Wake the Town

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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!

By Year

  • 2012

  • 2011

By Tag

  • Reggae

  • techniques

  • heptones

  • Special

  • Alton Ellis

  • Horace Andy

  • Gaylads

  • roots

  • Dennis Brown

  • lovers

  • The Heptones

  • Fredddie McGregor

  • carlton and the Shoes

  • maytones

  • Tommy McCook

  • Abbysinians


  • Jacob Miller

  • Wailing Souls

  • Jackie Mittoo

  • Dub

  • Valentine

  • Slim Jim and the Uniques

  • Ken Boothe

  • wailers

  • uniques

  • heavy

  • Cedric Brooks

  • marley

  • The Paragons

  • Bob Marley and the Wailers

  • Royals

  • culture

  • Lee Perry

  • Wake the Town

  • Johnny Clarke & U-Roy

  • termites

  • Burning Spear

  • valentines

  • The Techniques

  • Sugar Minott

  • abyssinians

  • melodians

  • Dread

  • Skatalites

  • Jamaica

  • minnott

  • Delroy Wilson

  • Bob Marley

  • Toots and the Maytals

  • Slickers

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Wake the Town Episode 4 - Valentines Day Special: In Love or Out of LoveThu, 2012-02-09 20:45

In love or out of love, this Valentines day special has got something for everybody! Whether you've just been jilted or... See details

Wake The Town Episode 3: YES Dread!Mon, 2012-01-23 13:09

Yes Dread! This shows focuses on the heaviest, rootsiest, dreadest Jamaican music so close your eyes, light up your... See details

Wake The Town Episode 2: Harmony GroupsThu, 2011-12-15 18:36

This weeks show focuses on that most beautiful of arts, harmony singing, collecting tracks from a wide range groups... See details

Wake The Town - Episode 1Sat, 2011-12-10 20:25

This first show concentrates on Jamaica's finest and most influential singers, from the early days of Ska and... See details