Wednesday, July 29, 2009

- Peel sessions Q Magazine article: April, 1989

Peel and Walters, circa April, 1989

Here's an article that's taken me ages to get onto the blog, mainly due to no longer living in the same country as my copy of the magazine. Although not particularly revelatory, especially if you own the wonderful Ken Garner volume, it makes for interesting reading, nonetheless. I believe the Fini Tribe - who were the band in recording at the time of the article being written - session is out there, prime for downloading. If you can confirm, let me know.

Did somebody say 'long lost Police session'?

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Sunday, July 12, 2009

- Mod Reggae

Go on, try to find a good reason why you shouldn't be listening to this in the height of summer.

Mod Reggae (1 of (probably) 1)

01 John Holt - Ali Baba
02 Lynn Taitt And The Boys - Storm Warning
03 The Maytals - Just tell me
04 Laurel Aitken & The Soulmen - Last Night
05 The Message - Rum-Bum-A-Loo
06 Ike Bennett & The Crysyalites - Bombshell
07 Derrick Morgan - Fat Man
08 The Enforcers - Musical Fever
09 Dermott Lynch - Hot shot
10 Jimmy Cliff - The Man (Aka Man To Man)
11 Lord Kitchener - Dr Kitch
12 The Vagabonds - Lindska

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Wednesday, July 1, 2009

- Dancehall 1969 (Vol. 4)

'Every so often, John was pilloried for not playing black music - absurd, really, as reggae and, latterly, hip-hop, were a staple ingredient of his shows. (He was even driven to seek police advice after the National Front responded to his playlist with a letter: "We know where your kids go to school.") John wrote in Sounds magazine: "Frankly, I listen to music with no concern whatever for the race, colour, religion, preference in breakfast foods, height, shoe size or whatever-you-like of the music makers. The only footling prejudice I do permit myself is this - musicians I suspect of supporting Everton or Arsenal have a bugger of a time getting their ponderous tripe on to the programme." '

The early 1970s saw a rise in white-power skinheads who, for reasons best known to themselves, saw the masses of new immigrants as being the cause of most of their social and economic problems. By the end of the decade, this image had become widespread and the skinhead style had fallen out of favor.

The movement underwent a resurgence in the 1980s, however, with the creation of groups like SHARP (Skinheads Against Racial Prejudice) and others who spoke out against neo-Nazism and were either apolitical or moderate in their beliefs. Today, skinheads hold a wide spectrum of political opinions, dress styles, and musical preferences. This is the final Dancehall installment, although next up I'll be moving on to Reggae.

Volume 4 (of 4)

01 The Music Doctors - Music Doctor, Chapter 1
02 The Rudies - The Split
03 The Cimarons - Kick Me Or I'll Kick You
04 King Horror - Cutting Blade
05 Joe Mansaro - The Thief
06 Hot Rod All Stars - Return Of The Bad Man
07 The Des All Stars - Black Scorcher
08 The Music Doctors - Bush Doctor
09 The Rudies - Devil's Lead Soup
10 Dice The Boss - Your Boss DJ

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