Found a story on the BBC player where Benjamin Zephaniah reassesses dub poet Linton Kwesi Johnson’s 1978 debut album. Dread Beat an’ Blood which expressed the black British experience as it had never been heard before. Using his trademark spoken word style set to an instrumental reggae beat, the record voiced the frustration of a generation.
I thought it would be interesting to take a look back at single that most collectors probably pass up all together even though they shouldn’t for various reasons. It’s “Starvation” a double A-sided charity single released in 1985 on Madness’ Zarjazz label. The aim of the single was to raise money for the starving people of Ethiopia.
Album Rewind strives to highlight albums of note from the past. With the recent Trojan..
How did Dave Barker launch his career and just how did he meet Lee Perry and The Upsetters?