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David Rodigan's legacy

Discussion in 'music, bands, clubs & festies' started by ska invita, Apr 18, 2017 at 1:02 PM.

  1. ska invita

    ska invita back on the other side

    Is there some kind of a public spat going on about David Rodigan at the moment?
    I think he's got a book out about his life and its got some peoples backs up?
    Something about Coxsone?
     
  2. Dan U

    Dan U Boompty

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  3. Sirena

    Sirena Don't monkey with the buzzsaw

    Yes, Coxsone was interviewed on some small radio thing and said Rodigan claimed to be the 'Godfather' of reggae and Rodigan came back and said he never said any such thing.

    And there was bits about Coxsone saying it was him who really set up reggae in this country with his label and sound system. And that's a fairly reasonable claim. He was quite important.
     
  4. ska invita

    ska invita back on the other side

    sounds like teacup business
     
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  5. Sirena

    Sirena Don't monkey with the buzzsaw

    Coxsone never had the day-to-day dealings with Rodigan that Blacker Dread (who took the sound after Coxsone left to do his food business) did.

    Blacker had his own label, like Coxsone had, but Blacker's label was later and more in the era when Rodigan was becoming an important reggae DJ.

    If you ask Blacker Dread if Rodigan is a good guy, you'll get nothing but praise for the man. Blacker has been round Rodigan's house and says the walls are just full of books and records and everything to do with reggae. Cosone never had that familiarity because he had already slipped away.
     
  6. ska invita

    ska invita back on the other side

  7. Rutita1

    Rutita1 Perfectly Flawed

    Boringgggggggggggggggggggggg.

    Will bring DR some press and increase his book sales though probably.
     
  8. ringo

    ringo Macaroni cheese controller

    Seen some highly charged reporting and reactions to this over the last week. Shame really, seems to have got very nasty.
    Like my old mate Penny always says, reggae's not about peace and love, it a badman business :D
     
  9. Rutita1

    Rutita1 Perfectly Flawed

    Replacing one rubbish generalisation with another. :thumbs:
     
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  10. ringo

    ringo Macaroni cheese controller

    :thumbs:;)
     
  11. Sirena

    Sirena Don't monkey with the buzzsaw

    Lloydie Coxsone has probably picked on the wrong man because Rodigan is one of the true servants of the reggae community.

    But when I listen, I can't help but have sympathy for some of the things Coxsone says....

    "....David Rodigan never load a 10 ton truck with speaker box and amplifier and travel five and six hundred mile in a snow to carry the Jamaica reggae fe play to people all about in the United Kingdom….police never lick him in him bal’ head with a baton fe play reggae music. There are many sound system men here that serve prison sentence fe bring up Jamaican music in this country..... "
     
    Last edited: Apr 18, 2017 at 3:16 PM
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  12. ringo

    ringo Macaroni cheese controller

    Yep, Rodigan has devoted his life to promoting reggae in this country and abroad, he's just not in the sound system business. The two don't really compare do they, Coxsone etc have done things the Jamaican way and Rodi has done it the UK way. Both have made a major contribution, both were necessary to push reggae. As usual, being devisive and negative doesn't promote anything.
     
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