London's Calling (Bonus Version)
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||London Calling (feat. Afrikan Boy)||Transglobal Underground||3:52||£0.99||View In iTunes|
||A13 Trunk Road to the Sea||A.J. Holmes & The Hackney Empire||3:15||£0.99||View In iTunes|
||Streets of London||SOOTHSAYERS||5:01||£0.99||View In iTunes|
||A Foggy Day (In London Town) [feat. Dele Sosimi]||Lokkhi Terra||3:57||£0.99||View In iTunes|
||London Is the Place for Me||Ionel's Roma||3:31||£0.99||View In iTunes|
||Soho||Çiğdem Aslan||6:35||£0.99||View In iTunes|
||Electric Avenue||Cumbe||3:30||£0.99||View In iTunes|
||I Live in Trafalgar Square||Jardares Por Fuera||4:00||£0.99||View In iTunes|
||London Boys||Katy Prado & The Mamboleros||2:52||£0.99||View In iTunes|
||LDN||Krar Collective||3:55||£0.99||View In iTunes|
||(Yo No Quiero Ir A) [I Don't Want to Go To] Chelsea||Los Desterrados||4:35||£0.99||View In iTunes|
||London Calling (Instrumental)||Arun Ghosh||3:25||£0.99||View In iTunes|
||Itchycoo Park||Lokkhi Terra||5:12||£0.99||View In iTunes|
||London Lights||Sam Lee and Friends||3:25||£0.99||View In iTunes|
||West End Girls (Bonus Track)||Joao Brasil||3:16||£0.99||View In iTunes|
London's calling out to the world
London’s Calling is a collection of polyglossic pop tributes to life in London from musicians who represent the patchwork of populations that live in this vibrant metropolis!
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-jazzpunk 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 (not including second and third generation immigrants), 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.
This is the sound of summer 2012
I should know I recorded most of it. This was a great project to work on and I'm very pleased with the way it ended up sounding.