Life Between Islands - Soundsystem Culture: Black Musical Expression In The UK 1973-2006 (3LP)

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Format: 3LP 
Label: Soul Jazz Records 
Year: 2022 

Media Condition: New 
Sleeve/Cover Condition: New 


A1 Black Slate: Sticks Man
A2 Dee Sharp: Rising To The Top
A3 Asher Senator: One Bible
A4 Cymande: Fug

B1 Digital Mystikz: Misty Winter
B2 Winston Curtis: Be Thankful For What You've Got
B3 Trevor Hartley: It Must Be Love
B4 Shut Up And Dance: Java Bass

C1 Brown Sugar: Black Pride
C2 The Terrorist: RK1
C3 Black Harmony: Don't Let It Go To Your Head

D1 Pebbles: Positive Vibrations
D2 Ragga Twins: Ragga Trip
D3 Janet Kay And Alton Ellis: Still In Love

E1 Funk Masters: Love Money
E2 Cosmic Idren: Compelled
E3 Harry Beckett: No Time For Hello

F1 Sandra Reid: Ooh Boy
F2 Tabby Cat Kelly: Don't Call Us Immigrants
F3 Brown Sugar: I'm In Love With A Dreadlocks

Soul Jazz Records’ new ‘Life Between Islands’ collection is inspired by the launch of Tate Britain’s exhibition of the same name, exploring the links between Caribbean and British art and culture.

The album focuses on the most important Black British musical styles to emerge out of the distinctly Caribbean world of sound systems – a lightning-rod journey across Roots Reggae, Jungle/Drum & Bass, Jazz-Funk, Lovers Rock, Jazz and Dubstep.

Many of the tracks represent how Black British artists defined their own identity, such as Brown Sugar’s righteous ‘Black Pride’ and Tabby Cat Kelly’s powerful ‘Don’t Call Us Immigrants’.

Much of this identity is also shaped by the triangular relationship of being British-born, of Caribbean heritage, and with an equal love of African-American Jazz, Funk and Soul. This collection shows how these many styles were interconnected.

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