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The Rastafarian – 8/30/2011


By Dolan Murphy

One of KRUI’s new shows this semester, The Rastafarian explores Jamaican culture and reggae music from 3-4pm every Tuesday on KRUI 89.7 FM.

This week’s episode was an exploration of the foundation on which Roots reggae was built – a little bit of ska, a little bit of rocksteady, and some skinhead reggae. Here’s the playlist:

1. Jimmy Cliff, “Miss Jamaica”
2. Toots & the Maytals, “A.B.C.”
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3. Prince Buster & the Skatalites, “It’s Burke’s Law”
4. Clancy Eccles, “Fattie Fattie”
5. The Silvertones, “Old Man Say”
interview excerpt – Derrick Harriott
6. Derrick Harriott, “Sock-it-to-me”
7. Busty Brown, “Don’t Look Back”
8. The Skatalites, “Guns of Navarone”
9. Symarip, “Skinhead Moonstomp”
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10. Derrick Harriott, “Long Time”
11. Desmond Dekker, “Unity”
12. Cynthia Richards, “Foolish Fool”
13. Jimmy Cliff, “King of Kings”
14. Prince Buster, “Johnny Cool”
15. Prince Buster & The Maytals, “Dog War” (a.k.a. “Broadway Jungle”)
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16. Toots & the Maytals, “Desmond Dekker Came First”
17. Desmond Dekker, “Israelites”

If this episode interested you, you might want to start at the very beginning by reading Walter Jekyll’s 1907 classic Jamaican Song and Story.

Thanks for listening, see you next week!