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Norman Jay (2000)

Interview by 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 soundsystem culture, and blues parties. He goes on to recount the history of his Good Times soundsystem; 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.

File format: mp3; file size: 91.4mb, interview length: 1h 35' 13" sound quality: ***


Norman Jay: Chop Chop!

Interview by Sonia Poulton, Muzik, November 1996

Chopper fanatic, sound system supremo, founder member of Kiss FM, former Talkin' Loud A&R guru, all-round celebrity and man of the people... What more do ...


Report by Carl Loben, Melody Maker, 5 June 1999

Orbit's minute-by-minute descent into delirium ...

Good Times: The Stately Sound of London

Sleeve and programme notes by Frank Broughton, Nuphonic Records, 2000

"IT'S VERY SIMPLE," says Norman Jay behind his shades, as we drive round the hallowed sites of the Notting Hill Carnival. "Good Times is about… ...


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