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Reggae, rocksteady, ska, dancehall, ragga, and more—from Funky Kingston Town to your home hi-fidelity system.

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Artist Track Album Year Approx. start time
King Tubby's  Plague Dub   Options Chant Down Babylon - King Tubby's at His Best    0:00:00 (Pop‑up)
Jerry Lewis  5000 Watts   Options Essential Jamaican Deejay Tracks 1969-1982  1973  0:02:58 (Pop‑up)
Tiger  When   Options Dancehall 2 (The Rise of Jamaican Dancehall Culture  2009  0:06:10 (Pop‑up)
Dillinger  Funky Punk   Options Funky Punk / Rock to the Music  1979  0:09:26 (Pop‑up)
The Royals  My Sweat Turns to Blood   Options Ten Years After  1979  0:15:03 (Pop‑up)
Derrick Lara & Trinity  Don't Stop Til You Get Enough   Options Joe Gibbs 12" Reggae Discomix Vol. 4  2010  0:21:14 (Pop‑up)

Music behind DJ:
Michael Rose 

Them a Dub   Options

Warrior Dub 

2007 

0:29:12 (Pop‑up)
Hopeton Lewis  Don't Cry   Options Merritone Rock Steady 2: This Music Got Soul 1966-1967  2016  0:34:20 (Pop‑up)
The Maytals  I'll Never Grow Old   Options Never Grow Old  1964  0:36:54 (Pop‑up)
Peter Tosh & The Soulmates  Rudie's Medley   Options The Ultimate Trojan Rock Steady Box Set  2003  0:38:58 (Pop‑up)
Phyllis Dillon  Perfidia   Options Midnight Confessions  2000  0:42:12 (Pop‑up)
Junior Dan  Mr. Big Shot   Options Junior Dan  2005  0:44:34 (Pop‑up)
Junior Murvin  Police & Thieves Radio Ad   Options Police & Thieves (Deluxe Edition)  2012  0:46:21 (Pop‑up)
Junior Murvin & Dillinger  Roots Train (Extended)   Options Police & Thieves (Deluxe Edition)  2012  0:46:42 (Pop‑up)

Music behind DJ:
The Simplicity People 

The Murderer   Options

Trojan Rare Groove Box Set 

1968 

0:55:32 (Pop‑up)
Jimmy London  A Little Love   Options Reggae Anthology: Randy's 50th Anniversary  2008  0:58:48 (Pop‑up)
Carroll Thompson  I'm So Sorry   Options Hopelessly in Love  2008  1:01:15 (Pop‑up)
Gregory Isaacs  Tell Me Why   Options Work Up a Sweat  1994  1:05:20 (Pop‑up)
Doreen Shaffer & Naomi Phillips  Change Partner   Options Read Me Right  1979  1:08:51 (Pop‑up)
I-Roy & The Jumpers  Hot Bomb   Options High Explosion (DJ Sounds from 1970 To 1976)  2003  1:11:27 (Pop‑up)
Poppa Tollo  Get Ready and Reggae   Options Dancehall Stylee: 22 Killa Dancehall Classics  1998  1:13:46 (Pop‑up)
Niney the Observer  Big Youth - Whole Lotta Fire (12" Mix)   Options Microphone Attack  2001  1:18:12 (Pop‑up)

Music behind DJ:
Max Romeo 

If Them Ever (Version)   Options

Revelation Time (Deluxe Edition) 

1975 

1:24:32 (Pop‑up)
J.C. Lodge & Tiger  Love Me Baby   Options Selfish Lover  1990  1:29:14 (Pop‑up)
Etana  Roots   Options Reggae Golden Jubilee: Origins Of Jamaican Popular Music  2007  1:36:02 (Pop‑up)
Eek-A-Mouse  Wa-Do-Dem   Options Greensleeves 12" Rulers - Volcano 1979-83  2007  1:39:49 (Pop‑up)
The Congos  Solid Foundation   Options Heart Of The Congos (40th Anniversary Edition )  2017  1:47:24 (Pop‑up)

Music behind DJ:
Jackie Mittoo 

Darker Shade of Black   Options

Champion in the Arena 1976-1977 

2003 

1:53:13 (Pop‑up)
The Ethiopians  Hong Kong Flu   Options The Original Reggae Hitsound Of The Ethiopians  1986  1:59:08 (Pop‑up)
Nora & Vern  Look Over Your Shoulder   Options Trojan 35th Anniversary Box Set  2003  2:01:09 (Pop‑up)
Lloyd Parks  We'll Get Over It   Options Impact! Rare and Unreleased Reggae, Funk & Soul from From the Vaults of Impact! and Randy Records  2003  2:03:50 (Pop‑up)
The Techniques  Play Girl   Options Classics Vol. 2  1995  2:06:40 (Pop‑up)
Delroy Wilson  Can I Change My Mind?   Options Dub Plate Style: Remixed by Prince Jammy 1978  2009  2:10:13 (Pop‑up)
Dawn Penn  Why Did You Lie?   Options Jamaican Memories  1968  2:13:32 (Pop‑up)
The Travellers  Keep on Trying   Options Black Black Minds  1977  2:15:52 (Pop‑up)
Clancy Eccles  The Revenge   Options Feel the Rhythm  1997  2:19:20 (Pop‑up)

Music behind DJ:
Ernie Ranglin 

Walk Away   Options

A Mod Mod Ranglin 

1999 

2:22:53 (Pop‑up)
Cymande  Zion I   Options The Message  2005  2:27:59 (Pop‑up)
Royal Fam & Mighty Jarrett  Acid   Options Champion Sound Vol. 1  2001  2:31:08 (Pop‑up)
Pam Hall  I'll Always Love You   Options Always Love You  1993  2:35:36 (Pop‑up)
Derrick Harriott  Slave (12" Version)   Options Riding The Roots Chariot  1998  2:39:19 (Pop‑up)
Damian "Jr. Gong" Marley  Welcome to Jamrock   Options Reggae Golden Jubilee: Origins Of Jamaican Popular Music  2007  2:44:06 (Pop‑up)
Sugar Minott  Give the People What They Want   Options Jammy$ From the Roots 1977-1985  2010  2:47:30 (Pop‑up)
The Valentines  Stop the Violence   Options Put on Your Best Dress: Sonia Pottinger Ska & Rock Steady 1966-1967    2:51:17 (Pop‑up)
Sister Charmaine  Wake Up   Options Selectors Choice Volume 3  2006  2:54:04 (Pop‑up)

Music behind DJ:
King Tubby's 

School Dub   Options

Chant Down Babylon - King Tubby's at His Best 

 

2:56:55 (Pop‑up)


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Listener comments!

Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:02am Marley P. Dogg:

King Tubby!!!! More dub please
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:04am john_NN_nn_n:

good morning
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:04am Gary:

Morning Marley and John!
  9:04am DarthBuddha:

morning
Avatar 9:04am TDK60:

Hey Bodega Gary!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:04am Gary:

Darth, welcome!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:05am Gary:

Hey hey TDK!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:05am mariano:

'Morning Gary, Ruth, everyone.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:06am Greg from ZONE 5:

Morning, Gary & all! Feeling this Jerry Lewis right off the bat.
  9:06am Reggae Dan:

Morning Gary - off to a good/Dub start - if you can fit in a Steel Pulse tune that would be great
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:06am Gary:

Nice to see you, Mariano!
Avatar 9:07am Ruth Booth:

Happy Good Morning!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:07am Gary:

Hey Dan!
  9:07am The Butterman:

Woke up EXACTLY at 9:00! Lucky me. Happy Father’s Day s you WFMU. If you play this station for your kids then you’re a great father
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:08am Gary:

Hi Ruth! Thank you for keeping us on the air!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:08am Gary:

Happy father's day, Butterman! This Jerry Lewis goes out to you, Greg!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:09am john_NN_nn_n:

can we get a quick shout-out to all father's and memories of fathers
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:24am melinda:

Hi everyone!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:24am Gary:

Welcome, Melinda!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:27am melinda:

Nice color scheme.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:28am Gary:

Haha, thanks!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:33am Stillwell Coney Islander:

Hi Gary & Reggae folks ! Everything is just irie !
  9:36am Woo:

Another different Jerry Lewis. Like that sound of that. I saw the other Jerry Lewis once. He was good at juggling.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:37am Gary:

Morning, Stillwell Coney Islander and Woo!
  9:39am Malcolm:

Hi Gary and listeners. Great show so far!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:40am Gary:

Thanks, Malcolm! Come on in, the wattage's fine
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:41am Stanley:

there'll be weepin an' wailin' and gnashing of teeth?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:42am Gary:

Stanley! What you do in the privacy of your own home is ... etc.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:43am adampsyche:

to all the dads
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:44am Gary:

Hey, Adam!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:44am Brian in UK:

Hello Gary.

Was Gnasher, Dennis the Menace's dog in the Beano.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:45am Gary:

Brian!
  9:45am SeanG:

sounds good Gary!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:46am Gary:

Hey there, SeanG!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:46am Stanley:

Hi Brian - I remember the very episode Dennis got Gnasher, at the local Dog Show where all the dogs looked like their owners.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:48am Gary:

Not sure what crazy action happened to that Junior Dan track.
  9:48am Crei6hton:

Morning
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:49am Gary:

Crei6hton!
  9:49am ami ad:

Hello D.J. Hello all. Mighty tunes. Watched Rockers yesterday again,a blast of a movie.JobLess.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:51am Gary:

Sending some job-connection vibes out there to you, Ami Ad! I haven't seen Rockers yet. I know, I know. I gotta see it soon
  9:55am ami ad:

@Gary:Thanks and Praise.That movie is a must and a blast.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:56am Gary:

Ami, where did you see it yesterday? DVD? TV? Online?
  9:56am ami ad:

Seems like the herb going to legalized in the old country sometime soon.Peace.
  10:01am ami ad:

@Gary:A bud downloaded it to my comp. a few weeks ago.A while ago I saw a special edition lp/dvd in a store in BK.They sell it online now for $130.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:02am Gary:

Dang, well, good on your friend!
  10:03am Malcolm:

Yeaaaah bringing the lovers rock
  10:04am Malcolm:

Such an iconic LP cover. There's a photographer who has recreated it on the same street but in the last few years
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:04am Gary:

Got this lovely record in the UK!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:05am Gary:

Oh, yeah, I saw that!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:05am Gary:

Here it is: bandonthewall.org...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:14am adampsyche:

big ups to the djs for respecting Sunday morning reggae there can be nothing else
Avatar 10:15am fm Mike:

Good morning all!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:15am Gary:

Miiike!
Avatar 10:16am fm Mike:

Oyyaaaa.
Avatar 10:24am Sketch:

Big up Gary big up Niney the observer! This band went on to become the aggrovators
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:25am Gary:

Hey, Sketch!
  10:25am Woo:

That's the sound of dropping your amplifier while still on with the reverb turned up.
Avatar 10:26am Sketch:

You can also build your own spring reverb with the spring exposed and give it a flick
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:27am john_NN_nn_n:

loving the tunes
Avatar 10:31am Sketch:

Big tune
  10:31am Woo:

Spring reverb. I learn a lot listening on Sunday morning. Thanks.
Avatar 10:32am Sketch:

Big up tiger
Avatar 10:33am Sketch:

Tigers impression of a woman's voice always gets me
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:34am Ken From Hyde Park:

The solstice proper was yesterday afternoon. Today is the first full day of summer.
Avatar 10:34am Sketch:

Wear yuh size, girl!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:35am Uncle Michael:

good morning raggamuffins
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:35am Uncle Michael:

Gary, that's the photo I *didn't* use on Friday!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:37am Gary:

Ken! Uncle Michael! Folks, if you don't get enough here today, check out Uncle Michael's thrill-packed Reggae Dance Party from last Friday! wfmu.org...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:38am Uncle Michael:

Aww, thanks, Gary.
Avatar 10:42am Sketch:

Brap brap brap
Avatar 10:42am Sketch:

She don't wear she diamond she don't wear she pearl
Avatar 10:43am Sketch:

A friend of mine played with Eek A Mouse on his debut at sunsplash with We The People
Avatar 10:45am Sketch:

This riddim is my favorite take on Shenk I Shank. Flabba simplifying the bass line down to 2 notes
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:46am Gary:

Haha, my closest experience to that was being forced to see Up With People as a kid, so
Avatar 10:47am Sketch:

Haha!
Avatar 10:48am Sketch:

not quite the same. Lloyd Parks is my favorite Jamaican musician hands down. From the work he did with D Brown, all the way back to the Techniques. Pure legend
Avatar 10:50am Sketch:

Big tunes Gary I've got to head out for my morning walk but I may just have to bring my transistor with me!! Big up great to have such good tunes on the airwaves you are doing Jeff Sarge a great service
  10:50am Malcolm:

Nice theme song Gary!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:50am Gary:

Thanks for the vote of confidence, Sketch, and happy amblin'!
  11:00am The Butterman:

Gary, thanks for the lead. I can’t wait to check out Uncle Michael’s show. Didn’t know about that.
  11:00am ?:

Listening from Bangkok. My brother in Cranford, NJ alerted me as a Father's Day gift. Nice rhythms. Thanks.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:02am Gary:

Howdy, Listener in Bangkok!
Avatar 11:03am Flash Strap:

hello gary! late to the party but happy to be here
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:04am Gary:

Flash Strap! Hey kids, check out Flash's show from this last week, some amazing reggae & other sounds: wfmu.org...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:05am Gary:

Flash, you'll see I snuck in a Max Romeo track today from that same album you played from
  11:06am agav:

what was the song before this?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:06am Gary:

Look Over Your Shoulder, by Nora and Vern
  11:07am agav:

never heard it...
Avatar 11:09am Flash Strap:

max romeo is a true prince, love that record
Avatar 11:09am Sketch:

LLOYD PARKS BER BER BERRRRRR
  11:10am agav:

was it done in the UK? if not, where?
Avatar 11:10am Sketch:

Big up Lloyd Parks pure legend best bassie best singer
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:11am Gary:

Agav, UK is possible, since it's on Trojan, but I would have to do some detective work to be sure
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:12am Gary:

Vern = Veronica Douglas
  11:13am agav:

thanks for the info
  11:15am agav:

Dawn Penn a fav of mines...
  11:19am morphe":

Been listening but dealing with 9 year old lunch issues..
He is now on dessert so I can say Thanks Gary...All...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:20am Gary:

Haha, rest easy, Morphe!
Avatar 11:20am Sketch:

The travellers, such a great record. Found this on CD in a little record shop on marthas vineyard like 10 years ago after hearing it on a Jammys compilation
Avatar 11:21am Flash Strap:

grreat Eccles track
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:22am Gary:

I mean, chills, yes, Flash, agreed!
  11:24am Malcolm:

Musically punch you! Ha!
  11:25am morphe":

# 7 Eccles Street (now gone) Leopold Bloom's last address....
as far as is - was known???
  11:26am Wheels:

Always sets the mood for a Sunday morning. Thanks for the great tracks
  11:27am agav:

a true rabbit hole of goodness
  11:29am agav:

I seen king prince Jammy's in Brooklyn last year...dope ass show
Avatar 11:30am Flash Strap:

I think several of Cymande's members are also Trinidadian, if i recall
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:30am Bend Sinister:

btw "Hong Kong Flu" was always a particular favorite of mine. Can recall buying this it this came out, those Trojan reissues (Producer series amongst many) were a great introduction to reggae. All worth checking out.
  11:30am morphe":

Cymande looks like Welsh roots??? CY is is unusual outside of Wales and Cyinide...
Avatar 11:31am Flash Strap:

i'm wrong – it's jamaica, guyana, st. vincent
Avatar 11:31am Flash Strap:

pronounced sah-mahn-day
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:31am Gary:

Hey there, Wheels! Bend Sinister! And thanks for that, Flash!
  11:32am Gold Pants:

Hey Gary, is that you? What a surprise! Love this show. Happy Solstice
  11:32am morphe":

Eratta: Cymande looks like Welsh roots??? CY is is unusual- as a word/name start- outside of Wales and Cyinide...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:33am Gary:

GoldPants! So nice to see you here! Yes, m'am, it's me, you can tell because the two seals my face is between are the same seals as before
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:36am Gary:

Folks, send your Super-Thanks to Ruth for womanning the board this morning!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:37am mariano:

Ruth! Ruth! Ruth! Yaaaaay Ruth!
  11:40am Todd-a-o:

Forgive this request if out of line, if not then ‘Stealing Love on the Side’ would be most welcome. Thanks and love your show.
  11:40am morphe":

CYMANDE = UK Funk Band...
https://thevinylfactory.com/news/legendary-funk-band-cymande-to-release-their-first-album-in-four-decades/
  11:41am Gold Pants:

I’m on the app right now, therefore seal-less, but it’s great to hear you... love the tunes!
Shout out to Ruth!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:41am Gary:

Todd-a-o! Not at all inappropriate, but I don't have a copy ... might track it down for next week, tho
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:48am mariano:

The members of Cymande were from various places in the West Indies iirc, including Guyana, and they were based in England. The word Cymande is apparently calypso slang for dove (just looked it up, I'm not a Cymandepedia).
  11:50am morphe":

Seven Deadly Killings - amazing frightening great book by a Jamaican now a Prof in Minnesota... explains a bit (???)about the shooting of Bob Marley
  11:51am morphe":

Mariano --- "(just looked it up, I'm not a Cymandepedia).
YOU ARE NOW!!!!! Thanks..
  11:53am Malcolm:

Thanks for a great show Gary! Catch you next week. And thanks Ruth!
  11:54am chresti at work:

SOUNDS GOOD!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:55am Gary:

Chresti!
  11:55am ami ad:

Thanks and Praise D.J. Ruth. Peace & Laugh.
Avatar 11:55am Ruth Booth:

Always happy to be here, Enjoy the beautiful day!
  11:55am morphe":

Thanks Gary, Ruth and all!!!!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:57am Marley P. Dogg:

Great show today Gary! Thanks!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:57am Stillwell Coney Islander:

Thanks Gary & Ruth. Have a blessed day everyone
  11:59am agav:

be safe everyone
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:00pm mariano:

Thank you Gary and Ruth!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:00pm Gary:

Have a great day, everyone!
  12:01pm robyn and 6-yr old mini glistener ajax:

Clay we love you’ are cool
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