Favoriting Morricone Island with Devon E. Levins: Playlist from March 19, 2019 Favoriting

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Favoriting March 19, 2019: DENNIS BOVELL (Matumbi) & BRINSLEY FORDE (Aswad) on the 1980 film BABYLON
Dennis Bovell & Brinsley Forde discuss the first U.S. theatrical release of Franco Rosso's 1980 British film "Babylon" starring Forde as a dancehall DJ in Thatcher-era South London pursuing his musical ambitions while battling the xenophobia of employers, neighbors, police and the National Front. Written by Martin Stellman (Quadrophenia) with cinematography by two-time Oscar winner Chris Menges (The Killing Fields/The Mission), the incendiary film is set to a reggae, dub and lovers rock score by Bovell. Special thanks to Gabriele Caroti (Seventy-Seven) and Jonathan Hertzberg (Kino Lorber) for arranging this interview! Check Kino Lorber's site for screenings near you.

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Artist Track Album Label Year Comments Images Approx. start time
Dennis Bovell  Living In Babylon   Favoriting Babylon  Takoma  1980   
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Dennis Bovell  Beefy's Tune   Favoriting Babylon  Takoma  1980   
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I Roy  Whap'N' Bap'N   Favoriting Babylon  Takoma  1980   
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Brinsley Forde  Lion Lion   Favoriting Babylon  Kino Lorber/Seventy-Seven  1980   
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Music behind DJ:
Aswad 

Warrior Charge   Favoriting

Babylon 

Takoma 

1980 

 

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DENNIS BOVELL & BRINSLEY FORDE  INTERVIEW   Favoriting Babylon  Kino Lorber/Seventy-Seven  2019  kinolorber.com/film/view/id/3315 
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Dennis Bovell  Manhunter   Favoriting Babylon  Takoma  1980   
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DENNIS BOVELL & BRINSLEY FORDE  INTERVIEW   Favoriting Babylon (1980 UK Film)  Kino Lorber/Seventy-Seven  2019  kinolorber.com/film/view/id/3315 
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Listener comments!

  7:03pm
prudy:

need to see if I can screen this film!
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Linda Lee:

Hello Mr. Levins! brillliant!!
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Linda Lee:

you kids might not remember what an incredible revelation reggae was for young white folks in the late 70s - early 80s. stunning and new. would have loved this film!
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Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Killer.
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Your Ace From Exchange Place:

Greetings!
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Ken From Hyde Park:

Web, mon! www.kinolorber.com...
Avatar 7:08pm
Linda Lee:

leave it to kino lorber!
  7:08pm
prudy:

but us white kids grew up with motown and Soul Train!
Avatar 7:10pm
Linda Lee:

sure! but soul train & motown didn't approach reggae consciousness. another vibe.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:11pm
common:

Cool
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Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

They were into Motown in Jamaica too.
  7:12pm
prudy:

true, but it was recognition that the music wasn't just about white guys
Avatar 7:12pm
Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

- which doesn't gainsay LindaL.
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 7:13pm
ultradamno:

@ Revolution Rabbit Nov63 Yeah, I always thought Desmond Dekker had that flavor to his work.
  7:13pm
prudy:

nope
Avatar 7:15pm
Linda Lee:

funny though ~ 60s & 70s hit radio had no racial segregation music-wise ~ that was over ~ but in the late 70s you had to know someone who knew reggae to hear it.
Avatar 7:16pm
Linda Lee:

i heard reggae because one of my loft mates was from London!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:17pm
Krys O.:

Dennis Bovell is a LEGEND!
  7:18pm
Marie:

Wow, I want to see this movie. I need checked out Devon's playlist before--love the aesthetics. Hi all :>) In terms of the dna test of cult leaders, I think pathological self-centeredness would be something to look for and it really is like icky white man on steroids.
  7:19pm
Marie:

"need" = "never"
  7:20pm
prudy:

right marie, its called biological lack of empathy
  7:21pm
Marie:

@ prudy: right, that explains so much
  7:22pm
Marie:

psychopaths----scary....
  7:22pm
prudy:

heard about this time in UK via The Clash, Linton Kwesi Johnson, via Hanif Kureishi, and there is a UK reggae/ska band who have been around forever..name I can't recall
Avatar 7:23pm
Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Amazing.
  7:24pm
prudy:

also, how could I forget... Stuart Hall.
  7:32pm
prudy:

Billy Bragg also
Avatar 7:34pm
slugluv1313:

i have GOT to see this film!
i remember hearing/reading about it way back then . . . was already heavy into reggae . . . WHBI (i think in Newark?) had Earl Chinn and another reggae DJ (i am embarrassed that i am spacing out in his name!) . . . a bit later DJ Scratchie had a very late night show too . .
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:39pm
Krys O.:

@slugluv, I listened to the reggae show on WNYU when I was in high school. I used to call in requests.
Avatar 7:40pm
slugluv1313:

@ Linda Lee -- i think Johnny Nash's "I Can See Clearly Now" and Dave and Ansil Collins' "Double Barrel" were my introduction to reggae when i was in grammar school/junior high . . . then "The Harder They Come" . . . and i believe it was Lester Bangs (who even as a kid, i thought was kind of a jerk) did a series of articles about the recording studios in Jamaica . . . i wanted to go live there (right? some goofy white kid from the NJ suburbs?!!)
  7:42pm
Marie:

Devon puts on a fine show, reggaelarly ;.)
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ultradamno:

Punk was how I heard reggae. Just following through on covers like Junior Murvin and Stiff putting out Desmond Dekker and Night Flight airing The Harder They Come and Peter Tosh live and stuff.
  7:43pm
judy from croton:

This is fantastic
Avatar 7:44pm
Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

STILL haven't seen 'Harder They Come' - !!
Punk - & just ran into a copy of Marley's 'Uprising' - w/ no context.
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slugluv1313:

hi Krys!
WOW! where i was growing up, no WNYU . . . and once i learned of WFMU, could barely tune that in too!
  7:45pm
Marie:

I remember being arrested outside a reggae club with a little bit of weed. They were gonna let me go but like an idiot, i questioned their credentials (they were undercover). In 1986 or 1985.
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slugluv1313:

WOW!!! Jah Shaka!!!!!!!!
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slugluv1313:

excellent excellent show/interview, Devon -- THANK-YOU!!!!!
Avatar 7:48pm
slugluv1313:

GIL BAILEY!!!!!! he was the AMAZING reggae DJ on WHBI . . .
  7:48pm
PNW THC:

just tuning in, i had no idea dennis bovell was being interviewed. tell him the 4th street orchestra is one of the best reggae/dub bands of all time
Avatar 7:48pm
TDK60:

Wow, just got here..Matumbi & Aswad -- the friggin' best English reggae bands..
  7:51pm
prudy:

Steel Pulse was the northern UK band (mentioned by speaker)
  7:53pm
PNW THC:

4th Street Orchestra!! Bring it back!
Avatar 7:53pm
TDK60:

..along with Steel Pulse and LKJ, yeh!
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Krys O.:

My sister Jean and I loved going to the Reggae Lounge in the 80s.
  7:54pm
Tom:

Love this.
Avatar 7:57pm
slugluv1313:

BABYLON is at IFC in NYC but only until 3/21 :(
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:59pm
Krys O.:

Following Dennis Bovell on Bandcamp immediately.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:02pm
Krys O.:

Phillip Smart did the reggae show on WNYU.
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Devon E. Levins:

Thanks All. NYC people, after 3/21 there will be 3 days of screening at MOMI in Queens from April 19-21. In LA, its playing through 3/28 at the Laemmle in Glendale.
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