This weeks Irie Jamms Show is a 3 hour VINYL SPECIAL where we shine the spotlight on UK’s Cultural Warrior Macka B. With a career spanning over thirty years his potent lyrical delivery over some of the finest Treasure Isle and Studio One riddims ever created is a sheer joy. DJ 745 caught up with Macka B in Jamaica to gain a deeper insight into the acclaimed ‘Never Played a ’45’ album produced by Peckings Brothers and Macka B and released on VPAL Music.
DJ 745 plays a clip from a dance that took place in 1984 in his hometown of Leicester with Wassifa alongside Saxon Sound where a young Macka B gained the attention of Fashion Records that led to his early recordings.
Other vinyl gems from Irie Ites Records on the Cuss Cuss riddim, Kazam Davis and Micah Shemaiah and some revival classics from Ini Kamoze, Little John, Tony Tuff and more.
DJ 745 plays a weekly 2 hour reggae show on Fridays on www.reggaespace.com playing a crucial selection of roots and culture, revival and dub. His shows feature artist interviews, latest news and reviews of reggae albums.
DJ 745 has been an avid collector/journalist of reggae music for over two decades and regularly spins music on his preferred format -7″ vinyl. Over the years he has interviewed artists including Ken Boothe, Marcia Griffiths, Beres Hammond, Shaggy, Morgan Heritage, Luciano, Tarrus Riley, Etana, Mykal Rose, Jah Cure, Busy Signal, Freddie Mcgregor, Bushman, Horace Andy, Mighty Diamonds and The Abyssinians