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!
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.