Amidst the dreariness of north England, white working class youth reinvented their lives at Northern Soul all-nighters, dancing to forgotten black American soul singles from the 1960s. Down South, as Mods metamorphosed into skinheads, this cult focused more on Caribbean sounds - ska, rocksteady and reggae. They jerked to these itchy Jamaican rhythms in youth clubs from Catford to Croydon, Dagenham to Deptford.
Shane Meadows' This Is England - news item about the 18 cert
The Rivers of Blood speech was a controversial speech about immigration made on April 20, 1968 by the British politician Enoch Powell. Powell warned his audience of what he believed would be the consequences of continued immigration to Britain from Commonwealth countries. His speech included the following words, referring to the Race Relations Bill then coming before parliament:
"Here is the means of showing that the immigrant communities can organise to consolidate their members, to agitate and campaign against their fellow citizens, and to overawe and dominate the rest with the legal weapons which the ignorant and the ill-informed have provided. As I look ahead, I am filled with foreboding. Like the Roman, I seem to see 'the River Tiber foaming with much blood.'"
in 1970 ska and reggae singer Millie sang "Enoch Power" against Powell. The song began with the German national anthem.
MILLIE SMALL - ENOCH POWER - WEMBLEY 1970
former manager of the Undertones (of "Teenage Kicks" fame), Terry Hooley has been a big supporter of reggae since the 60s, and has brought it to Northern Ireland. here's a strictly dubwise session(aired via BBC 1 Xtra on 26th Feb.2006).
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ARTIST | TRACK
Dennis Brown | Money in my Pocket
John Holt | Stick By Me
Ken Boothe | Everything I Owe
Jimmy Cliff | The Harder they come
Junior Murvin | Police & Thieves
Althia & Donna | Uptown Top Rankin
Janet Kay | Silly Games
Delroy Wilson | No No No You Don't Love Me
Junior Barrs | Fade Away
Roman Stewart | Natty Sing Hit Songs
Dennis Brown | Here I Come
The Mighty Diamonds | Country Living
Mike Anthony | Walk Away from Love
Vivian Jones | Extra Classic, Super Fantastic
Calvin | 2am
Beres Hammond | Queen and a Lady
Beres Hammond | Tempted to Touch
Sanchez | Praise Him
Sanchez | Can I hold you tonight
Sanchez | Rearrange My Life
Garnet Silk | Mama Africa
Garnet Silk | Oh Me Oh My
Morgan Heritage | Down by the River
Barrington Levy | Here I Come
Barrington Levy | Too Experienced
Tinga & Ninjaman | Cover Me
Yellowman | Zunguzung
Pinchers | Banderlero
Wayne Smith | Under Me Sleng Teng
Nitty Gritty | Sweet Reggae Music
Supercat | Vineyard Style
Brigader Jerry | Pain
Shabba Ranks | Respect
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