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