This CD was kindly compiled for us by the Don, an amazing collection of bankside music and the first in our occasional series, Chords By The River.
Talking of Don, he’s just had a brilliant documentary, ‘The Blues Dance’, on Radio 4. The programme tells the story of the Blues Dance or Jamaican private club in Britain. Crowds gathered to listen and dance to heavy bass lines of reggae, pumped out from huge speakers. The first wave of West Indian immigrants set up informal basement parties in West London, but the phenomenon would later gain prominence across the UK. You can listen to it here