George, as in Kelly, as in Sacred, as in Creator of the Greatest Jungle Tekno Song of All and Ever Time
Eyes rolling back in the head bizniz
"Call me a star watch me shine" - almost faint at that bit.
I'm sure he picked the name Sacred because he knew he was a vessel for the divine
Well, I did not know this, but fancy that - George Kelly was the promoter of Thunder & Joy - one of my favorite jungle clubs, right in the middle of London, mere steps away from Centrepoint -
"Thunder and joy" always struck me as vaguely Baptist or Pentecostal in vibe, or redolent of the "shocks of mighty" idea in rootsifarian reggae.
George put out quite a few other Sacred tracks ("Call Da Cops" was good, nothing quite reaches the heights of "Do It Together" though) and he had a bunch of alter-egos:
One of these days I'll have to do the full auteur-y trawl through them.
GK also ran the Grand Larceny label (who had School of Hard Knocks among others) which spun off Paragon Recordings (which had Skyjoose - who later went dark-garage as Skycap of "Endorphins" renown).
A solid pedigree, a significant contribution, a well-nummy throughline ...
But from where I sit, just based on Thunder & Joy, and that one towering colossal record "Do It Together", you'd have to say that George Kelly was a world-historical figure
Where is he now?
Talking of throughlines...
That's why they call it a continuum, folks! pt 3949506
Mad remix of unknown provenance and status