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The Black British Dance Experience: Jazzie B

3 hours
First broadcast:
Sunday 15 April 2012

Nemone eases you into your Sunday and through your lie in hours with some lovely choices of music, and manages to celebrate dance culture at the same time. Throughout the month, Nemone breaks dance culture down into your experiences of the genre. This weekend it's the Black British Experience. The sound systems playing out soul, ska, dub and reggae, laid the path for DJs and dance music to be accepted readily in the UK. Nemone champions the people that made it so, and the music that got us there.

Norman Jay MBE talks us through his musical inspirations, the importance of the Notting Hill Carnival and his moments in his Most Played. And Soul II Soul hero Jazzie B shares his music and experiences with Nemone in the Record Exchange.

Most of all though Nemone will be sharing your experiences of being there and the stories of what it was like for you.

Music Played

34 items
  • RECORD OF THE WEEKEND: Be Your Bro by Those Darlins

    RECORD OF THE WEEKEND: Be Your Bro by Those Darlins

    OUT 14/05/12

    Those Darlins
  • MOST PLAYED with Norman Jay

    MOST PLAYED with Norman Jay

    This weekend we celebrate the Black British Dance Experience, and are thrilled that soundsystem legend Norman Jay MBE has agreed to guide us through his ten Most Played tunes. They are all carnival classics, and the full list of ten looks like this:
    Rock the Casbah - The Clash
    Don't Tell It - James Brown
    Message From The Soul Sisters - Myra Barnes
    Love On My Mind - Shapeshifters
    You Need A Change Of Mind - Brooklyn Express
    I Believe in Miracles - Jackson Sisters
    Tears - Frankie Knuckles
    Wanted, Dead, or Alive - Voices of East Harlem
    Windy City Theme - Carl Davis & The Chi Sound Orchestra
    Funky Drummer (full length version) - James Brown

    Norman Jay OBE
  • RECORD EXCHANGE with Jazzie B of Soul II Soul

    RECORD EXCHANGE with Jazzie B of Soul II Soul

    Nem's song choice for Jazzie B: SUPERSTYLIN by Groove Armada
    Jazzie's song for Nem: FUNKY RASTA by the Naturals

    The Original Funki Dreds


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