Funded! This project was successfully funded on August 13, 2011.

Update #5

So Close We Can Almost Hear It

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Just over seven days to go and we are just under seven hundred dollars shy of our goal for this Kickstarter campaign.  Thank you to everyone who has contributed to the cause, emailed their ska chums, informed co-workers and forwarded the link to all your Facebook friends.  http://kck.st/lLdKxR

We are so close, but it would be wonderful if we blew past the $15K mark.  The more the merrier!

If we can just push everyone else out onto the dance floor, it will be party time.

Thanks again for your generous support.

Brad

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    $1 or more will bring you POSITIVE VIBRATIONS & a digital download of a song from the upcoming Legends of Ska soundtrack. Every contribution, no matter the size, is greatly appreciated. Thank you for pushing the big GREEN button above.

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    Receive a digital download of the ENTIRE Legends of Ska film soundtrack AND a special thank you listing on our web site.

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    A CD featuring the great boss deejay, the honorable King Stitt (see photo), as he spins tunes & chants lyrics during the original Legends of Ska concerts. Recorded live on Night 1 at the Palais Royale Ballroom on the shores of Lake Ontario in Toronto. Along with Nick The Trojan, King Stitt spun a wicked set of rare Jamaican 45s for all to dance. This rare recording has never been released. Also included is a b/w oval SKA sticker.

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    A DVD & CD soundtrack of the film Legends of Ska: Welcome to the House of Joy + an oval b/w SKA sticker.

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    Now for something completely different! Back in the early 1990's, I produced a series of exercise cassettes and fitness apparel called Reggaerobics. It was the World Beat Workout. Receive 3 audio cassettes featuring a diverse mix of World Music (suitable for an aerobic workout) AND a T-Shirt OR Tank Top (see photo on left) PLUS stickers!!!

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    Legends of Ska DVD & CD, the King Stitt CD, a Reggaerobics cassette AND a b/w oval SKA sticker. Talk about value...

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    The original Legends of Ska concert poster, plus DVD & CD, King Stitt CD AND a b/w oval SKA sticker.

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    This is the last Large, all over red, green & gold tie-dyed Peter Tosh T-Shirt (see photo) printed 20 years ago from the Reggaerobics days. Also included is the film positive of the T-shirt design for you to print more copies of it!

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    Like the scooter shirt (see photo) or the Ska A Go Go design? They were the "Rude Radio" shirts from my former ska radio program on KUOM. Front & back, those were 100% cotton beauties. You will also receive the Legends of Ska DVD & CD + the King Stitt CD.

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    The Reggaerobics Package: 4 cassettes, a groovy cap See photo), top & bottom of a leotard (red/gold/green or purple/black), a t-shirt, plenty of stickers AND the Legends of Ska DVD & CD. All together, it is music from the heart for the body.

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    Back in 1994, Major Problems & General Moses hosted Jump Jamaica Way, a deejay fest in San Diego dedicated to the music of Studio One. These are the last of the t-shirts from that special event (see photo). Here are 4 extremely rare, limited edition, full color, 100% cotton shirts featuring 9 vintage Jamaican 45 rpm records, front & back that HAVE NEVER BEEN WORN! You will also receive a DVD, CD AND a King Stitt CD.

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    Legends of Ska DVD & CD soundtrack, a concert poster, a King Stitt CD, a b/w oval SKA sticker AND a THANK YOU on the film credits.

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    A Legends of Ska coffee table book (see photo), featuring photographs, quotes & insights from the Legends of Ska concerts in 2002. You will also receive the DVD & CD, stickers AND a special THANK YOU credit.

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    The Legends of Ska coffee table book, DVD & CD soundtrack, King Stitt CD, Reggaerobics cassette, stickers AND a THANK YOU credit.

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    An autographed copy of the new book "Ska: An Oral History" by the author Heather Augustyn. The Legends of Ska coffee table book, DVD & CD soundtrack, a THANK YOU credit & a ticket stub from the Legends of Ska concerts, which make a wonderful book mark.

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    Just what you have always wanted... An extremely rare, mint conditioned, 8 Track tape of Bob Marley and The Wailers album "Exodus." This shrink-wrapped 8 Track tape of the record TIME Magazine called the "GREATEST ALBUM OF THE 20TH CENTURY." You will also receive Legends of Ska DVD & CD, the King Stitt CD, b/w oval ska sticker & THANK YOU credit.

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    An original Legends of Ska concert poster AUTOGRAPHED by 4 artists: Rico Rodriguez, Johnny Moore, Justin Hinds and Larry McDonald. Also includes the newer concert poster (see our FB page), DVD & CD, King Stitt CD, stickers & THANK YOU credit.

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    The Point-Of-Purchase display (see photo) for the Island Records release of Bob Marley & The Wailers "Babylon By Bus." This very rare, 2.5' X 2.5' POP plugs into the wall and lights up! Made of mostly cardboard and in fairly good condition, this item will be a fine edition to the BMW collector who wants more than music. Also receive the DVD, CD soundtrack & THANK YOU credit.

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    A Skype conversation with the filmmaker and two Legends of Ska artists TBD. Also includes the DVD & CD, King Stitt CD, stickers & THANK YOU credit.

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    An original Legends of Ska concert poster AUTOGRAPHED by 8 artists: Prince Buster, Graeme Goodall, Herman Sang, Doreen Shaffer, Lord Tanamo, Alton Ellis, Owen Gray & Patsy Todd. Also includes newer concert poster (see our FB page), DVD & CD, King Stitt CD, stickers & THANK YOU credit.

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    An authentic Rumba Box purchased in a market in Jamaica during the 1960s. Near mint condition. Also receive the coffee table book, DVD & CD, stickers and THANK YOU credit.

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    Be the first person on your block to have one of the Ska Legends record a message for your mobile phone or answering machine AND ask them any question about Ska. Includes the coffee table book, DVD & CD, King Stitt CD, Regaerobics tape, stickers & THANK YOU credit.

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    Associate Producer credit for the film, 2 VIP tickets to the World Premiere & after party festivities (travel & accommodations not included), Legends of Ska DVD & CD, coffee table book, King Stitt CD AND a hardy handshake.

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    Associate Producer credit, invitation to soundtrack audio mixing session in Toronto (travel & accommodations not included), 2 VIP tickets to the World Premiere & after party, dinner with Ska Legends Herman Sang, Jo Jo Bennett & the filmmaker, all the material swag AND an afternoon at the Woodbine Horse Racing Track with Herman "The City Slicker" Sang.

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    Co-Producer film credit, invitation to sit in on the final editing mix of the film, 2 VIP tickets to the World Premiere & after party, 2 VIP tickets to the US Premiere & after party, dinner with Ska Legends, DVD & CD, coffee table book, King Stitt CD, stickers & more stuff. Travel & accommodations not included.

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    Drum roll please...... Besides a Producer film credit and all the chachkas, 2 people (you & a friend) will travel to Kingston, Jamaica in late Summer or early Fall 2011. You pay for the flight and I'll cover the rest. We will tour "Beat Street" and visit original Sound System Dancehall sites while lodging at the Prestige Hotel. You will meet Ska legends Derrick Morgan, Stranger Cole and King Stitt as well as spend a night out in the country at the home of the great balladeer, Lord Creator. Cap off the week by chilling out in Negril for a couple days before returning to your home a changed person.

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