Episode 16

#JCsMusicology - Grace Jones (1979 - 1983)


June 15th, 2019

45 mins 25 secs

Season 2

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About this Episode

In this June episode of #JCsMusicology, we bow down to the incomparable Grace Jones.

After a trilogy of disco albums to mix reception, a new trilogy of new wave, punk, r'n'b and reggae would inspire, provoke and change the conventionality of pop music in the 80s. We dive into the confronting "Warm Leatherette", the pop masterpiece "Nightclubbing" and the closing "Living My Life".

Interview Credits: Music Box, BBC, AVROTROS, ountdown, The Don Lane Show, Thames TV, Redbull Music Academy, New York Public Library, Test Pressing, Radio 4, Nostalgie, BFI Southbank, TIFF, Dereck & Romaine, Mutabaruka Cutting Edge, Rush Hour.

Special Thanks: Lucas Cava, '77 Music Club