Bass Culture

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Bass Culture
Studio album by Linton Kwesi Johnson
Released 9 May 1980 (UK)
Recorded Gooseburry Sound Studios, London
Genre Dub Poetry
Length 31:28
Label Island
Producer Linton Kwesi Johnson
Dennis Bovell
Linton Kwesi Johnson chronology
Forces of Victory
(1979)
Bass Culture
(1980)
LKJ in Dub
(1980)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars [1]
Reggae fi Peach audio sample

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Bass Culture is an album by dub poet Linton Kwesi Johnson, released in 1980 on the Island Records label. It was produced by Linton Kwesi Johnson and Dennis Bovell (credited as Blackbeard).

The track "Reggae fi Peach" laments the death of Blair Peach, an activist who was killed in London during a clash with police officers while protesting with the Anti-Nazi League against a British National Front meeting in 1979.

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Linton Kwesi Johnson

  1. "Bass Culture" – 6:04
  2. "Street 66" – 3:43
  3. "Reggae fi Peach" – 3:09
  4. "Di Black Petty Booshwah" – 3:36
  5. "Inglan Is a Bitch" – 5:26
  6. "Loraine" – 4:08
  7. "Reggae Sounds" – 3:09
  8. "Two Sides of Silence" – 2:13

Personnel[edit]

  • Bass - Floyd Lawson (tracks: A1, B2), Vivian Weathers (tracks: A2 to B1, B3, B4)
  • Drums - Jah Bunny (tracks: A1, A3 to B4), Winston Curniffe (tracks: A2)
  • Engineer - Dennis Bovell, John Caffrey, Mark Lusardy
  • Flugelhorn - Dick Cuthell, Henry "Buttons" Tenyue
  • Guitar - John Kpiaye
  • Harmonica - Julio Finn
  • Keyboards - Dennis Bovell, Webster Johnson
  • Mixed By - Dennis Bovell
  • Percussion - Clinton Bailey, Everald "Fari" Forrest, Jah Bunny
  • Alto Saxophone - James Danton
  • Tenor Saxophone - Henry "Buttons" Tenyue
  • Trombone - Rico
  • Trumpet - Dick Cuthell, Henry "Buttons" Tenyue
  • Vocals - Linton Kwesi Johnson

References[edit]