House of Reggae Pt. 187 – Hills and Valleys Special

It’s time to put on your walking boots and fill up your knapsack as we head off on another hour long ramble through some fine Jamaican music in the House of Reggae’s Hills and Valleys Special… Augustus Pablo – Up Wareika Hill Buju Banton – Hills & Valleys Jah Cure – Trod In The Valley […]

House of Reggae Pt. 186

It’s time for another monthly delve through the archives to hand pick another hour of fine Jamaican music… The Pioneers – Me Little But Me Tallawah Keith & Tex – Touch My Hand Macka B – Legendary Reggae Icon Cornel Campbell – My Roots Girl The Radicals – Rum Tree The Termites – Rave All […]

House of Reggae Pt. 101

In another show crammed full of old time classics, fresh new music and miscellany background details, I’ll also be revealing which show has been the most popular House of Reggae podcast so far… Jah Woosh – Jah Is The Ruler Tarrus Riley – Shaka Zulu PIckney Alpheus – Far Away Jah Woosh – Chalice Blaze […]

House of Reggae Pt. 102 – Life Special

As a counteraction to the Death Special a few weeks ago, today I’ll be digging out an hour’s worth of tunes that celebrate the joys of being alive, while recognising the struggles it can take to survive, and like a good self help book, giving out some pertinent advice on how to live your life […]

House of Reggae Pt. 103

It’s time to take another dive into the deep end of fine Jamaican music while occasionally coming up for air to comment on what’s being played, so grab your snorkel and flippers and press that play button below… Knowledge – Centry YT & Mr Williamz – Smiley Culture Sugar Minott – Herbman Hustling Burru Banton […]

House of Reggae Pt. 104 – Drum Special

Today we’re going deep into the roots to hear the African inspired nyahbinghi sound, the pulsating and hypnotic bedrock of so many great Jamaican records, in the House of Reggae’s Drum Special… Karl Bryan & Count Ossie – Black Up Winston & Roy – Babylon Gone Folkes Brothers – Oh Carolina Bunny & Skitter – […]

House of Reggae Pt. 185

It’s time for another hour of fine Jamaican music where today I am paying tribute to three musical legends, vocalist and percussionist Noel ‘Skully’ Simms, trombonist Ronald ‘Nambo’ Robinson and ex-Tennor and Ital Ronnie Davis, who have all sadly passed away this year… Ronnie Davis – Jah Jah Jahovia Mellow Cats – Rock A Man […]

House of Reggae Pt. 105

Roll up roll up for another 60 minutes of fine Jamaican music, that has been hand picked and lovingly packaged for you here today on the premises… The Skatalites – Freedom Sounds Priest Herman – We Are Praying Louie Culture – Revolution Song Junior Byles – The Long Way Lee Perry – Longer Dub The […]

House of Reggae Pt. 106 – Answer Special

Today we’re going to have double the fun or even double the trouble as each tune I’ll be playing will be followed up by a counteraction, a contradiction or a continuation in the House of Reggae’s Answer Special… The Uniques – Let Me Go Girl Dawn Penn – I’ll Let You Go Dennis Brown – […]

House of Reggae Pt. 107

Step this way for another 60 minute stroll across the hills and valleys of fine Jamaican music… The Skatalites – Ska La Parisienne The Sharks – You Made Me Warm Risto Benji – Don’t Pirate It Queen Ifrica – Pot Still Haffi Bubble Max Romeo – Heads A Go Roll The Skatalites – Addis Ababa […]

House of Reggae Pt. 108 – Old Time Lyrics Special

It’s time for another trip down memory lane, as today I’m delving deep into the rich traditional lyrical songs of Jamaica that have been passed down through the decades and adapted and updated into ska, reggae and dancehall versions in the House of Reggae’s Old Time Lyrics Special… Ranking Joe – Oh What A Night […]

House of Reggae Pt. 109

It’s time for another 60 minute celebration of fine Jamaican music, which will include something old, something new, something borrowed and some rhythm n blues… The Silvertones – Rejoice Jah Jah Children Lee Perry & The Silvertones – Finger Mash Red Dragon – Duck Dance Little Twitch – Every DJ Have To Burst Vybz Kartel […]

House of Reggae Pt. 110 – Village Special

I’m opening the doors today for the whole community to come in and enjoy 60 minutes of fine Jamaican music that will either tell a great story or feature a particular character or facet of life in the House of Reggae’s Village Special… The Tennors – Hopeful Village Sugar Minott – Lamb’s Bread (Let Go […]

House of Reggae Pt. 111

It’s time to take another lucky dip into the bag of fine Jamaican music and see what prizes await us today in an hour long show of trivia and tunes… Hopeton Lewis – Let Me Come On Home The Itals – Time Will Tell Louie Culture – Judgement Fi Babylon Errol Dunkley & Ranking Dread […]

House of Reggae Pt. 112 – 1950’s Special

Today we’re taking a journey right back to the birth of recorded music in Jamaica, to give a few nods of appreciation in the direction of the groundbreaking artists, producers and sound system owners who built from scratch the foundations of which everything that followed has been based on, as it’s time for the House […]

House of Reggae Pt. 113

It’s that time to settle in again for another 60 minutes of fine music from the beautiful island in the sun, sweet Jamaica, so pick yourself a fresh mango to eat and chop open a coconut to drink and press that play button below… Original Survivors – Beautiful Land (JA) Kali Blaxx – Farmer Man […]

House of Reggae Pt. 114 – History Special

Welcome aboard the time travel machine for a 500 year hill and gully ride through the centuries, as it’s time for the House of Reggae’s History Special… Early B – History Of Jamaica Shenley Duffus – Christopher Columbus Black Skulls – Black Slavery Days Mighty Diamonds & Papa Tullo – Morgan The Pirate Johnny Stray […]

House of Reggae Pt. 115

Welcome in for another 60 minute stroll through the picturesque surroundings of fine Jamaican music… The Ethiopians – I’m Gonna Take Over The Rulers – Let My People Go Kayla Bliss – Rock N Sway Brushy One String – Boom Bang Deng Eek A Mouse – For Hire & Removal The Ethiopians – Train To […]

House of Reggae Pt. 116 – Numbers Special

Welcome aboard for another 3,600 seconds of fine Jamaican music, where today we’re going numerical and mathematical in the House of Reggae’s Numbers Special… The Paragons – My Number One Dennis Brown – What About The Half Delroy Wilson – One Two Three Stranger & Ken – Uno Dos Tres Culture – Two Sevens Clash […]

House of Reggae Pt. 117

Welcome in for another tea and biscuit festooned celebration of fine Jamaican music… The Melodians – Song Of Love Roy Panton – Endless Memory Roman Stewart – Fire At Your Heel The Sunshot Band – Dr Bash Neville Grant – Sick And Tired The Upsetters – Return Of Django The Heptones – Book Of Rules […]

House of Reggae Pt. 184 – Railway Special

Welcome aboard. I am your conductor for the next hour as we embark upon another journey through the heart of fine Jamaican music, so please have your tickets ready for inspection for the House of Reggae’s Railway Special… Soul Brothers – Last Train To Skaville Ken Boothe – The Train Is Coming The Gladiators – […]

House of Reggae 2011 Annual

Another 12 months has passed by in the blink of an eye, so it must be time to look back, take stock and gather up some of the top tunes that have been shaking my musical tree, for the House of Reggae’s 2011 Annual… Mr Vegas feat. Shaggy & Josey Wales – Sweet Jamaica Tarrus […]

House of Reggae Pt. 118 – Xterminator Special

The Xterminator label released some of the greatest roots music out of Jamaica throughout the 1990’s, and helped launch the careers of the likes of Capleton, Luciano and Sizzla, however the label’s owner and producer, Mr Philip ‘Fatis’ Burrell, very sadly passed away on the 3rd December 2011, so in tribute to his great contribution […]

House of Reggae Pt. 119

Welcome in once again for another 60 minutes of fine Jamaican music, interspersed with a little bit of detail and trivia, which hopefully will keep you entertained, enthralled and maybe even enlightened… Leroy Smart – God Helps The Man Spiritual Movements – Serious Time The Maytals – Hold On Ras Demo – Make You Rock […]

House of Reggae Pt. 120 – Techniques Special

Singer, producer and record label owner Winston Riley died on the 19th January, and so today I’m paying my small tribute to the man who during his 50 year career released some of the biggest records and rhythms in reggae music, in the House of Reggae’s Techniques Special… Ansel Collins – Stalag 17 The Techniques […]

House of Reggae Pt. 121 – Acoustic Special

Reggae music prides itself on big bass lines pumping out of vibrating speaker boxes and so today we’re doing something a little way different as I’m going to turn down the bass speakers and go unplugged in the House of Reggae’s acoustic special… Bob Marley – Redemption Song The Sharks – You Made Me Warm […]

House of Reggae Pt. 122

Step this way for another 60 minutes of tributes, dedications, versions, new releases, old favourites and a little bit of detail and trivia… King Stitt – Fire Corner Hopeton Lewis – Live It Up Mr Williamz – Last Night Jiving Juniors – Over The River Eddie Tan Tan Thornton – Tantanlizing Dillinger – Natty Dread […]

House of Reggae Pt. 183

Step this way for another hour long stroll through the hills and valleys of fine Jamaican music for the first show of a new year where I’ve got lined up a handful of new releases, a version excursion and of course some old classics… Glen & Dave – Wake Up To Reality The Termites – […]

House of Reggae Pt. 123

Step aboard for another hour long celebration of fine Jamaican music that will span the decades and genres and highlight the talent and artistry that continues to shine brightly from the island in the sun… Derrick Morgan – It’s Alright Devon & The Tartans – Making Love Early B – Me Want Join The Army […]

House of Reggae Pt. 124 – Marriage Special

We are gathered here today to join together in matrimony fine Jamaican music with another House of Reggae theme, by exploring the good, the bad and the bizarre of weddings and marriages in the House of Reggae’s Marriage Special… Jackie Mittoo – Rocksteady Wedding Marcia Griffiths – Melody Life The Shades – I Know A […]

House of Reggae Pt. 125

If you listen to this podcast on the bus on the way to work or on the train on the way to zion, just pop in your headphones and let the music take you away… Konshens – Pop In My Headphones Busy Signal – Kingston Town Lloyd Charmers – Save The People Scotty – Salvation […]

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 […]