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  Topic: New Page on 2-tone.info - Walls Come Tumbling Down
Imani

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PostForum: General Chat   Posted: Wed Jul 11, 2018 7:06 am   Subject: New Page on 2-tone.info - Walls Come Tumbling Down
It really is three books in one, and all worth delving into. Where the 2-tone section is concerned, it's about the nearest thing you'd get to a collective history of the movement, with the input of re ...
  Topic: Empire Windrush 70 years ago today,
Imani

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PostForum: General Chat   Posted: Thu Jun 28, 2018 9:03 am   Subject: Empire Windrush 70 years ago today,
Nice one. I would have mentioned, but it's so quiet 'round these parts'.
  Topic: New Page on 2-tone.info - Walls Come Tumbling Down
Imani

Replies: 22
Views: 6085

PostForum: General Chat   Posted: Mon Jun 25, 2018 7:30 pm   Subject: New Page on 2-tone.info - Walls Come Tumbling Down
Finished the book now. Definitely a must-read. Lots of new information even for people quite familiar with the basic story.
  Topic: New Page on 2-tone.info - Walls Come Tumbling Down
Imani

Replies: 22
Views: 6085

PostForum: General Chat   Posted: Fri Jun 22, 2018 11:25 am   Subject: New Page on 2-tone.info - Walls Come Tumbling Down


He is mentioned alright.

When I ask what he spends his money on he rolls his eyes. 'School fees…' He had qualms about it at first, but all his children have been educated at private schools. ...
  Topic: New Page on 2-tone.info - Walls Come Tumbling Down
Imani

Replies: 22
Views: 6085

PostForum: General Chat   Posted: Fri Jun 22, 2018 5:59 am   Subject: New Page on 2-tone.info - Walls Come Tumbling Down

Ah Paul Weller.... a man who spent a lifetime rallying against the British class system and the sends his own children to the very pillars of that same system: public schools. What a fucking toss- ...
  Topic: The English Beat Starring Dave Wakeling / New Album
Imani

Replies: 148
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PostForum: General Music   Posted: Thu Jun 21, 2018 6:01 pm   Subject: The English Beat Starring Dave Wakeling / New Album
Also the whining about how long the album took, both on the PledgeMusic site and on here, is ridiculous. Making music isn't like making a hamburger. Inspiration comes and goes. And recording isn't sim ...
  Topic: The English Beat Starring Dave Wakeling / New Album
Imani

Replies: 148
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PostForum: General Music   Posted: Thu Jun 21, 2018 12:26 pm   Subject: The English Beat Starring Dave Wakeling / New Album
Also the whining about how long the album took, both on the PledgeMusic site and on here, is ridiculous. Making music isn't like making a hamburger. Inspiration comes and goes. And recording isn't sim ...
  Topic: New Page on 2-tone.info - Walls Come Tumbling Down
Imani

Replies: 22
Views: 6085

PostForum: General Chat   Posted: Thu Jun 21, 2018 6:35 am   Subject: New Page on 2-tone.info - Walls Come Tumbling Down

Imani i fully agree with most of your points but i think labour and tories now are not the love in of the Blair era but you are right when you say the young are interested in other things rather th ...
  Topic: New Page on 2-tone.info - Walls Come Tumbling Down
Imani

Replies: 22
Views: 6085

PostForum: General Chat   Posted: Wed Jun 20, 2018 8:18 am   Subject: New Page on 2-tone.info - Walls Come Tumbling Down
(I deleted an earlier response, sorry if anyone was replying to it)

I actually see a lot of the social problems we have as being the product of the failure of both parties. Much less of a 'left vs ...
  Topic: New Page on 2-tone.info - Walls Come Tumbling Down
Imani

Replies: 22
Views: 6085

PostForum: General Chat   Posted: Mon Jun 18, 2018 4:03 pm   Subject: New Page on 2-tone.info - Walls Come Tumbling Down
I can't recommend it enough. I've already read it twice.

It's a shame that music now has lost the ability to take a stance on any relevant matter. Indifference seems to be the order of the day.
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  Topic: The Story of Skinhead with Don Letts
Imani

Replies: 8
Views: 3112

PostForum: General Music   Posted: Mon Jun 18, 2018 6:47 am   Subject: The Story of Skinhead with Don Letts
I watched it and enjoyed it. It's funny because so much theory is put on to what was happening at the time as an analysis after when it was just 'happening'. I didn't really like the 'the Jamaicans ...
  Topic: The Story of Skinhead with Don Letts
Imani

Replies: 8
Views: 3112

PostForum: General Music   Posted: Mon Jun 18, 2018 6:37 am   Subject: The Story of Skinhead with Don Letts
I enjoyed it. It covered all aspects of the movement. Sometimes I've seen documentaries where people are at pains to say there was no racism, and others that focus purely on the latter-day racist elem ...
  Topic: The English Beat Starring Dave Wakeling / New Album
Imani

Replies: 148
Views: 56404

PostForum: General Music   Posted: Fri Jun 15, 2018 10:00 am   Subject: The English Beat Starring Dave Wakeling / New Album
It feels more like a Dave Wakeling solo record than a Beat one. Or a General Public-type of album.

As much as music changes with time and circumstance, I miss the unorthodox approach to music that ...
  Topic: I could easily imagine The Spatials doing this
Imani

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PostForum: Jerry Dammers   Posted: Tue Jun 12, 2018 1:35 pm   Subject: I could easily imagine The Spatials doing this
Leslie Butler & Count Ossie - 'The Call of The Drums'

It's obvious when you hear it.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lhgDiUwTYOo
  Topic: Jerry Dammers / Sunday Service
Imani

Replies: 29
Views: 12209

PostForum: Jerry Dammers   Posted: Tue Jun 12, 2018 10:50 am   Subject: Jerry Dammers / Sunday Service


The Jackie Mittoo/'Nature Boy' tune he played in the first hour.

May well have been a misnomer because the actual song is 'It Was A Very Good Year', a tune from 1961 and covered by Frank Sinatr ...
  Topic: Jerry Dammers / Sunday Service
Imani

Replies: 29
Views: 12209

PostForum: Jerry Dammers   Posted: Tue Jun 12, 2018 9:04 am   Subject: Jerry Dammers / Sunday Service
I didn't realise "Blackbird" existed well before The Beatles or did I misunderstand what JD said

Blackbird singing in the dead of the night Question Arrow The Selecter - Bristol & Miami Smile

I h ...
  Topic: 'That reminds me of...' (The 'Genius Steals' thread)
Imani

Replies: 18
Views: 3134

PostForum: General Music   Posted: Sat Jun 02, 2018 10:21 am   Subject: 'That reminds me of...' (The 'Genius Steals' thread)
Double Barrel by Dave and Ansel Collins is pretty much a cover of Ramsey Lewis's 'Party Time'.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4YdbVHg13CU
  Topic: Horace on BBC Breakfast, April 2018
Imani

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Views: 384

PostForum: Sir Horace Gentleman   Posted: Thu May 24, 2018 7:46 pm   Subject: Horace on BBC Breakfast, April 2018
Horace talks about his Beano-themed art exhibition April 2018.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BwbEhb0BYxQ
  Topic: 'That reminds me of...' (The 'Genius Steals' thread)
Imani

Replies: 18
Views: 3134

PostForum: General Music   Posted: Thu May 17, 2018 1:14 pm   Subject: 'That reminds me of...' (The 'Genius Steals' thread)
Osiris - War on The Bullshit
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OzetG-rucGs

The Style Council - Confessions Of A Pop Group
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1ZS2WUgI20
  Topic: New Book - Trouble Songs
Imani

Replies: 3
Views: 654

PostForum: General Music   Posted: Mon May 14, 2018 7:12 pm   Subject: New Book - Trouble Songs
Looks like one I'll be checking out.
 
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