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The Reggae Podclash

Rootfire Presents: The Reggae Podclash's mission is to share the stories of foundational reggae artists, creating a historical record told by the artists themselves, while building bridges to new artists who have followed in their footsteps. Hosted by Devin Morrison and Roger Rivas, two longtime players in the Los Angeles reggae scene who have performed and recorded with Jamaican legends including Alton Ellis, Prince Buster, Leonard “The Ethiopian” Dillon, Wailing Souls, Roy Shirley, Pat Kelly, Prince Jazzbo, Willie Williams, The Cables, Derrick Morgan, Stranger Cole, The Maytones, Soul Syndicate, Ranking Joe, Half Pint and more. Devin is also Rootfire’s Editor and founding member of roots reggae group The Expanders, while Roger is musical director for early reggae revivalists The Aggrolites, and a prolific producer & engineer. As collectors of Jamaican vinyl, Devin and Roger begin each episode by highlighting a “Record of The Week” from their own collections, before a long-form conversation with a special guest. Follow us on socials @reggaepodclash http://thereggaepodclash.com

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The Reggae PodClash: Episode #43 - Hollie Cook - 10/07/2021
British reggae and tropical pop singer Hollie Cook joins us to talk about her musical journey into Jamaican music. We dive into her time with The Slits, Prince Fatty, and stories about her father and Sex Pistols drummer Paul Cook. What is Tropical Pop? Hollie has your answer!RECORDS OF THE WEEK:Rog’s Record : Alton Ellis “Lord Deliver Us”Dev’s Record : Leonard Dillon “Weekend Cowhead”SHOP PODCLASH MERCH! Every sale helps support the show. Thank you.https://rootfire-intl.myshopify.com/collections/the-reggae-podclashListen to Past Episodes: https://podlink.to/ReggaePodclash***Man-Like-Devin and Roger Rivas talk all things reggae with original and modern artists in the scene on http://Rootfire.net/tv​.#RootfireTV #TheReggaePodclash #HollieCookSupport the show (https://rootfire.net/tv/)Support the show (https://rootfire.net/tv/)
88:14 10/07/2021
The Reggae PodClash: Episode #42 - Man-Like-Devin - 09/16/2021
Special guest co-host James Searl, frontman/bassie of Giant Panda Guerilla Dub Squad, joins Roger to interview Man-Like-Devin who just released his debut solo record "WHEEL AND SHOULDER: ACOUSTIC REGGAE, ROCKSTEADY & SKA VOL. I".  The three good friends talk about the writing and production of the record, Devin's history in the L.A. Ska and U.S. Reggae scenes, and are joined halfway through by Devin's brother Patrick Morrison who played many of the instruments on the new record. A super fun conversation between a bunch of good friends who love Jamaican music.Records Of The Week:Roger: Johnny Ringo - "Push Lady Push"James: Little Roy - "Hurt Not The Earth"SHOP PODCLASH MERCH! Every sale helps support the show. Thank you. https://rootfire-intl.myshopify.com/collections/the-reggae-podclashListen to Past Episodes: https://podlink.to/ReggaePodclash***Man-Like-Devin and Roger Rivas talk all things reggae with original and modern artists in the scene on http://Rootfire.net/tv​.#RootfireTV #TheReggaePodClash #ManLikeDevinSupport the show (https://rootfire.net/tv/)
169:39 09/17/2021
The Reggae PodClash: Episode #41 - Pachyman - 08/12/2021
The Reggae PodClash: Episode #41 - Pachyman - 08/12/2021Our good friend Pachyman stops by to talk about his new dub records that have taken the Reggae world by storm. He tells us about his approach to riddims and dub, his history in Reggae music, and reminisces with Devin about his wacky times as keyboard player for The Expanders. Super fun conversation with one of today's Dub masters. Don't miss it!Roger's Record of The Week: Roger Rivas & The Officinalis: "Green Pepper"Dev's Record of The Week: Dub Specialist: "Skankers Incorporation"SHOP PODCLASH MERCH! Every sale helps support the show. Thank you. https://rootfire-intl.myshopify.com/collections/the-reggae-podclashListen to Past Episodes: https://podlink.to/ReggaePodclash***Man-Like-Devin and Roger Rivas talk all things reggae with original and modern artists in the scene on http://Rootfire.net/tv​.#RootfireTV #TheReggaePodclash #PachymanSupport the show (https://rootfire.net/tv/)
96:33 08/12/2021
The Reggae PodClash: Episode #40 - Andy Bassford - 07/14/2021
Reggae guitarist Andy Bassford joins us to discuss his incredible career playing and recording with many of the all-time greats of Jamaican music. Stories include being bandleader for Toots Hibbert, recording with organist Winston Wright, and a hilarious recounting of his first link with the great Lyn Tait.Records of The Week:Dev's Record: The Living Truth - "Bongo Natty"Rog's Record: The Crystalites - "Undertaker's Burial"SHOP PODCLASH MERCH! Every sale helps support the show. Thank you. https://rootfire-intl.myshopify.com/collections/the-reggae-podclashListen to Past Episodes: https://podlink.to/ReggaePodclash***Man-Like-Devin and Roger Rivas talk all things reggae with original and modern artists in the scene on http://Rootfire.net/tv​.#RootfireTV #TheReggaePodclash #AndyBassfordSupport the show
154:32 07/15/2021
The Reggae Podclash #39 - Joey Altruda 6/23/21
Joey Altruda is an American musician, composer, producer and bandleader from Los Angeles. Formed In 1989,  his band Jump With Joey became a keystone in the revival of traditional Jamaican Ska, Rocksteady, and Reggae. Jump With Joey filled the dance floors backing Jamaican musicians such as Roland Alphonso, Laurel Aitken, Ernest Ranglin, Rico Rodriguez, Ken Lazarus. In 2006 Altruda was awarded a lifetime achievement award for the Preservation Of Jamaican Music and Culture. In the past 35 years he has worked with a wide spectrum of artists including Seu Jorge, Screamin’ Jay Hawkins, Bo Diddley, El Gran Fellove, Joe Houston, Don & Dewey, Rose Maddox, Levi Dexter, Tom Waits, Joe Strummer, Plas Johnson, Les Baxter, as well as Studio One’s main man, Sir Coxsone Dodd. Tune into www.TheReggaePodclash.com Wednesday, Jun 23, 2021 at 6pm PT as we talk all things including his latest collaboration with Tom Zé!ENTER TO WIN - AUGUSTUS PABLO "RISING SUN" LP courtesy of VP Records:https://gleam.io/lrZQh/win-an-augustus-pablo-rising-sun-lp-from-the-reggae-podclashSHOP PODCLASH MERCH! Every sale helps support the show. Thank you. https://rootfire-intl.myshopify.com/collections/the-reggae-podclashListen to Past Episodes: https://podlink.to/ReggaePodclash***Man-Like-Devin and Roger Rivas talk all things reggae with original and modern artists in the scene on http://Rootfire.net/tv​.#RootfireTV #TheReggaePodclash #JoeyAltrudaSupport the show (https://rootfire.net/tv/)
120:56 06/23/2021
The Reggae PodClash: Episode #38 - Alborosie - 05/26/2021
One of the biggest Reggae stars of the 21st century, Alborosie joins Dev and Rog this week to premiere the brand new tune “GINAL” featuring Collie Buddz. The guys discuss Alborosie’s ever-growing collection of vintage studio equipment and instruments that he has purchased from most of the classic Jamaican studios over the course of his almost 30 years living and working in JA. They talk about his producer and engineer skills, the many artists he has worked with, the time Lee “Scratch” Perry predicted that “Kingston Town” would be a global smash hit, his Italian-food-inspired approach to music, and much more!Dev’s Record: Jah Ted - “Rasta Cry”Rog’s Record: Ken Parker - “My Whole World Is Falling Down”Man-Like-Devin and Roger Rivas talk all things reggae with original and modern artists in the scene on http://Rootfire.net/tv​.In addition to their weekly discussion of hand-selected records from their collections of Jamaican music on vinyl, Roger and Devin are joined this week by Alborosie!VINYL GIVEAWAY: Alborosie "Back A Yard Dub"https://rootfire.net/giveaway-alborosie-back-a-yard-dub/SHOP PODCLASH MERCH! Every sale helps support the show. Thank you. https://rootfire-intl.myshopify.com/collections/the-reggae-podclashListen to Past Episodes: https://podlink.to/ReggaePodclash#ReggaePodclash​ #Alborosie #Rootfire​http://www.TheReggaePodClash.comSupport the show
103:10 05/27/2021
The Reggae PodClash: Episode #37 - Winston Jarrett - 05/12/2021
This week Roger and Devin are joined by Jamaican Roots pioneer Winston Jarrett. He tells us all about his early childhood, forming The Flames with Alton Ellis in the early days of ska and together cutting some of Alton's biggest tunes, embarking on a solo career, and how the inequities of the music business that Winston had to overcome at every turn led to him switching to self-production in the mid-70s. Don't miss this rare chance to hear from one of Reggae's most under-appreciated stars.Records Of The Week:Roger - Prince Buster Allstars - "Dance, Cleopatra, Dance"Devin - Reggae Boys - "Selassie"===Man-Like-Devin and Roger Rivas talk all things reggae with original and modern artists in the scene live on http://Rootfire.net/tv​.In addition to their weekly discussion of hand-selected records from their collections of Jamaican music on vinyl, Roger and Devin are joined this week by Winston Jarrett.VINYL GIVEAWAY:Hugh Mundell / Roots Radicshttps://rootfire.net/giveaway-hugh-mundell-roots-radics/SHOP PODCLASH MERCH! Every sale helps support the show. Thank you. https://rootfire-intl.myshopify.com/collections/the-reggae-podclashListen to Past Episodes: https://podlink.to/ReggaePodclash#ReggaePodclash​ #WinstonJarrett #Rootfire​http://www.TheReggaePodClash.comSupport the show (https://rootfire.net/tv/)
136:28 05/13/2021
The Reggae PodClash: Episode #36 - Soul Syndicate & Friends - 04/28/2021
This week we welcomed back Reggae Rog to the show, and were treated to one of the best conversations we've had on the Podclash yet. Santa Davis and Tony Chin from the iconic Soul Syndicate band joined us to discuss their incredible careers creating some of the heaviest and most enduring reggae riddims ever to come out of JA. The stories they tell are beyond priceless, everything from how the flying cymbals got it's name (I NEVER would have guessed this one) to how the great Stalag 17 riddim was created, to impromptu recording sessions with Bob Marley, Lee "Scratch" Perry taking the hi-hat away from a young & nervous Santa Davis during the recording of "Sun Is Shining", and a whole heap more. The conversation lasted nearly two hours and left us feeling like we had barely scratched the surface of all there is to learn about these incredible musicians. A must-listen from start to finish!Records Of The Week:Rog: Denise Darlington - "Feel So Good"Dev: Prince Jazzbo - "Slum Chant"Support the show
144:45 04/29/2021
The Reggae PodClash: Episode #35 - Errol Dunkley - 04/14/2021
This week, Devin ran the show on his own while Rog was off making another great reggae record with past-Podclash-guest Jason Mraz. Dev started the show with a tribute to the great deejay Trinity who passed a few days prior. Then the great Errol Dunkley joined the show to discuss his many hits during the rocksteady and reggae eras for most of the big producers of the time, and to set the record straight on various points around which there has been misinformation strewn across the inter-webs. Errol experienced some technical difficulties and thus we were forced to end the interview a bit earlier than we would have liked, but it was nonetheless a fascinating conversation with this top Jamaican vocalist.Records Of The Week:Trinity - "Fire Down A Town"Vincent March - "Don't Cry"Support the show
51:33 04/15/2021
The Reggae PodClash: Episode #34 - Gentleman's Dub Club - 03/31/2021
Toby from Gentleman’s Dub Club joins us to discuss their new album “Down To Earth” out now on Easy Star Records. We talk about the challenges and unexpected benefits of writing and recording an album during quarantine, the group’s history and relationships with other UK heavyweights like Prince Fatty, The Skints and Hollie Cook, and much more before closing the show out with a live dub of the tune “Honey” mixed on the spot by Toby.RECORDS OF THE WEEK:Roger’s Record - Lloyd Tyrell - Mr. “Rhya”Devin’s Record - Scion Sashay Success - “Trainer”Man-Like-Devin and Roger Rivas talk all things reggae with original and modern artists in the scene, Wednesday March 31, 2021 at a special Noon Pacific Time on http://Rootfire.net/tv​.In addition to their weekly discussion of hand-selected records from their collections of Jamaican music on vinyl, Roger and Devin are joined this week by Easy Star recording artists, straight outta the UK, Gentleman's Dub Club.SHOP PODCLASH MERCH! Every sale helps support the show. Thank you. https://rootfire-intl.myshopify.com/collections/the-reggae-podclashListen to Past Episodes: https://podlink.to/ReggaePodclashEnter to Win a vinyl copy of the Gregory Isaacs classic LP "Mr. Isaacs" courtesy of VP Records: https://gleam.io/rHLLd/win-a-mr-isaacs-gregory-isaacs-vinyl-from-the-reggae-podclash#ReggaePodclash​ #GentlemansDubClub #Rootfire​http://www.TheReggaePodClash.comSupport the show
103:26 03/31/2021
The Reggae PodClash: Episode #33 - Miss Pat - 03/17/2021
Miss Pat, one of the matriarchs of Jamaican music, co-founder of Randy's Records & Studio 17, as well as VP records, joins us to talk about her 60-plus years in the Reggae business. We discuss her new book that started as a scrap book for her grandchildren and became a 200 page 5 pound coffee table book full of never-before-seen photos and untold stories from the golden age of Jamaican Music. We talk about the ways that her time working the counter at Randy's Records helped her develop a keen ear for what tunes would hit with the Reggae-buying public, her relationships and friendships with virtually every Jamaican artist in the 60s and 70s, and much more. Her stories are captivating and inspiring. Enjoy this special conversation with one of the greats!Records of The Week:Devin's Record: The Terrors - "Assemble Not Thyself"Roger's Record: Randy's Allstars - "Endust Part 2"***Man-Like-Devin and Roger Rivas talk all things reggae with original and modern artists in the scene, Wednesday March 17, 2021 at 6pm PT on http://Rootfire.net/tv​​.In addition to their weekly discussion of hand-selected records from their collections of Jamaican music on vinyl, Roger and Devin are joined this week by Miss Pat of Randy’s Studio 17 & VP Records Fame.Sign the petition to get TOOTS HIBBERT into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame: https://rootfire.net/sign-the-petition-to-induct-toots-hibbert-into-the-rock-roll-hall-of-fame/SHOP PODCLASH MERCH! Every sale helps support the show. Thank you. https://rootfire-intl.myshopify.com/collections/the-reggae-podclash​Listen to Past Episodes: https://podlink.to/ReggaePodclash​Enter to Win a Clive Hunt: "Bad Bad Bad" Vinyl LP courtesy of VP Records: https://gleam.io/ZjgXE/win-a-bad-bad-bad-vinyl-from-the-reggae-podclash​#ReggaePodclash​​ #MissPat​ #Rootfire​​http://www.TheReggaePodClash.comSupport the show (https://rootfire.net/tv/)
103:48 03/18/2021
The Reggae PodClash: Episode #32 - Clive Hunt - 03/03/2021
In this special bonus episode, Devin and Roger discuss the two heavyweights of Jamaican music who recently passed away, U-Roy and Bunny Wailer, after spinning a couple of killer 7” singles. Special shoutouts to: Cali Roots Radio, Songs From Scratch with Nate Feinstein, Dub Club, Junior Francis’s Reggae Show, Chuck Foster’s Reggae Central, Clinton Fearon’s Sunday With & Talk With A Friend, and History of LA Ska.Records of The Week:Rog’s Record: The Clan - “Copy Cats”Dev’s Record: Steve Knight - “Robber Man”Man-Like-Devin and Roger Rivas talk all things reggae with original and modern artists in the scene on http://Rootfire.net/tv​​.In addition to their weekly discussion of hand-selected records from their collections of Jamaican music on vinyl, Roger and Devin are joined this week by producer/musician/vocalist Clive Hunt, aka “Lizzard.”SHOP PODCLASH MERCH! Every sale helps support the show. Thank you. https://rootfire-intl.myshopify.com/collections/the-reggae-podclash​Listen to Past Episodes: https://podlink.to/ReggaePodclash​Enter to Win a Clive Hunt "Blue Lizzard" Vinyl courtesy of VP Records:https://gleam.io/TMws0/win-a-clive-hunt-blue-lizzard-vinyl-from-the-reggae-podclash​#ReggaePodclash​​ #CliveHunt​​ #Rootfire​​http://www.TheReggaePodClash.comSupport the show (https://rootfire.net/tv/)
40:42 03/04/2021
The Reggae PodClash: Episode #31 - Johnny Clarke - 02/17/2021
The great Johnny Clarke joins us to talk about his career as one of the greatest, most influential artists in Reggae music. We discuss his work with producers like Clancy Eccles, Rupie Edwards and the great Bunny Lee. Johnny describes the magic of a mid-70s King Tubbys dance, and tells us about working and recording with the master of dub to voice some of the biggest tunes in the history of Jamaican music. We also dive into the backstory behind the creation of some of our favorite Johnny Clarke cuts. One of our favorite episodes yet.RECORDS OF THE WEEK:Roger’s Record: The Hot Rod Allstars - “Skinhead Moondust”Devin’s Record: Jack Sparrow - “Suffering On The Land”Man-Like-Devin and Roger Rivas talk all things reggae with original and modern artists in the scene, Wednesday February 17, 2021 at 6pm PT on http://thereggaepodclash.com​In addition to their weekly discussion of hand-selected records from their collections of Jamaican music on vinyl, Roger and Devin are joined this week by top-ranking superstar JA vocalist, THE voice of the Rockers era, the one-and-only Johnny Clarke.Enter to win Freddie McGregor "True to My Roots" https://gleam.io/8d8ei/win-a-freddie-mcgregor-true-to-my-roots-vinyl-from-the-reggae-podclash​SHOP PODCLASH MERCH! Every sale helps support the show. Thank you. https://rootfire-intl.myshopify.com/collections/the-reggae-podclash​#ReggaePodclash​​ #JohnnyClarke​​ #Rootfire​​http://www.Rootfire.net​​http://www.TheReggaePodClash.comSupport the show (https://rootfire.net/tv/)
109:56 02/18/2021
The Reggae PodClash: Episode #30 - Freddie McGregor - 02/04/2021
Freddie McGregor joins us to discuss his 7 decades as one the most recognizable voices and names in Reggae music. A great storyteller, Freddie tells us about his beginnings with The Clarendonians, his many memories of Studio One while living with the Dodd family as a child, the stories behind some of his biggest tunes including Big Ship and Bobby Bobylon, his close friendships with Dennis Brown and Jacob Miller, playing drums on early recording by Johnny Osborne, and much much more!RECORDS OF THE WEEK:Devin’s Record: The Gaylads - “Tell It All”Roger’s Record: Bongo Herman & Les - “Hail I”GIVEAWAY OF THE WEEK COURTESY OF VP RECORDS: Enter to win a "True to My Roots" Vinyl: https://gleam.io/8d8ei/win-a-freddie-mcgregor-true-to-my-roots-vinyl-from-the-reggae-podclashSHOP PODCLASH MERCH! Every sale helps support the show. Thank you. https://rootfire-intl.myshopify.com/collections/the-reggae-podclash***Man-Like-Devin and Roger Rivas talk all things reggae with original and modern artists in the scene, Thursday February 4, 2021 at 6pm PT on http://Rootfire.net/tv.In addition to their weekly discussion of hand-selected records from their collections of Jamaican music on vinyl, Roger and Devin are joined this week by Jamaican vocal and production royalty, the one-and-only Freddie McGregor.#ReggaePodclash #FreddieMcGregor #Rootfirehttp://www.Rootfire.nethttp://www.TheReggaePodClash.comSupport the show
109:40 02/05/2021
The Reggae Podclash #29 - Clinton Fearon, Part 2 (1/21/21)
Clinton Fearon makes his second appearance on the show to discuss his time with The Gladiators, his departure from the group and subsequent career based in Seattle. We also talk about how his live-stream acoustic performances have been one of the silver-linings of quarantine, and some of his fellow Jamaican artists who he most admired and looked up to during the golden age of reggae. And much more!Records of The Week:Devin's Record: The Gladiators - "Pocket Money" Roger's Records: Carl Bert & The Cimarons "Slipping Into Darkness"SHOP PODCLASH MERCH! Every sale helps support the show. Thank you. https://rootfire-intl.myshopify.com/collections/the-reggae-podclashMan-Like-Devin and Roger Rivas talk all things reggae with original and modern artists in the scene The Reggae Podclash. Devin and Roger have a passion for sharing and discussing Jamaican 45 records. Each week they are joined by original and modern guests in the genre to talk all things Reggae.#ReggaePodclash #ClintonFearon #Part2 #Rootfirehttp://www.Rootfire.nethttp://www.TheReggaePodClash.comFollow us on Instagram @thereggaepodclashSupport the show
115:20 01/21/2021
The Reggae PodClash: Episode #28 - Ken Boothe (01/07/2021)
The great Ken Boothe talks about his start in the music business after teaming up with Stranger Cole to do sessions for Duke Reid and then Coxsonne Dodd. Ken describes early dancehall days in the 60s, why he holds Coxsonne in very high regards, and his gratitude for the things music has given to him and to all of us. We ask him about a handful of specific tunes, and he sings a cappella snippets of all of them! Ken Boothe: what a guy.Records of The Week:Dev's Record: "Talawah" by The GladiatorsRog's Record: "Sufferation" by Trevor ClarkeSHOP PODCLASH MERCH! Every sale helps support the show. Thank you. https://rootfire-intl.myshopify.com/collections/the-reggae-podclash***Man-Like-Devin and Roger Rivas talk all things reggae with original and modern artists in the scene, every Saturday at 6pm PT on http://Rootfire.net/tvDevin and Roger have a passion for sharing and discussing Jamaican 45 records. Each week they are joined by original and modern guests in the genre to talk all things Reggae.#ReggaePodclash #KenBoothe #Rootfirehttp://www.TheReggaePodClash.comFollow us on socials @reggaepodclashSupport the show
114:39 01/11/2021
The Reggae Podclash #27 - Roger Steffens
Author, archivist, lecturer, collector, and Bob Marley expert Roger Steffens joins us to talk about his 45 years of work and friendships with Reggae icons like Bob Marley, Peter Tosh, Joe Higgs, Alton Ellis and many more. We talk about his numerous game changing books, some of his favorite obscure reggae gems, why Bob Marley was the most important artist of the 20th century and beyond, plus a whole lot more.Records of The Week:Devin's: The Ruler - "Wrong Emboyo"Roger's: The Upsetters - "All Combine"SHOP PODCLASH MERCH! Every sale helps support the show. Thank you. https://rootfire-intl.myshopify.com/collections/the-reggae-podclash***Man-Like-Devin and Roger Rivas have a passion for sharing and discussing Jamaican 45 records. Each week they are joined by original and modern guests in the genre to talk all things Reggae.#ReggaePodclash #RogerSteffens #Rootfirehttp://www.TheReggaePodClash.comFollow us on socials @reggaepodclashSupport the show
135:31 12/06/2020
The Reggae PodClash: Episode #26 - Larry McDonald- 11/21/2020
Jamaican conga master Larry McDonald joins us to discuss his long career that began in the late 50s before the invention of Ska. We talk about his time playing with legends like Tommy McCook, Carlos Malcom, Lennie Hibbert, The Crystalites, Lee Perry, Taj Mahal and Gil Scott Heron. Larry tells us about being one of if not the only serious conga player in the golden age of Reggae. So many great stories here.***Man-Like-Devin and Roger Rivas talk all things reggae with original and modern artists in the scene, every other Saturday at 6pm PT on http://Rootfire.net/tvIn addition to their weekly discussion of hand-selected records from their collections of Jamaican music on vinyl, Roger and Devin are joined this week by legendary, foundational Jamaican percussion player Larry McDonald. #ReggaePodclash #LarryMcDonald #Rootfirehttp://www.TheReggaePodClash.com***Man-Like-Devin and Roger Rivas talk all things reggae with original and modern artists in the scene, every other Saturday at 6pm PT on http://Rootfire.net/tvIn addition to their weekly discussion of hand-selected records from their collections of Jamaican music on vinyl, Roger and Devin are joined this week by legendary, foundational Jamaican percussion player Larry McDonald. #ReggaePodclash #LarryMcDonald #Rootfirehttp://www.TheReggaePodClash.comSupport the show
127:03 11/22/2020
The Reggae Podclash #25 - Wailing Souls (11/7/2020)
Pipe & Bread from Wailing Souls join us to discuss their long career at the very top of the list of Jamaican super groups. They relate stories from the very beginning including their first recordings as The Renegades, rehearsing with Bob, Peter and Bunny in Joe Higgs’ yard, beating all the other artists at cricket and ping pong, the albums they released for Studio One, Island Records and Junjo Lawes, their new album Back A Yard, and much more. A must listen!Records of The Week:Devin's = Isaacs & The Symbolics - "Packie Dub"Roger's = Winston Wilbert - "All I Have Is Love"SHOP PODCLASH MERCH! Every sale helps support the show. Thank you.https://rootfire-intl.myshopify.com/collections/the-reggae-podclash***Man-Like-Devin and Roger Rivas talk all things reggae with original and modern artists in the scene, every Saturday at 6pm PT on  http://thereggaepodclash.comDevin and Roger have a passion for sharing and discussing Jamaican 45 records. Each week they are joined by original and modern guests in the genre to talk all things Reggae.#ReggaePodclash #WailingSouls #Rootfirehttp://www.Rootfire.nethttp://www.TheReggaePodClash.comFollow us on Instagram @thereggaepodclashSupport the show (https://rootfire.net/tv/)
118:41 11/08/2020
The Reggae Podclash #24 - MIGUEL of Skunk Records: Deconstructing 40oz To Freedom - 10/24/2020
Miguel of Skunk Records joins us to talk about the production of and influences on the iconic Sublime record “40 0z to Freedom.” We have a great time going listening to samples of tunes that were heavy influences on Sublime and Bradley Nowell’s style, as well as songs from the album that Miguel handpicked to showcase certain production or song writing aspects. Great episode!Tunes of the Week:Devin's = Horace Johnson - "No Jah"Roger's = Flying Vipers - "Flight of the Gorgon"SHOP PODCLASH MERCH! Every sale helps support the show. Thank you.https://rootfire-intl.myshopify.com/collections/the-reggae-podclash***Man-Like-Devin and Roger Rivas talk all things reggae with original and modern artists in the scene, every Saturday at 6pm PT on http://thereggaepodclash.comDevin and Roger have a passion for sharing and discussing Jamaican 45 records. This week they are joined by Miguel of Skunk Records for a deep dive of the seminal album "40oz to Freedom" by Sublime, with Miguel pulling old jamaican records to identify sounds and riddims that inspired the album.#ReggaePodclash #Miguel #SkunkRecords #Rootfire #Sublimehttp://www.Rootfire.nethttp://www.TheReggaePodClash.comFollow us on Instagram @thereggaepodclashSupport the show (https://rootfire.net/tv/)
138:23 10/25/2020
The Reggae Podclash: Episode #23 - Ken Stewart of The Skatalites - 10/10/2020
The Reggae Podclash: Episode #23 - Ken Stewart of The Skatalites - 10/10/2020Ken Stewart joins us to talk about his decades of playing keyboards with The Skatalites, his work with Jackie Mittoo, Toots Hibbert, and many other legends of Jamaican music.Tune’s Of The WeekDevin’s = The Gladiators “Watch Out”Roger’s = Ewan & The Soul Cats “Your Sweet Love”SHOP PODCLASH MERCH! Every sale helps support the show. Thank you.https://rootfire-intl.myshopify.com/collections/the-reggae-podclash***Man-Like-Devin and Roger Rivas talk all things reggae with original and modern artists in the scene, every Saturday at 6pm PT on http://thereggaepodclash.comIn addition to their weekly discussion of hand-selected records from their collections of Jamaican music on vinyl, Roger and Devin are joined this week by long-time keyboardist of The Skatalites Ken Stewart.#ReggaePodclash #KenStewart #TheSkatalites  #Rootfirehttp://www.Rootfire.nethttp://www.TheReggaePodClash.comSupport the show (https://rootfire.net/tv/)
107:03 10/11/2020
The Reggae Podclash: Episode #22 - Prince Fatty & Shniece - 9/26/2020
UK producer, engineer and dub master Prince Fatty joins the show for a deep dive into various techniques, approaches, effects and equipment that help him achieve the signature sound he has come to be respected for in the global reggae scene. Then songwriter/vocalist Shniece joins the crew to discuss her working relationship and history with Fatty which has most recently resulted in the critically-acclaimed single and video “Black Rabbit.” Super fun conversation!Tunes of the week:Devin’s Tune: Traffic Jam - “History Book”Roger’s Tune: Neville Hinds - “Musical Splendour”SHOP PODCLASH MERCH! Every sale helps support the show. Thank you.https://rootfire-intl.myshopify.com/collections/the-reggae-podclash***Man-Like-Devin and Roger Rivas talk all things reggae with original and modern artists in the scene, every Saturday at 6pm PT on http://thereggaepodclash.comIn addition to their weekly discussion of hand-selected records from their collections of Jamaican music on vinyl, Roger and Devin are joined this week by Prince Fatty & Shniece.#ReggaePodclash #PrinceFatty #Shniece  #Rootfirehttp://www.Rootfire.nethttp://www.TheReggaePodClash.comSupport the show (https://rootfire.net/tv/)
116:21 09/26/2020
The Reggae Podclash #21 - Selector Showcase: Tribute to Toots Hibbert
Toots Hibbert was scheduled to appear on The Reggae Podclash on August 29, 2020. He went into the hospital with flu-like symptoms on August 27 and never came out. He died on September 11, 2020. Our hosts Devin and Roger have dedicated Episode #21 to the life and music of Toots, adapting their “Tune of The Week” segment into an entire two-hours of exploring and discussing his catalog, with guest tribute performances by...Clinton Fearon of The GladiatorsDavid Hinds of Steel PulseJesse Wagner of The AggrolitesThe DeliriansMan-Like-Devin & PatrickToots Selections:1. HELPING AGES 7"2. ZACIONS 7"3. Reborn4. Sun, Moon & Star5. PAIN IN MY BELLY 7"6. Heaven Declare7. It Was Written Down8. Ska War9. My Destination10. My New Name11. Just Tell Me12. SOMEONE GOING TO BAWL 7"13. SIX AND SEVENS BOOK 7"14. MY DAILY FOODSHOP PODCLASH MERCH! Every sale helps support the show. Thank you.https://rootfire-intl.myshopify.com/collections/the-reggae-podclash***Man-Like-Devin and Roger Rivas talk all things reggae with original and modern artists in the scene, every Saturday at 6pm PT on http://thereggaepodclash.comDevin and Roger have a passion for sharing and discussing Jamaican 45 records. Each week they are joined by original and modern guests in the genre to talk all things Reggae.http://www.Rootfire.nethttp://www.TheReggaePodClash.comFollow us on Instagram @thereggaepodclashSupport the show (https://rootfire.net/tv/)
114:55 09/19/2020
The Reggae Podclash #20 - B.B. Seaton of The Gaylads (9/12/2020)
BB Seaton, legendary member of The Gaylads who has been involved in Jamaican music since before the invention of Ska, joins the show to discuss his amazing career. We discuss his memory of being in the studio the first time Toots Hibbert came to record, many of our favorite tunes that he recorded with The Gaylads, Winston & Bibby, The Astronauts, and from his solo career, his penning of many classic tunes sung by other artists including “Freedom Street” by Ken Boothe. Then the fire alarm at Devin’s apartment goes off and he has to evacuate. Roger and BB held things down until Devin’s return. Since Devin writes these descriptions, you’ll have to tune in to see what else we talked about. BB also tells us about his new book, soon to be available everywhere!Tunes of the week:Devin’s Record: Justin Hinds - “Prophecy Must Fulfill”Roger’s Record: The Music Specialists - “Double Dynamite”SHOP PODCLASH MERCH! Every sale helps support the show. Thank you.https://rootfire-intl.myshopify.com/collections/the-reggae-podclash***Man-Like-Devin and Roger Rivas talk all things reggae with original and modern artists in the scene, every Saturday at 6pm PT on http://thereggaepodclash.comIn addition to our weekly Record Of The Week segment, for this episode we are joined by B.B. Seaton, the voice behind legendary Jamaican Rocksteady group The Gaylads.#ReggaePodclash #B.B.Seaton #TheGaylads #Rootfirehttp://www.Rootfire.nethttp://www.TheReggaePodClash.comFollow us on Instagram @thereggaepodclashAlso available as a podcast wherever you subscribe to podcasts.Support the show
74:05 09/12/2020
The Reggae Podclash #19 - Eric Rachmany of Rebelution - 9/5/20
Eric Rachmany joins the show live from Santa Barbara. He played a special live acoustic tune, and we discussed his love of the music of Don Carlos, how he got into Reggae, the importance of passing a love of foundational Jamaican reggae on to fans of the current American scene, Rebelution’s beginnings in Santa Barbara, his involvement in The Last Prisoner Project, the responsibility of American Reggae artists to make sure messages of social and racial justice remain a part of the music, his work with Unified Highway, who some of his favorite guitar players are, the new Rebelution dub album, and a lightning round that must be seen to be believed.Tunes of the week:Devin’s Record: Cultural Roots - “Ghetto Runnings”Roger’s Record: Toots & The Maytals - “Blah Blah Blah”SHOP PODCLASH MERCH! Every sale helps support the show. Thank you.https://rootfire-intl.myshopify.com/collections/the-reggae-podclash***Man-Like-Devin and Roger Rivas talk all things reggae with original and modern artists in the scene, every Saturday at 6pm PT on http://thereggaepodclash.comIn addition to our weekly Record Of The Week segment, for this episode we are joined by lead singer and guitarist of Rebelution, Eric Rachmany.#ReggaePodclash #EricRachmany #Rebelution #Rootfirehttp://www.Rootfire.nethttp://www.TheReggaePodClash.comFollow us on Instagram @thereggaepodclashAlso available as a podcast wherever you subscribe to podcasts.Support the show (https://rootfire.net/tv/)
99:49 09/05/2020
The Reggae Podclash: Episode # 17 - Sister Carol - 8/22/20
Rub-A-Dub microphone master Sister Carol joins live from her home in Jamaica. We discuss her upcoming new album “Opportunity” (out September 4) produced by the late-great Glen Adams and voiced over all old-school riddims, including several early Wailers/Lee Perry era riddims, provided by Mr. Adams. We also talk about her childhood growing up across the street from Treasure Isle Studios and next door to a SoundSystem featuring the legendary Deejay King Stitt, charging classmates at school as a child to listen to her perform the entire Big Youth record “Screaming Target,” memories of hearing U-Roy for the first time, her collection of Jamaican vinyl and love for record selecting, moving from JA to NY in 1973 at the age of 14, her mentorship under Brigadier Jerry and subsequent first recordings as a toaster, getting a Bachelor of Science degree in education, running her own soundsystem, the healing power of music, producing Dennis Brown, Johnny Osborne, Freddie Mcgregor and others for a Studio One Tribute album, and much more!Tunes of The Week:Devin’s Tune = Jackie Brown - “Wiser Dread”Roger’s Tune = Leo Graham - “Hard Times”SHOP PODCLASH MERCH! Every sale helps support the show. Thank you.https://rootfire-intl.myshopify.com/collections/the-reggae-podclash***Man-Like-Devin and Roger Rivas talk all things reggae with original and modern artists in the scene, every Saturday at 6pm PT on http://thereggaepodclash.comIn addition to their weekly discussion of hand-selected records from their collections of Jamaican music on vinyl, Roger and Devin are joined this week by rub-a-dub microphone master Sister Carol. #ReggaePodclash #SisterCarol #Reggae http://www.Rootfire.nethttp://www.TheReggaePodClash.comSupport the show
92:57 08/23/2020
The Reggae Podclash #16 - Val Douglas of The Skatalites - 8/15/20
Legendary Jamaican bass player Val Douglas makes a grand entrance with a revelation that surprises both the hosts! We go on to discuss his work with producers like Duke Reid, Joe Gibbs, Lee Perry and many more, as well as with almost every notable artist from 1970s Jamaica including Bob Marley, Dennis Brown, Burning Spear, Delroy Wilson, The Now Generation Band, and an incredible list that goes on and on. Val talks about why a 4-string bass is vastly superior to a 5 or 6 string, and tells us about the 1-string bass he played on tour with Maxie Priest. This was one of our favorite episodes yet!Tunes Of The Week:Roger’s = The Upsetters - “The Vampire”Devin’s = Danny Clarke & The Meditations - “Changing Of The Times”SHOP PODCLASH MERCH! Every sale helps support the show. Thank you.https://rootfire-intl.myshopify.com/collections/the-reggae-podclash***Man-Like-Devin and Roger Rivas talk all things reggae with original and modern artists in the scene, every Saturday at 6pm PT on http://thereggaepodclash.comIn addition to their weekly discussion of hand-selected records from their collections of Jamaican music on vinyl, Roger and Devin are joined this week by legendary Jamaican bass player Val Douglas. #ReggaePodclash #ValDouglas #Reggae http://www.Rootfire.nethttp://www.TheReggaePodClash.comSupport the show
106:22 08/16/2020
The Reggae Podclash #15 - Josh Heinrichs- 8/8/20
Josh Heinrichs, in many ways the defining sound of Mid-West reggae, joins the show live from his home in Springfield, MO. We talk about being an anti-racist activist in MO, thoughts on the responsibility of American reggae bands to take an active stance against racism, Josh’s musical beginnings in the band Jah Roots, his relationship and history with fellow artist SkillinJah, finding reggae music as a kid in Springfield, Josh’s love for and musical successes in Hawaii and Guam, and much more!Roger’s = The Lyrics - “Give Thanks”Devin’s = Thunderball - “White Bird Come Down”SHOP PODCLASH MERCH! Every sale helps support the show. Thank you.https://rootfire-intl.myshopify.com/collections/the-reggae-podclash***Man-Like-Devin and Roger Rivas talk all things reggae with original and modern artists in the scene, every Saturday at 6pm PT on http://thereggaepodclash.comIn addition to their weekly discussion of hand-selected records from their collections of Jamaican music on vinyl, Roger and Devin are joined this week by Josh Heinrichs. #ReggaePodclash #JoshHeinrichs #Reggaehttp://www.Rootfire.nethttp://www.TheReggaePodClash.comSupport the show (https://rootfire.net/tv/)
114:22 08/08/2020
The Reggae Podclash #14 - Leslie Ludiazo & Zion Thompson - 8/01/2020
Hawaiian Reggae veterans Leslie Ludiazo (Hot Rain Band, J. Boog, The Green) and Zion Thompson (The Green) join the show to educate us about Hawaiian Roots Reggae. We discuss the evolution of the Hawaiian Roots Reggae sound, how both of these stellar musicians started playing music, Leslie’s career as a producer of young Hawaiian talent, touring, the crucial role of voice memo in the song writing process. The guests also have some questions for the hosts, before diving into a lightning round in which Devin gets schooled on the difference between slippers and flip-flops. And much more!Tunes Of The Week: Devin’s = David Jah Son - “Clean Head Dread” Roger’s = The Gatherers - “Words” SHOP PODCLASH MERCH! Every sale helps support the show. Thank you.https://rootfire-intl.myshopify.com/collections/the-reggae-podclash***Man-Like-Devin and Roger Rivas talk all things reggae with original and modern artists in the scene, every Saturday at 6pm PT on http://thereggaepodclash.comIn addition to their weekly discussion of hand-selected records from their collections of Jamaican music on vinyl, Roger and Devin are joined this week by Leslie Ludiazo (Jboog) & Zion Thompson (The Green) to talk Hawaiian Reggae. #ReggaePodclash #Jboog #TheGreen #HawaiianReggae #Rootfirehttp://www.Rootfire.nethttp://www.TheReggaePodClash.comSupport the show (https://rootfire.net/tv/)
119:09 08/01/2020
The Reggae Podclash #13 - The Skints - 7/25/2020
One of the great bands of our time, The Skints, join from the UK. Fresh off of a bartending shift, Josh and Jon discuss slangin' suds during COVID, the band’s long history as friends, their brand new Live album, influences both Jamaican and otherwise, performing at Cali Roots and Punk Rock Bowling, touring with The Aggrolites, The Interrupters & The Expanders, Lynval Golding of The Specials makes a quick cameo to express his love for The Skints, shooting their last video, British audience reception of the band’s anti-racist tunes and stance, Brexit and their tune "The Island," the band answers questions from the live-stream audience, and much more!!Tunes Of The Week: Roger’s = Ernest Ranglin - “Free Form” Devin’s = Lester Lewis - “I Man Free”  SHOP PODCLASH MERCH! Every sale helps support the show. Thank you.https://rootfire-intl.myshopify.com/collections/the-reggae-podclash***Man-Like-Devin and Roger Rivas talk all things reggae with original and modern artists in the scene, every other week at 6pm PT on http://thereggaepodclash.comIn addition to their weekly discussion of hand-selected records from their collections of Jamaican music on vinyl, Roger and Devin are joined this week by members of British Reggae/Ska heavy-hitters The Skints.#ReggaePodclash #TheSkints  #Rootfirehttp://www.Rootfire.nethttp://www.TheReggaePodClash.comSupport the show
101:49 07/25/2020