Duke Vin interview [Part 1] [UNCUT]

From: chairmanohtv
“When I came here the people were backward, they didn’t know anything. Seriously—I’m telling you”. It was England in the mid 1950s and what they didn’t know about (among other things) was the great Jamaican sound system tradition. As Vin tells it in this 2009 interview, it was his chance encounter with a 10” speaker box in Portobello Road that was to change all that, and thus permanently alter the UK’s musical landscape. The former selector for Jamaican sound system giant Tom the Great Sebastian came to dominate the sound clashes – or “competitions” – as he prefers. He recalls with particular relish the 1957 Lambeth Town Hall showdown with long time rival Count Suckle. His secret? “I play for the people”
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