Continuing the nostalgic journey through the late 1970’s, the Rub a Dub mix draws reference to the few house parties i remember as a child.
Racial discord was erupting on the streets of Britain, as the ‘hospitable’ English failed to embrace their new Caribbean compatriots. Our neighbours hated us, horrified that we’d marred their banal suburban existence. They called the police at my sisters 18th & 21st birthday parties respectively.
It took a while, but England eventually learned to embrace its’ new multicultural tapestry as time proved that immigration was the dominant factor that had made Great Britain ‘great’, but it was Reggae music that made life that much sweeter. This mix reflects some of the staple records in the Higgins collection from that era and the records that i played on constant rotation (as soon as i was old enough to use the record player!).