Follow us each week as we take an in-depth look into the musical journey of some of Reggae's biggest names and living legends.
From how it started to how it is, the songs that made them, the moments that broke them, we explore the life, the music, and the milestones that have made them, legends of Reggae.
Don Drummond - The Mad Genuis
Inundated with personal idiosyncrasies Don Drummond was an unrecognized savant, who grew to become one of Jamaica's most celebrated musical creators, though his legacy as a musical innovator is tainted by his convicted crime of passion, He is, without a doubt, one of the greatest graces that have ever bestowed Jamaican music.
King Tubby - The King of The Remix
Dub is considered one of the most recognizable musical genres in the world and along the way has become the touchstone framework for a flurry of contemporary urban genres, such as EDM, Dubstep, Hiphop, Rap, Jungle, Grime, and Afrodub, all encapsulated remixes of a primordial soundscape that emerged from the mind of a man whose legacy is remembered by few in these modern times.
The King of the Remix, the late great, King Tubby.
Miss Lou - Jamaica's First Music Legend
In this installement we feature Jamaica's First Musical Legend, Louise Bennett. Long before Harry Belafonte became the poster boy of Caribbean music, and Bob had his first sip of music, the rambunctious Miss Lou was charting her course, and along the way became the primordial pioneer of Jamaican music.
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2020 Season Production Credits
Portmore, St. Catherine
Recorded & Mixed By:
Avaris Interactive Group Ltd.
Sound Design By:
Avaris Interactive Studios
Avaris Interactive Studios
Joe Higgs - The Godfather Of Reggae
If there is one person in Jamaican music that has never been given his due credit, it is the man who some consider the "GodFather of Reggae", Joe Higgs. The unheralded mentor and inspirator of legends such as Bob Marley, Peter Tosh, Bob Andy, and Derrick Harriott, it is his musical alchemy in the primordial echo chamber of Reggae, that continues to resonate throughout history.
Dawn Penn - The Quiet Storm
Throughout Reggae's inundated history of untold covers, uncredited renditions and unwitting reprises, the blurred lines that form the musical bridge between the original cuts and local versions, have always set the stage for some of Jamaican music's best-untold moments in history.
The Unsung Hero - Trevor Sparks
Trevor Sparks unique technique of Lovers Rock inspired lyrics dripped on hardcore dancehall riddims spawned a hybrid soundscape in an ever-evolving echo chamber. His place in Reggae history, howver, is not about the size of his catalogue, or the hits he sold and left us along the way..but his ability to transcend Lovers Rock to the forefront of the 90's hardcore Dancehall Arena.
Real Jamaican Scholarship
Just found this program. Deeply informative with excellent writing.Highly recommend it for a Jamaican scholarly perspective on Jamaican culture.I also recommend it for fans of the English language as it doesn’t get much better than this.
Good informative show!
This is a very informational podcast and well done