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.