Congratulations on your new laptop as well!

Meanwhile, can I call you Ed too?🤔

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Meanwhile, you can call me whatever you like, but yes Ed fits the bill, and If I remember correctly it is Efe.
Yeah The Specials are great and thank you, the new laptop is just great :)

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¡Hola Super Ed! Todavía faltan 2 minutos para que acabe el martes aquí jeje ;)
Lástima que el día haya sido húmedo y frío pero espero que el portátil te haya llegado bien. Que lo disfrutes!
Y me encanta esta feel good music que has compartido hoy, son nuevos para mí.

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¡Hola Súper Eli! Te estuve buscando ayer. ¿Dónde está Súper Eli? No Súper Eli.
jeje pero la vida es vida, la próxima semana comentaremos más en español😁
Veo que me mencionaste en tu post, voy a leer ahora, supongo que me harás leer en español allí!
Me encanta The Specials, me hace sentir feliz :)

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Jaja! que mentirosillo, te va a crecer la nariz Super Ed. No me estuviste buscando, te estuviste escondiendo para no comentar en español 🤣🤣🤣 But until next week ... 😜
Morning morning Super Ed ☀️☕️
Have a super Wednesday

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jaja deja de hacerme reir Super Eli. Te faltaba, así que tuve que hacer otro comentario..
Good afternoon Super Eli,
I hope that you have been less busy today!

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I'm still busy, Super Ed. And I'm expecting the few weeks ahead will be no different. I'd rather be like this instead of having too much time to think about what's ahead ;)

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Oh that's awesome Tito Ed, congrats on your new laptop :)

These are great tunes. They make me wanna get off my butt and rock'nroll, lol! Happy hump day Tito

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Salamuch CJ, the new laptop is fun and making engaging and doing hive so much faster!
Wiggle that wee butt and shake your head, I love their music :)

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That's fantastic Tito Ed! It's nice when things get a lot faster and there's no lag :)

Haha, the butt is lazy today but the head is just okay, lol!

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yeah it makes things easier to multitask too CJ!
hehe lazy butt 🤣🤣🤣

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Sure who doesn't love a bit of the Specials like! A message to you Rudy a real favorite of mine, quality stuff..

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Yea A message to you Rudy is a classic in my eyes!
Cheers for that and have a great week mate :)

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