Norman Jay...Up On The Roof - Good Times Goes South

  • Norman Jay joins us Up On The Roof for the 3rd and final time of the summer of 2016. This time it's a very special edition of his legendary long running 'Good Times' party, and will be joined by regular cohort Rudi Ranx. Norman's legendary Good Times sound system, was the go-to spot at Europe's largest street party, the Notting Hill Carnival, for 30 years. Good Times was THE party that changed the face of the Notting Hill Carnival and which has become a Summertime fixture at festivals worldwide. Jay set up his first sound system, Great Tribulation, in 1979 with his brother Joey which became Good Times in 1981, the start of a 30-year residency at Notting Hill Carnival. Norman changed the face of the music played there, introducing a range of gritty, soulful styles to complement the predominantly reggae-based sound systems. The move paved the way for the open-minded Carnival we know today, with Good Times still at its core. DJ Derek played twice for us on this date and we were greatly saddened that he passed away earlier this year. His close friend fellow DJ and Up On The Roof regular, Count Skylarkin, has spent the past months browsing through Derek’s legendary collection of reggae, ska, soul, rhythm & blues and calypso, and will be dipping into those famous Sweet Memory Sounds to close the party.
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