A New Decade: Live from Brixton Academy
A New Decade: Live from Brixton Academy is a live DVD by British recording group Soul II Soul, released by Virgin Records on 22 September 1990. It was shot at the Brixton Academy, London, in summer of 1990 during their worldwide A New Decade Tour; the album is their second overall release to feature a new lineup of members. Singers Marcia Lewis, Kym Mazelle, Victoria Wilson-James, along with rappers Jazzie B and Daddae are acknowledge as the members of Soul II Soul; the concert recording was released in CD format. Following the release of Soul II Soul's second album Vol. II: 1990 – A New Decade in May 1990, the group began touring in the summer throughout London, their concert at Brixton Academy was recorded and released on 22 September 1990. The group performed songs from their second album as well as their first album Club Classics Vol. One
Jaswinder Singh Bains, more popularly known as Jazzy Bains or Jazzy B, is a Punjabi language Bhangra singer-songwriter. He was born in Nawanshahr, India; when he was 5 years old, his family moved to British Columbia, Canada. He is big fan of late legendary singer Kuldeep Manak, his first album was released in 1993 with the name “Gugiyan da Jora”. The rhythm was played by Sukhshinder Shinda who suggested him to move to the England if he wanted to make a prominent career in Punjabi music, he has released 12 studio albums, two religious ones. He has collaborated on many tracks, he is married to Hardeep Kaur and they have two children. He now resides in Canada. In 2000 he made his film debut in Shaheed Udham Singh. In 2006 he appeared in Sunny Deol's movie Teesri Aankh: The Hidden Camera with Amisha Patel in song Chug De Punjabi. In 2012 he made a film as an actor in Jalandhar, Punjab with Punjabi singer and actor Gippy Grewal and Miss India Universe 2008 Simran Kaur Mundi; the shooting of this film commenced in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada in May 2012.
He made special appearance in Diljit Dosanjh's Jatt & Juliet 2 in 2013. In 2014, he appeared in Romeo Ranjha. In a news story published in April, it was revealed that while doing stunts for Romeo Ranjha, Jazzy B underwent serious injuries wherein he had "near-death" experience, he was quoted as saying, "I left my body. I could feel everyone trying to resuscitate me. I remember my whole life flashing before my eyes, I wasn't thinking about winning awards or anything like that; the only thing I cared about was that I wanted to live because I did not want to leave my family so soon." In 2014 he made a special appearance in Gippy Grewal's movie Double Di Trouble. In 2015 he featured in title song "Zalim Dilli"of movie Dilliwali Zaalim Girlfriend with Hard Kaur. John Abraham started his carrier from his song Surma released in 2000. In 2001 his song Oh Kehri from the album of same name featured Celina Jaitley. Mahek Chahal featured in his songs Chak De Boli videos, he is known for his song Dil Luteya with Apache Indian from his album Romeo.
Esha Gupta featured in his song Glassy from album Rambo in 2008. Surveen Chawla first appeared in his song Naag 2 in 2010 and in Mitran De Boot in 2014. In 2015 he worked with international rapper Snoop Dogg in song Most Wanted, featured in MTV India, his old song Sat Rangey played in the background of Hollywood movie Deadpool in 2016. He becomes the first South Asian entertainer to have his name added to the BC Entertainment Hall of Fame StarWalk in Vancouver. In 2017 Bigg Boss Season 10 contestant Lopamudra Raut featured in his song Crazy Ya from album Folk'N' Funky 2. In 2019 he has sung a song named "Ajj Singh Garjega" for Akshay Kumar's movie Kesari. B Jazzy is his fashion brand. Official website Jazzy B Music Profile on PunjabiCinema. Org
Incognito is a British acid jazz band. Their debut album, Jazz Funk, was released in 1981. Jean-Paul'Bluey' Maunick is the band's leader, guitarist and record producer; the band has included Linda Muriel, Jocelyn Brown, Maysa Leak, Tony Momrelle, Vanessa Haynes, Mo Brandis, Natalie Williams, Carleen Anderson, Pamela Anderson, Kelli Sae, Joy Malcolm. Incognito was founded by Paul "Tubbs" Williams & Jean-Paul "Bluey" Maunick in 1979 as an offshoot from Light of the World. Light of the World was a sized group and following various changes to the lineup, the founding members Breeze Mckrieth, Kenny Wellington & David Baptiste--inspired by American funk bands such as Funkadelic forming offshoot bands like Parliament--formed Beggar & Co. Bluey & Tubbs went on to form Incognito. However, there has seen a re-connection over the years in Light of the World with various former members, alongside their other commitments. Incognito has had intermittent success in the UK Singles Chart, with their breakthrough 1991 hit a cover version of the Ronnie Laws tune "Always There", featuring Jocelyn Brown, which made No. 6 in the UK.
The group's 1992 single, "Don't you worry'bout a thing" saw similar success, reaching No. 19 in the UK. They have been a favourite of various re-mixers, including Masters at Work, David Morales, Roger Sanchez and Jazzanova, have released several albums consisting entirely of remixes. In 1994, Incognito appeared on the Red Hot Organization's compilation album, Stolen Moments: Red Hot + Cool; the album, meant to raise awareness and funds in support of the AIDS epidemic in relation to the African American community, was heralded as "Album of the Year" by Time magazine. In 1996, the band contributed "Water to Drink" to the AIDS-benefit album Red Hot + Rio produced by the Red Hot Organization, their song "Need to Know" is the theme song for progressive radio and television news program Democracy Now!. "Incognito". Music Technology. Vol. 5 no. 10. September 1991. P. 54. ISSN 0957-6606. OCLC 24835173. Official website Incognito interview by Pete Lewis, Blues & Soul – July 2010 Incognito interview by Chris Mann, Smooth & Soul – September 2008 Incognito Live in Europe Bluey interview by Michael'The Dood' Edwards, UK Vibe – July 2010 Interview with Jean-Paul'Bluey' Maunick of Incognito by Zane Tate, Leisure Lab – May 2012
Order of the British Empire
The Most Excellent Order of the British Empire is a British order of chivalry, rewarding contributions to the arts and sciences, work with charitable and welfare organisations, public service outside the civil service. It was established on 4 June 1917 by King George V and comprises five classes across both civil and military divisions, the most senior two of which make the recipient either a knight if male or dame if female. There is the related British Empire Medal, whose recipients are affiliated with, but not members of, the order. Recommendations for appointments to the Order of the British Empire were made on the nomination of the United Kingdom, the self-governing Dominions of the Empire and the Viceroy of India. Nominations continue today from Commonwealth countries that participate in recommending British honours. Most Commonwealth countries ceased recommendations for appointments to the Order of the British Empire when they created their own honours; the five classes of appointment to the Order are, in descending order of precedence: Knight Grand Cross or Dame Grand Cross of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire Knight Commander or Dame Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire Officer of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire Member of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire The senior two ranks of Knight or Dame Grand Cross, Knight or Dame Commander, entitle their members to use the title of Sir for men and Dame for women before their forename.
Most members are citizens of the United Kingdom or the Commonwealth realms that use the Imperial system of honours and awards. Honorary knighthoods are appointed to citizens of nations where the Queen is not head of state, may permit use of post-nominal letters but not the title of Sir or Dame. Honorary appointees are, referred to as Sir or Dame – Bob Geldof, for example. Honorary appointees who become a citizen of a Commonwealth realm can convert their appointment from honorary to substantive enjoy all privileges of membership of the order, including use of the title of Sir and Dame for the senior two ranks of the Order. An example is Irish broadcaster Terry Wogan, appointed an honorary Knight Commander of the Order in 2005, on successful application for British citizenship, held alongside his Irish citizenship, was made a substantive member and subsequently styled as Sir Terry Wogan. King George V founded the Order to fill gaps in the British honours system: The Orders of the Garter, of St Patrick honoured royals, peers and eminent military commanders.
In particular, King George V wished to create an Order to honour many thousands of those who had served in a variety of non-combatant roles during the First World War. When first established, the Order had only one division. However, in 1918, soon after its foundation, it was formally divided into Military and Civil Divisions; the Order's motto is For the Empire. At the foundation of the Order, the'Medal of the Order of the British Empire' was instituted, to serve as a lower award granting recipients affiliation but not membership. In 1922, this was renamed the'British Empire Medal', it stopped being awarded by the United Kingdom as part of the 1993 reforms to the honours system, but was again awarded beginning in 2012, starting with 293 BEMs awarded for Queen Elizabeth II's Diamond Jubilee. In addition, the BEM is awarded by some other Commonwealth nations. In 2004, a report entitled "A Matter of Honour: Reforming Our Honours System" by a Commons committee recommended to phase out the Order of the British Empire, as its title was "now considered to be unacceptable, being thought to embody values that are no longer shared by many of the country's population".
The British monarch is Sovereign of the Order, appoints all other members of the Order. The next most senior member is the Grand Master, of whom there have been three: Prince Edward, the Prince of Wales; the Order is limited to 300 Knights and Dames Grand Cross, 845 Knights and Dames Commander, 8,960 Commanders. There are no limits applied to the total number of members of the fourth and fifth classes, but no more than 858 Officers and 1,464 Members may be appointed per year. Foreign appointees, as honorary members, do not contribute to the numbers restricted to the Order as full members do. Although the Order of the British Empire has by far the highest number of members of the British Orders of Chivalry, with over 100,000 living members worldwide, there are fewer appointments to knighthoods than in other orders. Though men can be knighted separately from an order of chivalry, women cannot, so the rank of Knight/Dame Commander of the Order is the lowest rank of damehood, second-lowest of knighthood.
Because of this, an appointment as Dame Commander is made in circumstances in which a man would be created a Knight Bachelor. For example, by convention, female judges of the High Court of Justice are created Dames Commander after appointment, while male judges
Elizabeth II is Queen of the United Kingdom and the other Commonwealth realms. Elizabeth was born in London as the first child of the Duke and Duchess of York King George VI and Queen Elizabeth, she was educated at home, her father acceded to the throne on the abdication of his brother King Edward VIII in 1936, from which time she was the heir presumptive. She began to undertake public duties during the Second World War, serving in the Auxiliary Territorial Service. In 1947, she married Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, a former prince of Greece and Denmark, with whom she has four children: Charles, Prince of Wales; when her father died in February 1952, she became head of the Commonwealth and queen regnant of seven independent Commonwealth countries: the United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa and Ceylon. She has reigned as a constitutional monarch through major political changes, such as devolution in the United Kingdom, Canadian patriation, the decolonisation of Africa. Between 1956 and 1992, the number of her realms varied as territories gained independence and realms, including South Africa and Ceylon, became republics.
Her many historic visits and meetings include a state visit to the Republic of Ireland and visits to or from five popes. Significant events have included her coronation in 1953 and the celebrations of her Silver and Diamond Jubilees in 1977, 2002, 2012 respectively. In 2017, she became the first British monarch to reach a Sapphire Jubilee, she is the longest-lived and longest-reigning British monarch as well as the world's longest-reigning queen regnant and female head of state, the oldest and longest-reigning current monarch and the longest-serving current head of state. Elizabeth has faced republican sentiments and press criticism of the royal family, in particular after the breakdown of her children's marriages, her annus horribilis in 1992 and the death in 1997 of her former daughter-in-law Diana, Princess of Wales. However, support for the monarchy has been and remains high, as does her personal popularity. Elizabeth was born at 02:40 on 21 April 1926, during the reign of her paternal grandfather, King George V.
Her father, the Duke of York, was the second son of the King. Her mother, the Duchess of York, was the youngest daughter of Scottish aristocrat the Earl of Strathmore and Kinghorne, she was delivered by Caesarean section at her maternal grandfather's London house: 17 Bruton Street, Mayfair. She was baptised by the Anglican Archbishop of York, Cosmo Gordon Lang, in the private chapel of Buckingham Palace on 29 May, named Elizabeth after her mother, Alexandra after George V's mother, who had died six months earlier, Mary after her paternal grandmother. Called "Lilibet" by her close family, based on what she called herself at first, she was cherished by her grandfather George V, during his serious illness in 1929 her regular visits were credited in the popular press and by biographers with raising his spirits and aiding his recovery. Elizabeth's only sibling, Princess Margaret, was born in 1930; the two princesses were educated at home under the supervision of their mother and their governess, Marion Crawford.
Lessons concentrated on history, language and music. Crawford published a biography of Elizabeth and Margaret's childhood years entitled The Little Princesses in 1950, much to the dismay of the royal family; the book describes Elizabeth's love of horses and dogs, her orderliness, her attitude of responsibility. Others echoed such observations: Winston Churchill described Elizabeth when she was two as "a character, she has an air of authority and reflectiveness astonishing in an infant." Her cousin Margaret Rhodes described her as "a jolly little girl, but fundamentally sensible and well-behaved". During her grandfather's reign, Elizabeth was third in the line of succession to the throne, behind her uncle Edward and her father. Although her birth generated public interest, she was not expected to become queen, as Edward was still young. Many people believed he would have children of his own; when her grandfather died in 1936 and her uncle succeeded as Edward VIII, she became second-in-line to the throne, after her father.
That year, Edward abdicated, after his proposed marriage to divorced socialite Wallis Simpson provoked a constitutional crisis. Elizabeth's father became king, she became heir presumptive. If her parents had had a son, she would have lost her position as first-in-line, as her brother would have been heir apparent and above her in the line of succession. Elizabeth received private tuition in constitutional history from Henry Marten, Vice-Provost of Eton College, learned French from a succession of native-speaking governesses. A Girl Guides company, the 1st Buckingham Palace Company, was formed so she could socialise with girls her own age, she was enrolled as a Sea Ranger. In 1939, Elizabeth's parents toured the United States; as in 1927, when her parents had toured Australia and New Zealand, Elizabeth remained in Britain, since her father thought her too young to undertake public tours. Elizabeth "looked tearful", they corresponded and she and her parents made the first royal transatlantic telephone call on 18 May.
In September 1939, Britain entered the Second World War. Lord Hailsham suggested that the two princesses should be evacuated to Canada to avoid the frequent aerial bombing; this was rejected by Elizabeth's mother. I won't leave wit
David Nesta "Ziggy" Marley is a Jamaican musician and leader of the band Ziggy Marley and the Melody Makers, the son of reggae icon Bob Marley and Rita Marley. He performed the theme song for the children's cartoon series Arthur. In the earliest known record of his musical career, David Marley performed as part of a singing group called The Seven Do Bees, made up of him and his classmates, wherein he was given the stage name "Freddie Dic"; the moniker never stuck and instead, David went on to become known as "Ziggy", a nickname given to him by his father Bob Marley, meaning ‘little spliff’. But Ziggy stated the following to Melody Maker magazine in 1988: "Me name David but me big Bowie fan. So at the time of the'Ziggy Stardust' album, me call meself Ziggy and now everyone do."During the late 70s, Ziggy could be seen alongside his brother Stephen at some of their father’s larger concerts around Jamaica and abroad. In 1978, the duo appeared on stage at the One Love Peace Concert in Kingston, the following year at Reggae Sunsplash II in Montego Bay.
In 1979, Ziggy and his siblings Sharon and Stephen formed the Melody Makers – named after the British weekly pop/rock music newspaper, Melody Maker – and made their recording debut with "Children Playing in the Streets". The track was written for them by their father, who had composed the song four years earlier for them and wanted to share this gift with children around the world. All royalties from the single were pledged to the United Nations, to aid its efforts during the International Year of the Child; that year, the Melody Makers made their on-stage debut as a group on 23 September 1979, performing on the same bill as their father for the first and only time at the ‘Roots Rock Reggae’ two-day concert series in Kingston's National Arena. Ziggy was 11 years old at the time. Notable other early moments in Ziggy’s musical history include a performance with Stephen at their father’s funeral in 1981, that year the Melody Makers released their second single, "What A Plot", under the family’s Tuff Gong record label.
After Bob Marley’s passing, Ziggy began performing in his place alongside the Wailers at various shows around Jamaica, in 1984 the group went on tour in support of the year’s Bob Marley ’Legend’ compilation album release. He received The George and Ira Gershwin Award from UCLA during UCLA Spring Sing on May 19, 2017. In 1984, Ziggy Marley got back into the studio with his siblings and English producer Steve Levine for what became the single, "Lying in Bed." The following year, they Play the Game Right. The album was produced by their mother, Rita Marley, featured Aston and Carlton Barrett on bass and drums who were the rhythm section for Bob Marley’s Wailers. In 1986, Hey World was credited to Ziggy Marley & the Melody Makers; this album laid the groundwork for the group's fast maturing sound. A phenomenal mix of upbeat pop and heavier roots, cemented by hip electro-production, it was evident that the Melody Makers were no longer in the thrall of their father's music, but had found their own voice.
In support of the album, Ziggy Marley & the Melody Makers embarked on their first tour, a veritable Tuff Gong roadshow with Nadine Sutherland and the I-Three along as opening acts. The group was well received at the yearly Reggae Sunsplash in 1986 and 1987. In 1988, the band's popularity was at such a height that they were signed to the international major label Virgin Records; that year, they went into the studio with Tina Weymouth and Chris Frantz of Talking Heads to record their third album, Conscious Party. The album charted at #23 on the Billboard 200 and at #26 on the R&B Albums chart; the album spawned the successful single "Tomorrow People", which charted at #16 on the Mainstream Rock chart and #39 on the Hot 100. The second single "Tumblin' Down" was well received charting at #1 on Hot Dance Music/Maxi-Singles Sales chart and at #28 on the Dance Music/Club Play Singles charts; the album received a Grammy award for "Best Reggae Album". The Melody Makers' follow-up album One Bright Day, released in 1989.
The album charted at # 26 at # 43 on the R&B Albums chart. The single "Look Who's Dancin'" received positive feedback and charted at #41 on Hot Dance Music/Maxi-Singles Sales chart and at #23 on the Dance Music/Club Play Singles charts; the album spawned the singles "Black My Story", "One Bright Day", "Justice", "When the Lights Gone Out". The album received a Grammy award for "Best Reggae Album". In 1991, the group released Jahmekya. Although it brought the Melody Makers their most glowing reviews, the record itself did not begin to equal the sales of their last albums, their single, "Good Time" scraped into the bottom reaches of the charts; the single "Good Time" only charted #85 on Hot 100 charts. The album charted at #3 on the Top World Music Albums and at #63 on the Billboard 200; the album spawned the singles "Rainbow Country", "Kozmic", "Small People". The album received a Grammy nomination. In 1993, the group released their seventh album "Joy and Blues"; the album charted at #5 on the Top World Music Albums chart, #75 on the R&B Albums chart, #178 on the Billboard 200 chart, #11 on the Top Reggae Albums chart.
Returning to their roots with a vengeance, accompanied by former Wailers' bassist Aston Barrett, the album was their final one for Virgin. In 1995, the group signed a record deal with Elektra and released "Free Like We Want 2 B" accompanied by the group's own recording label "Ghetto Youths United"; the album charted at # 170 on # 3 on the Top Reggae Albums chart. The single "Power to Move Ya" charted #13 on the Dance Music/Club Pla
Ivor Novello, born David Ivor Davies, was a Welsh composer and actor who became one of the most popular British entertainers of the first half of the 20th century. He was born into a musical family, his first successes were as a songwriter, his first big hit was "Keep the Home Fires Burning", enormously popular during the First World War. His 1917 show, Theodore & Co, was a wartime hit. After the war, Novello contributed numbers to several successful musical comedies and was commissioned to write the scores of complete shows, he wrote his musicals in the style of operetta and composed his music to the libretti of Christopher Hassall. In the 1920s, he turned to acting, first in British films and on stage, with considerable success in both, he starred in two silent films directed by The Lodger and Downhill. On stage, he played the title character in the first London production of Liliom. Novello went to Hollywood, but he soon returned to Britain, where he had more successes on stage, appearing in his own lavish West End productions of musicals.
The best known of these were Glamorous The Dancing Years. From the 1930s, he performed with Zena Dare, writing parts for her in his works, he continued to write for film, but he had his biggest late successes with stage musicals: Perchance to Dream, King's Rhapsody and Gay's the Word. The Ivor Novello Awards were named after him in 1955. Novello was born in Cardiff, Wales, to David Davies, a rent collector for the city council, his wife, Clara Novello Davies, an internationally known singing teacher and choral conductor; as a boy, Novello was a successful singer in the Welsh Eisteddfod. His mother set up as voice teacher in London, where he met leading performers, including members of George Edwardes's Gaiety Theatre company, classical musicians such as Landon Ronald, singers such as Adelina Patti. Another of his mother's associates was Clara Butt, who taught him to sing "Abide with Me" when he was a boy of six. Novello was educated in Cardiff and in Gloucester, where he studied harmony and counterpoint with Herbert Brewer, the cathedral organist.
From there he won a scholarship to Magdalen College School in Oxford, where he was a solo treble in the college choir. He said that this prolonged youthful exposure to early sacred choral music had turned his tastes, in reaction, to lush romantic music. Although Brewer had told him he would not have a career in music, Novello from his early youth showed a facility for writing songs, when he was only 15, one of his songs was published. After leaving school, he gave piano lessons in Cardiff, moved to London in 1913 with his mother, they took a flat above the Strand Theatre. In London he found a mentor in a well-known patron of the arts. Marsh introduced him to people who could help his career, he adopted part of his mother's maiden name, "Novello" as his professional surname, although he did not change it until 1927. In 1914, at the start of the First World War, Novello wrote "Keep the Home Fires Burning", a song that expressed the feelings of innumerable families sundered by World War I. Novello composed the music for the song to a lyric by the American Lena Guilbert Ford, it became a huge popular success, bringing Novello money and fame at the age of 21.
In other respects, the war had less impact on Novello than on many young men of his age. He avoided enlistment until June 1916, when he reported to a Royal Naval Air Service training depot as a probationary flight sub-lieutenant. After twice crashing an aeroplane, with the influence of Marsh, he was moved to the Air Ministry office in central London performing clerical duties for the duration of the war. Novello continued to write songs while serving in the RNAS, he had his first stage success with Theodore & Co in 1916, a production by George Grossmith, Jr. and Edward Laurillard with a score composed by Novello and the young Jerome Kern. In the same year, Novello contributed to André Charlot's revue See-Saw. In 1917 he wrote for another Grossmith and Laurillard production, the operette Arlette, for which he contributed additional numbers to an existing French score by Jane Vieu and Guy le Feuvre. In the same year, Marsh introduced him to the actor Bobbie Andrews, who became Novello's life partner.
Andrews introduced Novello to the young Noël Coward. Coward, six years Novello's junior, was envious of Novello's effortless glamour, he wrote, "I just felt conscious of the long way I had to go before I could break into the magic atmosphere in which he moved and breathed with such nonchalance". In 1918 and after the war, Novello continued to write for musical comedy and revue; the former included Who's Hooper?, an adaptation of a Pinero play, with a book by Fred Thompson, lyrics by Clifford Grey, music by Howard Talbot and Novello, The Golden Moth by Thompson and P. G. Wodehouse, for which Novello provided the entire score. For Charlot, he contributed numbers to A to Z and Puppets. For the second of these, his songs included one of his few well-known comedy numbers, "And her mother came too", with lyrics by Dion Titheradge, written for Jack Buchanan. At the same time as his successes as a composer, Novello was making a career as an actor. With "a classic profile that gained him matinee idol status amongst the film-going public", he was sought out, on the strength of a publicity photograph, by the Swiss film director Louis Mercanton.
Mercanton offered him a silent-film role as the romantic lead in The Call of the