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Ten Years of Leng Records 2010-2020

Jim Lister welcomed Leng Records’ main man Simon Purnell onto his VERSION show to chat through Simon’s 20+ years in the independent record label business, and to celebrate 10 years of Leng Records. Here’s a transcript of the interview.    Jim: For those who may not know you Simon… you’ve worked … read more

Kokoroko Interview

Jim Lister spoke to Kokoroko’s Onome Edgeworth (Percussion), Ayo Salawu (Drums) and Tobi Adenaike (Guitar) on his 1BTN show before their February gig at Concorde 2 in Brighton. Photo: Nina Manandhar. How are you doing guys? O: Great, thanks. Thank you so much for making the trip over after your … read more

5 On It – 5 Crucial Keith Hudson Recordings

Aka ’The Dark Prince of Reggae’ aka ‘The Ghetto Dentist’ (he was qualified apparently), Keith Hudson cut his teeth (sorry) on the Jamaican music scene working for trombone legend Don Drummond of The Skatalites. After setting up his own label Imbidimts in the late 60s, he had an early hit … read more