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Baker's Dozen

No Boundaries: Dennis Bovell's Baker's Dozen
Neil Kulkarni , October 20th, 2021 09:48

From his time working on classics like The Pop Group's Y, The Slits' Cut and Janet Kay's Silly Games, to the inspiration of Jimi Hendrix and The Beatles, Dennis Bovell takes Neil Kulkarni through his thirteen favourite records


Various Artists – Tighten Up Volume 1

This instantly brings back memories of my home at that time, with Jaye Landis’ ‘Angel Of The Morning’ booming out. My dad had a 50 Watt amplifier with the record player which at that time was super-powerful in comparison to what my friends had. When friends would come over with guitars we’d always plug into that amp, all of us! And hearing this album coming out of that amp was amazing. Thing is, with all of the songs on the Tighten Up compilations, in Jamaica those songs would have a lifespan of about a week, the sheer frequency of singles over there was incredible. These compilations were a great way to keep that music around.