Podcasts - RADIO
"Music from here, that sounds like it's from there"
WRUW Radio 91.1 FM Cleveland
We also aired a weekly radio show at WRUW 91.1 FM called Night of the Living Dread for 37 years (1982-2019). We featured a wide a range of Jamaican music from Mento to Dancehall.
The show still appears on WRUW with radio specials
"Night of The Living Dread" - 19 June, 2015
A "Roundtable" conversation with Herman Sang, Boris Gardiner, and Derrick Harriott. The conversation includes discussion on the use of patois in Jamaican lyrics, early amplifier construction, live shows, Studio One origins, Chart hits in Jamica, and more.
"Night of The Living Dread" June 2015
This week's episode featured a segment on Leslie Kong's Beverley's label with many rare singles aired on WRUW. We also featured tunes by Derrick Harriott & Audley Rollins of The Emotions.
WRUW's "Night of the Living Dread"
Reggae Podcasts - 2020
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"Rooting For A Cause "
1. Larry Marshall - Mean Girl – Studio One - 1969
2. Jackie Edwards – Mean Girl – “Jackie Edwards” Album – Amo Records - 1980
3. Big Joe – Nine Me Nine – Cry Tuff - 1979
4. Big Joe – Hop On Sister – Cry Tuff - 1979
5. The Aggrovators – Mean Girls Dub – Jackpot - 1975
6. Johnny Clarke - Poor Marcus – Clocktower - 1975
7. King Tubby Version – Poor Marcus – A Harder Version – Jackpot - 1975
8. The Mighty Diamonds – Poor Marcus – Right Time LP - Virgin Records -1 976
Keith & Tex PODCAST -
This is the latest Podcast on the great Rocksteady duo - Keith & Tex.
Herman Sang - Jamaica Way Reggae Podcast
Herman’s brother – Claude Sang Jr., formed a singing duo with Derrick Harriott, called The Jiving Juniors. Claude was a schoolmate of Derrick Harriott at Excelsior College in Jamaica and after the two entered and won the Vere John’s Talent Show at The Palace Theatre in 1957. Claude and Harriott enlisted Herman to play piano on all of their shows and eventually their recordings. Herman Sang comments, “I was still going to school at Kingston College and we would play in Kingston and also outside the area. ‘Claude and Harriott’ composed a song called ‘Lollipop Girl.’ That was a big hit! We went on to be very popular covering songs by The Coasters group. We had big shows where we opened for Lloyd Price, Fats Domino, and James Brown.”
The Secret Origins of The Fencebeater – Colin Moore
This podcast is taken from a March 1992 cassette interview by Ray Hurford (of Small Axe) with The Fencebeater. The Fencebeater is a man by the name of Colin Moore. Colin was a very active member of the London Reggae community, produced reggae on vinyl and CD (including Kendrick Andy’s CD “Another Night in The Ghetto”), and wrote for the reggae magazine “Small Axe.” Ray Hurford is the Editor of Small Axe and has been publishing books and magazines from the late 1970’s until present date. Colin Moore passed away at a young age from a heart attack a number of years ago.
We had been searching for the cassette used in this podcast for a few years and have just recently located it. The cassette is a rambling discussion between Hurford and Moore. The duo review years of music reviews by Moore in the pages of “Small Axe” and try to track the secret origins of the first use of the title “Fencebeater.” Moore also sent two cassette tapes with musical selections, a portion of which is included in this podcast. If there is demand, another podcast can be created which can include a full selection by The Fencebeater. Colin’s selections were influenced by this writer, so there are numerous Supercat and Michael Rose tracks. If you want more of Colin’s selections, we would just need some comments made in Podomatic.
As you will discover in this podcast, Colin Moore has a great voice for radio and has great knowledge of Jamaican music. Whether you knew Colin Moore or not, there is a great deal to be learned from what is said in this podcast and also in his never-ending interest in Jamaican music and culture. Colin’s style and approach to the music is to be admired. He was a positive person, was generous and genuine. When I visited Colin in 1994, he gave me a big stack of his duplicate vinyl. We had a great discussion as we recorded a cassette as Colin relayed an ocean of details on each selection.
This podcast is also a feature on the magazine and books by Small Axe. Many of which are available to this day. If you would like to purchase the magazines and books discussed in this podcast, just visit the Small Axe website:
We hope you enjoy this bit of history with a snapshot of The Fencebeater.
Buju Banton Interview and Music
This interview is the most viewed of all of our posted interviews on Youtube at the channel “Reggae Jamaica Way.” This podcast also features some of that interview. If it works well, we will feature more in this format (Your feedback is appreciated). Throughout the interview, Buju talks about his music, we thought a podcast would be perfect. During the interview, Buju maintained direct eye contact most all the time and was very short and to the point and I had to work to keep the proper flow.
I always listen when people site a favorite artist and Buju is one of them. Early on “The Fencebeater” Colin Moore told me how great Buju Banton was and how big he was going to get. Colin was very knowledgeable and I listened and Colin was right! A friend told me about seeing Buju in a dance in Kingston in the 1980’s before Buju buss. He said Buju was just transitioning to the deep voice style, growling out his lyrics. My friend said that Buju dj’d for hours and was stepping to the side and actually spitting up blood. *True story.
Whatever you think, Buju Banton is making a journey as an artist and as a man. Plenty of great music and stories along the way. If you like this one, we can set up another as Buju talked about many of his tunes.
Bogle – Mango
Murderer –LP Tiul’ Shiloh
Panhead - African Princess – LP African Princess
Operation Ardent – LP Best Of
Gal Fi Beg – LP Dancehall 101 Vol. #3
Tribal War (with Tony Rebel, Terry Ganzie, Brian & Tony Gold)
Yes Buju - Gargamel
I Am Innocent – Blacker Dread
Jamaica Way Reggae Podcast - James Bond in Jamaica
This podcast features James Bond's association with the island of Jamaica. Jamaica is exotic, remote, and mysterious and that how it fits so well for Ian Fleming's novels. Fleming lived in Jamaica at Goldeneye and loved the island's culture, people, flora and fauna and much more. James Bond and Jamaica have had strong connections for over 50 years.
This podcast focuses on that connection with discussions by Don Topping (Radio announcer and actor in To Live and let Die) and with Keith Lyn (Lead singer for Byron Lee and The Dragaonaires, also featured in Dr. No). We also supply numerous tunes from Dr. No and James Bond music with an Island flavor.
Enjoy and please supply us with comments & feedback!
James Bond theme - John Barry Orchestra
Skatalites - James Bond -
Keith Lyn Interview
Jump Up - Eric Rodgers
James bond Theme - Rolad Alphonso
Don Topping Interview
Mango Tree - Eric Rodgers
James Bond Girl - The Cimarons
This is great Jamaican music from musical history. It is vivacious and fun and a fond memory to many of your relatives. There's so much that we can say, but listen to the Podcast and enjoy!
1. Lord Fly & Dan Williams Orchestra – I Don’t Know
2. Lord Fly - Donkey City
3. Lord Flea – Irene and Yo fr’en
4. Lord Flea - Solas Market Water Come A Mi Eye
5. Lord Power and his Calypso Quintet – Miss Goosey – MRS (Stanley Motta)
6. Count Lasher - Pick Your Choice – MRS (Stanley Motta)
7. Count Owen - Melody D’Amour
8. Hubert Porter with the Jamaican Calypsonians – Mass Charley Bell – LP Calypsos
From Jamaica – TIMES
9. Monty Reynolds & His Shaw Park Calypso Band – Car Park – Motta’s
10. Arthur Knibbs & Cecil Knott & His Joybell Orchestra – Soldier man - Motta’s
11. Clyde Hoyte & The George Moxey Quartet – Montego Calypso – MRS (Stanley
12. Sugar Belly –Peel Head John Crow – The Return of Sugar Belly – Techniques –
13. Lord Melody – Booboo Man (Mama Look at Booboo) – Jump Up Carnival LP- Live
1956- (1951?) (Emory Cook)
14. Harry Belafonte – Spoken word – “Lord Melody "Melo" the Man and his Music”
15. Harry Belafonte and Nat King Cole - Mama Look at Booboo – Live NBC
16. Show Mighty Sparrow – Mamma Look at Booboo (with guitar accompaniment) –
“Lord Melody "Melo" the Man and his Music”
17. Lord Burgess – Rum and Cocoanut Water – Calypso Serenaders LP – Stinson
Records – Granada Hills, California
18. Ken Boothe Interview – Discusses Vere Johns and Bim & Clover
19. Bim & Clover – Wife and Sweetheart –
20. Bim and Bam – (Jokes) and Song “Kill ‘im” - Laugh with Bim and Bam – Pama
Jamaica Way Reggae podcast - tribute
This podcast features music and history from Toyan, Fathead, Major Worries, Lui Lepke, Don Drummond, and Duke Reid.
This is a re-airing of a 1993 broadcast from WRUW fm radio where we featured a musical version of a magazine that featured information on 52 Jamaican music artistes who had passed away. This podcast has a great interview with Yellowman where he discusses the passing of Fathead as well as detailed information of Don Drummond and Duke Reid. Enjoy!