Tuesday 20 September 2022

DAVID RODIGAN BBC Radio 1Xtra show - Sunday 3 July 2022

There are a few radio programmes I record frequently, some occasionally and others perhaps once or twice a year. David Rodigan's programme which has been running on BBC Radio 1Xtra since February 2013 is one such broadcast. 

A DJ who has been on British radio since 1979, he is a survivor of the great days of radio. The times when if you wanted to hear new music you had to either buy it (some record shops provided listening booths, where you could hear a particular record before buying it) or alternatively tune into the radio because music based TV programmes were few and far between. The best DJ's drew a fanatical listener base, John Peel, Bob Harris, Tommy Vance, Anne Nightingale, Andy Kershaw, Ranking Miss P and Roger Scott etc.

This is #239 of the programmes I've been recording since 2017. Reggae heads will recognize familiar names like Ini Kamoze, Cocoa Tea, Sean Paul, Alton Ellis, Roland Alphonso, The Heptones and Freddie Mcgregor. Some of the greatest newer artists such as Sevana, Protoje, The Frightnrs and Busy Signal, are names that Rodigan has been a big supporter of with frequent plays.  

I make an edited version of the programme which excludes repeated songs as much as possible (to avoid a collection of discs with the same tracks repeated). Each disc is listened to during the following week's travelling. If you want a cd player for your car I can recommend 'Blaupunkt' they were issued as standard when my VW was made 20 years ago, both are still going strong!

If you haven't listened to this music since the days when reggae was king, you may be pleasantly surprised. Jamaica is still a hotbed of talent and great tunes.

David Rodigan BBC Radio 1Xtra
Sunday 3 July 2022 / 11pm-1am (BBC i-player recording)    

01. Alfa Zeta - We A Zip (ft. Chi Ching Ching)
02. Ini Kamoze - Hot Stepper
03* Kranium - Section            
04. Peter Hunnigale - Big City Life
05. Cocoa Tea - Tune In
06. Fat Freddy’s Drop - Ten Feet Tall
07. The Nextmen - Big Time (ft. Kiko Bun)
08. Tarrus Riley - Good Girl Gone Bad (ft. Konshens)
09* Protoje - Incient Stepping            
10. Super Cat - Under Pressure
11. Alton Ellis - Rock Steady
12. Roland Alphonso - El Torro | In A Rockin' Mood
13. The Heptones - Fight It To The Top *3 o'clock drop*
14. Crate Classics - Fire Corner (Remix)
15. Mungo’s Hi Fi & Kiko Bun - Miss Burnett
16. The Frightnrs - You Still
17. Busy Signal - Sound Dead (Show Hands)
18. Sanchez - Missing You
19. Tessellated - Contact
20. Gentleman - Over The Hills

I-Sound for Windows 7/10 > BBC i-player stream > WAV 16bit 44kHz > TLH > Flac (8)