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Jah Punk: The Black New Wave

Overview by Vivien Goldman, Sounds, 10 September 1977

ASWAD: Drummie, drums, vocals: George Oban, bass: Chaka Forde, rhythm guitar, vocals: Donald Guiti, lead guitar, vocals. Courtney Hennings, keyboards, vocals. ...

Dennis Matumbi in dub: a step by step guide.

Interview by Vivien Goldman, Sounds, 3 December 1977

1. I'M PATCHING in the 16-track machine, the echo machine and the reverb into the plugboard. That brings the tape off the 16-track machine behind ...

Ian Dury & The Blockheads, The Clash and Matumbi: A Concert for the People of Kampuchea

Live Review by Paul Rambali, New Musical Express, 5 January 1980

It could only be cold comfort to them, but this isn’t the first time rock ‘n’ roll has played a distant part in the lives ...

Reggae from Home and Abroad

Review by Jim Green, Trouser Press, September 1980

Linton Kwesi Johnson: Bass Culture (Mango); Blackbeard: I Wah Dub (UK, More Cut); Matumbi: Point of View (EMI America); Sugar Minott: Black Roots (Mango); Toots ...

Matumbi: Matumbi (EMI)

Review by Charles Shaar Murray, New Musical Express, 16 May 1981

IN WHICH we welcome back to these pages that perennial guest: the vexed question of white attitudes towards black music. More specifically, the expectations brought ...

The Dennis Bovell Dub Band; Matumbi: Dingwalls, London

Live Review by Lloyd Bradley, New Musical Express, 22 January 1983


Shot! Reggae Cinema

Guide by Kieron Tyler, Q Classic, 2015

Author's note, 2020: The Harder They Come, conspicuous by its absence from this list, was not included, since it was the subject of a feature ...

When British Reggae Was King

Retrospective and Interview by David Burke, Classic Pop, June 2019

Reggae may have been born in Jamaica, but it grew up in '80s Britain at a time of evolving multiculturalism, finding an unlikely ally in ...

see also Dennis Bovell


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