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The Black British Dance Experience: Jazzie B

Nemone explores the Black British Experience as part of BBC 6 Music Celebrates Dance Culture with more Most Played from Norman Jay MBE and a Record Exchange with Jazzie B.

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.

3 hours


Music Played

  • Neneh Cherry

    Buffalo Stance

    • Now 1988 - The Millennium Series.
    • Now.
  • Django Django


    • Storm.
    • 1.
  • Susan Cadogan


    • Reggae Love Songs (Various Artists).
    • Sanctuary.
  • Tom Waits

    Downtown Train

    • Island.
  • Beach House


  • Ghostpoet & Fabiana Palladino

    Survive It

    • Brownswood Recordings.
  • David Bowie

    Boys Keep Swinging

    • EMI.
  • Richard Hawley

    Leave Your Body Behind You

    • Parlophone.
  • The Specials

    Skinhead Symphony

  • Goldie & Metalheads

    Inner City Life

    • Electronica.
    • FFRR.
    • 14.
  • Leonard Cohen

    Different Sides

    • Old Ideas.
    • Columbia.
    • 10.
  • Record of the Weekend

    • Those Darlins

      Be Your Bro

      • Oh Wow Dang Records.
  • British Sea Power

    Please Stand Up

    • Rough Trade Records.
  • Toy


  • Junior Murvin

    Police And Thieves

    • Mango.
  • MOST PLAYED with Norman Jay MBE (part 3)

    • The Shapeshifters

      Love On My Mind

  • Tom Williams and The Boat

    Teenage Blood

    • Moshi Moshi / Wire Boat Recordings.
  • The Bamboos

    I Got Burned (ft Tim Rogers)

  • Friendly Fires

    Skeleton Boy

    • CD SINGLE.
    • XL.
    • 1.
  • Bombay Bicycle Club

    How Can You Swallow So Much Sleep

    • Island.
  • Brooklyn Express

    Girl, You Need A Change Of Mind

  • Aswad

    Roots Rocking

  • Kwes.


    • Warp Records Limited.
  • RECORD EXCHANGE with Jazzie B of Soul II Soul

    • Soul II Soul

      Back to Life (However Do You Want Me) (feat. Caron Wheeler)

      • Virgin.
  • RECORD EXCHANGE: Nem's song choice for Jazzie B

    • Groove Armada


  • RECORD EXCHANGE: Jazzie's song for Nem

    • The Naturals

      Funky Rasta

  • Benji Boko

    No. 1 Sound feat. Ricky Rankin (Benji Boko's Jump Up Re-Rub)

    • No. 1 Sound feat. Ricky Rankin (Remixes).
    • Tru Thoughts.
    • 1.
  • Jack White

    Sixteen Saltines

    • Third Man / XL Recordings.
  • The KLF

    What Time Is Love?

    • Telstar.
  • Best Coast

    The Only Place

    • Wichita Recordings.
  • Cybotron


  • Crocodiles

    Sunday (Psychic Conversation #9)

    • Souterrain Transmissions.
  • Lord Kitchener

    London Is The Place For Me

    • London Is The Place For Me.
    • Honest Jon's Records.
  • Soap&Skin

    Voyage Voyage

    • Play It Again Sam.