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AUDIO: Norman Jay (2000)

Frank Broughton, Rock's Backpages audio, 13 July 2000

The legendary DJ talks in depth about growing up black in London: the racism of the police; underground sound system culture, and blues parties. He goes on to recount the history of his Good Times sound system; the impact of visiting New York in the early '80s; the Notting Hill Carnival riot of '76, and his own involvement in Carnival from their first try as a soundsystem in '79 up until the present day, with digressions into the meaning of dance and DJ culture.


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