Chris May

Chris May is editor of the British style and culture magazine Jocks&Nerds.

About Me

As well as contributing to All About Jazz, Chris May is Editor of style / culture / history print magazine Jocks & Nerds, for which he has written since its launch in 2011, and also writes for TheVinylFactory.com among other print and online titles. His books include African All-Stars: The Pop Music Of A Continent (Quartet Books/Paladin), an encyclopaedic survey of modern African music, and Vibes From The Scribes (Pluto Press), a contextualised anthology of verse by rap forebears The Last Poets. He edited the pioneering magazine Black Music & Jazz Review during the 1980s. He later ran the London office of Celluloid Records, then the main outlet for downtown New York avant-funk bassist Bill Laswell's productions. He is retained by New York's Partisan Records to write commentaries for every track on all releases in the label's ongoing Complete Works reissue series of his longtime friend Fela Kuti, and to research and write the content for a new Fela Kuti label website being launched in 2020.

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