‘Run for cover now / I’m takin’ over / So please step aside / Because I ain’t gonna sympathise / Boy I’m gonna lay it on / From dusk till dawn / With a right to the head and a left to the cheek / (Musically)…’ From 1967 with Lynn Taitt, straight to the head of Coxsone Dodd.
Two songs based on Berio’s Folk Songs cycle, tunes by Sun Ra and Chick Corea with her own words, and four Joyce settings.
A classic, originally released in 1986 on the Heavyweight label (spun out of the Heavyweight soundsystem, from the Wood Green and Tottenham areas of north London).
A Freedom Sounds from 1978, with Scientist dishing out the dub.
Gorgeous Jamaicanization of The Miracles’ Choosey Beggar, just as fluently doowop.
Laid-back jazz and soul with singer-songwriter aspirations. Cape Verdean roots still just about showing, when the going gets good. UK street-soul legend Omar in the house.
Masterpiece. Top-drawer songwriting — thoughtful, soulful lyrics and ace tunes — and definitive performances.