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These will be some Rarer tunes (Mod, powerpop, punk, ska, - if it's got a good sound I'll post it) ripped from my vinyl collection. The idea is that now you Know about them, You can seek them out!
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Thursday, 23 December 2010

Gangsters - Rudi The Red Nosed Reindeer (1980)

b/w - White Christmas

Gangsters released 2 45's on Big Bear Records this was the first (BB25) the 2nd being
Woolly Bully/we are the gangsters BB26 (as The Gangsters - the picture below is from the Dutch pic sleeve of Woolly Bully)

I have to admit to knowing nothing about this Brummie Ska band So I started to scour the Internet (for some band member's names etc) & all I came up with was 2 + 2 = 5

I don't want to start any conspiracies but was this a real band or the label owner (Jim Simpson) just re-releasing an old record under another name

If you read the label history, the First Big Bear release was by His old band (Locomotive under

the pseudonym Steam Shovel) doing a ska version of this very record & it's release date was 15/11/1968 (the date shown on the label above)

Whatever it's still a great Ska 45 for this Yuletide.

Sounds & scans below


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