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20110714

David Rodigan showcases his love for all types of reggae music in a new ten-part series for Radio 2. With an hour of classic roots and reggae music from the 60s to the present day, Rodigan celebrates reggae's back catalogue and looks to its future.

Playing the best in reggae, roots, ska and rocksteady, each song will be linked by Rodigan's encyclopaedic knowledge and warm reflective stories from reggae music's history. There will also be guests and live sessions from classic artists.

Rodigan is a hero to Jamaican music lovers here in the UK and right across the world. With his unique style and love for the genre, Rodigan has been at the top of his game for over 30 years. He has a massive following and is recognised as the authority in reggae broadcasting. There is no reggae artist Rodigan hasn't interviewed and his contacts in Jamaica and across the world are unbeatable.

In part one, David introduces himself to the Radio 2 audience and plays a mix of iconic reggae tunes from his personal archive. The music includes Jamaica's 1960s Rock Steady anthem by the legendary Alton Ellis, along with a roots rock reggae re-mix of Bob Marley and the Wailers' Sun Is Shining and Barrington Levy's first big Jamaican smash-hit alongside current hits from Beres Hammond and Tarrus Riley.

David Rodigan showcases his love for all types of reggae music.

David Rodigan showcases his love for all types of reggae music in a new ten-part series for Radio 2.

With an hour of classic roots and reggae music from the 60s to the present day, Rodigan celebrates reggae's back catalogue and looks to its future.

Playing the best in reggae, roots, ska and rocksteady, each song will be linked by Rodigan's encyclopaedic knowledge and warm reflective stories from reggae music's history.

There will also be guests and live sessions from classic artists.

Rodigan is a hero to Jamaican music lovers here in the UK and right across the world.

With his unique style and love for the genre, Rodigan has been at the top of his game for over 30 years.

He has a massive following and is recognised as the authority in reggae broadcasting.

There is no reggae artist Rodigan hasn't interviewed and his contacts in Jamaica and across the world are unbeatable.

In part one, David introduces himself to the Radio 2 audience and plays a mix of iconic reggae tunes from his personal archive.

The music includes Jamaica's 1960s Rock Steady anthem by the legendary Alton Ellis, along with a roots rock reggae re-mix of Bob Marley and the Wailers' Sun Is Shining and Barrington Levy's first big Jamaican smash-hit alongside current hits from Beres Hammond and Tarrus Riley.

20110728

David Rodigan showcases his love for all types of reggae music in a new ten-part series for Radio 2.

With an hour of classic roots and reggae music from the 60s to the present day, Rodigan celebrates reggae's back catalogue and looks to its future.

Playing the best in reggae, roots, ska and rocksteady, each song will be linked by Rodigan's encyclopaedic knowledge and warm reflective stories from reggae music's history.

There will also be guests and live sessions from classic artists.

This week, Silly Games by Janet Kay is a British lovers rock anthem, and you can hear it again with Rodigan, alongside 60s Jamaican beach music from John Holt and The Paragons, and roots-rock-reggae anthems by Burning Spear and Dennis Brown.

Big bass lines, rocksteady rim shots, glorious harmonies and sweet rhythms on BBC Radio 2.

David Rodigan showcases his love for all types of reggae music.

20110804

David Rodigan showcases his love for all types of reggae music, presenting an hour of classic roots and reggae music from the 60s to the present day.

Playing the best in reggae, roots, ska and rocksteady, each song will be linked by Rodigan's encyclopaedic knowledge and warm reflective stories from reggae music's history.

There will also be guests and live sessions from classic artists.

This week, David looks back to the summer of 1976, when a new British reggae band had just been signed to a major British label, Island Records.

They were Aswad, the young lions of Ladbroke Grove, whose debut single Back to Africa rocketed to the top of the British reggae charts.

Hear it again on Radio 2 with Rodigan, along with music from the 60s Jamaican queen of rocksteady Phyllis Dillon, and Desmond Dekker's first UK chart-topper.

David Rodigan showcases his love for all types of reggae music.

20110811

David Rodigan showcases his love for all types of reggae music, presenting an hour of classic roots and reggae music from the 60s to the present day.

Playing the best in reggae, roots, ska and rocksteady, each song will be linked by Rodigan's encyclopaedic knowledge and warm reflective stories from reggae music's history.

There will also be guests and live sessions from classic artists.

This week, David re-visits Bunny Wailer's debut solo album, Blackheart Man, which was released in 1976 and is still regarded as one of the greatest reggae sets of all time.

You can also re-live the sweet memory of John Holt's Help Me Make It Through the Night, which put him in the British charts in 1974.

And if your mobile phone has ever got you into trouble, then you have to hear Sanchez's Jamaican chart smash on the subject.

David Rodigan showcases his love for all types of reggae music.

20110818

David Rodigan showcases his love for all types of reggae music, presenting an hour of classic roots and reggae music from the 60s to the present day.

Playing the best in reggae, roots, ska and rocksteady, each song will be linked by Rodigan's encyclopaedic knowledge and warm reflective stories from reggae music's history.

There will also be guests and live sessions from classic artists.

This week, there's a brand new session from reggae legends Toots and The Maytals recorded exclusively for Radio 2.

With a brand new session from Toots and The Maytals, recorded exclusively for Radio 2.

20110825

David Rodigan showcases his love for all types of reggae music, presenting an hour of classic roots and reggae music from the 60s to the present day.

Playing the best in reggae, roots, ska and rocksteady, each song will be linked by Rodigan's encyclopaedic knowledge and warm reflective stories from reggae music's history.

There will also be guests and live sessions from classic artists.

David Rodigan showcases his love for all types of reggae music.

20110901

David Rodigan showcases his love for all types of reggae music, playing the best in reggae, roots, ska and rocksteady.

David Rodigan plays the best in reggae, roots, ska and rocksteady.

20110908

David Rodigan showcases his love for all types of reggae music, presenting an hour of classic roots and reggae music from the 60s to the present day.

Playing the best in reggae, roots, ska and rocksteady, each song will be linked by Rodigan's encyclopaedic knowledge and warm reflective stories from reggae music's history.

There will also be guests and live sessions from classic artists.

This week, there's another chance to hear a session track from Bob Marley and the Wailers, which was recorded for the BBC back in 1973.

David Rodigan revisits a 1973 session track from Bob Marley and the Wailers.

20110915

David Rodigan presents the last in his reggae music series for Radio 2.

This week, he replays a 1980 session track from the BBC archives featuring Ska legend Laurel Aitken.

In the last show of the series David revisits a 1980 session track from Laurel Aitken.

20120521

David Rodigan makes a welcome return to Radio 2 showcasing his love for all types of reggae music in a new 13-part series. With an hour of classic roots and reggae music from the 60s to the present day, Rodigan celebrates reggae's back catalogue and looks to its future.

Playing the best in reggae, roots, ska and rocksteady, each song will be linked by Rodigan's encyclopaedic knowledge and warm reflective stories from reggae music's history.

2012061120120611 (R2)

David Rodigan showcases his love for all types of reggae music with an hour of classic roots and reggae music from the 60s to the present day.

20120618

David Rodigan continues his Radio 2 series with an hour of classic roots and reggae music from the 60s to the present day.

20120625

David Rodigan continues his Radio 2 series showcasing his love for all types of reggae music in summer series.

Playing the best in reggae, roots, ska and rocksteady, each song is linked by Rodigan's encyclopaedic knowledge and warm reflective stories from reggae music's history.

In the run up to the 50th anniversary of Jamaican Independence, each week David selects a winning tune from the Jamaican Popular Song Competition which goes back to the 60s.

20120702

David Rodigan presents an hour of classic roots and reggae music from the 60s to now and, on tonight's show, rising UK reggae star Hollie Cook introduces her favourite lovers tune.

Playing the best in reggae, roots, ska and rocksteady, each song is linked by Rodigan's encyclopaedic knowledge and warm reflective stories from reggae music's history.

20120709

David Rodigan continues this summer series showcasing his love for all types of reggae music.

This week musician and producer Dennis Bovell joins David to share stories about the birth of British reggae. He also plays some of his favourite productions from the Lovers Rock era and beyond.

20120723

Star producer Bunny Lee joins David in the studio to play some of his classic tunes.

An hour of classic roots and reggae from the 60s to the present day. This week, producer Bunny Lee joins David to explore the history of the music and play some classic tunes.

20120730

With the Jamaica 50 Celebrations to erupt, excitement builds and David Rodigan continues his Radio 2 summer series with an hour of classic roots and reggae music from the 60s to the present day.

Playing the best in reggae, roots, ska and rocksteady, each song is linked by Rodigan's encyclopaedic knowledge and warm reflective stories from reggae music's history.

David plays a winning tune from the Jamaican Popular Song Comp, as independence day looms.

20120813

David Rodigan presents an hour of classic roots and reggae music from the 60s to now.

David Rodigan continues his Radio 2 summer series showcasing his love for all types of reggae music.

Playing the best in reggae, roots, ska and rocksteady, each song is linked by Rodigan's encyclopaedic knowledge and warm reflective stories from reggae music's history.

20120820

In the last of the series, David is joined by reggae poet and singer Jah9.

In the last of the season of summer reggae shows, David Rodigan is joined by a new artist he has been championing across the series, the reggae poet and singer Jah9.

20130624

David Rodigan presents an hour of classic roots and reggae music from the 60s to now.

20140722

20140722

An hour of classic roots and reggae music from the 60s to today.

20140729

20140729

David Rodigan presents an hour of classic roots and reggae music from the 60s to today.

20140805

20140805

David Rodigan presents an hour of classic roots and reggae music from the 60s to today.

20140812

20140812

David Rodigan presents an hour of classic roots and reggae music from the 60s to today.

20140916

David Rodigan showcases his love for all types of roots and reggae music from the 60s to the present day.

20140923

David Rodigan showcases his love for all types of roots and reggae music from the 60s to the present day.

1Xtra in Jamaica20140126

1Xtra in Jamaica20140126

1Xtra in Jamaica20140126

Rodigan, Robbo Ranx and Toddla T bring you a splash of sunshine with a special show from Jamaica, including session tracks from Chronixx, Busy Signal and Tarrus Riley!

1xtra In Jamaica20140126

Rodigan, Robbo Ranx and Toddla T bring you a splash of sunshine with a special show from Jamaica, including session tracks from Chronixx, Busy Signal and Tarrus Riley!

Bob Andy20120806

For Jamaican Independence David joins one of reggae's most influential musicians, Bob Andy

As Jamaica celebrates 50 years of independence, David Rodigan is joined by one of reggae music's most influential songwriters and musical ambassadors, Bob Andy.

Bob picks his favourite reggae tracks and sharing stories from the last 50 years of Jamaican music.

The Best of 1Xtra in Jamaica20160331

David Rodigan, Toddla T and Seani B bring highlights from 1Xtra's 2016 trip to Jamaica. Expect freestyles, interviews and unique live performances.

The Best of 1Xtra in Jamaica20160331