Culled from Johnson's albums for Mango recorded between 1978-1984, this is a distillation of work by the dub poet and the man who has perhaps been England's greatest contributor to reggae. While the great "Reggae Fi Peach" doesn't make it on here, and nor, even more surprisingly, does his excoriating immigrant tale "Inglan Is a Bitch," there are still plenty of gems in the album's 40 minutes, like "Independant Intavenshan" and "Sonny's Lettah (Anti-Sus Poem)," which might still stand as his best-ever track. Working in a sing-speak Jamaican patois, Johnson never pulls his punches, and why should he? He's seen plenty and experienced plenty at the hands of the English. The country might be his home, but that doesn't mean he can't see its myriad faults. The combination of Johnson's words and delivery with Dennis Bovell's production and leadership of the dub band is an almighty one-two punch, always going for the knockout blow, and the very best British reggae has had to offer: political, powerful, and penetrating.
Jo Hell started playing in bars in the Montreal (Canada) area at the age of 16. After two years of playing jam nights seven nights a week, Jo Hell decided to start his own band, which he names "Jo Hell & The Red Roosters". As the years went by, the number of shows increased and the demand for the band became more and more obvious. They appeared at several festivals and the local popularity of the band began to shoot to the top. Many articles in the local newspapers, their appearances at local radio stations and television, as well as on numerous websites confirm the charisma of the band. "Jo Hell & The Red Roosters" came to Austin for "SXSW" in March of 2006. They graced the stage of Nuno's on 6th and were promptly featured at the "Red, White and Blues Festival" at "Waterloo Park" in July of 2006. Since that time the Jo Hell band has recorded 3 new albums: "Jo Hell" (self-titled) (2008), "Live At The Pjeireblues" (2011) and the newest - "Rockin' Land" (2013).
Développer ou intégrer un réseau d'enseigne en commerce organisé indépendant. Les réseaux du commerce organisé indépendant ont beaucoup évolué pour s'adapter aux nouvelles formes de consommation et s'assurer un meilleur maillage de zone. Cette 5e édition dresse un panorama complet du commerce organisé indépendant : franchise, partenariat, commission-affiliation, relais-vente, etc.
A string of nu-standards of the rising "deep funk" scene were released on the way, "Pushin On", "Hurry On Now" (QSO), "Humankind", "Seven Nation Army" (Nostalgia 77), "Step It Up", "Bring It Home" (The Bamboos). A fever for Alice's unique vocal talents is quickly spreading and collaborations & remixes start to appear on wax with The Nextmen, Grant Phabao, The Lone Ranger, Bonobo, DJ Vadim, among others…
Rumors of a deal with a major company were flying around, but after new featurings on Natural Self, Unforscene, Quantic, Tm Juke and Mr Scruff's new recordings in 2008, she was finally launching her own company, Little Poppet Records, to release independantly her second album.
Produced by TM Juke, "Pot of Gold" is the new chapter in Alice Russell's career. She's had the exposure with all those singles for modern groovy UK leading labels like Tru Thoughts, Ninja Tune and such. She knows by now that touring and independant managing and producing are the way for her to make a living. So here's another finely crafted collection of colorful soulful songs dressed with live strings, horns and piano - all ready for the road!