London's Calling


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World Music
Culture Clash
July 30, 2012

Format: Compact Disc



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14 exclusive cover versions of classic London songs performed by the cream of London's multi-cultural music scene.

With an Ethio-jazz version of Lilly Allen's 'LDN' from the Krar Collective, Lokkhi Terra's Bengali-Cuban take on The Small Face's 'Itchycoo Park' plus two versions of The Clash's 'London Calling' - an Arabic dancehall banger from Afrikan Boy & TGU and an Indo-jazz punk belter from Arun Ghosh - London's Calling features a multi-cultural collective of London-based musicians paying tribute to the most international of cities and is unlike anything you've heard before.

Elsewhere Afro-reggae pioneers the Soothsayers bring us a soothing version of Ralph Mctell's 'Streets of London', Sephardic-flamenco act Los Desterrados take Elvis Costello's 'I don't want to go to Chelsea' on a Moroccan road-trip and Billy Bragg's 'A13 Trunk road to the sea' gets a Brit-Afro working over courtesy of AJ Holmes & the Hackney Empire

According to the 2001 census, 30% of London residents were born outside England with more than 300 languages spoken and over 50 non-indigenous communities with populations of 10,000 or more.

London's Calling reflects this diversity and gives these communities a platform to engage with fellow Londoners, whilst staking London's claim as the most important and influential city for music in the world.

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Key Value
Catalogue number CLASH001CD
Barcode 5060091551916
Number of items 1
Packaging type Digipak
Imported No
Weight 80g
Dimensions (LxWxH) 138mm x 6mm x 125mm

Disc 1

Track Listing — Disc 1

Song Title Time
1. Transglobal Underground Featuring Afrikan Boy - London Calling (The Clash) -
2. A.J. Holmes & The Hackney Empire - A13 Trunk Road To The Sea (Billy Bragg) -
3. Soothsayers - Streets Of London (Ralph McTell) -
4. Lokkhi Terra - A Foggy Day (in London Town) (various) -
5. Ionel’s Roma - London Is The Place For Me (Lord Kitchener) -
6. Cigdem Aslan & Hello Skinny - Soho (Bert Jansch) -
7. Cumbe - Electric Avenue (Cumbe Version) (Eddy Grant) -
8. Jadares Por Fuera - I Live In Trafalgar Square (various) -
9. Katy Prado & The Mamboleros - London Boys (‘London Girls’ The Vibrators) -
10. Krar Collective - LDN (Lily Allen) -
11. Los Desterrados - I Don't Want To Go To) Chelsea (Elvis Costello) -
12. Arun Ghosh - London Calling (instrumental) (The Clash) -
13. Lokkhi Terra - Itchycoo Park (The Small Faces) -
14. Sam Lee & Friends - London Lights (traditional) -