37 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 #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/

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

    #ReggaePodclash​ #Alborosie #Rootfire​

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    • 1 hr 43 min
    The Reggae PodClash: Episode #37 - Winston Jarrett - 05/12/2021

    The Reggae PodClash: Episode #37 - Winston Jarrett - 05/12/2021

    This week Roger and Devin are joined by Jamaican Roots pioneer Winston Jarrett. He tells us all about his early childhood, forming The Flames with Alton Ellis in the early days of ska and together cutting some of Alton's biggest tunes, embarking on a solo career, and how the inequities of the music business that Winston had to overcome at every turn led to him switching to self-production in the mid-70s. Don't miss this rare chance to hear from one of Reggae's most under-appreciated stars.

    Records Of The Week:

    Roger - Prince Buster Allstars - "Dance, Cleopatra, Dance"
    Devin - Reggae Boys - "Selassie"

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    Man-Like-Devin and Roger Rivas talk all things reggae with original and modern artists in the scene live 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 Winston Jarrett.

    VINYL GIVEAWAY:
    Hugh Mundell / Roots Radics
    https://rootfire.net/giveaway-hugh-mundell-roots-radics/

    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​ #WinstonJarrett #Rootfire​

    http://www.TheReggaePodClash.com
    Support the show (https://rootfire.net/tv/)

    • 2 hr 16 min
    The Reggae PodClash: Episode #36 - Soul Syndicate & Friends - 04/28/2021

    The Reggae PodClash: Episode #36 - Soul Syndicate & Friends - 04/28/2021

    This week we welcomed back Reggae Rog to the show, and were treated to one of the best conversations we've had on the Podclash yet. Santa Davis and Tony Chin from the iconic Soul Syndicate band joined us to discuss their incredible careers creating some of the heaviest and most enduring reggae riddims ever to come out of JA. The stories they tell are beyond priceless, everything from how the flying cymbals got it's name (I NEVER would have guessed this one) to how the great Stalag 17 riddim was created, to impromptu recording sessions with Bob Marley, Lee "Scratch" Perry taking the hi-hat away from a young & nervous Santa Davis during the recording of "Sun Is Shining", and a whole heap more. The conversation lasted nearly two hours and left us feeling like we had barely scratched the surface of all there is to learn about these incredible musicians. A must-listen from start to finish!

    Records Of The Week:
    Rog: Denise Darlington - "Feel So Good"
    Dev: Prince Jazzbo - "Slum Chant"
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    • 2 hr 24 min
    The Reggae PodClash: Episode #35 - Errol Dunkley - 04/14/2021

    The Reggae PodClash: Episode #35 - Errol Dunkley - 04/14/2021

    This week, Devin ran the show on his own while Rog was off making another great reggae record with past-Podclash-guest Jason Mraz. Dev started the show with a tribute to the great deejay Trinity who passed a few days prior. Then the great Errol Dunkley joined the show to discuss his many hits during the rocksteady and reggae eras for most of the big producers of the time, and to set the record straight on various points around which there has been misinformation strewn across the inter-webs. Errol experienced some technical difficulties and thus we were forced to end the interview a bit earlier than we would have liked, but it was nonetheless a fascinating conversation with this top Jamaican vocalist.

    Records Of The Week:
    Trinity - "Fire Down A Town"
    Vincent March - "Don't Cry"
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    • 51 min
    The Reggae PodClash: Episode #34 - Gentleman's Dub Club - 03/31/2021

    The Reggae PodClash: Episode #34 - Gentleman's Dub Club - 03/31/2021

    Toby from Gentleman’s Dub Club joins us to discuss their new album “Down To Earth” out now on Easy Star Records. We talk about the challenges and unexpected benefits of writing and recording an album during quarantine, the group’s history and...

    • 1 hr 43 min
    The Reggae PodClash: Episode #33 - Miss Pat - 03/17/2021

    The Reggae PodClash: Episode #33 - Miss Pat - 03/17/2021

    Miss Pat, one of the matriarchs of Jamaican music, co-founder of Randy's Records & Studio 17, as well as VP records, joins us to talk about her 60-plus years in the Reggae business. We discuss her new book that started as a scrap book for her...

    • 1 hr 43 min

Customer Reviews

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42 Ratings

42 Ratings

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.

warinababylon ,

Solid interviews. Deep discussion of riddim music.

My 2020 would have been a lot better if I found this podcast sooner! It's what I've always wanted: interesting talk about reggae and ska with first person history of the music.

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