Sunday, June 25, 2017

STOP THE FUSSING & FIGHTING - RastFM #LoveReggaeMusic Show #7 24/06/17

RastFM #LoveReggaeMusic Show Episode 7.

Rrcent events here in the UK and around the world leave us all crying out for some peace & harmony. These are SERIOUS TIMES fi real..

Brings together reggae artists from the 70s to the present with songs that decry war & violence and call out for peace & love but also explore the root causes, mashing down racism, injustice & inequality.. Leads with the new single TERRORIST IN A ENGLAND by Mr Vegas & Talisman's RELIJAN from their brand new FYAH LP. Excursions on the Far East, Gunshot, Peace Man & Promise Land riddims.
It a love & unity wi a promote...

2 part show. Total 2.5 hrs
-download cd 1-
-download cd 2-

More love to all the RastFM family...

Sunday, June 18, 2017

Classic Reggae Vocal Harmony Groups - RastFM #LoveReggaeMusic Show #6

#LoveReggaeMusic Show #6 on RastFM 17/06/17

It was open mike night at RastFM as 54 of our favorite reggae vocal groups and bands were brought together for an evening of melodious harmony... Mostly roots vibes with a couple of classic rub-a-dub & lovers selections. JA UK & US-based artists. Features one track by each group with nuff dub version, discomixes and a few deejay cuts help to nice things up. Favorite hit tunes mix it with the usual rareities & obscurities. 
3 hour show. Split into two parts for download.

Focus is on the 2nd great era of harmony groups - mid-70s to mid-80s.  The 1950s & 60s was the golden era and had paved the way with a whole crop of vocal groups enjoying success spearheaded by the likes of the Wailers, Maytals and Paragons. The next generation of groups made the transition to roots, rockers and dancehall styles going forward with the likes of the Gladiators, Culture, Mighty Diamonds & Wailing Souls making the bigtime. Many of the longer established acts went on to make great roots reggae in the 70s and beyond as represented here by the Gaylads, Melodians & Paragons. Its just a shame that outside of the lovers rock scene the style has been much less popular, the odd exception aside, since the late 80s.

This ya one straight to ReggaeSoulLover head... there will be plenty of your faves here iyah.

Tune in to RastFM 24-7
for the best in conscious reggae music
with selectors from around the world

Don't forget... the #LoveReggaeMusic Show airs at 8pm UK time 19:00 UTC
3 Saturdays a month (2nd 3rd & 4th weekends)
Requests & submissions most welcome... 

Monday, June 12, 2017

New Schedule RastFM LoveReggaeMusic Show

Paul Rootsical's #LoveReggaeMusic Show has moved
to 8pm Saturdays, a much better timeslot all round. 

<<< Starts Saturday 17 MAY >>>
 8PM UK TIME = 19:00 UTC
 a humble welcome to each and every one

 #TuneIn 24-7
Tunes that make U move...

Sunday, June 4, 2017

Roots Revival Style #LoveReggaeMusic Episode 5 RastFM

Roots Revival Style...
Conscious new roots selections with plenty nods to the past, the foundation.

Version excursion pon riddim like the Rootsman & Mile High (Overstand), Disobey (Rebelmadiaq), Creamy Corner/Ice Cream Love (Volcano & Misik Muzik), Weed Feilds/Ganja Morning (Desi Roots & Green Lion Crew), Baltimore/Lion Inna Den (Taxi & Iron Gate Sound), Maad Sick Reggaeville & Move Yuh Feet (Oneness), Natty Take Over (Joe Gibbs & Weedy G), Money Worries (Hit bound) and the Zion Train Project (APS). Tracks from the new Chronixx, Irie Souljah, Ini Kamoze & Morgan Heritage LPs.

RastFM --- Upful reggae music 24-7 Tune in...
The #LoveReggaeMusic Show runs live each Saturday 
5pm UK time = 16:00 UTC

Thursday, June 1, 2017

REWIND 1985! - #LoveReggaeMusic Show Episode 4

LoveReggaeMusic Episode 4 - 27 May 2017

I've dusted off my 1st 2 C90 mix tape attempts from back in 1985. We revisit those vibes in episode 4. Basically an early - mid 80s roots & pre digital dancehall selection of JA & UK productions. The contentious idea that reggae died with Bob is thrown on its head as this was a creative, vibrant era in reggae music. Dancehall riddims sat easily alongside rootsier material prior to the rise of the Casio-built tune.

Productions from Prince Jammy, Volcano, Jah Life, Chris Cracknell, Power House, Clive Hunt, Taxi Gang, Roy Cousins, Clive Jarrett, Gussie Clarke, Lee Perry and others. Ini Kamoze, Burning Spear, Dennis Brown, Half Pint, Eek A Mouse, Mikey Dread, Pablo Moses, Mutabaruka, Sugar Minott, Papa Levi, Tippa Irie, Yellowman, Black Uhuru, Peter Tosh, Ijahman, Aswad, Steel Pulse, Johnny Osbourne, Misty In Roots, Barrington Levy, Twinkle Brothers, Rita Marley, Gregory Isaacs, Frankie Paul & much more..

Respect due to Mikey - the Brixton Rat

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Live & Give Sessions with Seleckta Shikydraks

The live and give Sessions on RastFM
with host Shikydraks 
A fresh & lively weekly reggae show straight outta the Golden State... 

Sessions #14 & #15 feature Seleckta Shikydraks 
alongside RastFM founder Betito B310 and then Selecta King Amooti, original co-host of the Sessions. These 2 shows feature artist submissions to Rastfm Radio and some irie caliroots selections. Niceness.

Live & Give sessions broadcast live on
each & every Wednesday
at 9pm California time #TuneIn
Catch up on the whole series on

Big ups to those who support Rastm with their musical blessings, give thanks...

Monday, May 29, 2017

Scratchylus & Empress Reggae - Sweet Child feat. Kiddus I

Presenting the new single from 
Scratchylus & Empress Reggae 
featuring the legendary Kiddus I.

Scratchylus & Reggae return to Inna Di Yard, coming together again with Kiddus I  with more uplifting conscious vibes. On an updated cut of D Brown's A True riddim
This one's for the children everywhere - all around the world....


Big up Scratchylus & Reggae... Blessed love

Saturday, May 20, 2017

Frankie ' Dancehall' Paul Tribute May 20 2017

With the sad news of Frankie Paul's pasing this week we were moved to do a last-minute RastFM radio special. 

Plans for a different show were flung aside for the moment and the FP selections was quickly gathered in from all sides. its an unplanned, off-the-cuff set. Covers all eras from the early 80s to recent years. Nuff producers, plenty collaborations. Plz excuse some of the 'last departure' mixing.. lol


Rest in peace Frankie. We will always be rocking to your music.... ba baw...

@Siamrootsical #LoveReggaeMusic

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Bob Marley Celebration with Selector Sleng Teng

Oldies But Goodies
Selector Sleng Teng has all posts covered as he hosts 
3 hours with the honourable Robert Nesta Marley
helping mark the recent 36th anniversary of his passing.
Focuses mainly on his earlier works. From Studio One through Beverleys, work with Johnny Nash & Lee Perry to the Island years with some interesting rare versions...

Tune in to the Oldies But Goodies Show  
each Friday at 
9pm France = 21.00 UTC = 8pm UK

Heartical greetings to Sleng Teng & all the RastFM family...
Conscious music to the world...

Sunday, May 14, 2017

RastFM #LoveReggaeMusic Show Episode 3 - Fi Mi Idren Dem

Episode 3 of the RASTFM show May 13 2017.
Riddim based heartical reggae selections from across the years.

Presenting new releases from UK bands. Talisman's Relijan comes from thier brand new LP for Sugar Shack records. The new Black Roots single features deejays Jah Garvey & Bugsy. Taking time to poke fun at El Prezidente Trump with Prefect & Stephen Dajure. ... KILLER TUNE! I Kong does an irie duet with Ken Boothe from his brilliant Pass It On LP. Kush I is also in mellow mood for Happy Man on Peckings. Two superb cover versions by Lloyd Brown- Prisoner In the Street & There is a Reward. Two vital original roots selections from vereran rootsman Ras Midas - Kude A Bamba and Jah Jah Same Love.. Give thanks..

Version Excursions on the Freedom Blues, General, Fade Away, Kude A Bamba, Queen Majesty, 54-46 & Never Run Away riddims as well as a short Black Uhuru showcase with originals & updates from Jammys & Penthouse

Music That Mek U Move! #TuneIn 24-7

More respect to all the RastFM family... keep the fya burning.....

Saturday, May 6, 2017

RastFM #LoveReggaeMusic Show Episode 2 - Showcasing the new Kristine Alicia LP

RastFM #LoveReggaeMusic Show Episode 2 - 
Showcasing the new Kristine Alicia LP

Paul Rootsical presents conscious music from across the years mix up with newer releases. 2 hour show.

This week we present the vital new album by Kristine Alicia from top producer Rory Stonelove on Black Dub records. This LP is classic modern roots reggae of the 1st order. Long spacious tracks with full live instumentation throughout. Its available to buy now - Google it! Thanks to ReggaewerxPR for sending the promo, bless.. 
Excursions on the Real Rock, Slaving, Moulding and the mighty Cuss Cuss riddim. I Kong does a great duet with Judy Mowatt from his recent LP. Jackie Paris classic on the Simba label from the early 80s. Big tunes by Ijahman Levi, Bunny Wailer, Willie Williams and more....

RastFM... music that mek u move... Tune in 24-7.
The #LoveReggaeMusic show airs each Saturday 
5pm UK time = 16:00 UTC.

More blessing to all the rastfm family... boom.

Saturday, April 29, 2017

Debut #LoveReggaeMusic Podcast on RastFM - Paul Rootsical Show

Debut promo show on RastFM 04-29-2017

Strictly positive reggae music... 2hr show.
Jah Jah love inna wi 

 This week we big up the Captain FREDDIE MCGREGOR, showcasing his latest LP TRUE TO MY ROOTS. The album definitely lives up to is name - everything you'd expect from a Freddie set. If you don't already have a copt GET ONE! Massive title track on the Heavenless.

Various cuts of some massive riddims from across the years. Version excursions on the Adowa Triumph, Since I Threw the Comb Away, Ali Baba, Creation Rebel, Dub Organizer, Weather Balloon, Heavenless, Children of the Emperor, Problems/Lovers Mood, Imperial Crown, Shank I Shek, Hypocrites & the Rope In.
Big thanks to Sleng Teng, Shikydraks and all the RastFM family for making this happen. Blessed love. 

Thanks to all who tuned in. This is a taster of things to come on this weekly show, more love higha medi... but I'll have a mic for next week... 5pm Saturdays = 16:00 UTC

Tune in to RastFM 24-7

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Paul Rootsical Show on RASTFM Saturdays 16:00 UTC

 I'm very pleased to have been invited to do a show on RastFM webradio.
California based RastFM is a non-profit, commercial free, strictly reggae music station with selectors from across the globe.
Sending positive reggae vibes out to you 24-7 wherever you are. 

Hope you can join me Saturdays for some irie rootsical vibrations...  
5 while 7pm UK time.
Podcasts to follow on Mixcloud
Tune in anytime at...

Big up Shikydraks & Sleng Teng for making this happen
Blessed love bredas...

Friday, April 14, 2017

Time Is Getting Hard - Studio One Reality Selections 1967-75

Time Is Getting Hard
Studio One Reality Selections
 Collection of conscious early roots reggae & rock steady from the Coxsone archives.  Big tunes from Lloyd Charmers, Bob Andy, Ernest Wilson, Slim Smith,  The Hamlins, Cables, Ethiopians, Bassies, Viceroys, Classics (Wailing Souls) and Coxsone's leading vocal group after the Wailers' departure - the Heptones - as well as a whole heap a rare 7'' gems from more obscure artists. 

Excursions on some classic original riddim like the Rougher Yet, Things A Come To Bump (Love Bump), Fire Coal Man, Cuss Cuss, What Kind Of World and Roy Richards' Freedom Blues. Although most of the tunes were recorded between 1967 & 1972 it is almost inevitable that some versions, remixes & voice overs from a slightly outside that date zone made their way into the mix.

Continuous mix. 90 mins.

Thanks again to Brixton Rat for lending the I so many vital Studio 1 rips... 
Peace and love iyah.

Friday, April 7, 2017

Jah Raver's Barry Brown Mixdown Pt. 1

Midnight Raver's Barry Brown Mixdown Part 1

Crucial heavyweight Barry Brown vinyl selection from Jah Raver. Vocal & dubwize. Biggest roots tunes from the mid-1970s into the early 80s together with some seriously ruff dub version... Productions from man like Striker Lee, Jah Thomas, Junjo Lawes, Prince Jammy & Linval Thompson. Includes the roots killer We Just Can't Live Like This..

Maximum respect to Jah Raver rocking the world outta DC. Keep the fyah blazing iyah... Roll on part 2...

Friday, March 24, 2017

Rock Steady Extravaganza - 1966-68 - Brixton Rat Show on Tilos Radio

Rock Steady Extravaganza
The Brixton Rat Show on Tilosh Radio, broadcasting outta Budapest.

The next six installments of the Tilos Radio History of Jamaican Music programme. Pure vinyl selection from vintage revival enthusiast Brixton Rat's extensive rarities collection. Nuff Studio One, Treasure Isle and Prince Buster with plenty of commentary on musical trends & developments. The show is ongoing with reggae to follow so watch this space...

As we move out of the ska & into the rock steady era from the second half of 1966... The tempo slow right down nicely as more emphasis is given to vocal harmonies & mellow vibes. Some of the finest songs & performances by some of the greatest artists on some of the most crucial rhythm tracks of all time date from this period, laying foundations for the reggae and dancehall styles to follow right to the present day. An unmistakable reggae sound starts to come in during the middle of 1968 (hear show 1968 part 2).

More thanks go out to Mike. Big show, serious selections... Bless.

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Wild Flower Roots - 7''s & Album Tracks 1974-78

Wild Flower Roots
Two part collection of Richard & Paul Khouri's cultural releases, comprising singles & album tracks from the label's fountation in 1974 to around 1978. Mostly roots and culture selection mix up with some topical & humourous songs.

Part One features a number of long-standing names in the business from back in the days when Treasure Isle, Federal & Studio One were predominant. Man like Ernie Smith, Alton Ellis, The Paragons, Ken Boothe, Pluto Shervington, Tinga Stewart, Lloyd Charmers, Bob Andy, Derrick Harriott & Lord Laro. Artists like these forged the label's identity. Many of the recordings mark these artist's response to the growing popularity of roots music. Productions from Derrick Harriott, Dobby Dobson, Karl Pitterson, Donkey, Ernie Smith & the brilliant Lloyd Charmers, as well as the Khouri brothers. Big Youth deh yah.

The Lord Laro singles Budget Debate/Foreign Press are classic pieces of social commentary over calypso rhythm tracks. His tribute to Count Ossie is also outstanding.

 Part Two sees the emergence on Wild Flower of a new crop of artists and producers and is far heavier with a more classic roots sound. Aside from the aforementioned, producers like Gussie Clarke, Niney, Keith Hudson & Lee Perry (Black Ark era) come to the fore. Some crucial sides from the Meditations, Mighty Diamonds, Ralph Haughton, Earl 16, David Isaacs & Junior Murvin. Deejay sides by Dillinger, Ranking Trevor, Prince Jazzbo & Big Youth. Two amazing tracks from the 1974 Lloyd Charmers LP Peace & Love by Dadawah (Ras Michael). Denroy Morgan & The Black Eagles song Ethiopia was produced by Dadawah.

The attractive cover is from the Opal LP Wildflower Roots
which I picked up incredibly in a 'junk shop' at Front St, Corbridge, Nothumberland back in the early 80s...
Continous mix. Total 238 minutes.

Sunday, March 12, 2017

Vintage Lovers Rock Hits - Wild Flower Label

Vintage lovers rock hits on the Wild Flower label 

Collection of smooth 7'' 45s released by Paul & Richard Khouri in the 1970s. Classic lovers tunes line up with some comic and light-hearted slackness from the likes of Pluto Shervington, Lord Laro, Lovindeer & Charlie Ace, as well as a couple of reggae gospel songs. Big-name Wild Flower regulars like Ken Boothe, Ernie Smith, Marcia Griffiths, Boris Gardiner, Pluto and Lloyd Charmers are joined by a host of lesser known artists. Productions from Lloyd Charmers, Derrick Harriott, Lee Perry and Donkey as well as the Khouri brothers' own works.

A large number of Wild Flower 7s came into my possession a few years ago as well as a couple of irie LPs which i duly ripped so this anthology is built around them. Some of these selections were also released in the UK on the Trojan/Horse imprints. A Wild Flower roots selection soon come...

Continuous mix. 100 minutes.
61 tracks

Sunday, February 26, 2017

Gargamel Buju Banton Special on the Timeless Reggae Show

Selector King David
Gargamel Buju Banton Special on the Timeless Reggae Show

Diverse selection showcasing the extraordinary talents of the Kingston superstar. 2017 marks an incredible 30 years since his 1st singles for Bunny Lee, Shocking Vibes & Jimmy Riley. A long series of hit was to follow for several producers, notably for Penthouse, Mad House & then his own Gargamel label. Best known for rockstone-voiced hardcore dancehall, the deejay is equally adept at doing roots and vibsy dancehall songs. Nuff wicked collaborations along the way...Buju is inarguably the biggest name in reggae music since Bob Marley & Dennis Brown, not only for the longevity of his career but also the quality of his amazingly prolific output The world looks forward to hearing more from the Gargamel after (hopefully) a speedy release from jail.

Pure vinyl selection. 

More thanks & respect to King David
Niceness every time.

Thursday, February 9, 2017

Top Ranking Roots - Tommy Cowan's Talent Corporation Mixtapes

Top Ranking Roots 
Tommy Cowan's Talent Corporation

Heartical 3-part 70s roots mix. Brings together sides from producer, manager & promoter Tommy Cowan's Talent Corporation family of record labels - Arab, Starapple, Talent77, Talent & Sweet City. Cowan also collaborated with the Lewis brothers, releasing much of his catalogue on their Top Ranking imprint.

Cowan produced for reggae groups like Israel Vibration, Zap Pow, the Cordells & the Cimarons as well as solo artists like Winston McAnuff, Eric Donaldson, Devon Irons, Horace Andy, David Jahson, Ras Michael, Augustus Pablo. Earl Zero, Trinity & most frequently Jacob Miller & Inner Circle, but also many classic hard-to-find songs by much lesser known artists like the Blue Bells, Bandolos, Beach Commers, Ras Keatus I, Two Rasta Man, Little Madness & many more... . TC also released tunes by a number of other producers. Recordings mostly from Tuff Gong, Channel One, Black Ark, Harry J's & Dynamic. Kiler dubs by the Fatman Riddim Section, Roots Rockers & Talent Crew.

Upful roots & culture selection. Vocal, dubwize & occasional deejay cuts. Many essential but obscure gems line up alongside better known roots anthems. Dates roughly to 1975-1980. Over 150 track samples over the  three volumes. 
Continuous mix. 3X 90 minutes. 

Sunday, February 5, 2017

Dub For Refugees by Selector May

Selector May On creates a brilliant & unique dubwize sonic soundscape, mixing dub & rootsdub selections with all kinda ethnic samples and punky reggae. 

It a jungle out deh..
Break down the barriers build more bridges..

Many thanks to May and Gueret To Dub.. Large up!

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Ronnie Davis - I Man Gotta Go Home Tribute Mix

Roots Outernational present... 
Tribute to Ronnie Davis
I Man Gotta Go Home

Big salute to the legendary singer and Tennors / Itals mrmber who passed away peacefully last week aged 67 after over 50 years in the music business. He began recording at Treasure Isle and Studio One with the Tennors before embarking on a prolific solo career with many producers, most notably Bunny Lee and Lloyd Campbell in the 70s. He joined vocal group the Itals in the 80s. This humble Lion's songs and voice will live on for time to come...   Roots Outernational bring niceness every time, dropping nuff hits from the 60s into the 80s here, give thanks.. respect due.

Ronnie's career was revived lately. partly due to social networking which had brought him closer to his international fan-base. His final LP Iyahcoustic only just came out last year and was his first in a decade. See the video clip of I Won't Cry an update of his 1974 hit..

Monday, January 9, 2017

Struggle Inna Babylon Mixtape 2017

Struggle Inna Babylon 2017
Conscious selection of mostly fresh roots tunes from Yard & broad. Chanting down Babylon, battering down oppression...

Riddim like the mighty Warrior Charge (Necessary Mayhem/Dureco) and Addis Pablo's In My Father's House (Jahsolidrock). Also revisiting two great Overstand productions with more deadly cuts on the Maad Sick Reggaeville and Retro Locks (Golden Locks). Showcasing some crucial tracks from the latest Jah9 and Kabaka mixtapes. The excellent Energy taken from Runkus' debut album has a real Ijahman style vibe. Jungle is the new single by emerging roots reggae group Dub Division outta Hamburg. Alto Grado (high grade) is the lead single from Dactah Chango's Ansestral LP and one for the herbalists. Toke's Frizzle rides a flying-cymbals style rhythm track and is taken off his Wake Up In Kingston LP while Judge is the title track of Amlak Redsquare's uncompromisingly tuff new album. Rass Motivated follows on from his excellent Who Am I lp from 2013 with a new single Point Of You from his antipated upcoming 2nd set.

Continuous mix. 79 minutes.

More thanks to Boomrush Records for sending us some of these tunes
and tirelessly promoting good conscious music. Respect due.

Thursday, January 5, 2017

Moa Anbessa Studio Remixes & Dubplates

Moa Anbessa Studio remixes & dubplates mix by May - Gueret To Dub

Selector May come with a vital selection of original roots & steppas from producer Buriman on the Moa Anbessa Label based in Venice. Artists like Prince David, Sister 40, Makka Roots, Jukes-I and Giorgis with extended dubs.