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Politics have already been in the centre of Latin Quarter’s music because the band’s inception. Latin One fourth was created in 1983 by Mike Jones (lyrics), Steve Skaith (vocals, acoustic guitar), and Richard Wright (acoustic guitar). Jones and Skaith started writing socially mindful songs as users of the politics organization Big Open fire. In Dec, 1983, Yona Dunsford (vocals, key pad) and Carol Douet (vocals) had been put into the lineup; almost a year later on, Greg Harewood (bass), Richard Stevens (drums), and Steve Jeffries (key pad) became a member of the music group and Latin Quarter’s mixture of folk, reggae, rock and roll, and new influx started to develop. The group released its 1st album, CONTEMPORARY TIMES, in 1985. The monitor “Radio Africa” became Latin Quarter’s most effective song, striking the U.K. graphs three times inside a two-year period. Nevertheless, Latin Quarter’s deeply politics lyrics frightened U.K. radio developers; although tracks just like the anti-Apartheid protest “No Rope SO LONG AS Time” attracted university radio DJs within the U.S., the majority of Latin Quarter’s singles had been limited by scant night airplay within the U.K In 1987, Stevens and Jeffries were replaced by Martin Lascalles (keyboards) and Darren Abraham (drums) because the music group recorded its second recording, Mick and Caroline. Struggling to look for a record firm that really cared about their music, Latin One fourth split up in 1990. In 1991, nevertheless, the Bhundu Guys remixed “Radio Africa,” reviving curiosity about Latin One fourth. Latin One fourth reunited in 1993 for the record Long Pig, pursuing it with Getting Rosa House in 1997.

Quick Facts

Full Name Latin Quarter, Paris
Music Songs Radio Africa, America for Beginners, New Millionaires, No Rope as Long as Time, Truth About John, Ocean Head, Nomzamo, Swimming Against the Stream, Bitter to the South, Cora, Sometimes the Big Fish, No Ordinary Return, Something Isn't Happening, Seaport September, If I Believed in God, Thieves' Imagination, Donovan's Doorway, Take It to Miriam, One Stone, the Avalanche, Miss Teen USA, Modern Times, Even Superman, I Am Refugee, Burn Again, Phil Ochs, No Man's Land, Love Has Gone, Once, Twice, Sandinista, Bride on the Bridge, The Desert Rose, Pyramid Label
Albums Modern Times, Mick and Caroline, Bringing Rosa Home, The Imagination of Thieves, Ocean Head, Long Pig, Swimming Against the Stream, Nothing Like Velvet, LOST, Radio Africa, Tilt, Live From London

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