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Wake the Town

Whether you are looking to go beyond the Bob Marley recordings that everyone knows, or you are are a fanatical studio one record collector, this show is for you! Each episode will be exploring Jamaican Music, both thematically and chronologically from its beginnings in Mento and Ska, through Roots and Rockers and onto Dancehall and Digi. The show will also endeavour to go beyond the music to place Reggae within the social and political situation from which it sprung. Expect both intellectual critiquing, hyperbolic excitement and too many pull-ups. Wheel it back Selecta!

In love or out of love, this Valentines day special has got something for everybody! Whether you've just been jilted or you're head over heels, we're got something to soothe your heart or turn up the heat.

Yes Dread! This shows focuses on the heaviest, rootsiest, dreadest Jamaican music so close your eyes, light up your chalice and get ready to chant down Babylon...

This weeks show focuses on that most beautiful of arts, harmony singing, collecting tracks from a wide range groups from Jamaica's Golden Age. For the Romantic or the Rootsman, the slow dance or some serious skanking, this show is all Killer no Filler!

Tracklisting

This first show concentrates on Jamaica's finest and most influential singers, from the early days of Ska and rocksteady, right up to Roots Reggae, Rockers and Dancehall. Regardless of your reggae knowledge, this show is full of wall-to-wall classics and well worth checking. Guaranteed to make you feel Irie!

Tracklisting