Michael ‘Mikey Dread’ Campbell (1954-2008)

2. 4. 2008 | Rubriky: Articles,Lives

[by Ken Hunt, London] The Jamaican musician, record producer, DJ and broadcaster died 15 March 2008. Especially during the 1980s he bridged the gap between reggae and punk, notably through his work with The Clash on their 1980 Bankrobber single, the US album Black Market Clash (1980) and their marvellously sprawling, spiky and self-indulgent Sandinista! (1989). The former JBC broadcaster had previously recorded for Joe Gibbs, Carlton Patterson, Lee Perry and Sonia Pottinger before setting up his own Dread at the Controls label on which he released Sugar Minott and Junior Murvin records and dub (the Jamaican template form stripped down to rhythm). His own albums include African Anthem and World War III.

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