• ‘Scorcha! Skins, Suedes and Style from the Streets – 1967 to 1973’

    Samedi 25 Janvier à 03:49

    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.


    SINGLE 1:

    Skinhead Girl – Symarip

    Jombo Jet – Gloria All Stars

    SINGLE 2:

    C.N. Express (Part 1) – Clancy’s All Stars

    I Can’t Get Next To You – Dave Barker & The Charmers

    SINGLE 3:

    It Miek – Desmond Dekker & The Aces

    Worries – The Versatiles

    SINGLE 4:

    Bang Bang Lulu – Lloyd Terrel

    Train To Soulsville – Cool Sticky

    SINGLE 5:

    Girl Of My Dreams – Cornel Campbell

    Leaving Rome – Jo Jo Bennett & Mudie’s All Stars

    SINGLE 6:

    Sweet Sensation – The Melodians

    Rock Away – The Tommy McCook Quintet

    SINGLE 7:

    Freedom Street – Ken Boothe

    Guns Of Navarone – Freddie Notes & The Rudies

    SINGLE 8:

    Everyday Is Just A Holiday – The Sensations

    Soul Food – Lyn Taitt & The Jets

    SINGLE 9:

    Don’t Stay Away – Phyllis Dillon

    Satisfaction – Carl Dawkins

    SINGLE 10:

    Shades Of Hudson – Dennis Alcapone

    The Scorcher – Errol Dunkley


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