17 Aug Deep Roots Music 3: Money In My Pocket / Ghetto Riddims
The ultimate word on the history of reggae, this six part series, shot on film by an Oscar nominated cameraman, was produced in the early 1980s, just after the premature death of Bob Marley. This DVD contains Part 5 “Money In My Pocket” and Part 6 “Ghetto Riddims”. “Money In My Pocket” features the prince of reggae Dennis Brown and analyzes the connection in Jamaica between politics, commerce and music. Clips include Edward Seaga and Michael Manley united on stage by Bob Marley at the famous reconciliation concert during the bitter and violent 1981 election campaign. Also explores the music on the radio (Sonia Edwards, Robert Wilson), music in the streets (Charlie Ace’s Swing-a-Ling music van) and music in the studio (Sheila Hylton, Dennis Brown).”Ghetto Riddims” is an incredible showcase of street-corner talent, a musician on every corner. It explores the island’s poor and the huge contribution of the ghetto to Jamaican musical culture. It shows Charlie Ace bringing the music to the people, and Jack Ruby’s street-corner audition sessions attracting formidable original lyrics and compositions from unknown artists. Featuring the Skatalites, The Mighty Diamonds and Micky Simpson.