Great rocksteady and ska session last weekend in Stoke Newington.
Tiny T (on the right) played an outstanding selection of tunes, most of which of course I had never heard before. There were a few “big people” in the crowd who seemed similarly impressed. Tiny is the son of Freddie Cloudburst, the man who gave Shaka his soundsystem apprenticeship back in the late sixties and early seventies.
Jesse James was playing tunes that literally nobody had heard before, unreleased Studio One ska, all sorts of stuff. He had great banter on the mic also.
It wasn’t billed as a clash and was really good natured as far as I could tell – Tiny’s heavy selections and Jesse’s showmanship complemented each other perfectly.
More of my grainy photos here: