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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 / The Dreadbeats / That Other Christmas CD (VA) / Hot Wings
2- Hark! The Herald Angels Sing / Kofi / A Very Reggae Christmas / Atlantic/143
3- Winter Wonderland / Pam Hall / The Christmas Album (VA) / VP
4- Country Christmas Dub / Ajamu / SINGLE (mp3) / Top Level/Tunecore
5- Positive / Black Uhuru / The Real Authentic Sampler (VA) / RAS
6- Officer / Half Pint / Classics / Hightone
7- What Dub Is This / Roge' Abergel & Kingdom Culture / Dubby Christmas / Kingdom Culture
8- Pure War / Culture / Peace And Love / Charly
9- No War, No Crime / Anointed Ones / Christmas Classics 2 (VA) / Righteous
10- Silent Night / Pablo Black / A Reggae Christmas (VA) / RAS
11- Wolf In Disguise / Monty G / King's Highway / Lion Of Zion
12- Hold On / Sylvia Tella / Mafia & Fluxy Present: Strictly Vocals (VA) / Mafia & Fluxy/Jet Star
13- Sounds Of Reggae / Bobby Ellis And the Crew / Shaka / Dublab
14- Oh, Come All Ye Faithful / Carlos Malcolm / Christmas In The Caribbean / Upbeat
15- Little Drummer Boy / Kashief Lindo / Kashief Sings Christmas / Jet Star
16- Holiday Medley / Dean Fraser / The Christmas Album (VA) / VP
17- Live Good / Barrington Levy / Here I Come / RAS
18- Da Plan / Alan Charles feat. Tendai / Da Plan / Focus Arts
19- Carpenter's Christmas (Sleigh Bells Dub) / Roots Radics Meet Karen Carpenter / SINGLE (mp3) / Go Home
20- Rock n' Groove / Bunny Wailer / Retrospective / Shanachie
21- Blessed Be The Tithes / Sugar Minott / Ghetto Child / Heartbeat
22- When A Child Is Born / Carlene Davis / Christmas Reggae Rock / VP
23- Peace On Earth / Hopeton & Primo / Trojan Christmas Box Set (VA) / Trojan
24- Feed The Children / Mike Roots / Freedom & Struggle / Star
25- Throw Down Your Arms / Fred Locks / Never Give Up / VP
26- Mary, Did You Know / Christafari / Reggae Christmas / Lion Of Zion
For airplay consideration, contact Mike Roots at email@example.com
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!