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DAVID RODIGAN reggae show: part 9 available

British reggae DJ DAVID RODIGAN has presented part nine of his summer radio show for BBC Radio 2. 

The one-hour-long show of classic roots and reggae is now available for download.

This week RODIGAN features a session track from BOB MARLEY and THE WAILERS, which was recorded for the BBC back in 1973.


Part 8 of DAVID RODIGAN reggae show available

The eighth instalment of DAVID RODIGAN’s reggae show on BBC Radio 2 is now available for download.

This week, he unearths a classic 1982 John Peel session from GREGORY ISAACS, plus tracks from INI KAMOZE, BUNNY WAILER and LOUISA MARKS.

Click here to listen to the show in full.


TOOTS & THE MAYTALS kick off UK tour

Ska and reggae legends TOOTS & THE MAYTALS have set out on a headline tour of the UK celebrating 50 years as a band.


DAVID RODIGAN’s reggae show: part seven

Part seven of BBC Radio 2’s DAVID RODIGAN reggae show has aired and is now available for download.

RODIGAN presents another hour of classic roots and reggae music, covering artists across generations including CARLOS MALCOLMFREDDIE MCGREGOR and ETANA.

The British DJ also plays a live 1979 Peel session from Birmingham’s UB40 - the track being “Food For Thought”.


DAVID RODIGAN reggae show: part six available

Veteran British DJ DAVID RODIGAN has presented part six of his summer reggae radio show for the BBC.

This week he features a brand new session from reggae legend TOOTS & THE MAYTALS recorded exclusively for Radio 2.

Here’s the show’s tracklist:


Part five of RODIGAN reggae show now available

The fifth instalment of DAVID RODIGAN’s summer reggae show on the BBC is now available to listen to and download.

This week the British DJ re-visits BUNNY WAILER's debut solo album, Blackheart Man, released back in 1976.

Other featured tracks include JOHN HOLT's “Help Me Make It Through the Night” - a track which put him in the British charts in 1974 - and SUGAR MINOTT’s “Good Thing Going”.


DAVID RODIGAN radio show: part four now available

The fourth episode of BBC Radio 2’s summer reggae show featuring DAVID RODIGAN is now available for download.

This week RODIGAN looks back to the summer of 1976 when a new British reggae band had just signed to Island Records.

The band was ASWAD, residents of London’s Ladbroke Grove, and their debut single “Back to Africa” topped the British reggae charts.

Other music on the show includes 1960s Jamaican queen of rocksteady PHYLLIS DILLON and DESMOND DEKKER's first UK chart-topper.


BBC reggae show: episode three now available

The third instalment of DAVID RODIGAN’s new ten-part reggae series for BBC Radio 2 is now available.

This week the British DJ plays lovers rock anthem “Silly Games” by JANET KAY, alongside 1960s Jamaican beach music from JOHN HOLT and THE PARAGONS, as well as roots-rock-reggae anthems by BURNING SPEAR and DENNIS BROWN.

Here’s the full playlist:


DAVID RODIGAN reggae show: part two available

British DJ DAVID RODIGAN has delivered the second part of his new summer reggae music series on BBC Radio 2.

This week RODIGAN previewed the new album from Jamaican singer ETANA, as well as a 60s ska blast from THE SKATALITES and the original reggae version of “The Rivers of Babylon” from THE MELODIANS.

You can listen to the full episode on the BBC website.

Here’s the full play list:


BBC reggae show: part one now available

Part one of DAVID RODIGAN’s new reggae series on BBC Radio 2 is now available to listen to, showcasing RODIGAN’s love for all types of reggae music from the 60s to the present day.


DAVID RODIGAN hosts new BBC reggae series

British radio DJ DAVID RODIGAN will from this evening host a brand new series on BBC Radio 2 dedicated to reggae music.

The series of ten, hour long, reggae shows will air every Thursday evening (starting with tonight) and will be a “reflection of all that is great in traditional reggae, stretching back across 5 decades to its beginnings as in Jamaica whilst also targeting the very latest of the new releases”, according to RODIGAN's website.