Finger Playlist: Dennis Bovell
Total Tracks: 28
Duration: 2 hours, 51 minutes
is Britain's reggae maestro. He has been working as a musician, producer, writer, and arranger on countless reggae, punk, pop and rock albums. His production credits range from artists such as Fela Kuti to The Pop Group and Bananarama...show more
is Britain's reggae maestro. He has been working as a musician, producer, writer, and arranger on countless reggae, punk, pop and rock albums. His production credits range from artists such as Fela Kuti to The Pop Group and Bananarama. His dub albums were an inspiration to the likes of Adrian Sherwood and Mad Professor. And his band Matumbi, which he founded in 1971 was the pioneering reggae group of England.
Which song do you listen to when...
you try to stay up for more than 24 hours?
Barry Biggs - Wide Awake In A Dream
you come home from the club?
Bobby Womack - It's All Over Now
you relax on a beach?
Viola Wills - Gonna Get Along Without You Now
you ride a bicycle?
The Mixtures - The Pushbike Song
you camp in the desert?
Toots & The Maytals - Take Me Home, Country Roads
you go to a club?
Sean Paul - We Be Burnin'
you prepare for an important date?
The Temptations - Get Ready
you destroy a hotel room?
The Rolling Stones - Paint It Black
you want to disturb your neighbours?
Bob Marley & The Wailers - Ina Rub A Dub Style (Bad Card Dub)
you drive a car late at night?
you are love sick?
Janet Kay - Silly Games
you make breakfast?
Ne-Yo - Miss Independent
you make love?
Marvin Gaye - Sexual Healing
you paint your apartment?
Georgie Fame - Funny How Time Slips Away
you jump out of a plane with a parachute?
Rod Stewart - Sailing
you sit in a plane?
5th Dimension - Up, Up And Away
you are in the sauna?
Arrow - Hot Hot Hot
you have to spend a night in a spooky hotel?
Michael Jackson - Thriller
you sit in the subway?
Simon & Garfunkel - Homeward Bound
you wake up?
Otis Redding - I've Got Dreams To Remember
you walk in the rain?
Delroy Wilson - Raindrops Keep Falling On My Head
you wash your hair?
Jimi Hendrix - Fire
you work in the garden?
Dennis Brown - Little Green Apples
5 favorite bands you know personally
The Dub Band / Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra / Working Vibes / Spahni’s Dub Dancers / The Reggaetarians
5 favorite books
Linton Kwesi Johnson: «Mi Revalueshanary Fren» / Stephen Foehr: «Dancing with Fidel» / Lloyd Bradley: «Bass Culture: When Reggae Was King» / Justina Wokoma: «Acts Of Inspiration» / Jeff Savage: «Muhammad Ali: The Greatest»
5 favorite cartoon characters
Popeye / Fred Flinstone / Tom & Jerry / Homer Simpson
5 favorite cities
Bridgetown / London / Tokyo / Lille / Pisa
5 favorite drinks
Mauby / Spirulina / carrott juice / June plum / Bajan Rum
5 favorite human inventions
The wheel / The bathroom / the airplane / the internet / solar panel
5 favorite instruments
Harp / Berimbow / piano / bass guitar / steel pan
5 favorite magazines
Echoes / Race Today / Practical Electronics / Sound / Private Eye
5 favorite personal belongings
slippers / telephone / guitar / car / iPod
5 favorite personal tragedies
The loss of my four grandparents and favourite aunts and uncles.
5 favorite records
Janet Kay - Making History
Bob Marley & The Wailers - Rastaman Vibration
Jimi Hendrix - Are You Experienced
Isley Brothers - Greates Hits
Curtis Mayfield - Greatest Hits
5 favorite things that make you sexy
a good gig / massage / subtle advances / well shaped figure / red wine
5 favorite things about London
Public Transport / Parks / availability of variety of food / 24 hour shopping / live gigs
5 favorite TV shows
Top Gear / My wife & Kids / Moesha / Eastenders / Panorama
5 favorite personal victories
touring worldwide / marrying / becoming a father / penning a number one song ...show less
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