Although I wasn't credited, I wrote the liner notes and also conducted the interview with the Nashville Teens' Ray Phillips that accompany this live album, recorded at the Nag's Head in High Wycombe during 1983. It's a classic rock set featuring the hits Tobacco Road, Rock And Roll Hootchie Koo, Mona, Jailhouse Rock and Summertime Blues, among others. EXTRACT
There’s nothing truer to the spirit of rock and roll than a live album, recorded by a band giving it their all in some
Although I wasn't credited, I wrote the liner notes and also conducted the interview with Shakatak's Bill Sharpe that accompany this live recording of his 1985 solo album Famous People, featuring an all-star cast of UK session musicians. EXTRACT
Every album has a story and the one behind Bill Sharpe’s Famous People Live is a bit different from most. It’s the result of what Bob Dylan would call “a simple twist of fate” after the record company declined to license the original
My contributions to this month's Echoes include interviews with Jamaican singer Kristine Alicia and her compatriot, legendary dub poet Oku Onuora, whose album I A Tell and long deleted poetry collections, Echo and Fuel For Fire, are now available via Iroko Records. The Vibes column discusses Shaggy and Sting's new album; Run The Track features singles by Sean Paul & David Guetta, Busy Signal, Carleton & Chronixx, Popcorn and new Jamaican sing-jay Koffee. I've also written rev
The father of Jamaican dub poetry, Oku Onuora returns to the spotlight with a reissue of his album I A Tell Dubwise & Otherwise and a book of poetry compiled from his two anthologies ECHO and Fuel For Fire, which have long been unavailable in any format. Thanks to Iroko Records' Herve Brivec for inviting me to write the album liner notes and also the introduction to the book, which features quotes from Linton Kwesi Johnson. Book Cover Text: Oku Onuora is the father of Jamaica
The first Echoes Magazine of 2018 is full of interesting features, news and reviews... My own contributions include interviews with Bobby Digital and Romain Virgo, plus reviews of albums by Alborosie (Soul Pirate Acoustic), Ras Shiloh (Remembers Garnet Silk), the Burning Sounds' compilation Burning Up and a lavish box set by Dub Syndicate. Singles by Richie Spice, Tarrus Riley, Busy Signal, Ikaya, Natty King, Latty J and Sizzla appear in Run The Track, and this months Vibes c
The first Reggae Vibes of 2018 marks the beginning of new owner Pierre Veillet's reign. Congratulations to him and all best wishes for the future! My contributions in this issue are interviews with Bobby Digital and Romain Virgo, who both have new albums out for VP Records.