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AUDIO: Kool Lady Blue (1998)

Bill Brewster, Frank Broughton, Rock's Backpages audio, 29 September 1998

Ruza "Kool Lady" Blue talks about moving to New York, working for Malcolm McLaren and Vivienne Westwood; getting into club promotion and meeting Afrika Bambaataa and the Rock Steady Crew; heading up to the Bronx to experience the Disco Fever club; starting her night at Club Negril before moving over to the Roxy; the diversity of the scene; hip hop exploding; and Bam and 'Planet Rock'; the importance of the DJs rather than the MCs; taking Trevor Horn up to the Bronx, and the Rock Steady Crew meeting the Queen at the Royal Variety Performance.


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