House of Reggae Pt. 178 – Garden Special

Today I have a treat for all you horticulturists, as we’re leaving the house and going out into the back yard, for the House of Reggae’s Garden special… Don Drummond – Garden Of Love Rod Taylor – Garden Of Eden Freddie McKay – Peace In The Garden Lt Stitchie – Lyrics Garden Prince Alla & […]

House of Reggae Pt. 179

Welcome aboard for another hour long journey through the decades of fine Jamaican music, which today will include paying respect to the recently departed, hearing some great new releases and reissues and whatever else I can lay my hands on… Errol Walker – In These Times Easton Clarke – Dig A Hole Smiley & Asher […]

House of Reggae Pt. 180 – Rocksteady Special

In honour and celebration of the 50th anniversary of the birth of Rocksteady, I’ve picked out some of my favourite tunes from that magical era to shine a light on the great singers, musicians and producers and to try to understand its part in the evolution of Jamaican music. So clap your hands and stamp […]

House of Reggae Pt. 181 – Prince Buster Special

Welcome in for another celebration of fine Jamaican music where today I am paying an extended tribute to the King of Ska, Prince Buster, who passed away on the 8th September aged 78 years old, but back in the 1960’s he was a one man recording industry who sang, produced and released hundreds of records […]

House of Reggae Pt. 182

Step this way for another hour long selection of fine Jamaican music that today will feature tributes to some legendary figures of reggae alongside a trio of new releases… Bobby Ellis – Mr Ellis Clinton Fearon – No Justice Joy White – Dread Out Deh Yellowman – Mad Over Me Bob Marley – Judge Not […]

House of Reggae 2016 Annual

Welcome in for this year’s final selection of fine Jamaican music, so put on your diamond socks and your comfy slippers and pour yourself a glass of your favourite tipple while I trawl through the last 12 months of new reggae releases and pick out some of my favourite tunes for your listening pleasure in […]

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. 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 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. 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. 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. 188 – Frankie Paul Special

Today I am paying tribute to Frankie Paul, one of the legendary singers of the dancehall, who sadly passed away last month aged just 51 years old. But back in the 1980’s and 90’s he was a one man record machine as he recorded dozens of albums and hundreds of singles, and so I’ve picked […]

House of Reggae Pt. 189

Welcome in for another hour of fine Jamaican music, chat and info… Culture – Two Sevens Clash Carlton & The Shoes – Never Let Go Courtney John – Southern Wind Errol Holt – Gimmie Gimmie Prince Far I – Zion Call Delton Screechie – Mix Up Midnight Riders – Cross The Border Fari Di Future […]

House of Reggae Pt. 190 – Royal Special

You are cordially invited in to Ian’s humble abode of Jamaican music as I crank up the gramophone and pull out an hour’s worth of majestic Jamaican music for the House of Reggae’s Royal Special… Augustus Pablo – King David’s Melody Prince Buster – Kings Of Old Vivian Jackson & Trinity – King Pharaoh’s Plague […]

House of Reggae Pt. 191

Step this way for another hour of fine Jamaican music where today I’m doing a triple tribute to three reggae legends who have passed away in recent weeks, the keyboard king Earl ‘Wire’ Lindo, the ska vocalist Winston Samuels and the reggae pioneer Larry Marshall… Larry Marshall – Nanny Goat Larry Marshall – Mean Girl […]

House of Reggae Pt. 192 – Alton Ellis Special

Get ready like Uncle Freddy for this special extended tribute to one of my favourite Jamaican artists who back in the rocksteady era was the only singer to make hit records at both Treasure Isle and Studio 1 and whose soulful tenor voice soothed a nation with songs of love and heartache alongside calls for […]

House of Reggae Pt. 192 – Alton Ellis Special

Get ready like Uncle Freddy for this special extended tribute to one of my favourite Jamaican artists who back in the rocksteady era was the only singer to make hit records at both Treasure Isle and Studio 1 and whose soulful tenor voice soothed a nation with songs of love and heartache alongside calls for […]

House of Reggae Pt. 191

Step this way for another hour of fine Jamaican music where today I’m doing a triple tribute to three reggae legends who have passed away in recent weeks, the keyboard king Earl ‘Wire’ Lindo, the ska vocalist Winston Samuels and the reggae pioneer Larry Marshall… Larry Marshall – Nanny Goat Larry Marshall – Mean Girl […]

House of Reggae Pt. 190 – Royal Special

You are cordially invited in to Ian’s humble abode of Jamaican music as I crank up the gramophone and pull out an hour’s worth of majestic Jamaican music for the House of Reggae’s Royal Special… Augustus Pablo – King David’s Melody Prince Buster – Kings Of Old Vivian Jackson & Trinity – King Pharaoh’s Plague […]

House of Reggae Pt. 189

Welcome in for another hour of fine Jamaican music, chat and info… Culture – Two Sevens Clash Carlton & The Shoes – Never Let Go Courtney John – Southern Wind Errol Holt – Gimmie Gimmie Prince Far I – Zion Call Delton Screechie – Mix Up Midnight Riders – Cross The Border Fari Di Future […]

House of Reggae Pt. 188 – Frankie Paul Special

Today I am paying tribute to Frankie Paul, one of the legendary singers of the dancehall, who sadly passed away last month aged just 51 years old. But back in the 1980’s and 90’s he was a one man record machine as he recorded dozens of albums and hundreds of singles, and so I’ve picked […]

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 […]