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In June 1981.

In June 1981, “T Records” label released “A Product of…”, the debut Thompson Twins studio album. It was recorded in April 1981 and was produced by Dennis Bovell, Tom Bailey, Joe Leeway, Chris Bell, Jane Shorter, Peter Dodd, John Roog, and Mike Howlett.

Personnel:

  • Tom Bailey– lead vocals, bass, keyboards, percussion, reeds, mixing
  • Chris Bell – drums, percussion, backing vocals
  • Peter Dodd – guitar, percussion, saxophone, backing vocals
  • Joe Leeway– congas, percussion, backing vocals
  • John Roog – guitar, percussion, backing vocals
  • Jane Shorter – saxophone, percussion
  • Steve Dewey – engineer, mixing
  • Alan O’Duffy, John Hade – mixing
  • Jonathan Phipps – cover art

Track listing:

All tracks by Tom Bailey, Joe Leeway, Chris Bell, Jane Shorter, Peter Dodd, John Roog, and Mike Howlett, except where noted

  1. When I See You
  2. Politics
  3. Slave Trade
  4. Could Be Her…Could Be You
  5. Make Believe
  6. Don’t Go Away
  7. The Price
  8. Oumma Aularesso (Animal Laugh) – traditional from Sierra Leone; arranged by Tom Bailey
  9. Anything Is Good Enough
  10. A Product Of…
  11. Perfect Game
  12. Vendredi Saint – traditiional Gregorian chant; arranged by Tom Bailey

On September 4, 2015.

On September 4, 2015, Emmanuel “Rico” Rodriguez died aged 80. He was Cuban-born Jamaican trombonist, one of the first and most distinguished reggae and ska artists. He has formed the group Rico and the Rudies, and has recorded and performed with many famous musicians and producers including Karl Pitterson,  Prince Buster, Lloyd “Matador” Daley, Jools Holland’s Rhythm and Blues Orchestra, Bob Marley, Toots & the Maytals, Delroy Washington , Burning Spear, The Specials,  Jools Holland, Dennis Bovell, Ian Dury, Chas Jankel, Joan Armatrading, John Martyn, Linton Kwesi Johnson, Steel Pulse and Paul Young. In 2007, he was awarded an  “MBE”  (Member of the Order of the British Empire) for services to music. For his contribution to Jamaican music, in 2012 he was awarded the “Silver Musgrave Medal” by the “Institute of Jamaica”.

In June 1981.

In June 1981, “T Records” label released “A Product of … ”, the debut Thompson Twins album.  It was recorded in April 1981, and was produced by Dennis Bovell, Mike Howlett, Tom Bailey, Chris Bell, Peter Dodd, Joe Leeway, John Roog and Jane Shorter.

Personnel:

  • Tom Bailey– bass, lead vocals, keyboards, percussion, reeds
  • Chris Bell – drums, backing vocals, percussion
  • Peter Dodd – guitar, backing vocals, percussion, saxophone
  • Joe Leeway– congas, backing vocals, percussion
  • John Roog – guitar, backing vocals, percussion
  • Jane Shorter – saxophone, percussion
  • Steve Dewey – engineer, mixing
  • Alan O’Duffy, John Hade, Tom Bailey – mixing
  • Jonathan Phipps – cover art

Track listing:

All the tracks by Tom Bailey, Chris Bell, Peter Dodd, Joe Leeway, John Roog and Jane Shorter, except where noted.

  1. When I See You
  2. Politics
  3. Slave Trade
  4. Could Be Her…Could Be You
  5. Make Believe
  6. Don’t Go Away
  7. The Price
  8. Oumma Aularesso (Animal Laugh) – traditional, arranged by Tom Bailey
  9. Anything Is Good Enough
  10. A Product Of…
  11. Perfect Game
  12. Vendredi Saint – traditiional; arranged by Tom Bailey

 

 

On May 9, 1980.

Bass Culture

On May 9, 1980, “Island” label released “Bass Culture”, the third Linton Kwesi Johnson album. It was recorded at “Gooseburry Sound Studios” in London, and was produced by Linton Kwesi Johnson and Dennis Bowel.

Personnel:

  • Linton Kwesi Johnson – vocals
  • Floyd Lawson , Vivian Weathers – bass
  • Lloyd “Jah Bunny” Donaldson, Winston Curniffe – drums
  • Dick Cuthell, Henry “Buttons” Tenyue – flugelhorn
  • John Kpiaye – guitar
  • Julio Finn – harmonica
  • Dennis Bowell – keyboards, engineer, mixing
  • Webster Johnson – keyboards
  • Clinton Bailey, Everald “Fari” Forrest, Lloyd “Jah Bunny” Donaldson – percussion
  • James Danton – alto saxophone
  • Henry “Buttons” Tenyue – tenor saxophone
  • Rico – trombone
  • Dick Cuthell, Henry “Buttons” Tenyue – trumpet
  • John Caffrey, Mark Angelo Lusardy – engineer
  • Dennis Morris- sleeve concept and design

Track listing:

All tracks by Linton Kwesi Johnson

  1. Bass Culture
  2. Street 66
  3. Reggae fi Peach
  4. Di Black Petty Booshwah
  5. Inglan Is a Bitch
  6. Loraine
  7. Reggae Sounds
  8. Two Sides of Silence