House of Reggae Pt. 126 – Soul Special

It’s often said that if many of the great reggae vocalists who recorded in the 60’s and 70’s had been born in America, then they would have been as big as the likes of Curtis Mayfield, Otis Redding and Marvin Gaye and so I’m going to try and prove that theory today, as I’ve dug […]

House of Reggae Pt. 127

Welcome aboard for another 60 minute journey through 50 years of fine independent Jamaican music… Skatalites – Confucious Joe Tex & U Black – Rub A Dub Evening The Beltones – No More Heartaches Joe Higgs – Wave Of War Carl Dawkins – Dreadful Situation Courtney John – Like Magic The Skatalites – Trip To […]

House of Reggae Pt. 128 – Gospel Special

We are gathered here today for another 60 minutes of righteous Jamaican music, so get ready to clap your hands and stamp your feet, as today I’m delving deep back into the words, sound and power of the churches of Jamaica and seeing how traditional hymns, spirituals and praise songs went on to influence the […]

House of Reggae Pt. 129 – Independence Special

On the 6th August 1962, the union flag was lowered in Jamaica and the new green gold and black was raised to signal a new era for the island. This was celebrated at the time on many records, and so today, 50 years on, I’m picking out a few of my favourites from those heady […]

House of Reggae Pt. 130

After a brief hiatus, I’m picking up the baton once more and sprinting down the home straight to deliver you another hour of fine Jamaican music… Ranking Trevor – One Man Ranch Slim Smith – Turning Point Lutan Fyah – What A La La Jesse Royal – Modern Day Judas Al Campbell & Ranking Trevor […]

House of Reggae Pt.131 – Rastafari Special

Today I’m going to explore and enjoy some of the history of the Rastafarian faith as told through some fine Jamaican music as it’s time to praise the most high, the King of Kings, the Lord of Lords, the Conquering Lion of the Tribe of Judah, His Imperial Majesty Haile Selassie I in the House […]

House of Reggae Pt.132

It’s time to fling open the doors to the House of Reggae once more and invite you in, as I mix in information, detail and trivia alongside the word, sound and power of some fine Jamaican music… Scion Sashay Success – It A Go Done Barrington Spence – Contemplating Mind Delroy Wilson & Ken Boothe […]

House of Reggae Pt.133 – Psalms Special

Today we’re going to hear the singers and players of instruments sing unto the Lord and make a joyful noise unto the Rock of our salvation as they come before His presence with thanksgiving and shout joyfully with psalms in the House of Reggae’s Psalms Special… Prince Far I – Psalm 95 U Roy – […]

House of Reggae Pt. 134

Step this way for another 60 minutes of information, detail and trivia mixed in amongst some fine Jamaican music that is itself mixed up from all eras and genres, but with at least one over riding criteria, that it is mighty fine… Dennis Brown – Let Love In Delroy Butler – Oppression Jah9 – New […]

House of Reggae Pt. 135 – Feelings Special

I’ve lit some incense and created a welcoming ambience as I invite you in to sit cross legged on the floor so we can discuss our personal experiences and emotions in a sharing and empathetic kind of way as it’s time for the House of Reggae’s Feelings Special… Sharon Isaacs – Feelings Delroy Wilson – […]

House of Reggae 2012 Annual

It’s the final show of the year, and I’ve got my traditional round up of some of my favourite tunes that have been released in the last 12 months, so pour yourself a big glass of Jamaican sorrel, cut yourself a chunky slice of sticky fruitcake and make yourself at home as it’s time for […]

House of Reggae Pt. 136

It’s time to re-open the door and welcome you back in for the new year, so step inside and join me for some more fine Jamaican music, which will also include tributes to recently departed legends… Ken Boothe – Your Feeling And Mine Alton Ellis & The Flames – Honey I Love Clive Matthews – […]

House of Reggae Pt. 137 – Eyes Special

For those who have eyes to see, press the play button below, and then use your ears to hear 60 minutes of fine Jamaican music in the House of Reggae’s Eyes Special… Tab Smith – My Mother’s Eyes Mike Brooks – Who Have Eyes To See Don Evans & The Paragons – Danger In Your […]

House of Reggae Pt. 138

I’m offering up another selection box of fine Jamaican music featuring all your favourite rhythmical fillings and surrounded by the usual detail and trivia… Alva Lewis – I’m Indebted Errol Dunkley – Black Cinderella Protoje – Black Cinderella The Courtney John Project – Black Cinderella Errol Dunkley – Repatriation Third World Allstars – Repatriation Remedy […]

House of Reggae Pt. 139 – Sound System Special

Step this way for a brief history of the sound system in Jamaica, as we celebrate some of the key players and influential developments which have characterised this distinctly Jamaican phenomenon and of course enjoy some golden moments live and direct from the dance in the House of Reggae’s Sound System Special… Owen Gray – […]

House of Reggae Pt. 140

Welcome aboard for another hour long journey along the highways and by-ways of fine Jamaican music that will cross the decades and genres and take in some wonderful sounds from the last 50 years. So press that play button below and get ready to move your feet to the beat… The Royals – We Are […]

Home of Reggae Pt. 141 – Home Special

Trying to find a place to call home has featured in so many Jamaican songs over the decades, that I’ve gathered a few of my favourites together which explore these feelings of dislocation and the dreams for a better life… Karl Bryan – A House Is Not A Home Rising Son – Everyone Should Have […]

House of Reggae Pt. 142

Welcome aboard for another 60 minute selection of some fine Jamaican music including some brand new releases, some stone cold classics and a celebration of the huge contribution of 2 legendary figures who have very recently passed away… Harry J Allstars – Liquidator Lloyd Robinson – Cuss Cuss Delton Screechie – Jah Is My Light […]

House of Reggae Pt. 143 – Greatest Special

Roll up roll up to hear 60 minutes of the best Jamaican music ever on the greatest reggae show on the internet. So stop what you’re doing and press that play button below as it’s time for the all-conquering House of Reggae’s Greatest Special… Tommy McCook – The Great Tommy McCook Roy Panton – Mighty […]

House of Reggae Pt. 144

Fill up the tea pot and settle in for another hour long celebration of fine Jamaican music, with facts, details, trivia and of course a wealth of great tunes spanning the last 50 years… Garnett Silk – Cry Of My People Luciano ft Nitty Kutchie – Freedom Skatalites – Cleopatra Larry Marshall – It Makes […]

House of Reggae Pt. 145 – Leaders Special

I’m going to be ignoring Bob Dylan’s Subterranean advice today, because of instead of watching parking meters, we’re going to be following leaders, as through the medium of some fine reggae music, we’re travelling around the world, from Africa to Europe and from America to China, to hear about some of the men and women […]

House of Reggae Pt. 146

Welcome aboard once again as we take a nice leisurely stroll through the backwaters of some fine Jamaican music while stopping off here and there to take in some detail and trivia… The Maytals – Night And Day Johnny & The Attractions – Coming On The Scene Lord Fly – Whai Whai Whai Jesse Royal […]

House of Reggae Pt. 147 – Dub Special

Welcome aboard, as today I’m picking out just a few of my favourite dubs from the 1970’s, to help tell a story of how a handful of men mastered the rudimentary recording equipment and mixing desks of Jamaica and transformed recorded music into something that no-one had ever heard before, in the House of Reggae’s […]

House of Reggae Pt. 148

All aboard for another hour long journey along the rocky road of fine Jamaican music, replete with the usual information, detail and trivia… Prince Jazzbo – Crabwalking Freddie McKay – I’m A Free Man Horace Andy – Problems Augustus Pablo – Lover’s Mood Paketo Wilson & Derajah – Ina De Yaad Addis Pablo – Pablo […]

House of Reggae Pt. 149 – New Orleans Special

Welcome aboard once again to my musical time travelling machine as today I’m taking you on a journey back in time to the 1950’s and 60’s, and matching up the connections, influences and inspirations that the city of New Orleans had on Jamaican music, in the House of Reggae’s New Orleans Special… The Upsetters – […]

House of Reggae Pt. 150

I’ve got another hour of songs lined up to play for you here in the House of Reggae, where the music is sweet for your dancing pleasure while you swing and dine and dance for your money… The Melodians – Swing & Dine Don Drummond – Don De Lion Danny Dread – Reggae Music A […]

House of Reggae 2013 Annual

It’s that time of the year to look back and take stock of the last 12 months and enjoy some of the great music which has been released. So plump up the cushion, pour yourself a large glass of your favourite tipple and settle in for the House of Reggae’s 2013 Annual… Addis Pablo – […]

House of Reggae Pt. 151

Step this way for another 60 minute sprinkling of fine Jamaican music, where I’ll be paying tribute to some recently departed reggae legends, as well as one of the world’s greatest inspirations… Sugar Minott – Letter To Nelson Mandela Junior Soul – Glendevon Special Junior Soul – Rescue The Children Mellow Larks – Time To […]

House of Reggae Pt. 152 – Sufferer’s Special

Today I’m picking out some of my favourite tunes which give a voice to the voiceless and reflect what daily life can really be like for people who live in the ghettoes and garrisons of Kingston as well as in impoverished towns and villages across Jamaica, in the House of Reggae’s Sufferer’s Special… Kingstonians – […]

House of Reggae Pt. 153

Welcome aboard for another 60 minutes of fine Jamaican music where we’re going to travel over hill and gully and enjoy some old time favourites along with some future classics, as well as pay tribute to another couple of Jamaican legends who have passed away in recent weeks… Wayne Smith – Under Me Sleng Teng […]

House of Reggae Pt. 154 – Philip Smart Special

Today I’m delivering to you 60 minutes of fine Jamaican and American recorded music, as we’re going to be paying our respects to the legendary engineer, producer and studio owner Philip Smart who sadly lost his battle with pancreatic cancer on the 25th February. Philip made an immense contribution to reggae music over the last […]

House of Reggae Pt. 155

Let me be your guide for another 60 minute wander through the picturesque fields from the last 50 years of fine Jamaican music… Rod Taylor – Behold HIM Mikey Dread – Parrot Jungle Dub The Fashioneers – Guiding Light Skarra Mucci – Boxing Llans Thelwell & His Celestials – Golden Horns Horace Andy – Root […]