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Hosted by Mike Roots, “Reggae Explorations” on Wednesdays from 1:00p to 3:00 PM, is WAPJ’s longest running show, having its start (as “Positive Vibrations”) at the station’s inception in March of 1997.
On “Reggae Explorations” you’ll hear a mix of tracks from newer and lesser known artists, classic tunes, and deeper cuts than you would normally hear elsewhere. In addition, you’ll be treated to the “Motherland Track of the Week”, a “Lovers Rock Set” and even the occasional “surprise” selection.
Mike Roots is a reggae artist and reviewer, and brings an inside perspective with interesting facts to enhance the listening experience. Tune in to “Reggae Explorations” for your weekly excursion into the world of strictly conscious, roots and culture, reggae music.
with Mike Roots
WAPJ 89.9 & 105.1 FM, Torrington, CT
Song / Artist / Album / Label
1- We Three Kings / Various Artists / Crystal Records Presents "Reggae Christmas" / Crystal
2- O Come Come Emmanuel / Roge' Abergel & Kingdom Culture / Christmas Vibrations / Kingdom Culture
3- O Come O Come Emmanuel Dub / Roge' Abergel & Kingdom Culture / Dubby Christmas / Kingdom Culture
4- Little Town Of Bethlehem / Chris McDonald feat. Carlene Davis / It's Christmas / Glory
5- Have You Heard The News / Alfred And The Alfredoes / Just A Christmas Card / AWG
6- Hark! The Herald Angels Sing / Christafari feat. Dyna / Reggae Christmas / Lion Of Zion
7- Do You Hear What I Hear / Sadiki / Santa Claus [EP] / Skinny Bwoy
8- White Christmas / Dobby Dobson / Reggae Christmas From Studio One (VA) / Heartbeat
9- LOL / Baby C / Christmas Classics 2 (VA) / Righteous
10- God Rest Ye Merry Gentleman / Banks Soundtech Steel Orchestra / Putumayo Presents World Christmas (VA) / Putumayo
11- Sound The Trumpet / The Wailers feat. Bob Marley / Reggae Christmas From Studio One (VA) / Heartbeat
12- Angels We Have Heard On High / Dominic Balli / Christmas in Cali / Red Songs
13- Merry Christmas To You And You And You And You / Sheldon Blackman & The Love Circle / Remember Me / Jamoo GoodNews Ltd.
14- Dubby Christmas Promo / Roge' Abergel & Kingdom Culture feat. Papa Michigan / SINGLE (mp3) unreleased / Kingdom Culture
15- The First Noel/The Christmas Song (medley) / Kofi / A Very Reggae Christmas / Atlantic/143
16- O Holy Night / Christafari / Reggae Christmas / Lion Of Zion
17- In A Manger / Koen Duncan / SINGLE (mp3) / JahLight
18- They Bring Him Gold / Lester Lewis / No Boundaries / Jet Star Gospel Times
19- O Come All Ye Faithful / Ken Boothe / Gospel Door 2 Door / Bushranger
20- Just A Christmas Card / Alfred And The Alfredoes / Just A Christmas Card / AWG
21- Wonderful Child / Sanchez / Who Is This Man / VP
22- The Christmas Song / Sadiki / Santa Claus [EP] / Skinny Bwoy
23- The Meaning Of Christmas / Katalys Crew / Christmas Inna Jamdown / Katsjam
24- A Prayer For Change / Katalys Crew / Christmas Inna Jamdown / Katsjam
25- Silent Night / Pablo Black / A Reggae Christmas (VA) / RAS
26- They Call Him Emmanuel / Blaminack / SINGLE (mp3) / versionist.com
For airplay consideration, contact Mike Roots at firstname.lastname@example.org
Special thanks to Rasta Claus 85 (https://www.youtube.com/user/RastaClaus85) and Sweet Rare Reggae Music (https://sweetrarereggaemusic.blogspot.com) for making a number of these tracks available.
As always, song titles, artist names, album titles and record labels are all listed in the playlist so please support the artists whenever possible!