Rhoda Dakar 'Walking After Midnight' 7"
Pre-order. Due 29th April.
Rhoda Dakar began her musical career as lead vocalist with all female 2Tone band, The Bodysnatchers. They only ever released two singles, 'Let's Do Rocksteady' and 'Easy Life'. After a year together they split and Rhoda went on to guest with The Specials in Europe and the USA, having featured on their second album, 'More Specials', for which she won the first of her seven gold records. After their demise, and before joining Jerry Dammers' new project, she recorded The Bodysnatchers' first original song, 'The Boiler', a harrowing tale of date rape, which was inevitably banned. The Special AKA spent the next two years recording 'In The Studio', spawning a top ten hit with 'Free Nelson Mandela'.
Now comes the next single in the series of 5 and it's a cover of Walkin' After Midnight - a song written by Alan Block and Donn Hecht and recorded by American country music artist Patsy Cline. It's a lovely authentic 60's style ska version with a Midnight Skank version on the flip.
Catalogue number: SBESTS296
Label: Sunday Best