‘Scorcha! Skins, Suedes and Style from the Streets – 1967 to 1973’
Samedi 25 Janvier à 03:49 MAGIC-LORD
Half a century ago, significant numbers of fashion conscious British working-class youths adopted a style that reflected both their attitude and tastes. Dubbed by the country’s media as ‘skinhead’, the look starkly contrasted with that of their largely middle-class peers, drawing heavily on the smart, practical and stylish fashions that had been introduced to the UK by the Windrush generation. And the Afro-Caribbean influence was even more evident in the music that provided the music backdrop to the scene: reggae.
To finally set the record straight about the mis-understood skinhead subculture of the late Sixties, as well as its oft-overlooked successor, seudehead, celebrated author, Paul ‘Smiler’ Anderson has collaborated with Mark ‘Bax’ Baxter to create the beautifully illustrated and exhaustively researched coffee table book, ‘Scorcha! Skins, Suedes and Style from the Streets – 1967 to 1973’ – due for publication this coming Spring,
As a companion to the book, the pair have also compiled a 7” vinyl box set of the same title, comprising ten 45s, each featuring a pair of reggae classics particularly favoured by first generation skinhead and seudehead record buyers.
Pressed on high quality vinyl and presented in sturdy reproduction Trojan-branded sleeves, the singles are accompanied by an insert featuring a fascinating essay by Anderson on the music and styles that dominated the much maligned and misunderstood subcultures that were skinhead and suedeheads.
Skinhead Girl – Symarip
Jombo Jet – Gloria All Stars
C.N. Express (Part 1) – Clancy’s All Stars
I Can’t Get Next To You – Dave Barker & The Charmers
It Miek – Desmond Dekker & The Aces
Worries – The Versatiles
Bang Bang Lulu – Lloyd Terrel
Train To Soulsville – Cool Sticky
Girl Of My Dreams – Cornel Campbell
Leaving Rome – Jo Jo Bennett & Mudie’s All Stars
Sweet Sensation – The Melodians
Rock Away – The Tommy McCook Quintet
Freedom Street – Ken Boothe
Guns Of Navarone – Freddie Notes & The Rudies
Everyday Is Just A Holiday – The Sensations
Soul Food – Lyn Taitt & The Jets
Don’t Stay Away – Phyllis Dillon
Satisfaction – Carl Dawkins
Shades Of Hudson – Dennis Alcapone
The Scorcher – Errol Dunkley
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