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These Are The Nominees For Album Of The Month May 2015

On the shortlist for “Album Of The Month May 2015” are fantastic new releases from

Fortunate Youth, North East Ska Jazz Orchestra, The Skatalites, The Beatdown Meets Hugo Mudie, Suburban Legends. 

Again, thanks so much to Mochammad Yasser for providing us with tons of new releases. We couldn’t bring ALL of them on the shortlist, but they will be kept for the Album Of The Year thing later this year.

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Fortunate Youth – Don’t Think Twice
released: 5 May 2015
country: USA
style: Ska, Reggae
label: self
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North East Ska Jazz Orchestra - Stompin Rollin

North East Ska Jazz Orchestra – Stompin’ & Rollin’
released: 20 May 2015
country: Italy
style: Ska Jazz
label: Brixton Records
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The Skatalites - History
The Skatalites – History Of Ska, Rocksteady and Reggae
released: 25 May 2015
country: Jamaica
style: Original Ska
label: United Sound
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The Beatdown Meets Hugo Mudie
The Beatdown Meets Hugo Mudie
released: 26 May 2015
country: Canada
style: Early Reggae
label: Stomp Records
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Suburban Legends – Forever In The Friendzone
released: 31 May 2015
country: USA
style: Ska Punk
label: self
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If you haven’t already, register to vote, follow the link to the poll and vote. Login is easy, via Facebook, Twitter or Email, community functions are being added.

Note: We made it obligatory to log in to take part in our polls to make sure that it’s “one person, one vote”.

Which releases can be nominated?

All nominees …

– have a ska, rocksteady, early reggae sound or feel.
– can be listened to on the Net (at least in parts), via bandcamp, amazon, itunes etc.
– are an album, at least 20 minutes long.
– have been released for the first time that month.
– consist of predominantly new material.

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For any shout-outs after voting, you are welcome to use the comment section. We are thankful if you share this post with your friends.

Deadline for voting is Thursday, 24 June 2015, 20:00 (Central European Time).

 

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With his Ska band The Braces (1984-1991, 2000-2006) Joachim Uerschels released three albums for Unicorn, Pork Pie and Mad Butcher Records. He lives in Cologne, Germany as a writer and musician. In 2016, he published his solo debut album "Songbook Vol. II" as Joe ScholesJoe Scholes

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