House of Reggae Pt. 164 – Single Syllable Patois Special

Step this way for another hour of fine Jamaican music, where today I’m celebrating the abbreviated colloquialisms and sayings that regularly turn up in many reggae song titles in the House of Reggae’s single syllable patois special… Eek A Mouse – Wa Do Dem Carl Meeks – Weh Dem Fah Desmond Dekker – A It […]

House of Reggae Pt. 165

Welcome in for another hour of fine Jamaican music, where we’ll be jumping into our time travel machine and taking a journey along the rocky road of reggae music… The Skatalites ft. King Sporty – Lawless Street Baba Motta & His Jamaicans – She Pon Top Prince Buster – She Pon Top Shuga & Ikaya […]

Reggae on the Beach 2018 | Top Shelf Reggae

On July 6th 2018, Latin-rock reggae Simbala band opened up the Reggae on the Beach show held at Newport Dunes Waterfront Resort. Next up was the guys in Cal1fa and they really got the crowed prepped for the fun to come. Then came crowd favorite Pato Banton, who even with heat reaching the 90s on […]

House of Reggae Pt. 166

Here comes another hour of fine Jamaican music, where I get to delve deep into the reggae archive and pull out plenty of hit songs and forgotten gems… Roman Stewart – Hit Song Dillinger – Natty Sings A Hit Song Johnny & The Attractions – Lets Get Together Xana Romeo – Righteous Path Jimmy Riley […]

House of Reggae Pt. 167 – Bass Special

After a longer than anticipated break, the doors of the House of Reggae are open once again and today I am paying an extended tribute to some of the legendary Mr Bassie’s of Jamaica who over the last six decades have provided the bone-tickling, speaker-troubling bass-lines that have become reggae’s signature sound in the House […]

Levitate 2018: Day One | Top Shelf Reggae

Reggae, folk and rock lovers headed in masses to Marshfield, Massachusetts on July 7th, 2018, ready to enjoy a full weekend of music amongst friends old and new! Marshfield is a quaint little town, tucked away in the wildnerness just adjacent to Cape Cod and nestled on the very most outskirts of the bigger Boston metropolis; […]

Kings and Comrades “On My Way” album review | Top Shelf Reggae

After much anticipation, Philadelphia’s Kings and Comrades have just released their third full-length studio album on August 3rd titled On My Way. Led by guitarist, vocalist and songwriter Jeff McCaughey, the band has come a long way since they began over a decade ago. Starting with only two members, Kings and Comrades are now equipped […]

House of Reggae Pt. 168

Welcome in for another hour of fine Jamaican music served up with the usual information, detail and trivia… Chronixx – Play Some Roots Sarah Lugo & Protoje – Really Like You Linval Thompson – Ethiopian Girl Anthony Johnson – Africa Jah Thomas – Stereo Graph Style Anthony Johnson – Gun Shot Jah Thomas & Toyan […]

House of Reggae Pt. 169 – Lonely Special

I’m asking for you to keep me company today while I play some tear-jerking Jamaican music full of tales of lost souls and rejected lovers in the House of Reggae’s Lonely Special Johnny Dizzy Moore – Lonely Reggae Freddie McKay – Lonely Man The Techniques – Lonely Lonely Man Am I Keith & Tex – […]

House of Reggae Pt. 170

Welcome aboard for another hour of fine Jamaican music, where I’ll be travelling up and down the highway of reggae and stopping off at various points along the way to enjoy the sounds of today and yesteryear… The Gaylads – Over The Rainbow’s End Black Uhuru & Prince Hammer – African Love / Yogi Bear […]

House of Reggae Pt. 171 – Flute Special

Hot on the heels of the Bass Special I made earlier this year, this is the slightly more esoteric Flute Special, as I’ve picked out a selection of my favourite tracks which all feature this historic woodwind instrument, which lays claim to being the world’s oldest, as 35,000 year old flutes have recently been discovered […]