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Notis Heavyweight Rockaz live in session

David Rodigan visits the Notis Heavyweight Rockaz at Jamaica’s Anchor Studios where they play a live version of “Raggy Road” from their excellent “Crossroads” riddim LP. My favorite riddim in some time. Check more from this great riddim compilation on Jah Raver’s Revenge: Best of 2015 Vol. II:...
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Ziggy Marley & the Melody Makers / London / 1989

Included here is yet another brilliantly recorded live performance by the BBC.  Ziggy Marley & the Melody Makers hit London’s Town and Country Club riding on a high and explode on-stage, playing tunes from their new album One Bright Day, which is in my opinion one of the...
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The Story Of Misty In Roots (BBC Radio 6)

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Misty in Roots formed in Southall, London in the mid 1970s and were another immensely talented roots reggae act who caught the ear of John Peel at the BBC. At the time, gaining Peel as a fan gave bands an opportunity that very few other struggling acts –...
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A Mouse At The BBC

Eek-A-Mouse, born Ripton Joseph Hylton, is one of the early artists to be described as a “singjay”.   His brilliant work with producer Scientist in the 1980s is nothing if not wholly original.  He has a career spanning more than 30 years, and continues to tour the world,...
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Help BBC document Marley’s historic Lyceum 1975 show!

Did you bear witness to Marley’s historic 1975 shows at the Lyceum in London?  If so, the BBC wants to hear from you! The BBC is crowdsourcing photos and audio/video of your cherished music memorabilia – ticket stubs, diary entries, teen band recordings, wrist bands, rare footage and...
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David Rodigan interviews Augustus Pablo (BBCRadio)

Included here is a rarely heard interview of Augustus Pablo by David Rodigan circa 1981.  I first shared this here at MIDNIGHT RAVER back in 2013.  Here it is again, back by popular demand.  Enjoy… David Rodigan Interviews Augustus Pablo on BBC Radio by Jah Raver on Mixcloud...
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Gregory Isaacs “Confirm Reservation” (BBC 1981)

My favorite track by Gregory is “Confirm Reservation.” The tune was written and produced by Gregory Isaacs and, perhaps more than any other tune, it showcases the brilliance of his songwriting. Upon first listen it might sound like several other Gregory tunes that have an overt lovers rock...
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Steffens, Family Acid gathering steam!

Check the video at BBCNews Trending… Photographer Roger Steffens has taken iconic shots of rock and roll legends. But it’s his collection of personal snapshots of life in the 1970s – including some psychedelic double exposures – that is now attracting attention. The work was mostly forgotten until...
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Arise Black Man: The Peter Tosh Story

Arise Black Man: The Peter Tosh Story was originally broadcast on BBC Radio 4 FM November 23, 2010. Peter Tosh found international fame alongside Bob Marley as a member of The Wailers.  As a solo artist he released several landmark reggae albums and even recorded with the Rolling...
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