It features King Tubby, Augustus Pablo and Mica Levi.
The newly-formed Motown Records UK is releasing the score to Small Axe this Record Store Day, June 12th. The soundtrack is a heady mix of dub, reggae and lovers rock. It features music from Prince Far I, King Tubby, Augustus Pablo, Michael Kiwanuka, Toots & The Maytals and more, as well as an original score by Mica Levi. The vinyl release also includes spoken-word excerpts from the film.
First aired in November and December 2020, Small Axe is a series of five films which tell the stories of West Indian immigrants in London, from the 1960s to the 1980s.
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1. Mica Levi — Protest
2. Toots & The Maytals — Pressure Drop
3. Prince Far I — Throw Away Your Gun
4. Linton Kwesi Johnson — New Crass Massahkah
5. Sheyi Cole — Uprising
6. Marvin Gaye — Got To Give It Up
7. Tiana Major9 — Silly Games
8. Rochenda Sandall — Dread Beat An’ Blood
9. Mica Levi — Old Bailey
10. Michael Kiwanuka — To Be Young, Gifted And Black
11. Imagination — So Good, So Right
12. Junior English — After Tonight
13. Mica Levi — In God You Must Trust
14. Shaun Parkes — Inglan Is A Bitch
15. Janet Kay — Silly Games (Lovers Rock Edit)
16. King Tubby, Augustus Pablo & The Aggrovators — More Warning
Motown Records UK will release Small Axe OST on June 12th, 2021.