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Baked A La Ska - Just Desserts

Baked A La Ska - Just Desserts

Baked A La Ska - Just Desserts

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The music of this album is always hot and cooking.


Baked A LA Ska - Just Desserts'Just Desserts' is the second album, handled by Proper Distribution, from the Manchester (England) collective Baked A La Ska, and it bears traces of the influences of The Skatalites, Jamaican R’n’B sounds of the 50s, Madness, and some of the third wave of ska revivalists. Some vintage Jamaican sounds are provided by the classic toasting of Kuntri Ranks – listen to his mic chatter on the cover of the Steve Miller Band’s ‘Abracadabra’ (or ‘Abraskadabra’ as the group reinterprets it) or the wonderful 60s pop–inflected reggae of ‘Romeo’.

In ska’s best traditions, the group is unafraid to rework Britney Spears’ hit ‘Toxic’ into a spooky sounding, brassy ska piece or raid “The Jungle Book” for ‘Trust In Me’. Some of the tracks may initially appear half-baked at times, but the music is always hot and cooking - and do take a listen to ‘Road To Life’ which could have come out of Channel One around the end of the 70s and features excellent singing by that man Kuntri Ranks. Delicious…

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