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 […]

House of Reggae pt.156 – Revolution Special

This is a follow up to the Sufferer’s Special from earlier this year, where I take a journey through the revolutionary decade that was the 1970’s, when Jamaica was in political and social upheaval, as I pick out some of my favourite records about overturning the political and social conditions that had spawned so much […]

House of Reggae pt.157

Welcome in for another 60 minute journey along the highways and by-ways of fine Jamaican music, where I’m lining up something old, something new and plenty in the middle too… Earl 16 – Reggae Rock Conscious Minds – Hotter The Battle Conscious Minds – Brain Wash Spring Wata – Hold Firm The Clarendonians – You […]

House of Reggae Pt. 158 – Curtis Mayfield Special

Today we’re turning our attention to an American singer songwriter, who’s vocal technique, lyrics and music during the 1960’s had a huge impact on the development of rocksteady as well as later social commentary tunes, as it’s time for the House of Reggae’s Curtis Mayfield Special… Junior Murvin – Closer Together The Techniques – Queen […]

House of Reggae pt.159

All aboard for another journey rattling along the tracks of fine Jamaican music, replete with a running commentary of information, detail and trivia… Reggae Reggae – Reggae Train Delly Ranx – Sweet Reggae Vivian Jackson & The Prophets – Sipping I & I Chalice Charlie Chaplin – Entertainer Supercat – Dance Inna New York Delroy […]

House of Reggae Pt. 160 – House Special

I’m throwing open the doors one more time and inviting you in for another 60 minutes of fine Jamaican music in the House of Reggae’s House Special… Reggae Regular – House Party Hubert Porter – Dry Weather House Sister Nancy – Roof Over Mi Head Jacob Miller – Tenement Yard Bob Marley – No Woman […]

House of Reggae pt. 161

Welcome aboard for another hour of fine Jamaican music where today I’m paying tribute to some recently fallen legends. As sadly in recent weeks, the rocksteady pioneer Hopeton Lewis, the Kingstonian sufferer Jackie Bernard, the ubiquitous percussionist Uzziah ‘Sticky’ Thompson and the dancehall guitarist Noel ‘Sowell Radics’ Bailey, have all passed away. So over the […]

House of Reggae Pt. 162 – John Holt Special

Today I’m paying tribute to one of the greatest Jamaican vocalists of all time, Sir John Holt, who very sadly passed away on the 19th October. I’ve selected a few records from his 50 year career and added in some details about his life and music in the House of Reggae’s John Holt special… The […]

House of Reggae Pt. 163

Welcome aboard for another hour of fine Jamaican music where we delve deep into the wonderful world of reggae and re-emerge with some more treasures from all eras of the music… John Holt – Satisfaction Prince Far I & The Arabs – Hello, Love Brother Gregory Isaacs – Night Nurse Junior Ross & The Spears […]

House of Reggae 2014 Annual

Welcome aboard for my end of year round-up where I get to delve into the past 12 months of reggae releases and pick out some of my favourite tunes. So plump up the cushion, pour yourself a large glass of something seasonal and let me entertain you with the House of Reggae’s 2014 Annual… Tarrus […]

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 […]

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 […]