Playing tracks by
Toots & The Maytals, Lee "Scratch" Perry, Marcia Griffiths, Bob & Marcia, Dave & Ansel Collins and more.
This show was 2nd in the global reggae chart, 2nd in the global dub chart, 2nd in the global ska chart and 3rd in the global dancehall chart.
Episode 1 - The Roots of Reggae.
In episode one, Don looks at the beginnings of Reggae, from the naming of the genre, the tracks that created the foundations, the catalysts behind the genre and even his fathers Sound System parties in South London.
Don Letts is one of reggae's central characters in the UK. Dating back to the seventies where his residency at the infamous Roxy club switched a whole generation of punks onto Reggae and is still at the forefront of new music with his BBC Radio 6 show.
Reggae 45 is kindly supported by Turtle Bay - the UK's finest Caribbean Restaurant chain