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Today’s Tracks: Clash inspired afro-funk reggae and jailhouse doo wop – Sonny Okosuns and The Robins

July 2, 2014

I HAVE two books on the go, Tim Moore’s brilliant Spanish Steps and Marcus Gray’s exhaustive Route 19 Revisited, an ‘biography’ of The Clash’s 1979 masterpiece album, London Calling.  

The latter has provided two brilliant records I had never heard before, Sonny Okosun’s afrofunk reggae classic ‘Fire in Soweto’ and The Robins’ 1954 doo wop classic ‘Riot in Cell Block #9’.


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