The Selecter’s place in British ska history was set with the release of their lively, infectious 1979 single, “Too Much Pressure”/“On My Radio,” and subsequent debut full-length album, Too Much Pressure. The multiracial, coed band fused classic Jamaican ska and reggae with a little bit of soul and a lot of uptempo punk energy and were distinguished by Pauline Black’s charismatic vocals. For some years, there were two editions of the group using The Selecter name, as founding guitarist-songwriter Neol Davies and Black each had their own version of the band until Black eventually won the rights to the name. She continues to tour and record with original co-vocalist Arthur “Gaps” Hendrickson. The duo’s engagingly soulful 2017 album, Daylight, emphasizes that the current lineup is more than just an oldies act. With Rhoda Dakar, Unsteady, Half Past Two, and Ayahuaska.
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