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 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. 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 […]

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 […]