andy lewis Billion Pound Project (CD, £13.50)label: Acid Jazz
Debut album by the DJ, producer and long-time member of Paul Weller’s band. Andy Lewis was at the centre of the Britpop explosion as the founder DJ of ‘Blow Up’. His debut album is what that club encapsulated in 14 tracks. From soundtracks through to Northern Soul and swinging London imagery, everything is present. Features some of the greatest soul and Mod vocalists ever, including Bettye Lavette, Reg King, Keni Nurke, Lynda Laurence, Loleatta Holloway and Andy Ellison. Lewis has produced the critically acclaimed ‘Summer Dancing’ with Judy Dyble, which makes this a great time to reissue this long-deleted album.
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