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Music Is Like Your Heartbeat – An Interview With Monty Alexander

In a career spanning five decades, pianist Monty Alexander has built a reputation as one of the world’s leading jazz musicians. On top of an impressive solo career (70+ releases), Monty Alexander has also played with just about everybody—from Frank Sinatra, Dizzy Gillespie and Sonny Rollins to Ernest Ranglin, Sly and Robbie and many of the ska originators.

The Slackers

The Ultimate Fantasy Slackers Tribute Album

In their more than 20 years together, The Slackers have recorded an impressive number of great albums. And even though Vic Ruggiero once played keyboards on a couple of Pink tracks, they themselves have not had commercial success on a wider level yet.

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Pauline Black Of The Selecter – The 60 Minute Interview Part 4 Of 4

In October 2013 Pauline Black is not only having lots of shows with PIL in the UK. The first lady of 2Tone is also celebrating a BIG birthday. Which makes it a perfect time to publish an interview she was nice enough to do with me (Joachim) late this summer via phone.

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Pauline Black Of The Selecter – The 60 Minute Interview Part 3 of 4

In October 2013 Pauline Black is not only having lots of shows with PIL in the UK. The first lady of 2Tone is also celebrating a BIG birthday. Which makes it a perfect time to publish an interview she was nice enough to do with me (Joachim) late this summer via phone.

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Pauline Black Of The Selecter – The 60 Minute Interview Part 2 of 4

In October 2013 Pauline Black is not only having lots of shows with PIL in the UK. The first lady of 2Tone is also celebrating a BIG birthday. Which makes it a perfect time to publish an interview she was nice enough to do with me (Joachim) late this summer via phone.

Pauline Black Of The Selecter – The 60 Minute Interview Part 1 of 4

In October 2013 Pauline Black is not only having lots of shows with PIL in the UK. The first lady of 2Tone is also celebrating a BIG birthday. Which makes it a perfect time to publish an interview she was nice enough to do with me (Joachim) late this summer via phone.

Val Douglas

Val Douglas: Mighty Bass Man With The Skatalites

Many Reggae fans might not have heard Val Douglas’ name before, but all of you have listened to him. His mighty bass can be heard on some of the biggest Reggae tunes ever. Val Douglas is quite far up on the long list of unsung heroes of Jamaican music. This needs to change, we think, so we met for an interview with the musical backbone of the current Skatalites-lineup.

Lester Sterling, The Skatalites

Lester Sterling: You Just Can’t Leave It

When the Skatalites everlasting world tour stopped by in Cologne recently, we were invited backstage for an extensive interview with the longest serving members of the band, Doreen Shaffer, Val Douglas and Lester Sterling.

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