Linton Kwesi Johnson
http://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/976x549/p01bqlx5.jpg
1952-08-24
https://musicbrainz.org/artist/f27042c2-3a42-4529-876c-3aa0b4fd53fe
Linton Kwesi Johnson Linton Kwesi Johnson Linton Kwesi Johnson Linton Kwesi Johnson

Biography

Linton Kwesi Johnson (aka LKJ, born in Jamaica, 24 August 1952) is a UK-based dub poet. In 2002 he became the second living poet, and the only black poet, to be published in the Penguin Modern Classics series. His performance ...

Read more


Biography

Linton Kwesi Johnson (aka LKJ, born in Jamaica, 24 August 1952) is a UK-based dub poet. In 2002 he became the second living poet, and the only black poet, to be published in the Penguin Modern Classics series. His performance poetry involves the recitation of his own verse in Jamaican Patois over dub-reggae, usually written in collaboration with renowned British reggae producer/artist Dennis Bovell. His middle name, "Kwesi", is a Ghanaian name that is given to boys who—like Johnson—are born on a Sunday.

Go to Bio



Tracks

Sort by

Linton Kwesi Johnson
Sonny's Lettah - BBC Session 01/05/1979
http://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/256x256/p01bqlx5.jpg
link
Sonny's Lettah - BBC Session 01/05/1979 Sonny's Lettah - BBC Session 01/05/1979 Sonny's Lettah - BBC Session 01/05/1979 Sonny's Lettah - BBC Session 01/05/1979
Linton Kwesi Johnson
Reality Poem - BBC Session 01/05/1979
http://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/256x256/p01bqlx5.jpg
link
Reality Poem - BBC Session 01/05/1979 Reality Poem - BBC Session 01/05/1979 Reality Poem - BBC Session 01/05/1979 Reality Poem - BBC Session 01/05/1979
Linton Kwesi Johnson
Down Di Road - BBC Session 01/05/1979
http://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/256x256/p01bqlx5.jpg
link
Down Di Road - BBC Session 01/05/1979 Down Di Road - BBC Session 01/05/1979 Down Di Road - BBC Session 01/05/1979 Down Di Road - BBC Session 01/05/1979
Linton Kwesi Johnson
It Dread Inna Inglan - BBC Session 01/05/1979
http://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/256x256/p01bqlx5.jpg
link
It Dread Inna Inglan - BBC Session 01/05/1979 It Dread Inna Inglan - BBC Session 01/05/1979 It Dread Inna Inglan - BBC Session 01/05/1979 It Dread Inna Inglan - BBC Session 01/05/1979
Linton Kwesi Johnson
Sonny's Lettah (Anti-Sus Poem) (Radio 1 John Peel Session, 1 May 1979)
http://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/256x256/p01bqlx5.jpg
link
Sonny's Lettah (Anti-Sus Poem) (Radio 1 John Peel Session, 1 May 1979) Sonny's Lettah (Anti-Sus Poem) (Radio 1 John Peel Session, 1 May 1979) Sonny's Lettah (Anti-Sus Poem) (Radio 1 John Peel Session, 1 May 1979) Sonny's Lettah (Anti-Sus Poem) (Radio 1 John Peel Session, 1 May 1979)
Linton Kwesi Johnson
Reality Poem (Radio 1 John Peel Session, 3 Oct 1981)
http://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/256x256/p01bqlx5.jpg
link
Reality Poem (Radio 1 John Peel Session, 3 Oct 1981) Reality Poem (Radio 1 John Peel Session, 3 Oct 1981) Reality Poem (Radio 1 John Peel Session, 3 Oct 1981) Reality Poem (Radio 1 John Peel Session, 3 Oct 1981)
Linton Kwesi Johnson
Doun Di Road (Radio 1 John Peel Session, 1 May 1979)
http://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/256x256/p01bqlx5.jpg
link
Doun Di Road (Radio 1 John Peel Session, 1 May 1979) Doun Di Road (Radio 1 John Peel Session, 1 May 1979) Doun Di Road (Radio 1 John Peel Session, 1 May 1979) Doun Di Road (Radio 1 John Peel Session, 1 May 1979)
Linton Kwesi Johnson
Independant Intavenshan
http://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/256x256/p01bqlx5.jpg
link
Independant Intavenshan Independant Intavenshan Independant Intavenshan Independant Intavenshan
Linton Kwesi Johnson
Sonny's Lettah (Anti-Sus Poem)
http://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/256x256/p01bqlx5.jpg
link
Sonny's Lettah (Anti-Sus Poem) Sonny's Lettah (Anti-Sus Poem) Sonny's Lettah (Anti-Sus Poem) Sonny's Lettah (Anti-Sus Poem)
Linton Kwesi Johnson
Want Fi Goh Rave
http://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/256x256/p01bqlx5.jpg
link
Want Fi Goh Rave Want Fi Goh Rave Want Fi Goh Rave Want Fi Goh Rave
Linton Kwesi Johnson
Bass Culture
http://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/256x256/p01bqlx5.jpg
link
Bass Culture Bass Culture Bass Culture Bass Culture
Linton Kwesi Johnson
Sonny's Lettah (Anti-Sus Poem) (Radio 1 In Concert, 9 Jun 1979)
http://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/256x256/p01bqlx5.jpg
link
Sonny's Lettah (Anti-Sus Poem) (Radio 1 In Concert, 9 Jun 1979) Sonny's Lettah (Anti-Sus Poem) (Radio 1 In Concert, 9 Jun 1979) Sonny's Lettah (Anti-Sus Poem) (Radio 1 In Concert, 9 Jun 1979) Sonny's Lettah (Anti-Sus Poem) (Radio 1 In Concert, 9 Jun 1979)
Linton Kwesi Johnson
Reality Poem (Radio 1 In Concert, 9 Jun 1979)
http://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/256x256/p01bqlx5.jpg
link
Reality Poem (Radio 1 In Concert, 9 Jun 1979) Reality Poem (Radio 1 In Concert, 9 Jun 1979) Reality Poem (Radio 1 In Concert, 9 Jun 1979) Reality Poem (Radio 1 In Concert, 9 Jun 1979)
Linton Kwesi Johnson
Independant Intavenshan (Radio 1 In Concert, 9 Jun 1979)
http://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/256x256/p01bqlx5.jpg
link
Independant Intavenshan (Radio 1 In Concert, 9 Jun 1979) Independant Intavenshan (Radio 1 In Concert, 9 Jun 1979) Independant Intavenshan (Radio 1 In Concert, 9 Jun 1979) Independant Intavenshan (Radio 1 In Concert, 9 Jun 1979)
Linton Kwesi Johnson
Five Nights of Bleeding (Radio 1 In Concert, 9 Jun 1979)
http://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/256x256/p01bqlx5.jpg
link
Five Nights of Bleeding (Radio 1 In Concert, 9 Jun 1979) Five Nights of Bleeding (Radio 1 In Concert, 9 Jun 1979) Five Nights of Bleeding (Radio 1 In Concert, 9 Jun 1979) Five Nights of Bleeding (Radio 1 In Concert, 9 Jun 1979)
Linton Kwesi Johnson
It Noh Funny (Radio 1 John Peel Session, 1 May 1979)
http://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/256x256/p01bqlx5.jpg
link
It Noh Funny (Radio 1 John Peel Session, 1 May 1979) It Noh Funny (Radio 1 John Peel Session, 1 May 1979) It Noh Funny (Radio 1 John Peel Session, 1 May 1979) It Noh Funny (Radio 1 John Peel Session, 1 May 1979)
Linton Kwesi Johnson
Want Fi Goh Rave (Radio 1 In Concert, 9 Jun 1979)
http://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/256x256/p01bqlx5.jpg
link
Want Fi Goh Rave (Radio 1 In Concert, 9 Jun 1979) Want Fi Goh Rave (Radio 1 In Concert, 9 Jun 1979) Want Fi Goh Rave (Radio 1 In Concert, 9 Jun 1979) Want Fi Goh Rave (Radio 1 In Concert, 9 Jun 1979)
Linton Kwesi Johnson
It Dread Inna Inglan (Radio 1 In Concert, 9 Jun 1979)
http://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/256x256/p01bqlx5.jpg
link
It Dread Inna Inglan (Radio 1 In Concert, 9 Jun 1979) It Dread Inna Inglan (Radio 1 In Concert, 9 Jun 1979) It Dread Inna Inglan (Radio 1 In Concert, 9 Jun 1979) It Dread Inna Inglan (Radio 1 In Concert, 9 Jun 1979)
Poet and the Roots
All Wi Doin' is Defendin'
http://static.bbci.co.uk/music_clips/0.1.51/img/track_fallback.png
link
All Wi Doin' is Defendin' All Wi Doin' is Defendin' All Wi Doin' is Defendin' All Wi Doin' is Defendin'
Linton Kwesi Johnson
Independant Intavenshan (Radio 1 John Peel Session, 3 Oct 1981)
http://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/256x256/p01bqlx5.jpg
link
Independant Intavenshan (Radio 1 John Peel Session, 3 Oct 1981) Independant Intavenshan (Radio 1 John Peel Session, 3 Oct 1981) Independant Intavenshan (Radio 1 John Peel Session, 3 Oct 1981) Independant Intavenshan (Radio 1 John Peel Session, 3 Oct 1981)
Linton Kwesi Johnson
Forces of Victory
http://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/256x256/p01bqlx5.jpg
link
Forces of Victory Forces of Victory Forces of Victory Forces of Victory
Linton Kwesi Johnson
Five Nights of Bleeding
http://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/256x256/p01bqlx5.jpg
link
Five Nights of Bleeding Five Nights of Bleeding Five Nights of Bleeding Five Nights of Bleeding
Linton Kwesi Johnson
Reggae Fi Peach (Radio 1 John Peel Session, 3 Oct 1981)
http://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/256x256/p01bqlx5.jpg
link
Reggae Fi Peach (Radio 1 John Peel Session, 3 Oct 1981) Reggae Fi Peach (Radio 1 John Peel Session, 3 Oct 1981) Reggae Fi Peach (Radio 1 John Peel Session, 3 Oct 1981) Reggae Fi Peach (Radio 1 John Peel Session, 3 Oct 1981)
Linton Kwesi Johnson
Come Wi Goh Dung Deh
http://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/256x256/p01bqlx5.jpg
link
Come Wi Goh Dung Deh Come Wi Goh Dung Deh Come Wi Goh Dung Deh Come Wi Goh Dung Deh
Linton Kwesi Johnson
All Wi Doin' is Defendin' (Radio 1 John Peel Session, 3 Oct 1981)
http://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/256x256/p01bqlx5.jpg
link
All Wi Doin' is Defendin' (Radio 1 John Peel Session, 3 Oct 1981) All Wi Doin' is Defendin' (Radio 1 John Peel Session, 3 Oct 1981) All Wi Doin' is Defendin' (Radio 1 John Peel Session, 3 Oct 1981) All Wi Doin' is Defendin' (Radio 1 John Peel Session, 3 Oct 1981)
Linton Kwesi Johnson
Two Sounds of Silence
http://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/256x256/p01bqlx5.jpg
link
Two Sounds of Silence Two Sounds of Silence Two Sounds of Silence Two Sounds of Silence
Linton Kwesi Johnson
It Dread Inna Inglan (Radio 1 John Peel Session, 1 May 1979)
http://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/256x256/p01bqlx5.jpg
link
It Dread Inna Inglan (Radio 1 John Peel Session, 1 May 1979) It Dread Inna Inglan (Radio 1 John Peel Session, 1 May 1979) It Dread Inna Inglan (Radio 1 John Peel Session, 1 May 1979) It Dread Inna Inglan (Radio 1 John Peel Session, 1 May 1979)
Linton Kwesi Johnson
Di Great Insohreckshan
http://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/256x256/p01bqlx5.jpg
link
Di Great Insohreckshan                 Di Great Insohreckshan                 Di Great Insohreckshan                 Di Great Insohreckshan
Add music you love and enjoy it


Biography

Linton Kwesi Johnson (aka LKJ, born in Jamaica, 24 August 1952) is a UK-based dub poet. In 2002 he became the second living poet, and the only black poet, to be published in the Penguin Modern Classics series. His performance poetry involves the recitation of his own verse in Jamaican Patois over dub-reggae, usually written in collaboration with renowned British reggae producer/artist Dennis Bovell. His middle name, "Kwesi", is a Ghanaian name that is given to boys who—like Johnson—are born on a Sunday.

This entry is from Wikipedia, the user-contributed encyclopedia.It may not have been reviewed by professional editors and is licensed under an Attribution-ShareAlike Creative Commons License. If you find the biography content factually incorrect or highly offensive you can edit this article at wikipedia. Find out more about our use of this data.
Added. Check out your playlist Dismiss