Paul Bradshaw with Penny Reel

First broadcast date: 25 January 2017

Straight No Chaser’s Paul Bradshaw is joined by one of music culture’s most elusive and important music writers, Penny Reel. His work documenting the UK reggae scene in the 1970s and 80s remains crucial to fans, critics and scholars of dub and reggae music. Recently featured in the ‘People’ section of Jocks & Nerds, he chats about his self published London novels Up the Dreary Slope and In Groves and Along Lanes which are penned under the nom de plume of Thomas Horace Whitmer.

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Tracklist

Richie Barrett – Some Other Guy [Atlantic] // US

Hy Mann – The Lord’s Army [Page One] // UK

Elvis Presley – A Fool Such As I [RCA] // Germany

Laurel Aitkin – Brother David [Starline] // Jamaica

Shenley Duffus – I Will Be Glad [King Edwards] // Jamaica Peter Tosh – Rasta Shook Them Up [Coxsone Records] // Jamaica

Dub Specialist – Nairobi [Studio One] // Jamaica

Dennis Brown – Emanuel [VP Records] // Jamaica

Gregory Isaacs – Innocent People Cry [Mart’s] // US

Hopeton Junior – Black Man Beware [Total Sounds] // Jamaica

Fitzroy Drummond & The Creative Explosion – Babylon Works [Faithful African Tribe] // Jamaica

Huey Smith & His Clowns – Scald-Dog [Parker Street Records] // US

Dub Specialist – Luanda [Heartbeat Records] // UK

Howard Isaac – Jah Jah Children [H Shot] // Jamaica

Ginger Williams – I Can’t Resist Your Tenderness [Paradise] // UK

Little Roy & Ian Rock – Christopher Columbus [Amelie] // Jamaica

Prospectors – Glory For I/Glory Dub [Bongo Man] // Jamaica

The Fashioneers – Guiding Light [Swing Bird] // Jamaica

The Historians – Pure & Divine [Try Respect Youths] // Jamaica

Love – Your Mind And We Belong Together [Elektra] // US

The Doors – Changeling [Elektra] // US

Big Charlie – Red Sea [Blue Beat] // UK

Don Drummond – Schooling The Duke [Coxson] // US

The Isley Brothers – St. Louis Blues [Fryers] // UK

Lightnin’ Hopkins – Shotgun Blues [Goldenlane Records] // US

Lightnin’ Hopkins – So Long [Goldenlane Records] // US

Ernest Ranglin & Prince Buster’s All Stars – Come Get Me [Olive Blossom Records] // Japan

Reggae Crusaders – Bring The Chuchie Come [Observer] // UK

Icho Candy – Captain Selassie [Ffrench Productions] // Jamaica

Albert Johnson – The Streets Of Babylon [Record City] // Jamaica

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