Various Artists "Scorcha! Skins, Suedes And Style From The Streets 1967-1973" 10x7" Boxset
10 x 7" Box Set. Part of continuing Trojan Records Spirit of 69 series!
Half a century ago, vast numbers of British working-class youths adopted a style that reflected both their attitude and tastes. Dubbed by the country’s media as ‘skinhead’, the look starkly contrasted with that of the country’s largely middle-class ‘hippy’ population, drawing heavily on the smart, practical and stylish fashions introduced to the UK by the Windrush generation. The Caribbean influence was even more evident in the music that provided the soundtrack to the skinhead scene: reggae.
To finally set the record straight about this greatly mis-understood sub-culture, celebrated writers, Paul 'Smiler' Anderson and Mark Baxter have penned a brand new book, ‘Scorcha! Skins, Suedes and style from the Streets - 1967 to 1973’. In addition, the pair have also compiled a companion 7” vinyl box set of the same title, comprising ten 45s, each featuring a pair of reggae classics favoured by first generation skinhead record buyers.
Pressed on high quality vinyl and presented in sturdy reproduction Trojan-branded sleeves, the singles are accompanied by an insert featuring a fascinating essay on the music and those on the scene by the book’s co-author, Paul Anderson.
SINGLE 1: Skinhead Girl – Symarip / Jombo Jet – Gloria All Stars
SINGLE 2: C.N. Express (Part 1) – Clancy's All Stars / I Can't Get Next To You – Dave Barker & The Charmers
SINGLE 3: It Miek – Desmond Dekker & The Aces / Worries – The Versatiles
SINGLE 4: Bang Bang Lulu – Lloyd Terrel / Train To Soulsville – Cool Sticky
SINGLE 5: Girl Of My Dreams – Cornel Campbell / Leaving Rome – Jo Jo Bennett & Mudie's All Stars
SINGLE 6: Sweet Sensation – The Melodians / Rock Away – The Tommy McCook Quintet
SINGLE 7: Freedom Street – Ken Boothe / Guns Of Navarone – Freddie Notes & The Rudies
SINGLE 8: Everyday Is Just A Holiday – The Sensations / Soul Food – Lyn Taitt & The Jets SINGLE 9: Don't Stay Away – Phyllis Dillon / Satisfaction – Carl Dawkins
SINGLE 10: Shades Of Hudson – Dennis Alcapone / The Scorcher – Errol Dunkley