Thursday, December 15, 2011

New Cross 13 by The Blackstones

Nice new soulful reggae track from The Blackstones commemorating the New Cross Fire in 1981: 'New Cross 13, perish in a fire, 30 years ago and still nobody knows'. The track was co-produced by Sir Collins whose son Steven died in the fire.

Steven was a DJ, part of the Prophecy sound system crew that started out in Lewisham in the late 1970s from the merger of The Mighty Observer and members of Hi Jah Fi sound system (Papa Levi was also with Prophecy before joining Saxon).  They played at venues including Lewisham Boys Club, the Grove Centre in Sydenham, Platform One in Forest Hill and the Black Bull in Lewisham (more info at Mr Shorty's site). As well as Steven Collins, two other members of the Prophecy Crew died in the fire,Gerry Francis and Lloyd Hall.

'New Cross 13' is released on Strike Force records.

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