Sunday, March 19, 2006

Roots and Wires Presents Classic UK Selections


Roots and Wires Hi-Fi Presents Classic UK Selections:

Once again, another installment of Roots and Wires on the radio will hit the FM airwaves and the internet audio streams. This Tuesday, 21 March 2006 I will be presenting a two-hour special consisting of 100% ever green roots and culture classics culled from the late 1970s/early 1980s UK reggae scene. Rare sides from the likes of Pablo Gad, Aswad, Black Slate, Capital Letters, Matumbi, Misty in Roots, Delroy Washington, and Sword of Jah Mouth will be the order of the day.

The prevailing opinion amongst the majority of reggae aficionados is that singers and players from the UK never quite hit the high water mark that their Jamaican counterparts did during the so-called “golden era” of roots reggae’s global ascent. When I first heard Aswad’s “New Chapter of Dub” and its vocal companion “A New Chapter” back in the 1980s my ears told me otherwise. Since that point, I have been on the constant hunt for UK roots productions from this era.

Nearly twenty years on, I hope this two-hour radio foray into all things UK roots reggae dispels some of the myths that the only good drum and bass comes from JA.

Musical pleasure without measure...True

You can tune in live from 4 to 6 AM Central Time on 90.1 FM KPFT Houston or stream it 24/7 by visiting this link and scrolling down to “Music Beyond Boarders Tuesday, March 21, 2006 4:00 am”

1 comment:

augui said...

KILLER KILLER selection!!

one of the best live streams i've heard in a while.

nuff respect