A Message to You Rudy

Fun Boy Three, The Specials, Neville Staple Buy

About A Message to You Rudy

"A Message to You, Rudy" is a 1967 rocksteady song by Dandy Livingstone. Originally entitled "Rudy, A Message to You", the song later achieved broader success when, in 1979, The Specials' cover reached number 10 in the UK Singles Chart. The recording was produced by Elvis Costello. Veteran trombone player Rico Rodriguez played on both Livingstone's and The Specials' versions.


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2002
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Stop your messin' around
Better think of your future
Time you straightened right out
Creatin' problems in town

Rudy, a message to you 
Rudy, a message to you 

Stop your foolin' around
Time you straightened right out
Better think of your future
Or else you'll wind up in jail

Rudy, a message to you 
Rudy, a message to you 

Stop your messin' around
Better think of your future
Time you straightened right out
Creatin' problems in town

Rudy, a message to you 
Rudy, a message to you 
Rudy, a message to you 
Rudy, a message to you

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The Specials

The Specials (sometimes called The Special AKA ) are an English 2 Tone ska revival band formed in 1977 in Coventry, England. Their music combines a "danceable ska and rocksteady beat with punk's energy and attitude", and had a "more focused and informed political and social stance" than other ska groups. The band wore mod-style "1960s period rude boy outfits (pork pie hats, tonic and mohair suits, and loafers)." In 1980, the song "Too Much Too Young", the lead track on their The Special AKA Live! EP, reached number one in the UK. In 1981, the unemployment-themed single "Ghost Town" also hit number one in the UK Singles Chart. After seven consecutive UK Top 10 singles between 1979 and 1981, the band broke up. Their 1983 song "Free Nelson Mandela" was a No. 9 U… more »

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Ska

Written by: ROBERT LIVINGSTONE THOMPSON

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