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Vinyl Record 12 COCKNEY TRANSLATION SMILEY CULTURE (P)10 Condition: Used. Time left: 51m 52s. Ships to: Worldwide. Police officer smiley culture participation two the reprobates reggae fashion Condition: Used. Time left: 5h 20m 12s. Spandau Ballet on Magazine Cover 1985 Wham ABC Smiley Culture Haywoode Condition: Good. Time left: 2d 21h 58m 24s. The Original Smiley Culture.
Both were hits and earned Smiley appearances on Top of the Pops, where he was photographed, above. The unusual nature of his death in 2011, aged 48, was reported widely and eventually ruled to be a suicide. Add. Cockney Translation. Maxine Nightingale (1978)
The idiom made a brief appearance in the UK-based DJ reggae music of the 1980s in the hit "Cockney Translation" by Smiley Culture of South London; this was followed a couple of years later by Domenick and Peter Metro's "Cockney and Yardie". London-based artists such as Audio Bullys and Chas & Dave (and others from elsewhere in the UK, such as The Streets, who are from Birmingham) frequently use rhyming slang in their songs. The track was released on the 2012 album JJ Doom album Keys to the Kuffs.
Smiley Culture appeared on the British music scene as reggae's answer to the Cheeky Chappie, but unlike Max Miller who relied on innuendo with ditties like "The Hiking Song", Smiley kept it clean. In September 2010, he told the Guardian: 'With "Cockney Translation" I was a black man talking cockney. I integrated cultures even though I didn't understand it at the time. I was invited to meet the Queen, who said she listened to my records in the palace.
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