I first came across reggae poet Linton Kwesi Johnson on the OGWT in the early 80s when he performed Inglan Is A Bitch and Lorraine unaccompanied. I think there was a musicians’ union strike at the time but that could be my memory playing tricks. Needless to say I had never seen or heard anything quite like it before so I got a copy of Bass Culture, the album that featured these songs, on the strength of that performance. Unfortunately, it’s on tape and I don’t currently have the means to convert it, so here is the only LKJ vinyl I own. This song is also from Bass Culture.
Yet another More Reggae In The Blogosphere (c) posting 2007.