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Chabba Youth, Soferno B, Stereograph - New Book

Postby Reggaemusicstore » Tue Feb 26, 2013 12:15 pm

Minister Michael Gordon: From One Extreme To Another tells the story of Chabba Youth, formerly of Soferno B & Sterograph sound systems in London plus Destiny Sound which he set up in Jamaica. Read my review here:

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Re: Chabba Youth, Soferno B, Stereograph - New Book

Postby Andy G » Thu Feb 28, 2013 8:23 pm

Thanks for review Steve.

Anyone know if this is reaching stateside vendors?
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Re: Chabba Youth, Soferno B, Stereograph - New Book

Postby scarface » Thu Feb 28, 2013 9:08 pm

Yes steve, looks WELL interesting! Soferno B maybe dont get that much attention but know they were massive in brixton one time! Thanks for heads up, Bless Up
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Re: Chabba Youth, Soferno B, Stereograph - New Book

Postby kalcidis » Thu Feb 28, 2013 9:41 pm

I've been searching so much for any Soferno B tapes but it seems the sound never was recorded which I think is a bit odd because from what I gather it didn't stop playing until at least '81 or so which by then tapes were quite a common thing.

Can't wait to get a copy of it. Apparently there's going to be a documentary on Chabba Youth also which will be very interesting. It's great that artists, selectors, producers and so forth have started writing books. There are some gems in the bunch (such as Roydale Anderson's book).
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Re: Chabba Youth, Soferno B, Stereograph - New Book

Postby Robin » Wed Mar 06, 2013 2:00 pm

this a great book i would urge everyone interested in sound system history to acquire. i wait till i have conmpletely finished it before i read your review steve but thanks for sharing anyway.

if anyone know where to find tapes of stereograph (uk) pre 82 please your help is needed.
@kalcidis, if you stil cant find a copy let me know, i should be able to help.

also, if any sound system historians reads this, have you ever heard of a London sound called Liberation? They were active in the mid 80s if not before.
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Re: Chabba Youth, Soferno B, Stereograph - New Book

Postby kalcidis » Wed Mar 06, 2013 2:57 pm

Thanks for the offer Robin but a book is on the way thanks to the help of Nico from Kumi HiFi. I'm just waiting for it to reach me.
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Re: Chabba Youth, Soferno B, Stereograph - New Book

Postby KingSimeonSound » Wed Mar 06, 2013 4:42 pm

This guys got a few sessions from Stereograph... not sure of the dates, but early 80's to the ear.

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Smartest thing they did was to record from the pre-amp, sessions sound criss and the bi-phasor fx add the little extra. There are now a good few clips coming up on youtube from old tapes from old sessions all over the country... and the best thing is that they all carry vibes... mic work is boom..!!!! The more you listen the more you realise how much flavour and competition there was out there. Some flappy bass on some.. some deeper tones on others... just about all of them bigging there sound up the most!
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Re: Chabba Youth, Soferno B, Stereograph - New Book

Postby grubby mits » Wed Mar 06, 2013 5:48 pm

yeah top respect due to Mikey, one of the deepest collectors of sound sessions out there
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Re: Chabba Youth, Soferno B, Stereograph - New Book

Postby johnnyB » Wed Mar 06, 2013 9:53 pm

Just ordered a copy.Any idea where I could find a copy of Roydale Anderson's book.It seems to be out of stock everywhere.
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Re: Chabba Youth, Soferno B, Stereograph - New Book

Postby kalcidis » Wed Mar 06, 2013 10:57 pm

I got the book today and it looks brilliant. Opened a page at random and was sucked in immediately. Can't wait to crack this one open for real tomorrow (I've got a 6 hour bus trip ahead of me).

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Re: Chabba Youth, Soferno B, Stereograph - New Book

Postby Kumi Hi-Fi » Thu Mar 07, 2013 11:59 am

Thanks for your support!
You can order your copy on Amazon, Barnes & Nobles, Waterstones, ...
Also available from your local shops:

> Peckings Record shop, 81 Askew Road, Shepherd's Bush London, W12 9AH - Tel:0208 749 4517
> Hawkeye Records, 2 Craven Park Road, Brent Park, London, NW10 4AB - Tel:020 8961 0866
> Tamare House Books, 25 Brixton Station Road, Brixton, London, SW9 8PB
> Supertone Records,110 Acre Ln Brixton, London SW2 5RA, Tel:020 7737 7761
> Honest Jons Records, 278 Portobello Rd London, London W10 5TE, Tel:020 8969 9822

I'm in charge of the book distribution in Europe, so do not hesitate to contact me at: stereographuk[at]gmail.com

@Andy G: If you can not find a copy, please send me a PM.

As regards the Soferno B tapes, according to the members of this sound system, there are no recordings of their dances.

We are currently working on the website which will include exclusives photographs, original dubplate samples and never-heard-before sessions.
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Re: Chabba Youth, Soferno B, Stereograph - New Book

Postby Baba Jonah » Fri Mar 08, 2013 7:41 pm

Looks a great read, cheers for bring it to my attention Steve! :mrgreen:
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Re: Chabba Youth, Soferno B, Stereograph - New Book

Postby southlondonstephen » Mon Feb 24, 2014 2:12 pm

Mister Soundtapes presents Chabba Youth ~ Thursday 6th March 2014

at www.purple-radio.co.uk from 6pm-8pm

I am honoured to be presenting veteran sound man Chabba Youth of Soferno B (UK), Stereograph (UK) and Destiny (JA) fame live in conversation.

Join us for a live interview and discussion on his long history in the soundsystem business in Uk and Jamaica and his excellent book- From One Extreme To Another. Chabba will be bringing some of his exclusive music as well so it will be a real treat of a show.
post questions or comments in the shoutbox for a response from Chabba Youth (aka Big Youth, now Minister Michael Gordon) live in the studio.

If you have not yet read his 2013 book, Minister Michael Gordon: From One Extreme To Another, I would recommend it thoroughly

Chabba has an excellent new website- http://chabbayouth.co.uk/

See also:
https://www.facebook.com/events/1380437 ... r=upcoming
https://www.facebook.com/ChabbaYouth/
http://reggaemusicstorerootsanddub.blog ... m-one.html
http://www.mixcloud.com/keith-lawrence/ ... i-soulcom/
Listen to my A Scorcha from Stephen T Reggae show on Wednesdays 6.00-8.00 on www.purple-radio.co.uk and for rare soul check Sunday Soul Soup 12-2pm

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Re: Chabba Youth, Soferno B, Stereograph - New Book

Postby Mr B » Thu Feb 27, 2014 1:18 am

Link to the book on amazon;

http://amzn.to/1o7ewPF
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Re: Chabba Youth, Soferno B, Stereograph - New Book

Postby Kumi Hi-Fi » Thu Mar 06, 2014 11:03 am

southlondonstephen wrote:Mister Soundtapes presents Chabba Youth ~ Thursday 6th March 2014

at http://www.purple-radio.co.uk from 6pm-8pm

I am honoured to be presenting veteran sound man Chabba Youth of Soferno B (UK), Stereograph (UK) and Destiny (JA) fame live in conversation.

Join us for a live interview and discussion on his long history in the soundsystem business in Uk and Jamaica and his excellent book- From One Extreme To Another. Chabba will be bringing some of his exclusive music as well so it will be a real treat of a show.
post questions or comments in the shoutbox for a response from Chabba Youth (aka Big Youth, now Minister Michael Gordon) live in the studio.



This evening! Don't miss it!
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