Global A Go-Go presents:

Lovers rock is the flip side of roots reggae: it’s romantic rather than dangerous, sunny instead of stormy.  It grew out of Jamaicans’ love of American soul music.  They say all soul songs can be broken down into three categories: Beg, Scream and Shout.  Lovers rock is reggae’s “Beg” songs.

The genre got its name and some fame in London in the mid 70’s (it was tagged after a record label which got its own handle from an obscure Augustus Pablo B-side), but the sound predates the name and continues to be popular today.  Importantly, lovers rock was the avenue by which many female singers were able to break into the male-dominated Jamaican music business.

For Valentine’s Day, I’ll spin a full hour of some of my favorite lovers rock tracks.  Also this week: the man who got Mali dancing the twist and the Madison, and a set of samba-funk from Brazil.

Podcast: http://www.radio4all.net/index.php/program/96135

All the podcasts: http://www.radio4all.net/index.php/series/Global+A+Go-Go

Playlist:

    Time: February 14 - 11:00:00 am
  • Oliver Lake, “Separation”

    from Matador Of 1st & 1st

    Passin' Thru - 1997

    USA

  • Time: February 14 - 11:02:15 am
  • Joe Strummer & The Mescaleros, “Global A Go-Go”

    from Global a Go-Go

    Hellcat - 2001

    England UK

  • Time: February 14 - 11:06:00 am
  • Boubacar Traoré, “Macire”

    from Dounia Tabolo

    Lusafrica - 2017

    Mali

  • Time: February 14 - 11:12:54 am
  • Boubacar Traoré, “Kar Kar Madison”

    from Kar Kar

    Contre Jour - 1998

    Mali

  • Time: February 14 - 11:18:37 am
  • Les Filles De Illighadad, “Inssegh Inssegh”

    from Eghass Malan

    Sahel Sounds - 2017

    Niger

  • Time: February 14 - 11:23:25 am
  • Imarhan, “Azzaman”

    from Azzaman - Single

    City Slang - 2017

    Algeria

  • Time: February 14 - 11:34:00 am
  • Tim Maia, “Do Leme Ao Pontal”

    from Do Leme Ao Pontal - Single

    Seroma - 1980

    Brazil

  • Time: February 14 - 11:37:12 am
  • Gerson King Combo, “Uma Chance”

    from Gerson King Combo

    Polydor - 1977

    Brazil

  • Time: February 14 - 11:42:37 am
  • Banda Uniao Black, “Everyone's A Winner”

    from Banda Uniao Black

    Vampisoul - 2006

    Brazil

  • Time: February 14 - 11:47:14 am
  • Da Cruz, “Minha Luanda”

    from Eco do Futuro

    Boom Jah / Broken Silence - 2017

    Brazil-Switzerland

  • Time: February 14 - 11:51:11 am
  • Mysterious Traveller, “The Guitar, The Drums, The DJ”

    from Brazilart

    Irma - 2000

    Brazil

  • Time: February 14 - 12:05:00 pm
  • Chris Murray, “Lovers Rock”

    from The Clash Goes Jamaican

    Golden Singles - 2013

    Canada-USA

  • Time: February 14 - 12:08:09 pm
  • Louisa Mark, “Caught You in a Lie”

    from Caught You in a Lie - Single

    Safari - 1975

    England UK

  • Time: February 14 - 12:12:30 pm
  • Gregory Isaacs, “Night Nurse”

    from Night Nurse

    Island - 1982

    Jamaica

  • Time: February 14 - 12:16:38 pm
  • Christopher Martin, “If I Were A Carpenter”

    from Strictly The Best 46

    VP - 2012

    Jamaica

  • Time: February 14 - 12:20:23 pm
  • Hortense Ellis, “Piece Of My Heart”

    from Piece of My Heart - Single

    Upsetter - 1971

    Jamaica

  • Time: February 14 - 12:23:52 pm
  • Norma Fraser, “The First Cut is the Deepest”

    from The First Cut is the Deepest - Single

    Coxsone - 1967

    Jamaica

  • Time: February 14 - 12:34:00 pm
  • Tinga Stewart, “A Brand New Me”

    from A Brand New Me - Single

    Pantomine - 1972

    Jamaica

  • Time: February 14 - 12:36:26 pm
  • The Frightnrs, “All My Tears”

    from Nothing More to Say

    Daptone - 2016

    USA

  • Time: February 14 - 12:40:33 pm
  • Barrington Levy, “Moonlight Lover”

    from Moonlight Lover - Single

    Dub Irator - 1978

    Jamaica

  • Time: February 14 - 12:45:01 pm
  • Hollie Cook, “Walking In The Sand”

    from Hollie Cook

    Mr Bongo - 2011

    England UK

  • Time: February 14 - 12:50:00 pm
  • John Holt, “Stick By Me (And I'll Stick By You)”

    from Stick By Me / It's a Pleasure

    Jackpot - 1971

    Jamaica

  • Time: February 14 - 12:53:14 pm
  • June C. Lodge, “Someone Loves You Honey”

    from Someone Loves You Honey - Single

    Joe Gibbs Music - 1980

    England UK-Jamaica

  • Time: February 14 - 12:57:16 pm
  • Dennis Brown, “Westbound Train”

    from Westbound Train - Single

    Observers - 1973

    Jamaica

96 February 14th, 2018

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