She Rockers

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The She Rockers were a female hip hop trio from London, the most famous member of which was Betty Boo (born Alison Moira Clarkson, 6 March 1970, Kensington, London).

Career[edit]

The group released a number of singles on the Jive Records label, and also released songs on the Music of Life label,[1] including the Hard as Hell series. "Give It A Rest", their first single for Music of Life, was produced by Public Enemy's Professor Griff after the She Rockers—Donna McConnell, Alison Clarkson and Dupe Fagbesa—performed an impromptu rap to Public Enemy at their local McDonald's in Shepherd's Bush, London.[1]

Following Clarkson and Fagbesa's departure from the group in 1989, founding member McConnell (She-Roc) joined forces with original band member Antonia Jolly (Aurra), and landed a recording contract with Jive Records, releasing the singles "Jam It Jam", and the album, Rockers from London (Jive, 1990). "Jam It Jam" reached #58 in the UK Singles Chart in January 1990.[2]

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

  • Rockers from London (Jive, 1990)
  1. "Jam it Jam" (Hip Hop Mix)
  2. "Do Dat Dance"
  3. "Hands Across The Ocean"
  4. "Super Sophisticated"
  5. "How Sweet It Is"
  6. "Blow For Blow" (12- Mix)
  7. "On Stage" (Bass In Mix)
  8. "The Dream"
  9. "Style"
  10. "Go With The Flow"
  11. "Who's Making You Dance"
  12. "Get Up On This"

Singles[edit]

Year Single Peak positions Album
UK
[3]
1988 "Give It A Rest" single only
1989 "On Stage / Get Up On This" 89 Rockers From London...
"Jam It Jam" 58
1990 "Do Dat Dance"
"Hands Across The Ocean"
"Give It A Rest (1990)" (featuring Betty Boo) single only
"—" denotes releases that did not chart.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b O'Brien, Lucy. "Feature: Take-off for the girl from Planet Boo". The Guardian (Guardian News and Media Limited) (August 22, 1990): 20. 
  2. ^ Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 495. ISBN 1-904994-10-5. 
  3. ^ "The Official Charts Company - She Rockers". The Official Charts Company. 4 April 2014. 

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