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NEWSLETTER

Jah Wobble Inspired by Blake

According to Robert Sandall in the Sunday Times for 22 September 1966 (The Culture, sec. 10, p. 28), rock singer John Wardle, aka Jah Wobble, is a “genuine eccentric who makes up in inspiration and audacity what he lacks in musical talent.” His latest offering is The Inspiration of William Blake (All Saints ASCD 29), which delivers up Blake’s poetry in a voice “somewhere between that of a panto villain and a loquacious London cabbie.” In Sandall’s opinion, Wobble’s otherwise dubious performance is considerably aided by a persuasive band such that “the atmospheric charm of the music consistently draws you in, even while the poetry reading threatens to crack you up.” [Eds.]

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