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Linton Kwesi Johnson - Making History FLAC album


Performer: Linton Kwesi Johnson
Genre: Reggae
Title: Making History
Country: UK
Style: Dub Poetry
FLAC version ZIP size: 1313 mb
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Making History is an album by dub poet Linton Kwesi Johnson, released in 1983 on the Island Records label. All tracks written by Linton Kwesi Johnson. Di Eagle an' di Bear" – 4:14. Wat About di Working Claas?" – 5:12. Di Great Insohreckshan" – 4:02. Making History" – 4:19. Reggae fi Radni" – 4:24. Reggae fi Dada" – 4:50. New Craas Massahkah" – 6:30. Linton Kwesi Johnson - voice.

Linton Kwesi Johnson. Photograph: Eamonn McCabe. Thirty years ago, it was not uncommon to encounter white, middle-class suburban and provincial teenagers wearing badges that proclaimed "SMASH THE SPG". The primary spark for their opposition to the Metropolitan Police's Special Patrol Group and its role in policing London's immigrant communities came from the work of Linton Kwesi Johnson. When the SPG was eventually disbanded in 1986, it was under a deluge of public condemnation. Tomorrow evening, Johnson performs at the Barbican as part of The Harder They Come, a season featuring stage and screen presentations of the classic Jamaican film of the same name. But the concert is also, in part, a celebration of the 30th anniversary of Dread Beat an' Blood, and might indicate something of an accommodation between the revolutionary poet and the British cultural establishment.

Features Song Lyrics for Linton Kwesi Johnson's Making History album. Making History Lyrics. 4. Reggae Fi Radni Lyrics. 5. Reggae Fi Dada Lyrics. Linton Kwesi Johnson Lyrics provided by SongLyrics.

This song is by Linton Kwesi Johnson and appears on the album Making History (1984). Now tell mi sometingMistah govahmentTell mi someting. How lang yu really feelYu coulda keep wi andah heelWen di trute done revealBout how yu grab an stealBout how yu mek yu crooked dealMek yu crooked deal?Eh? Well doun in SoutallWhere Peach did get fallDi Asians dem faam-up a human wallGense di fashist an dem police sheilAn dem show dat di Asians gat plenty zealGat plenty zealGat plenty zeal.

Linton Kwesi Johnson (aka LKJ, born in Jamaica, 24 August 1952) is a UK-based dub poet. In 2002 he became the second living poet, and the only black poet, to be published in the Penguin Modern Classics series. His performance poetry involves the recitation of his own verse in Jamaican Patois over dub-reggae, usually written in collaboration with renowned British reggae producer/artist Dennis Bovell. Johnson's middle name, "Kwesi", is a Ghanaian name that is given to boys who-like Johnson-are born on a Sunday. com/Linton Kwesi Johnson. Making History may refer to: Making History (novel), a 1997 science fiction, alternative history novel by Stephen Fry.

Album style: poetry Recorded: 1984 First released: 1984. Playlist: Di Eagle An' Di Bear. Wat About Di Workin' Claas? Di Great Insohreckshan. Producer: Dennis Bovell & Linton Kwesi Johnson.

Tracklist

A1 Di Eagle An' Di Bear
A2 Wat About Di Workin' Claas?
A3 Di Great Insohreckshan
A4 Making History
B1 Reggae Fi Radni
B2 Reggae Fi Dada
B3 New Craas Massahkah

Companies, etc.

  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – Island Records Ltd.
  • Published By – Blue Mountain Music Ltd.
  • Recorded At – Studio 80
  • Overdubbed At – Fallout Shelter
  • Mixed At – Fallout Shelter
  • Mastered At – The Sound Clinic
  • Pressed By – EMI Records

Credits

  • Art Direction – Bruno Tilley
  • Drums – Richard Stevens*
  • Engineer – Godwin Logie, Martin Rex, Stephen Street
  • Featuring – The Dub Band
  • Guitar – John Kpiaye
  • Keyboards – Paget King
  • Lacquer Cut By – Jonz*
  • Liner Notes – Darcus Howe
  • Mastered By – John Dent
  • Percussion – Everald Forrest, Geoffrey Scantlebury*, Tony Utah*
  • Photography By – Ashworth*
  • Producer – Linton Kwesi Johnson
  • Producer, Engineer, Mixed By, Bass – Dennis Bovell
  • Synthesizer – Nick Straker
  • Trombone – Henry Tenyue
  • Trumpet – Patrick Tenyue
  • Words By, Music By – Linton Kwesi Johnson

Notes

Repress issue using Island's palm-logo on white background with multi-coloured rim.

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℗ 1984 Original sound recording made by Island Records Ltd
Recorded at Studio 80, 6/8 Emerson St., London, UK.
Over-dubbed & mixed at The Fallout Shelter.
Dub Band appears courtesy of EMI Records.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Run-out Side A, Stamped, Etched): ILPS 9770 A-1U-1-1 ¹` Jonz
  • Matrix / Runout (Run-out Side A, Stamped - Etched): ILPS 9770 B-2U-1-1 ¹` 11 SOUND CLINIC

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
ILPS 9770 Linton Kwesi Johnson Making History ‎(LP, Album) Island Records ILPS 9770 UK 1984
MLPS 9770 Linton Kwesi Johnson Making History ‎(LP, Album) Mango MLPS 9770 US 1984
ICT 9770 Linton Kwesi Johnson Making History ‎(Cass, Album) Island Records ICT 9770 UK 1984
ISL 9770 Linton Kwesi Johnson Making History ‎(LP, Album) Island Records ISL 9770 Canada 1984
ILPS 9770 Linton Kwesi Johnson Making History ‎(LP, Album) Island Records ILPS 9770 Canada 1984

Tracklist

Di Eagle An' Di Bear
Wat About Di Workin' Claas?
Di Great Insohreckshan
Making History
Reggae Fi Radni
Reggae Fi Dada
New Craas Massahkah

Versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
ILPS 9770 Linton Kwesi Johnson Making History ‎(LP, Album) Island Records ILPS 9770 UK 1984
ICT 9770 Linton Kwesi Johnson Making History ‎(Cass, Album) Island Records ICT 9770 UK 1984
ZCM 9770 Linton Kwesi Johnson Making History ‎(Cass, Album) Mango ZCM 9770 US 1984
MLPS 9770 Linton Kwesi Johnson Making History ‎(LP, Album) Mango MLPS 9770 US 1984
ISL 9770 Linton Kwesi Johnson Making History ‎(LP, Album) Island Records ISL 9770 Canada 1984
ILPS 9770 Linton Kwesi Johnson Making History ‎(LP, Album) Island Records ILPS 9770 Canada 1984
ILPS 9770 Linton Kwesi Johnson Making History ‎(LP, Album) Island Records ILPS 9770 Scandinavia 1984
818 587-1 Linton Kwesi Johnson Making History ‎(LP, Album) Island Records 818 587-1 France 1984
206 155, 206 155-320 Linton Kwesi Johnson Making History ‎(LP, Album) Island Records, Island Records 206 155, 206 155-320 Europe 1984
ILPS 19770 Linton Kwesi Johnson Making History ‎(LP, Album) Island Records ILPS 19770 Italy 1984
25SI-211 Linton Kwesi Johnson Making History ‎(LP, Album) Island Records 25SI-211 Japan 1984
CCD9770 Linton Kwesi Johnson Making History ‎(CD, Album, RE) Mango CCD9770 US 1990
CCD9770 Linton Kwesi Johnson Making History ‎(CD, Album, RE, PMD) Mango CCD9770 US Unknown
B4-1505 Linton Kwesi Johnson Making History ‎(Cass, Album, Unofficial) Glory B4-1505 Saudi Arabia Unknown
ILPS 9770 Linton Kwesi Johnson Making History ‎(LP, Album, RP) Island Records ILPS 9770 UK Unknown