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Kane & Pac

Kane & Pac

RIP, Horace Silver.

Images courtesy of Danny Alias of Persona Records, Chicago’s mysterious label that released his 12-inch, “Civil Defense,” as well as the first two tracks by Frankie Knuckles and Jamie Principle, “Your Love” and “Waiting on My Angel.”

Read the Wax Poetics story on Persona Records.

Stills from Franco Rosso’s 1981 socio-political film Babylon, featuring Brinsley Forde from Aswad and showing West London’s sound-system scene. Photos courtesy of the screenwriter, Martin Stellman.

Read the Wax Poetics interview with Stellman. 

Now Playing: Bobby Montez “Jungle Fantastique!” (Jubilee)

Now Playing: Bobby Montez “Jungle Fantastique!” (Jubilee)