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Reggaeology - The Reggae History Experience

Reggaeology - The Reggae History Experience

By Reggaeology.com
Follow us each week as we take an in-depth look into the musical journey of some of Reggae's biggest names and living legends.

From how it started to how it is, the songs that made them, the moments that broke them, we explore the life, the music, and the milestones that have made them, legends of Reggae.
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The Cool Ruler - Gregory Isaacs

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Don Drummond - The Mad Genuis
Inundated with personal idiosyncrasies Don Drummond was an unrecognized savant, who grew to become one of Jamaica's most celebrated musical creators, though his legacy as a musical innovator is tainted by his convicted crime of passion, He is, without a doubt, one of the greatest graces that have ever bestowed Jamaican music.
32:32
February 24, 2021
King Tubby - The King of The Remix
Dub is considered one of the most recognizable musical genres in the world and along the way has become the touchstone framework for a flurry of contemporary urban genres, such as EDM, Dubstep, Hiphop, Rap, Jungle, Grime, and Afrodub, all encapsulated remixes of a primordial soundscape that emerged from the mind of a man whose legacy is remembered by few in these modern times. The King of the Remix, the late great, King Tubby. 
25:55
February 2, 2021
Miss Lou - Jamaica's First Music Legend
In this installement we feature Jamaica's First Musical Legend, Louise Bennett. Long before Harry Belafonte became the poster boy of Caribbean music, and Bob had his first sip of music, the rambunctious Miss Lou was charting her course, and along the way became the primordial pioneer of Jamaican music. Stay Tuned For Season II Premiering on the 1st of Feb 2021!! 2020 Season Production Credits Recorded at: OnlyAudio Studio Portmore, St. Catherine Recorded & Mixed By: Lloyd Laing Produced by: Avaris Interactive Group Ltd. Creative Direction: Krystle Kerr Lloyd Laing Research By: Reggaeology.com Vocal Talent: The Reggaeologist Sound Design By: Avaris Interactive Studios Mastered at: Avaris Interactive Studios
27:15
January 20, 2021
Joe Higgs - The Godfather Of Reggae
If there is one person in Jamaican music that has never been given his due credit, it is the man who some consider the "GodFather of Reggae", Joe Higgs. The unheralded mentor and inspirator of legends such as Bob Marley, Peter Tosh, Bob Andy, and Derrick Harriott, it is his musical alchemy in the primordial echo chamber of Reggae, that continues to resonate throughout history.
26:52
January 9, 2021
Dawn Penn - The Quiet Storm
Throughout Reggae's inundated history of untold covers, uncredited renditions and unwitting reprises, the blurred lines that form the musical bridge between the original cuts and local versions, have always set the stage for some of Jamaican music's best-untold moments in history.
22:36
December 30, 2020
The Unsung Hero - Trevor Sparks
Trevor Sparks unique technique of Lovers Rock inspired lyrics dripped on hardcore dancehall riddims spawned a hybrid soundscape in an ever-evolving echo chamber. His place in Reggae history, howver, is not about the size of his catalogue, or the hits he sold and left us along the way..but his ability to transcend Lovers Rock to the forefront of the 90's hardcore Dancehall Arena.
16:38
December 23, 2020
The Original Superstar - Millie Small
Etched in Reggae History as Jamaica's first international teen pop sensation, Millie Small's groundbreaking cover single in 1964, helped open the floodgates for the island's musical presence in the global arena. And though her rise to stardom is known by many, her bittersweet journey is told by few.
25:58
December 16, 2020
The Cool Ruler - Gregory Isaacs
Considered the father of Lovers Rock, his quintessential image as the original rude loverboy made Gregory Issacs into one of the most recognizable figures in Jamaican music.
21:18
December 9, 2020
Sister Nancy - The First lady of Dancehall
It can be argued, that even in today's Dancehall arena, there is little space for a female artist.  The gritty, testosterone-driven echosystem offers meagre space for femininity and even less affinity for gentlemanly courtesies. In the 80's it was just the same. A rough and tumbled crowd vieing for fickle discerning fans at a time when jamaica's new digital soundscape had captivated Dancehall, and on sheer tenacity, and support from her brother Brigadier Jerry, Sister Nancy would cut a path to legendary status, but not without trials, sweat, and tears along the way.
20:44
December 2, 2020
Fuzzy Jones - The King Of Dubplate Intros
The name Fuzzy Jones might ring a bell to few, but his witty quips and timeless intros on some of Hip-Hop biggest singles, and Dancehall's legendary dubplates, have helped carve out Jamaica's presence in the mainstream music arena, and earned him a cult status in the Dancehall.
12:04
November 25, 2020
The Mellow Moods Of Judy Mowatt
Judy Mowatt is historically synonymous with Bob Marley, and her work with the Gaylettes, The I-Threes, and her shepherding Ziggy Marley & The Melody Makers on tour in the band's early years. But it is her journey as a solo act spanning 5 decades, that leaves us with one of the most enduring stories in Reggae History.
14:35
November 17, 2020
Israel Vibration - Reggae Knights
In this episode we take a journey through the life, the times, and the music of one of the early influencers of Roots Reggae's early soundscape helping the trio of Poli surviovors to become one of jamaican music's most respected musical ambassadors. 
14:14
November 11, 2020
Reggaeology #1 - The Warrior Girl Diana King
In this episode we take a journey through the life, the times, and the music of Diana King, one of Jamaica's most successful female artists of all times.
11:09
November 11, 2020