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Friday, 2 December 2016
Friday Three Names - Linton Kwesi Johnson
Sticking with some non-Country selections I was all set to give you Gil Scott- Heron today until I noticed the dreaded hyphen. Carry on like that and you could well be getting Cheryl Fernandez-Versini for goodness sake.
So it was back to the drawing board but not for long given a fairly obvious candidate was staring us in the face.
Step forward the mighty UK based but Jamaican born dub post Linton Kwesi Johnson (Kwesi being a Ghanaian name for a boy who was born on a Sunday).
Bass Culture and Forces of Victory came out at the time of Two Tone and Rock Against Racism and subsequently were embraced by a wider audience than may have previously been the case.
His political poetry dealing with the experiences of being African- Caribbean in Britain clearly struck a cord.
Linton Kwesi Johnson - Sonny's Lettah (Anti-Sus Poem)
Linton Kwesi Johnson -Inglan is a Bitch