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Baker's Dozen

My Pioneers: Santigold's Favourite Albums
Tara Joshi , October 10th, 2018 07:44

In this week's Baker's Dozen, Santigold takes Tara Joshi through 13 favourite albums from Salt-N-Pepa to the Cocteau Twins, Fela Kuti, Nina Simone and Bad Brains, and points out that while Morrissey might have gone wrong, you can't take away what his songs once gave her


Sister Nancy - One Two
Sister Nancy is one of my favourites, because she's a woman in that space – and there's not that many. What I love about the older dancehall ladies is that nowadays it's often very sexualised – but they didn't even do all that: Sister Nancy, Sister Carol, they didn't do all that, so that's one thing I love and identify with because it's really just about the music for me too, and these ladies showed how that's done. And Sister Nancy's voice is so dope. I could identify with that because it's like how I sing – it's very nasal and very tonal. It's high, it's very feminine but also very tough and cool. Also her rhythms are sick. I love all the Jamaican ladies, they use their voices like an instrument and make all these cool sounds. Like Shelly Thunder's song, 'Kuff'.