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London's Calling

Various Artists Audio CD
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  • Audio CD (30 July 2012)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Culture Clash
  • ASIN: B008FV7FUO
  • Other Editions: MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 90,988 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Song TitleArtist Time Price
Listen  1. London Calling (feat. Afrikan Boy)Transglobal Underground 3:520.89  Buy MP3 
Listen  2. A13 Trunk Road to the SeaA.J. Holmes and The Hackney Empire 3:150.89  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. Streets of LondonSoothsayers 5:010.89  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. A Foggy Day (feat. Dele Sosimi) [In London Town]Lokkhi Terra 3:570.89  Buy MP3 
Listen  5. London Is the Place for MeIonel's Roma 3:310.89  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. SohoCigdem Aslan & Hello Skinny 6:350.89  Buy MP3 
Listen  7. Electric AvenueCumbe 3:300.89  Buy MP3 
Listen  8. I Live in Trafalgar SquareJardares Por Fuera 4:000.89  Buy MP3 
Listen  9. London BoysKaty Prado & The Mamboleros 2:520.89  Buy MP3 
Listen10. LDNKrar Collective 3:550.89  Buy MP3 
Listen11. (Yo No Quiero Ir a/ I Don't Want to Go to) ChelseaLos Desterrados 4:350.89  Buy MP3 
Listen12. London Calling (Instrumental)Arun Ghosh 3:250.89  Buy MP3 
Listen13. Itchycoo ParkLokkhi Terra 5:120.89  Buy MP3 
Listen14. London LightsSam Lee and Friends 3:260.89  Buy MP3 

Product Description

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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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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fabulous musical diversity 15 Aug 2012
Format:Audio CD
Really nice to hear familiar songs that have been covered in unusual ways by different bands all from London. Los Desterrados Spanish style cover of Elvis Costello I don't want to go to Chelsea is excellent. Soothsayers bring Streets of London back to life with a slow reggae beat (I didn't think I wanted to ever hear that song again). AJ Holmes and the Hackney Empire are funky with A13 Trunk Road to the Sea, and Soho by Cigdem Aslan is very cool and moody. Lily Allen Ethiopian style? Stick it on in the background when your friends are round... they'll be surprised you've discovered such a great musical gem.
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0 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars No racial prejudice in the music business 4 Oct 2012
By Richard
Format:Audio CD
I ordered this at HMV and it took FIVE WEEKS to arrive
Britain's largest and only record chain was not intending to stock it which I don't pretend to understand.I expected to see dozens of these CDs after I saw the ad in Mojo and noting it was full of unusual covers I ordered it straight away
So if that's anything to go by it won't be here next year
The sleeve represents the London of today where multi culturalism thrives and there's a great variety of music on offer here
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