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Original Rockers Beatbox Hour Playlist

August 19, 2015 | by Faber Social

Tags: Original Rockers, Playlist, Richard King, Vinyl

April 2015 saw the publication of Original Rockers by Richard King, and today, for your listening pleasure we bring you a perfect playlist curated by King himself. Featuring 20 songs on an adventurous 1 hour playlist, the soundcloud mix is available to all.

Richard King’s account of the several years he spent working in a Bristol independent record shop in the early 90s is destined to become a classic of music writing. We live in an age when the most beautiful of recording formats, vinyl, is back in vogue and thriving. In the early 90s, with the march of the CD and record company disinterest in the format, vinyl was looking like an anachronism. And with its demise came the gradual erosion of a once beautiful and unique landscape known as the independent record shop. It is a book about landscape, place and the personal; the first piece of writing to treat the environment of the record shop as a natural resource with its own peculiar rhythms and anecdotal histories.

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Side A

Holger Czukay & Rolf Dammers – Boat-Woman-Song (Spoon)
The Revolutionaries – Kunta Kinte Version One (Channel One)
Can – Chain Reaction (United Artists)
Sun Ra – I’ll Wait For You (Y)
Augustus Pablo – Stop Them Jah (Rockers International)
Keith Hudson – Fight Your Revolution (Atra)
Gregory Isaacs & U Brown – The Border (GG’s)
New Age Steppers – Some Love (On-U Sound)
Dilliger, Trinity, Wayne Wade, Al Campbell & Junior Tamlin – Five Man Army (Oak Sound)

Side B

Sly & Robbie – Back To Base (Island)
Warp 9 – Light Years Away Dub Version (Prism)
Larry Levan – Padlock (Island)
Forrrce – Keep On Dubbin’ (West End)
Maximum Joy – Why Can’t We Live Together? (Garage)
The Russell Brothers – The Party Scene Instrumental (Portrait)
C.O.D. – In The Bottle (Streetwave)
Morgan / McVey featuring Neneh Cherry – Looking Good Diving With The Wild Bunch (white label)
Massive Attack featuring Daddy G & Carlton – Any Love (Massive Attack)
Smith & Mighty – Anyone Bell Mix (Three Stripe)
Keith Tippett – Song (RCA)


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