Not a gig tonight, but a DJ set. Don Letts is a London born musician and film director who has alo been a DJ since the days of the Punk venue The Roxy in the Seventies.
He’s here tonight in Worthing to play a set that encompasses Ska, Dub and Roots Reggae. Reggae has long been a genre of music that is fond of a cover version and there are plenty in Don Letts’ set. So we get to hear Reggaefied versions of Nirvana’s “Come As You Are” by Prince Fatty featuring Little Roy, The Chosen Few’s “People Make The World Go Round” and “Son Of A Preacher Man” by The Gaylettes (featuring Judy Mowatt who later joined the I-Threes to sing with Bob Marley). The cover versions are played alongside long standing favourites like Bob Marley and Toots And The Maytals.
Still preferable to slack Dancehall tunes, it was a set that wan’t bad just not particularly adventurous.