The Reggae Show


Mark’s back with The Reggae Show Tonight and every Wednesday for the next ‘x’ weeks on BBC Radio 2 at 10pm.

The only details I have to hand are from the beebs listings, “Mark Lamarr returns with a new series of the Reggae Show, playing classic reggae tracks from the 1970s golden era, plus a few modern classics.”, which doesn’t really add a lot.

The first time I heard the programme was by accident on the way to ASDA some years ago. I’m not proud of the fact but it’s local and I’d run out of milk. I sat in the car park for the rest of the evening listening to some of the best tracks I’ve ever heard and have been addicted to the show ever since.

Lamarr’s a true reggae enthusiast and the evidence is in the records he plays from his own collection. Doubtless there will be more great interviews with some true musical legends and who knows maybe the initial six week run, (if that’s the plan), will be extended to eight again this time – technically seven if you count the one they broadcast twice by mistake!

Don’t miss out. You owe it to your record collection!

The Reggae Show

If anyone has recordings of the first couple of series, when I think it was called ‘The Beginners Guide To Reggae’, please get in touch. I really want to track down some of those records he played.

7 Responses to “The Reggae Show”

  1. 1 Anonymous
    2007/09/20 at 11:14

    if only it was someone else apart from ML ………… like a rasta.

  2. 2 domestic empire
    2007/09/23 at 22:41

    Yeah I know how it is when it’s someone you don’t like but really, you’ll be missing some fantastic rarities.

    It’s mostly music, he doesn’t talk too much but when he does he actually knows his stuff.

    Go on give it go…it won’t hurt :D

  3. 3 DuffPaddy
    2007/09/25 at 08:53

    Yes, I have mixed feelings about Lamarr, but one thing he invariably is is honest. And, just like in his rock ‘n roll show, the boy knows his onions.

    I particularly enjoy the shows where he has a guest in, usually one of the greats from the Seventies. There’s usually some great banter and anecdotes, and most of those guys have a refreshingly positive outlook.

  4. 4 Hel
    2008/03/12 at 22:11

    i have to admit that i adore mark and his shows. i have MP3s of the beginner’s guide to reggae if you’re still looking for them.

  5. 5 Anonymous
    2008/03/20 at 22:14

    Would love to get a copy of beginners guide… Lamars shows are quality…get in touch if can be bothered!! rehanflynn@hotmail.com

  6. 6 Anonymous
    2008/03/28 at 13:00

    Has anyone got last week’s show (19th March) on mp3? Didn’t realise it’d be on again so quickly, so missed it. Would be very grateful.
    I’ve got the last few series recorded if it’s of help. Thanks! alexplanidin@yahoo.com

  7. 7 domestic empire
    2008/03/29 at 23:06

    Hel I can’t find an email address for you so send me a message please and we can sort something out. And thanks in advance. Can’t wait!

    Alex: (and all Reggae Show tapers)
    Request filled – see here: New Reggae Show blog!

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