Monday, October 11, 2010

Burn Or Get Burned with Bushwick Joe, PJAY71, Amigo Rock, Kostek, FT, and Crootkee

Our apologies for our tardiness with this week's episode. There were a lot of things going on with The Dynasty Rockers Anniversary in San Diego.
In this episode, we interview Bushwick Joe (Lil' Dave Rockers), PJAY 71, and Amigo Rock. They talk about their experience here in San Diego during the 37th Annual Dynasty Rockers Anniversary and shed light on their history with The Rock Dance.

We also interview some international rockers that are considered some of the best in the world right now. Kostek (RWF), Crootkee, and FT (Dynasty Rockers) talk about their history and what motivates them in The Rock Dance.
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October 23, 2010 at 6:13 AM  
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October 25, 2010 at 6:17 PM  
Blogger Jorge said...

After hearing close to half of this radio show/interview I'd like to take a minute to address a few comments made by Joe. First of all thanks for sharing your history, I'm always a student of culture and enjoy listening to stories from the past. I'd also like to thank you for admitting that we might never find out where the Rock dance (Up-Rockin') was originated. With all due respect, I don't think we'll ever now where "burns" came from either even if original Bronx Rockers admit that they didn't focus as much on that component of the dance because of the level of disrespect or fights it caused. Marine Boy, Papo & Enoch all demonstrated a "Shotgun" or "bow & arrow burn" in one of the clips in *ROCK DANCE HISTORY: The Untold Story of Up-Rockin'*. By the way, Enoch also demonstrated one of the best "jerks" I ever saw and gave props to Little & Abichuela, from Spanish Harlem, for doing cool "jerks". Again I'll state that I saw the gang on my block, *Savage Samurais*, Rockin' with burns in the early 1970s on my block in Spanish Harlem. I'm not trying to discredit Joe's 1967 story about Gabriel *RIP, however, unless you hung out in the Bronx, Spanish Harlem or all the areas where Rockin' was done in NYC, you really can't claim Brooklyn single handedly created "burns". Chuck also told me that he never saw Rockers throwing "burns" in the Bronx before he saw it in Brooklyn (1972), but with all due respect to Chuck, I doubt he can speak for all Bronx Rockers his age or older. Maybe "burns" in Rockin' did start in Brooklyn....but maybe it DIDN'T.

In my opinion, after Fred Astaire's Top Hat movie was aired on TV back in 1935, those type of "burns" were up for grabs by any Rock dancer in any borough. Even before that film, several folkloric dance forms from Afro-Caribbean cultures included mimed weapons and aggressive steps and moves in their vocabulary. Rumba, Mambo, Bomba, dances for the Orishas in Santeria, etc. were being done in all NYC's boroughs. Who's to say only one borough was inspired by these influences?

There are more interviews of original Bronx and Manhattan Rockers that I plan to include in the final edit of *ROCK DANCE HISTORY: The Untold Story of Up-Rockin'*. Hopefully they will help shed more light on this topic.
Peace & Respect,

October 29, 2010 at 10:40 PM  
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October 29, 2010 at 10:41 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great show guys! Keep it up!

October 30, 2010 at 8:42 AM  

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