Sunday, April 19, 2009

Charlie Ace


Many thanks to Matt for the offer of the tagged mp3s. I've been thinking of putting up 1 fully tagged single whenever I've got the time, but I want to present the tunes a bit better than I did on those CDs that he ripped. Here's a link to an example of what I mean. It's an old favourite of mine, 'Country Boy' by Charley Ace.

I picked this up back in 1989 when I first met Bob Brooks. He'd just moved into the back room at Honest Jon's, and I was the only customer of the afternoon. I was really into the deejay stuff at the time, and I returned to Bath with a box full of the most amazing records, stuff like Big Youth's 'Energy Crisis' and 'Cassava Piece', 'Guiding Red' by Little Youth, 'My Little Fily' and 'Keep On Skanking' by Winston Scotland; tunes that I've really enjoyed over the years, and still love.

After his deejaying days were over, Charley Ace converted a Morris van into a mobile record shop and started taking music to the public. If you've got time on your hands, you can watch some great footage here:

Sadly he died at the start of the eighties.

I'll try to post a few more of those records over the next few days, tagged up in the same way.




lala said...

if you spotted steve's oblique reference to matt's tagged mp3s and wondered... well it's a long story, the previous episode, from 2003, is here:

& the next episode will play out shortly on these pages dear reader.... watch this space very keenly

the_voice_of_reason said...

Charlie Ace was murdered in a shooting round about 1983, as far as I recall