Just picked up the promotional CDs that DJ Chuck Wren of Jump Up Records made especially for Rude Girls: Women in 2 Tone and One Step Beyond! And I am beyond–excited about this collection of rare 2 Tone inspired tracks from around the world which will be given away free to the first 200 orders of my book at skabook.com. It all drops on International Women’s Day, March 8th!
Chuck will play these selections on March 8th from 9pm-10pm on his long-running weekly show, “Everything Off Beat.” Listen here: https://wnur.northwestern.edu/ or https://wluw.org/
Chuck Wren is the ultimate collaborator and supporter of ska. He founded Jump Up Records 30 years ago and he is responsible for nurturing the careers of so many bands that we all enjoy, new and old. He has organized countless events including Jamaican Oldies shows, and he works behind the scenes of others, like the City of Chicago, the Chicago Reggae Festival, and Supernova, just to name a few. He is a connector. He is a true skamrade. Help Chuck celebrate his 30th anniversary as we all get ready to celebrate the women in ska!
Thank you Chuck!