Show number 63 is a special show! Each year at this time I dedicate the whole show to the greatest Reggae gathering in the world! Rototom in Benicassim. That’s right this Friday night starts the gathering of the Reggae greats on stage in Benicassim at the Rototom Sunsplash! You just have to go! Check out the schedule from rototom.com and find all the greatest of Jamaican reggae and some of the best Reggae Europe has to offer. You will not regret it and tickets are on sale every day. The festival lasts for 10 days and starts Friday. BUT remember Jimmy Cliff is featured on Saturday night so let’s meet there and then!
I have a great lineup of tunes from some of the best from the past and a couple that will be playing this week at Rototom! All these tunes have been re-mastered by me for the Rick’s Radio show so you don’t have to get up and adjust the volume all the time and it is all here for your enjoyment.
So let’s get started and remember,
Mas música, menos palabras porque la música es mas importante que yo. Puede obtener información sobre este programa a mi sitio Ricks Radio punto com
More music, less words because the music is more important than me
Let’s open the show with the amazing voice of Jimmy Cliff. It is not enough that Reggae beats take you for a ride into the sky because Jimmy Cliff proves that a voice from the heavens can rain on earth. So get out to Rototom this weekend, Saturday night and hear the best. I present to you the amazing voice of:
Jimmy Cliff – You Can Get It If You Really Want
Let’s move on with Black Uhuru, a Jamaican reggae group formed in 1972, initially as Uhuru which is Swahili for ‘freedom’. Winners of the first ever Grammy Award for Best Reggae Album in 1985. I present to you,
Black Uhuru – Guess Who’s Coming To Dinner
Bob Marley – No Woman No Cry
The Jamaicans were a ska/rocksteady trio who took first place in the Island’s Festival Song Contest in 1967 with the rock steady classic “Ba Ba Boom. I present to you,
The Jamaicans – Ba Ba Boom
Winston Rodney, better known by the stage name Burning Spear, is a Jamaican roots reggae singer and musician. Burning Spear is a Rastafarian and one of the most influential and long-standing roots artist to emerge out of the 1970s. I present to you,
Burning Spear – Marcus Garvey
Lincoln Barrington “Sugar” Minott was a Jamaican reggae singer, producer and sound-system operator. Minott songs pioneered a sound that would be central to the emerging dancehall style. I present to you,
Sugar Minott – Happy Together
Carlene Davis is a Jamaican gospel and reggae singer who dedicated her career to gospel music. I present to you,
Carlene Davis – She’s Not For Sale
Well mother of Bob Marley! Yep, Rita Marley the take charge mother of all the Marley’s in the Reggae Music world has done her own recordings. I present to you,
Rita Marley – Good Girls Culture
Culture are a Jamaican roots reggae group and here is some original dancehall music from the islands as I present to you,
Culture – Peace and Love In The Dance
Cecil Bustamente Campbell, better known by the stage name Prince Buster, is a Jamaican singer-songwriter and producer. He has influenced and shaped the course of Jamaican contemporary music and created a legacy of work that later reggae and ska artists would emulate. I present to you,
Prince Buster – Al Capone
Roy Samuel was a Jamaican DJ who had a very prolific career during the 1970s and used his music to spread Ska and his strange messages. I present to you,
I Roy – Welding
Peter Tosh was a Jamaican reggae musician who was a core member of the band The Wailers and who afterwards had a successful solo career as well as being a promoter of Rastafari. His contributions to the genre were staggering and I present to you,
Peter Tosh – Them Fe Get a Beatin
Jacob Miller was a Jamaican reggae artist, who first recorded with Clement Dodd. While pursuing a prolific solo career, he became the lead singer for reggae group Inner Circle with whom he recorded until his death in a car accident at the age of 27. I present to you,
Jacob Miller – Tenement Yard
Junior Murvin is a Jamaican reggae musician. Murvin’s soaring voice and the infectious rhythm made “Police and Thieves” into an international hit during the summer of 1980 and it reached No. 23 in the UK Singles Chart. The song was influential, and it was recorded by the punk rock pioneers The Clash on their debut album, released in 1977. I present to you,
Junior Murvin – Police & Thieves
Marley Girls – Girls Night Out.
Well, with the Marley Girls in the background we will close out the show reminding you that Rototom is starting this Friday in Benicassim. Rototom Sunsplash! You just have to go! Check out the schedule from rototom.com and find all the greatest of Jamaican reggae and some of the best Reggae Europe has to offer. You will not regret it and tickets are on sale every day on site or at the rototom.com website. The festival lasts for 10 days and starts Friday. BUT remember Jimmy Cliff is featured on Saturday night so once again let’s all meet there and then and share a spliff!
That’s all the time I have right now and it is now time to close the show and pop this cork scene. I want to thank everyone for making this show possible and to the great artists who played the music. Remember that everything about this show including this script is up on RicksRadio.com in both English and Spanish, so get on the site. Register and comment about the shows. Let me know what you like and what you want to hear more of. I have a pretty large collection of music and you will be hearing more of it as we go along.
Tune in next week when I bring you more great and special music. I am going to go back to more of our jazz roots, blues and root rock’n roll. Yep, that means some great songs from great artists and all of them will rock your socks off.
So remember to tune in, turn on and drop by for more great songs from histories greatest artists! Thanks again for tuning in and see you next week!