Monday, 7 January 2013

Record Of The Week: Dr. York - Shake-N-Skate 12''


Dr. York 

''Shake-N-Skate'' 12''
( 12'' Disco Single, Passion Records, 1980 )
Catalog # LP 520559

B-Side of ''Roll-A-Rock''
Format:Vinyl, 12"

Dr. York - Real Name: Dwight York, Malachi Z. York - Born: Brooklyn, New York, U.S.A.
Skateboarding had punk, roller skating had disco, hence roller skating is one of the most popular youth culture movements on the planet, with millionaire professional icons and an entire industry that feeds off of it, and skateboarding is a thing of the past, last practiced by Marty McFly as he escaped Biff the town bully.
This is Roller Skating's best song.
It was recorded by Dr. York, who is now doing 140 years in federal prison for a very unsavory conviction.

In 2002 York was arrested and charged with over a hundred counts of sexually molesting dozens of children, some as young as four years old. According to Bill Osinski, who wrote a book on the case: "When he was finally indicted, state prosecutors literally had to cut back the number of counts listed — from well beyond a thousand to slightly more than 200 — because they feared a jury simply wouldn’t believe the magnitude of York's evil. It is believed to be the nation’s largest child molestation prosecution ever directed at a single person, in terms of number of victims and number of alleged criminal acts."
From BeatElectric

Dr. York was an accomplished singer, songwriter and producer and musician. He later became an accomplished and prolific writer on the subjects of Black pride and ancient Kemetic/Nubian spiritual sciences. He is the founder of the founder of the Nuwabian Nation an organization who's primary goal is the spread of "right knowledge". He developed a language based on Ancient Kemetic (Egyptian). Nuwaubianism is often confused as having a doctrine based on racist ideology, but Dr. Malachi Z. York has  often been quoted as saying, "No one wins the race is racism." There are Nuwaubians of all races,including white Nuwaubians.

He was convicted in 2004 of over 100 counts of (alleged) child-molesting and is serving a 135 year Federal prison term. His followers still believe he is innocent.

Dr. York has recorded with Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes, The Delfonics, McFadden & Whitehead, and Evelyn ‘Champagne’ King and has been said to have ghostwritten songs such as "Love Train" by The O’Jays, "Wake Up Everybody" by Teddy Pendergrass, and "Ain’t No Stoppin Us Now" by McFadden & Whitehead. He also performed as lead singer in his own groups: Jackie and The Starlights, The Students, and Passion.

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