Dennis Bovell Career Snapshots

Career Snapshots


Matumbi's cover version of Bob Dylan's 'The Man In Me' is released on the Matumbi Music Corp label and becomes the biggest-selling UK reggae single of the year

Dread Beat An' Blood sees Bovell add heavy dub rhythms to Linton Kwesi Johnson's verse and in doing so creates a new genre of reggae: dub poetry

It's five weeks in the UK Top 10 charts for the Bovell-penned song 'Silly Games', which also puts Lover's Rock on the mainstream musical map

Bovell decamps to Ridge Farm Studio in Surrey with The Slits. The album Cut, with its hectic mesh of dub and punk, is hailed as a masterpiece

Bristol band The Pop Group hire Bovell. The result is 'She Is Beyond Good And Evil' – a complex yet compelling mix of dub and disco

Jazz, Afro-beat, dub and Lover's Rock as Bovell bids to expand the parameters of reggae music with his double-LP, Brain Damage

Bovell bangs up the bass on Orange Juice's single 'Flesh Of My Flesh' to produce a funky-pop concoction that proves a favourite with the band's fans