Saturday, December 17, 2011

the beat

L-R (everett morton, david steele, andy cox, ranking roger, saxa, dave wakeling)

*pound-for-pound, the (english) beat could very well be my favourite musical combo. hailing from birmingham, england, in the late 1970s, they combined age, race, and musical genres to create a unique, fluid, and moving sound, which evolved over the course of 3 LPs and a series of 7" and 12" singles. post-beat, vocalists wakeling and roger formed general public while steele and cox soldiered on w/ singer roland gift to develop a fresh take on classic soul and R&B w/ fine young cannibals. highly recommended.

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