Just Jack

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... read moreSigned to RG Records (the label's owner, Chas Smith was the man who sang and danced up a storm in Madness), Jack Allsopp -- better known as Just Jack -- fused elements of his favorite genres, added his own English twist, and recorded the single "Snowflakes" in 2003. Support from the U.K. press came...

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Starz In Their Eyes (Acoustic)
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Writer's Block
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Glory Days
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Disco Friends
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No Time
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4:26

Biography

Active: 2000s-2010s
Country Of origin: England

Sometimes a little Madness can help a lot. Jack Allsopp -- better known as Just Jack -- had worked as a flower arranger, gardener, and cleaner ("anything to put crust on the table") before he landed a job at RGRecords. Allsopp casually handed over a copy of his demo to the label's owner, Chas Smash, the man who used to sing and dance up a storm in Madness. Smash fell in love with Just Jack's sound and quickly signed Allsopp to a four-album deal. It was a long time coming for the Camden, England rapper. Allsopp had been in love with all forms of black music since he was a young lad, and he had been DJing since the age of 14. He never really cared for the indie guitar scene, but electro, hip-hop, and house always excited him. Allsopp fused elements of all his favorite genres, added his own English twist, and recorded the "Snowflakes" single for RGR in 2003. Support from the U.K. press came quickly and a mash-up mix of "Snowflakes" and the Cure's "Lullaby" by Eddie Temple-Morris and Jay Reynolds became an instant club smash. The popular mash-up was added to the U.S. release of Just Jack's debut, The Outer Marker, released by TVT in late 2003. In 2006 he released the elaborate and laid-back album Overtones. ~ David Jeffries~ Rovi

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