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In the mid 90s, Oregon had a couple record labels that were dedicated to ska. Simmerdown Productions was started by DJ Simmerdown in Portland. This label was started around 1995 or 1996. I believe that Simmerdown Productions is still active although no CDs hav been released in a few years. Tuf Guy Productions was started by Pauly Atomic from Ten Dollar Mic. Pauly's label started in 1998 and pretty much ended the same year. Tuf Guy Productions was based in Salem. If you have a label that you want in this section please let me know. The "Other Labels" section is for music released by Oregon bands in which the label is not in Oregon or the band released it on their own.
Most of the following CDs are probably out of print. Please contact the label or band before buying any of these. This is supposed to be a section to let you know what music is available by local bands; it is not meant to be a catalog. Prices may change or the albums could be out of print so please contact the label before ordering anything!
SDP001 : V/A - Land of the Bigfoot Ska: Ska From Bigfoot Country
SDP002 : V/A - Girls Go Ska
SDP003 : Franceska - Modern Music For Dancing Lovers
SDP004 : Engine 54 - Run For The Money
SDP005 : The Sauce Unlimited - Greetings From The Fourth Floor
SDP006 : The Skanksters - Dub Cookery
SDP007 : The Disliked - Time I Had
SDP008 : The Secretaries - S/T
SDP009 : Eric Blowtorch & His Superpowers - Flame On
SDP010 : Skasmopolitan - They're Only Shoes
SDP011 : V/A - Land of the Bigfoot Ska 2
SDP012 : V/A - Simmerdown Label Sampler
SDP013 : Franceska - Got Stuck With The Bill [EP]
SDP014 : V/A - Girls Go Ska 2
Tuf Guy Productions:
TGP-001 : V/A - Listen Up Sonny: Oregon Ear Candy
TGP-002 : 10 Dollar Mic - Rising Sun
Double-O-Seven - More of Me... Less of You
The Readymen - Restless
The Readymen - Show Hall Bound
The Varicoasters - She Loves Me Not
Compilations with NW bands that aren't listed above:
Love & Affection: Ska In The Key Of Love [Franceska]
New Sounds Of Ska [The Readymen]
Skanarchy III [The Readymen]
Spawn Of Skarmageddon [Engine 54]
Check out these advance order items through Amazon.com. You buy them now and they will be in your mailbox on the release day. Remember, the release date CAN change, but that is the record company's fault. :) I started to compile a list of previous Amazon.com Advance Orders.
Barnes And Nobles
Ska, Skinhead, Reggae Books
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