Levi Roots

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20150831

20150831

The best in 1980s reggae.

20150831

The best in 1980s reggae.

20150831

20150831

The best in 1980s reggae.

20150831

The best in 1980s reggae.

20151210

Join Levi Roots for an hour of classic 60s reggae as he traces the evolution of Jamaican music from mento to bluebeat, through ska and rock steady to the reggae that we know today.

Featured artists include Millie, The Paragons, Don Drummond, Tony Tribe, Desmond Dekker and more, while original songs that have become familiar through huge selling cover versions include The Tide Is High (Blondie), Rivers Of Babylon (Boney M), Red Red Wine (UB40) and Madness (Madness!).

20151217

Join Levi Roots for a journey through the best of reggae in the 1970s, following the music as it grew to encompass roots, dub and lover's rock with a particular focus on reggae in the UK.

Artists and songs include No Woman No Cry, Steel Pulse, Janet Kay, Augustus Pablo, I Can See Clearly Now, Third World, Ken Boothe, 2 7s Clash, Police and Thieves and Uptown Top Ranking.

20160712

20160712

Levi Roots selects the best in reggae music.

20160712

Levi Roots selects the best in reggae music.

A Dubwise Selection20160705

A Dubwise Selection20160705
A Dubwise Selection20160705

Levi plays his favourite dub sides.

Solo Artists20160628

Solo Artists20160628

Levi Roots plays a selection from his favourite solo artists.

Solo Artists20160628

Levi Roots plays a selection from his favourite solo artists.

The Best of British Reggae20160621

The Best of British Reggae20160621

Levi Roots plays a selection of British reggae.

The Best of British Reggae20160621

Levi Roots plays a selection of British reggae.

The Best Of Trojan Records20160614

Levi's back, with an hour of top tunes from Trojan Records, probably the greatest reggae label of all time and featuring music from Bob Marley, Ken Booth, the Upsetters and more.

Levi Roots is back on Radio 2 with a new series playing his favourite reggae tunes from across the decades. In future programmes he'll be featuring the best of British reggae, some great solo artists and an hour of dubwise selections, but the series starts with a look at the output of Trojan Records, easily the most successful reggae label in the UK over the last 50 years.