Silly Games by Janet Kay is a great tune I picked up while watching Lover’s Rock, one of the five short films on the life and trials of members of the West Indian community in London back in the sixties and seventies.
The anthology is called Small Axe – after the African proverb put to music by Bob Marley: If you are the big tree, we are the small axe – directed by – Oscar winning – Steve McQueen and co-written by Courttia Newland.
All stories are closely zooming in on the lives of individuals, showing us – letting us feel is better – what it was like to be of an immigrant background in Britain back then. Some stories are infuriating but Lovers Rock is taking us to a house party – the set of a slow love story of sorts – where home made food is served and the dj makes the building go boom! with great tracks for the grooving seventies fashionistas 🙂
It was impossible not to get off the chair and dance, grab Shazam and track the songs. Now I want Janet Kay back in the charts!