Making History (Linton Kwesi Johnson album)

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Making History
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Studio album by Linton Kwesi Johnson
ReleasedOctober 1983 (UK)
StudioStudio 80, 6-8 Emerson Street, London
GenreDub reggae
Jazz blues
Length33:31
LabelIsland
ProducerLinton Kwesi Johnson
Dennis Bovell
Linton Kwesi Johnson chronology
LKJ in Dub
(1980)
Making History
(1983)
LKJ Live in Concert with the Dub Band
(1985)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic4.5/5 stars link
The Village VoiceA[1]

Making History is an album by dub poet Linton Kwesi Johnson, released in 1983 on the Island Records label. It was produced by Linton Kwesi Johnson and Dennis Bovell (credited as Blackbeard).

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Linton Kwesi Johnson

  1. "Di Eagle an' di Bear" – 4:14
  2. "Wat About di Working Claas?" – 5:12
  3. "Di Great Insohreckshan" – 4:02
  4. "Making History" – 4:19
  5. "Reggae fi Radni" – 4:24
  6. "Reggae fi Dada" – 4:50
  7. "New Craas Massahkah" – 6:30

Personnel[edit]

  • Linton Kwesi Johnson - voice
The Dub Band
  • Dennis Bovell - bass, mixing
  • Richie Stevens - drums
  • John Kpiaye - guitar
  • Paget King - keyboards
  • Nick Straker - synthesizer
  • Patrick Tenyue - trumpet
  • Henry "Buttons" Tenyue - trombone
  • Geoffrey Scantlebury - percussion
  • Tony Utah - other percussion
  • Everald Forrest - other percussion
Technical
  • Dennis Bovell, Godwin Logie, Martin Rex, Stephen Street - engineers
  • Bruno Tilley - artwork
  • Peter Ashworth - photography

Reception[edit]

NME ranked it number 16 among the "Albums of the Year" for 1984.[2]

Charts[edit]

Album

Year Country Chart Peak position Citation
1984 UK UK Official Album Chart 73 [3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Robert Christgau review
  2. ^ "Albums and Tracks of the Year". NME. 2016. Retrieved 21 March 2018.
  3. ^ "UK Official Charts". Official Charts Company. Retrieved March 22, 2018.