We were honoured to be joined by Jazzie B OBE at The British Library to look back on Soul II Soul ‘Club Classics Vol.1’ as part of National Album Day 2019.
Jazzie B revolutionised black British music when he founded the band Soul II Soul. Their debut 1989 album became an international phenomenon; its blend of soul, reggae and funk landing perfectly amid the exploding house music culture of that year. The global musical landscape was changed forever.
Lenny Kaye and KT Tunstall joins Colleen 'Cosmo' Murphy to explain how the word freedom defines the album through and through: the social and sexual freedom of the era, the artistic freedom born of a city in crisis, and the freedom of rock ’n’ roll.