The Selecter's Pauline Black talks Gwen Stefani and Amy Winehouse part 2
- Published on Nov 21, 2018
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The Selecter are a 2 Tone ska revival band from Coventry, England, formed in mid-1979.
The Selecter featured a racially diverse line-up. Their lyrics featured themes connected to politics. Reinforcing the songs of Neol Davies were the voice and rude girl style of Pauline Black and the rhythms of Desmond Brown on the Hammond organ. The band's name is based on the term "selector", which is a Jamaican word for disc jockey. The band were one of the most successful ska bands of the 2 Tone era, notching up several top forty singles in the British charts.