Death Is Not The End Pure Wicked Tune: Rare Groove Blues Dances & House Parties, 1985-1992

    Death Is Not The End
    • Death Is Not The End – Science (Intro)
    • Death Is Not The End – Flashlight
    • Death Is Not The End – Birth Night
    • Death Is Not The End – Fire
    • Death Is Not The End – Darkness Bout Ya (Flashlight II)
    • Death Is Not The End – Shit Hot
    • Death Is Not The End – All John Travolta
    • Death Is Not The End – Nuff Imports
    • Death Is Not The End – Chillin in the Morning
    • Death Is Not The End – Pure Niceness (Flashlight III)
    • Death Is Not The End – Shockout Business
    • Death Is Not The End – Pure Wicked Tune
    • Death Is Not The End – Work to Do
    • Death Is Not The End – Sweetback (No Poll Tax)
    • Death Is Not The End – Canning Town Posse
    • Death Is Not The End – Hello Stranger (Flashlight IV)
    • Death Is Not The End – Special Birthday Request (Find a Partner)
    • Death Is Not The End – Set Speed Operator
    • Death Is Not The End – For All Those Who Never Hear It Proper (Outro Chop)
    • 1. Science (Intro)
    • 2. Flashlight
    • 3. Birth Night
    • 4. Fire
    • 5. Darkness Bout Ya (Flashlight II)
    • 6. Shit Hot
    • 7. All John Travolta
    • 8. Nuff Imports
    • 9. Chillin in the Morning
    • 10. Pure Niceness (Flashlight III)
    • 11. Shockout Business
    • 12. Pure Wicked Tune
    • 13. Work to Do
    • 14. Sweetback (No Poll Tax)
    • 15. Canning Town Posse
    • 16. Hello Stranger (Flashlight IV)
    • 17. Special Birthday Request (Find a Partner)
    • 18. Set Speed Operator
    • 19. For All Those Who Never Hear It Proper (Outro Chop)

    Pure Wicked Tune is a mixtape-style collection of extracts & cut-ups, taken from DIY cassette recordings featuring rare groove and "soul blues" soundsystems playing at early morning house parties and blues dances - mostly in South & East London - between the mid 1980s & early 90s.

    Sounds like Funkadelic, Touch of Class, Latest Edition, JB Crew, Manhattan, 5th Avenue (and the many more featured on this tape) originally began to form in the mid-1980s. With lovers rock dwindling, and the reggae scene becoming dominated by harder digital-style dancehall, these sounds provided a tight but loyal crowd with a potent alternative - playing a mixture of killer rare soul, funk and boogie records in an inimitably reggae soundsystem style, complete with toasting, sirens and effects aplenty!

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