Feb 1 - 2024

209: Rock ‘N’ Reggae / Regatta de Blanc

About the Episode

The Police “plundered it mercilessly”, as Stewart Copeland put it best, the music Bob Marley would call “a joyful sound to make the world go ‘round”. And when Bob left Jamaica for London, to make records with Chris Blackwell, everyone who was anyone was taking notice and suddenly under the influence, particularly in the so-called New Wave era. And so let’s dig in to some of the best examples of bands who combined rock ‘n’ reggae, and not just in the second half of the seventies with Dire Straits and Mick and Keith, and 10cc, but back to the early seventies when a certain Simon delivered pure Caribbean groove, and Clapton shot the sheriff, and more.

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