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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


Marvin Gaye – What’s Going On

I was becoming a fully grown adult when this album came out, an adult in all kinds of ways and this album really spoke to my political thoughts at the time. I was on the move. The counterculture was almost over and a track like ‘Inner City Blues’ really spoke to me. Of course, as a bass-player, a track like that immediately gives you ideas. We’d play around a lot with the music on this album. And really, through music like this and Sly Stone a lot of us became hugely aware of what was really going on in America at that time.