42 episodes

Rootfire Presents: The Reggae Podclash's mission is to share the stories of foundational reggae artists, creating a historical record told by the artists themselves, while building bridges to new artists who have followed in their footsteps. Hosted by Devin Morrison and Roger Rivas, two longtime players in the Los Angeles reggae scene who have performed and recorded with Jamaican legends including Alton Ellis, Prince Buster, Leonard “The Ethiopian” Dillon, Wailing Souls, Roy Shirley, Pat Kelly, Prince Jazzbo, Willie Williams, The Cables, Derrick Morgan, Stranger Cole, The Maytones, Soul Syndicate, Ranking Joe, Half Pint and more. Devin is also Rootfire’s Editor and founding member of roots reggae group The Expanders, while Roger is musical director for early reggae revivalists The Aggrolites, and a prolific producer & engineer. As collectors of Jamaican vinyl, Devin and Roger begin each episode by highlighting a “Record of The Week” from their own collections, before a long-form conversation with a special guest. Follow us on socials @reggaepodclash http://thereggaepodclash.com

The Reggae Podclash Rootfire Presents: The Reggae Podclash with Man-Like-Devin and Reggae Rog

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Rootfire Presents: The Reggae Podclash's mission is to share the stories of foundational reggae artists, creating a historical record told by the artists themselves, while building bridges to new artists who have followed in their footsteps. Hosted by Devin Morrison and Roger Rivas, two longtime players in the Los Angeles reggae scene who have performed and recorded with Jamaican legends including Alton Ellis, Prince Buster, Leonard “The Ethiopian” Dillon, Wailing Souls, Roy Shirley, Pat Kelly, Prince Jazzbo, Willie Williams, The Cables, Derrick Morgan, Stranger Cole, The Maytones, Soul Syndicate, Ranking Joe, Half Pint and more. Devin is also Rootfire’s Editor and founding member of roots reggae group The Expanders, while Roger is musical director for early reggae revivalists The Aggrolites, and a prolific producer & engineer. As collectors of Jamaican vinyl, Devin and Roger begin each episode by highlighting a “Record of The Week” from their own collections, before a long-form conversation with a special guest. Follow us on socials @reggaepodclash http://thereggaepodclash.com

    The Reggae PodClash: Episode #43 - Hollie Cook - 10/07/2021

    The Reggae PodClash: Episode #43 - Hollie Cook - 10/07/2021

    British reggae and tropical pop singer Hollie Cook joins us to talk about her musical journey into Jamaican music. We dive into her time with The Slits, Prince Fatty, and stories about her father and Sex Pistols drummer Paul Cook. What is Tropical Pop? Hollie has your answer!

    RECORDS OF THE WEEK:
    Rog’s Record : Alton Ellis “Lord Deliver Us”
    Dev’s Record : Leonard Dillon “Weekend Cowhead”

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    Man-Like-Devin and Roger Rivas talk all things reggae with original and modern artists in the scene on http://Rootfire.net/tv​.

    #RootfireTV #TheReggaePodclash #HollieCook
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    • 1 hr 28 min
    The Reggae PodClash: Episode #42 - Man-Like-Devin - 09/16/2021

    The Reggae PodClash: Episode #42 - Man-Like-Devin - 09/16/2021

    Special guest co-host James Searl, frontman/bassie of Giant Panda Guerilla Dub Squad, joins Roger to interview Man-Like-Devin who just released his debut solo record "WHEEL AND SHOULDER: ACOUSTIC REGGAE, ROCKSTEADY & SKA VOL. I".  The three good friends talk about the writing and production of the record, Devin's history in the L.A. Ska and U.S. Reggae scenes, and are joined halfway through by Devin's brother Patrick Morrison who played many of the instruments on the new record. A super fun conversation between a bunch of good friends who love Jamaican music.

    Records Of The Week:
    Roger: Johnny Ringo - "Push Lady Push"
    James: Little Roy - "Hurt Not The Earth"

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    https://rootfire-intl.myshopify.com/collections/the-reggae-podclash

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    Man-Like-Devin and Roger Rivas talk all things reggae with original and modern artists in the scene on http://Rootfire.net/tv​.

    #RootfireTV #TheReggaePodClash #ManLikeDevin
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    • 2 hr 49 min
    The Reggae PodClash: Episode #41 - Pachyman - 08/12/2021

    The Reggae PodClash: Episode #41 - Pachyman - 08/12/2021

    The Reggae PodClash: Episode #41 - Pachyman - 08/12/2021
    Our good friend Pachyman stops by to talk about his new dub records that have taken the Reggae world by storm. He tells us about his approach to riddims and dub, his history in Reggae music, and reminisces with Devin about his wacky times as keyboard player for The Expanders. Super fun conversation with one of today's Dub masters. Don't miss it!

    Roger's Record of The Week: Roger Rivas & The Officinalis: "Green Pepper"
    Dev's Record of The Week: Dub Specialist: "Skankers Incorporation"

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    Man-Like-Devin and Roger Rivas talk all things reggae with original and modern artists in the scene on http://Rootfire.net/tv​.

    #RootfireTV #TheReggaePodclash #Pachyman
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    • 1 hr 36 min
    The Reggae PodClash: Episode #40 - Andy Bassford - 07/14/2021

    The Reggae PodClash: Episode #40 - Andy Bassford - 07/14/2021

    Reggae guitarist Andy Bassford joins us to discuss his incredible career playing and recording with many of the all-time greats of Jamaican music. Stories include being bandleader for Toots Hibbert, recording with organist Winston Wright, and a hilarious recounting of his first link with the great Lyn Tait.

    Records of The Week:
    Dev's Record: The Living Truth - "Bongo Natty"
    Rog's Record: The Crystalites - "Undertaker's Burial"

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    https://rootfire-intl.myshopify.com/collections/the-reggae-podclash

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    Man-Like-Devin and Roger Rivas talk all things reggae with original and modern artists in the scene on http://Rootfire.net/tv​.

    #RootfireTV #TheReggaePodclash #AndyBassford
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    • 2 hr 34 min
    The Reggae Podclash #39 - Joey Altruda 6/23/21

    The Reggae Podclash #39 - Joey Altruda 6/23/21

    Joey Altruda is an American musician, composer, producer and bandleader from Los Angeles. Formed In 1989,  his band Jump With Joey became a keystone in the revival of traditional Jamaican Ska, Rocksteady, and Reggae. Jump With Joey filled the dance floors backing Jamaican musicians such as Roland Alphonso, Laurel Aitken, Ernest Ranglin, Rico Rodriguez, Ken Lazarus. In 2006 Altruda was awarded a lifetime achievement award for the Preservation Of Jamaican Music and Culture. In the past 35 years he has worked with a wide spectrum of artists including Seu Jorge, Screamin’ Jay Hawkins, Bo Diddley, El Gran Fellove, Joe Houston, Don & Dewey, Rose Maddox, Levi Dexter, Tom Waits, Joe Strummer, Plas Johnson, Les Baxter, as well as Studio One’s main man, Sir Coxsone Dodd. Tune into www.TheReggaePodclash.com Wednesday, Jun 23, 2021 at 6pm PT as we talk all things including his latest collaboration with Tom Zé!

    ENTER TO WIN - AUGUSTUS PABLO "RISING SUN" LP courtesy of VP Records:
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    Man-Like-Devin and Roger Rivas talk all things reggae with original and modern artists in the scene on http://Rootfire.net/tv​.

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    • 2 hr
    The Reggae PodClash: Episode #38 - Alborosie - 05/26/2021

    The Reggae PodClash: Episode #38 - Alborosie - 05/26/2021

    One of the biggest Reggae stars of the 21st century, Alborosie joins Dev and Rog this week to premiere the brand new tune “GINAL” featuring Collie Buddz. The guys discuss Alborosie’s ever-growing collection of vintage studio equipment and instruments that he has purchased from most of the classic Jamaican studios over the course of his almost 30 years living and working in JA. They talk about his producer and engineer skills, the many artists he has worked with, the time Lee “Scratch” Perry predicted that “Kingston Town” would be a global smash hit, his Italian-food-inspired approach to music, and much more!

    Dev’s Record: Jah Ted - “Rasta Cry”
    Rog’s Record: Ken Parker - “My Whole World Is Falling Down”

    Man-Like-Devin and Roger Rivas talk all things reggae with original and modern artists in the scene on http://Rootfire.net/tv​.

    In addition to their weekly discussion of hand-selected records from their collections of Jamaican music on vinyl, Roger and Devin are joined this week by Alborosie!

    VINYL GIVEAWAY: Alborosie "Back A Yard Dub"
    https://rootfire.net/giveaway-alborosie-back-a-yard-dub/

    SHOP PODCLASH MERCH! Every sale helps support the show. Thank you. https://rootfire-intl.myshopify.com/collections/the-reggae-podclash

    Listen to Past Episodes: https://podlink.to/ReggaePodclash

    #ReggaePodclash​ #Alborosie #Rootfire​

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    • 1 hr 43 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
51 Ratings

51 Ratings

asking79 ,

Big Up! ✊

This is a great podcast. I love listening to it! I listen when I’m at work (11 hours overnights) so I love long podcasts. I have nothing but good things to say about this podcast, I just wish they were more frequent because this is one of my favorites. Big up you guys!! Much respect!!

Izzy Lion ,

Water The Rooooots

I would go back in time and tell myself to listen to this show when it started last year. I got an update from East Star Records that Gentleman’s Dub Club was on this show last week. I listened to one episode and decided to download the episodes with artists I already knew. After listening to a second episode, I quickly decided that I needed to listen to EVERY episode! Learning more about both roots and modern scenes. Bless

Bmalamen ,

The Best Reggae Podcast

An excellent way to experience the voices, the music, the legends of Reggae history, from past to present!
Devin and Roger are awesome hosts and lead us through the music and culture they love while making space for the important players throughout the movement. It’s live, it’s fun, and it digs deep.
EVERYONE can learn something and enjoy this podcast, no matter how experienced you are with Reggae music and culture.

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