This weeks Irie Jamms Show sees the legend Freddie Mcgregor take over the show with his musical selections. Earlier this year we sat down with Freddie McGregor at his Big Ship Studios in Kingston, JA and asked him to share a few songs that have had a profound impact on his life as part of our ‘Musical Inspirations Series’. The song selections are truly amazing and really help to understand how we has maintained a fine vocal tone for over 5 decades.
Freddie talks about his forthcoming album ‘True To My Roots’ as well as his musical works with Chino and Stephen Di Genius Mcgregor.
Our Single of the Week comes from Nesbeth with a powerful song D.I.A.L. and brand new vinyl juggling from Adele Harley and Sanchez on a heavy update of ‘Try a little smile’ as well as new music from Jah Bouks, Kirk Bennett/ Tarrus Riley from the forthcoming ‘Rumble In The Jungle’ album and a killer combination featuring Kafinal, Ken Boothe and King Yellowman. Some classic Freddie Mcgregor selections are thrown into the mix for good measure!
A World A Reggae Music from DJ 745!
DJ 745 is a cultural reggae selector/record collector/journalist based in Leicester, UK. His weekly Irie Jamms Show is the heaviest radio show of its kind featuring an international selection of roots reggae, revival and dub along with the latest music news and freshest artist interviews. Regular features on the Irie Jamms Show include ‘Riddim Reloaded’ tracing back the origins of classic ‘riddims’ and ‘Single of the Week’. The show is aired LIVE every Friday night from 7pm-9pm GMT exclusively on www.reggaespace.com
True to his name, DJ 745 has been a record collector/journalist of reggae music for over three decades and regularly spins music on his preferred format -7″ vinyl. His vast collection of reggae spans five decades. He has travelled extensively to search for rare reggae vinyl to add to his collection. His initial love for reggae music began when he was a youth in 1990 when he heard an infectious beat blasting out of the world-famous Daddy Kool Records in London. This led to the purchase of his first reggae records by Eek A Mouse and Dennis Brown. The rest they say is history.
Over the years DJ 745 has travelled to Jamaica, Japan, America and throughout Europe regularly tracing back the origins of reggae music and revisiting reggae landmarks including the original location of King Tubby’s Studio in Waterhouse and Treasure Isle Studios in Downtown Kingston. With a strong passion to help to preserve reggae music he has interviewed artists young and old including Bunny Wailer, Ken Boothe, Marcia Griffiths, Beres Hammond, Jah9, Raging Fyah, Micah Shemaiah, Morgan Heritage, Luciano, Tarrus Riley, Etana, Chronixx, Protoje, Busy Signal, Freddie Mcgregor, and Horace Andy.
In the earlier part of his music career, DJ 745 played on a number of community stations in Leicester, including Fresh FM and has also been involved in Restricted Service License radio stations including Juice FM, Vision FM and Radio2Funky 95.1FM. He has also been a guest DJ on Demon FM. Since 2010 he has hosted a weekly show on an online radio station Reggaespace.com.