Welcome Britxotica! fan to this, our fourth instalment of rare and exotic British recordings. For this volume, we head to ballroom – the puff-balled land of Peggy Spencer. But this is Britxotica! so the cha-cha-chas are often sprinkled with something a little taboo. Many of these records may not have found favour with the serious ballroom crowd on their initial release (rock and cha-cha-cha at the same time anyone?), but have since been tried and tested at more furious dance clubs such as Smashing in the 1990s.
Martin Green is the master at finding and compiling this music. And when he turned up at mine with John Graven’s bizarre “Besame Mucho” and a cha-cha that went pop pop I knew we were in for something truly potty. I will leave Martin to explain the discoveries and history, and see you for cocktails in Britixotica! Volume 5.