Jay To Go!
Norman Jay became hooked on all aspects of Black music right from the get-go, as soon as he got his hands on his dad’s huge collection of original 60s jazz, blu beat, ska and rock-steady vinyl. By the late 70s he’d become an avid follower of contemporary Afro-American music styles including soul, funk and jazz fusion – enthusiastically collecting classic labels such as Motown, Atlantic and Stax. He was in the Big Apple to experience the rise of disco, and was also present when hip-hop hit. Inspired by his US jaunt he set up the legendary Good Times Sound System and became a wow at the Notting Hill Carnival. His sets are renowned for sprinkling clubbers with feel good stardust and it’s great news he’s back in the NE. GM
Norman Jay, Friday 10 February, Hoochie Coochie, Newcastle, 7.30pm, £20. hoochiecoochie.co.uk