Denise Johnson: Pioneering soul and dance singer with Primal Scream

Denise Johnson’s love affair with music began in an unorthodox way: through a fascination with yodelling. Her childhood home may have pulsed with her Jamaican mother’s reggae and soul records, but the first album she remembered was The Sound of Music soundtrack. In an interview with Louder than War in 2018, she said the song which intrigued her most as a kid was “The Lonely Goatherd”.

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