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Alphabet Street – R – Arthur Russell

Thursday 22nd May / presented by Adam Trainer Peter Barr

Easy as 123 as we alphabetically roll

Today it is P, for Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry. A reggae musician and producer who’s worked with many of the greats, with colourful eclectic fashion, furfilled by the Rastafari.

Relearn your school rhymes

A is for Arab Strap, the Scottish Noise Rockers…

B is for Bootsy Collins, the Master of Funk…

C is for Neneh Cherry, the Rapper/Songwriter/Collaborator …

D is for Don Caballero, the polyrythmic Math rockers…

E is for Esquivel, the King of space-age pop…

F is for Fridge, a versatile group from Putney…

G is for Goldie, the Mastermind of Jungle and Drum n Bass..

H is for Herbie Hancock, an innovator of Jazz and Popular Music…

I is for Lia Ices, a sweet songstress with a sky high vocal range…

J is for Calvin Johnson, underground pop music alumni, guitarist, vocalist and producer…

K is for King Crimson, the behemoths of Progressive Rock.

L is for Bettye LaVette, the Grandma Moses of Soul.

M is for MF Doom, a mystery in a mask.

N is for Neu!, motorik masters.

O is for Os Mutantes, Brazilian psych rockers involved with waves of social change.

P is for Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry, a reggae musician and producer who’s worked with many of the greats with colourful eclectic fashion furfilled by the Rastafari.

Q is for Qbert, one of the world’s most influentioal Dj’s.

R is for Arthur Russell, American music extraordinaire

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