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Man-Like-Devin and Roger Rivas talk all things reggae with original and modern artists in the scene, live every Saturday at 6pm PT on RootfireTV. Devin and Roger have a passion for sharing and discussing Jamaican 45 records. Each week they are joined by original and modern guests in the genre to talk all things Reggae. Follow us on Instagram @thereggaepodclash @rootfire_intl

Man-Like-Devin and Roger Rivas talk all things reggae with original and modern artists in the scene, live every Saturday at 6pm PT on RootfireTV. Devin and Roger have a passion for sharing and discussing Jamaican 45 records. Each week they are joined by original and modern guests in the genre to talk all things Reggae. Follow us on Instagram @thereggaepodclash @rootfire_intl

Location:

United States

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Man-Like-Devin and Roger Rivas talk all things reggae with original and modern artists in the scene, live every Saturday at 6pm PT on RootfireTV. Devin and Roger have a passion for sharing and discussing Jamaican 45 records. Each week they are joined by original and modern guests in the genre to talk all things Reggae. Follow us on Instagram @thereggaepodclash @rootfire_intl

Language:

English

Contact:

4156328893


Episodes

The Reggae Podclash #29 - Clinton Fearon, Part 2 (1/21/21)

1/21/2021
Clinton Fearon makes his second appearance on the show to discuss his time with The Gladiators, his departure from the group and subsequent career based in Seattle. We also talk about how his live-stream acoustic performances have been one of the silver-linings of quarantine, and some of his fellow Jamaican artists who he most admired and looked up to during the golden age of reggae. And much more! Records of The Week: Devin's Record: The Gladiators - "Pocket Money" Roger's Records: Carl...

Duration:01:55:20

The Reggae PodClash: Episode #28 - Ken Boothe (01/07/2021)

1/11/2021
The great Ken Boothe talks about his start in the music business after teaming up with Stranger Cole to do sessions for Duke Reid and then Coxsonne Dodd. Ken describes early dancehall days in the 60s, why he holds Coxsonne in very high regards, and his gratitude for the things music has given to him and to all of us. We ask him about a handful of specific tunes, and he sings a cappella snippets of all of them! Ken Boothe: what a guy. Records of The Week: Dev's Record: "Talawah" by The...

Duration:01:54:39

The Reggae Podclash #27 - Roger Steffens

12/5/2020
Author, archivist, lecturer, collector, and Bob Marley expert Roger Steffens joins us to talk about his 45 years of work and friendships with Reggae icons like Bob Marley, Peter Tosh, Joe Higgs, Alton Ellis and many more. We talk about his numerous game changing books, some of his favorite obscure reggae gems, why Bob Marley was the most important artist of the 20th century and beyond, plus a whole lot more. Records of The Week: Devin's: The Ruler - "Wrong Emboyo" Roger's: The Upsetters -...

Duration:02:15:31

The Reggae PodClash: Episode #26 - Larry McDonald- 11/21/2020

11/21/2020
Jamaican conga master Larry McDonald joins us to discuss his long career that began in the late 50s before the invention of Ska. We talk about his time playing with legends like Tommy McCook, Carlos Malcom, Lennie Hibbert, The Crystalites, Lee Perry, Taj Mahal and Gil Scott Heron. Larry tells us about being one of if not the only serious conga player in the golden age of Reggae. So many great stories here. *** Man-Like-Devin and Roger Rivas talk all things reggae with original and modern...

Duration:02:07:03

The Reggae Podclash #25 - Wailing Souls (11/7/2020)

11/7/2020
Pipe & Bread from Wailing Souls join us to discuss their long career at the very top of the list of Jamaican super groups. They relate stories from the very beginning including their first recordings as The Renegades, rehearsing with Bob, Peter and Bunny in Joe Higgs’ yard, beating all the other artists at cricket and ping pong, the albums they released for Studio One, Island Records and Junjo Lawes, their new album Back A Yard, and much more. A must listen! Records of The Week: Devin's =...

Duration:01:58:41

The Reggae Podclash #24 - MIGUEL of Skunk Records: Deconstructing 40oz To Freedom - 10/24/2020

10/24/2020
Miguel of Skunk Records joins us to talk about the production of and influences on the iconic Sublime record “40 0z to Freedom.” We have a great time going listening to samples of tunes that were heavy influences on Sublime and Bradley Nowell’s style, as well as songs from the album that Miguel handpicked to showcase certain production or song writing aspects. Great episode! Tunes of the Week: Devin's = Horace Johnson - "No Jah" Roger's = Flying Vipers - "Flight of the...

Duration:02:18:23

The Reggae Podclash: Episode #23 - Ken Stewart of The Skatalites - 10/10/2020

10/10/2020
The Reggae Podclash: Episode #23 - Ken Stewart of The Skatalites - 10/10/2020 Ken Stewart joins us to talk about his decades of playing keyboards with The Skatalites, his work with Jackie Mittoo, Toots Hibbert, and many other legends of Jamaican music. Tune’s Of The Week Devin’s = The Gladiators “Watch Out” Roger’s = Ewan & The Soul Cats “Your Sweet Love” Man-Like-Devin and Roger Rivas talk all things reggae with original and modern artists in the scene, every Saturday at 6pm PT on...

Duration:01:47:03

The Reggae Podclash: Episode #22 - Prince Fatty & Shniece - 9/26/2020

9/26/2020
UK producer, engineer and dub master Prince Fatty joins the show for a deep dive into various techniques, approaches, effects and equipment that help him achieve the signature sound he has come to be respected for in the global reggae scene. Then songwriter/vocalist Shniece joins the crew to discuss her working relationship and history with Fatty which has most recently resulted in the critically-acclaimed single and video “Black Rabbit.” Super fun conversation! Tunes of the week: Devin’s...

Duration:01:56:21

The Reggae Podclash #21 - Selector Showcase: Tribute to Toots Hibbert

9/19/2020
Toots Hibbert was scheduled to appear on The Reggae Podclash on August 29, 2020. He went into the hospital with flu-like symptoms on August 27 and never came out. He died on September 11, 2020. Our hosts Devin and Roger have dedicated Episode #21 to the life and music of Toots, adapting their “Tune of The Week” segment into an entire two-hours of exploring and discussing his catalog, with guest tribute performances by... Clinton Fearon of The Gladiators David Hinds of Steel Pulse Jesse...

Duration:01:54:55

The Reggae Podclash #20 - B.B. Seaton of The Gaylads (9/12/2020)

9/12/2020
BB Seaton, legendary member of The Gaylads who has been involved in Jamaican music since before the invention of Ska, joins the show to discuss his amazing career. We discuss his memory of being in the studio the first time Toots Hibbert came to record, many of our favorite tunes that he recorded with The Gaylads, Winston & Bibby, The Astronauts, and from his solo career, his penning of many classic tunes sung by other artists including “Freedom Street” by Ken Boothe. Then the fire alarm at...

Duration:01:14:05

The Reggae Podclash #19 - Eric Rachmany of Rebelution - 9/5/20

9/5/2020
Eric Rachmany joins the show live from Santa Barbara. He played a special live acoustic tune, and we discussed his love of the music of Don Carlos, how he got into Reggae, the importance of passing a love of foundational Jamaican reggae on to fans of the current American scene, Rebelution’s beginnings in Santa Barbara, his involvement in The Last Prisoner Project, the responsibility of American Reggae artists to make sure messages of social and racial justice remain a part of the music, his...

Duration:01:39:49

The Reggae Podclash: Episode # 17 - Sister Carol - 8/22/20

8/22/2020
Rub-A-Dub microphone master Sister Carol joins live from her home in Jamaica. We discuss her upcoming new album “Opportunity” (out September 4) produced by the late-great Glen Adams and voiced over all old-school riddims, including several early Wailers/Lee Perry era riddims, provided by Mr. Adams. We also talk about her childhood growing up across the street from Treasure Isle Studios and next door to a SoundSystem featuring the legendary Deejay King Stitt, charging classmates at school as...

Duration:01:32:57

The Reggae Podclash #16 - Val Douglas of The Skatalites - 8/15/20

8/15/2020
Legendary Jamaican bass player Val Douglas makes a grand entrance with a revelation that surprises both the hosts! We go on to discuss his work with producers like Duke Reid, Joe Gibbs, Lee Perry and many more, as well as with almost every notable artist from 1970s Jamaica including Bob Marley, Dennis Brown, Burning Spear, Delroy Wilson, The Now Generation Band, and an incredible list that goes on and on. Val talks about why a 4-string bass is vastly superior to a 5 or 6 string, and tells us...

Duration:01:46:22

The Reggae Podclash #15 - Josh Heinrichs- 8/8/20

8/8/2020
Josh Heinrichs, in many ways the defining sound of Mid-West reggae, joins the show live from his home in Springfield, MO. We talk about being an anti-racist activist in MO, thoughts on the responsibility of American reggae bands to take an active stance against racism, Josh’s musical beginnings in the band Jah Roots, his relationship and history with fellow artist SkillinJah, finding reggae music as a kid in Springfield, Josh’s love for and musical successes in Hawaii and Guam, and much...

Duration:01:54:21

The Reggae Podclash #14 - Leslie Ludiazo & Zion Thompson - 8/01/2020

8/1/2020
The Reggae Podclash #14 - Leslie Ludiazo & Zion Thompson - 8/01/2020 Hawaiian Reggae veterans Leslie Ludiazo (Hot Rain Band, J. Boog, The Green) and Zion Thompson (The Green) join the show to educate us about Hawaiian Roots Reggae. We discuss the evolution of the Hawaiian Roots Reggae sound, how both of these stellar musicians started playing music, Leslie’s career as a producer of young Hawaiian talent, touring, the crucial role of voice memo in the song writing process. The guests also...

Duration:01:59:09

The Reggae Podclash #13 - The Skints - 7/25/2020

7/25/2020
One of the great bands of our time, The Skints, join from the UK. Fresh off of a bartending shift, Josh and Jon discuss slangin' suds during COVID, the band’s long history as friends, their brand new Live album, influences both Jamaican and otherwise, performing at Cali Roots and Punk Rock Bowling, touring with The Aggrolites, The Interrupters & The Expanders, Lynval Golding of The Specials makes a quick cameo to express his love for The Skints, shooting their last video, British audience...

Duration:01:41:49

The Reggae Podclash #12 - The Lions - 7/18/2020

7/18/2020
The Reggae Podclash #12 with special guest The Lions - 7/18/2020 Los Angeles roots reggae legends The Lions discuss the origins of the band, their new single "The Loser" (a cover of the classic Derrick Harriott tune), the pros and cons of wearing pants during live stream sessions, their love for obscure Jamaican music and unique riddims, Roger's love for their tune "Think" and how that recording came about, their cover of and video for The Magnificent Dance for The Clash Tribute record, the...

Duration:01:51:16

The Reggae Podclash #11 - Fortunate Youth - 7/11/2020

7/11/2020
South Bay heroes Fortunate Youth make a raucous yet joyful appearance on the show. The guys discuss hairstyles, drink whiskey and beers, tour shenanigans, their first ever show opening for The Abyssinians, tour withdrawals and songwriting during Covid, their recent Live album, Punker Paul the Preacher, mic-holding techniques, Dan Kelly’s upbringing in Mississippi, the band’s musical influences, cannabis as the band’s mascot, an unforgettable lightning round, and much more! Tunes Of The...

Duration:01:38:25

The Reggae Podclash #10 - Jason Mraz & Producer Michael Goldwasser

6/27/2020
​Jason Mraz and producer Michael Goldwasser join Devin and Roger to discuss Mraz' new reggae album "Look For The Good," and the decision to donate 100% of proceeds to the Black Lives Matter movement and a variety of local charities working for social justice in his local community in San Diego. Mraz performs a ukulele version of "Look For The Good" and also talks about his introduction to reggae music, how Goldwasser helped turn his song ideas into reggae tunes, and his decision to leave the...

Duration:01:32:09

The Reggae Podclash #9 - Arise Roots

6/20/2020
Karim Israel and Robert Sotelo of Arise Roots talk with Devin and Roger about their new album Pathways (Ineffable Records), their writing process as a band, the LA ska scene in the 90’s and a bunch of previous bands they all played in together (The Stabbers, The Allentons, Irie Beats), the inherent link between reggae music and social justice, the natural evolution of their sound over the years and more. Tunes of the week: Derrick Morgan - “Tougher Than Tough” Frankie Jones - “Jesse...

Duration:01:56:24