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Scritti Politti: Do The Gart, Man

Interview by Terry Staunton, New Musical Express, March 1991

THE DANCEHALL FOUNDATIONS are shaking and there's outrage in the ragga ranks. A white pop star has plundered their culture with the aid of Lennon ...

Shabba Ranks: As Raw As Ever

Review by Mark Cooper, Q, July 1991

AS THE REIGNING king of Dancehall, Rexton Gordon aka Shabba Ranks is a major Jamaican sex symbol, ambitious enough to crush his rivals at Sunsplash ...

Dancehall Invasion

Report by Richard Gehr, Newsday, August 1992

CURRENTLY MAKING impressive inroads into the American market, dancehall reggae may be the most challenging--and, many would say, irritating--style of popular music since rap, which ...

Ragga Bragger — Shabba Ranks: Maestro Club, Bradford

Live Review by Simon Warner, Guardian, The, May 1993

Shabba Ranks, the bad boy of ragga, in Bradford ...

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Book Excerpt by Phil Hardy, Dave Laing, The Faber Companion to 20th-Century Popular Music, 2001

b. Rexton Fernando Gordon, 17 January 1966, Sturgetown, Jamaica, West Indies ...

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