DJ 745 Salutes Sir John Holt RIP looking back on a remarkable career and playing you some of his biggest hits alongside some rarities including a vinyl scorcher on Studio One featuring John Holt alongside Bob Andy- REGGAE HISTORY! Also touching into some of his early works in The Paragons and Treasure Isle and Studio 1 and his debut recordings for Leslie Kong. More vinyl gems from Channel One, Volcano and Harry Mudie.
In this weeks edition of the Irie Jamms Show our featured Album of the Week comes from an inspiring singer hailing from August Town, Duane Stephenson who has recently released his 3rd album Dangerously Roots. We touch into some brand new music from Spiritual, Meekie Humble and Hut Head from Kenya and our Fire Fridays Anthem comes from Jah Bouks/Sunizes Entertainment. Riddim Reloaded touches into a seminal recording from Frankie Paul at Channel One from 1983 with a riddim brought back to life by Royal Order Music. We close the show with some vinyl gems from Channel One.
In this edition of DJ 745's Irie Jamms Show we feature plenty of new music including some brand new vinyl from Raging Fyah/ Corner Stone Music straight outta Japan, a Fire Fridays Anthem 3 the hard way combination from RC (Righteous Child) Exco Levi Turf Jamaica Shuga Turf and much more.... Watch out for Riddim Reloaded featuring Garnett Silk and our Album of the Week is straight from the vinyl vaults featuring the Rhythm Twins Sly Dunbar and Robbie Shakespeare and Black Uhuru!
In this 3 hour edition of the Irie Jamms Show DJ 745 salutes the legendary Hugh Beresford Hammond OJ. In a career spanning over 4 decades, Beres Hammond has mastered the craft of singing love songs. At the same time, he has penned a number of 'conscious' tunes singing about the struggles in life, the importance of unity and family values. DJ 745 goes deep into the vaults for this show presenting Beres in his finest form over rhythms laid down at studios including his own Harmony House Productions, Fat Eyes, Xterminator and Star Trail to name a few. We also feature the very first song Beres Hammond recorded in 1972 on vinyl for the first time on the Irie Jamms Show
DJ 745 interviews Jah9 at the end of her massive European Tour, Mission: New Name after her final performance at P60 Club in Amstelveen, Holland in August 2014. Vinyl Pressure from Iba Mahr/Notis Productions and the monster hit from Protoje/Chronixx Who Knows with an exclusive Dubwise mix. The Fire Fridays Anthem comes with a brand new single from R.C. aka Righteous Child from Penthouse Records and Riddim Reloaded features a classic al Campbell gem from 1980.
As part of the UK leg of the 'Destiny' Tour Raging Fyah came into Leicester and DJ 745 caught up with band members Kumar and Pele in an exclusive LIVE INTERVIEW on www.reggaespace.com talking about the brand new album 'Destiny' ,their debut album 'Judgement Day' and 'Boarding Pass' EP.
A special edition of the Irie Jamms Show celebrating Jamaica's 52nd year of Independence featuring musical selections from 1962 -2014 and interviews with Marcia Griffiths and Bernard 'Satta' Collins talking about life in Jamaica at the time of Independence, Chronixx sharing the story of his smash hit 'Smile Jamaica, Tarrus Riley recalling how he grew up on a strong diet of 'Rocksteady' music in his home which has been the inspiration for his 'Rocksteady' album 'Love Situation' and much much more!
In this weeks Irie Jamms Show DJ 745 plays 'A to Z of Reggae' taking you down memory lane starting with an artist beginning with the letter 'A'. All musical selections are on VINYL from A to Z taking you on a musical journey from ska, rocksteady and reggae
Earlier this year I was able to sit down and reason with Sister Marcia Griffiths for over 1 hour at her home in Kingston reflecting on the 50 years since she made her debut stage performance on Easter Weekend in Kingston in 1964. In this special edition of the Irie Jamms Show DJ 745 salutes the Queen of Reggae Sister Marcia Griffiths.