Roots Train - the radio show that brings you reggae treasures from the 70's & 80's.

Tuesdays at noon CST at www.koop.org

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June 2020


Sata Massagana by Ernest Ranglin. Island Jamaica Jazz ‎CD Below The Bassline. Piano, Melodica, Produced by Monty Alexander. Last played on June 2nd 2020
Roots Train by Junior Murvin. Mango LP Police & Thieves. Produced by Lee Scratch Perry 1977. Last played on June 2nd 2020
Two Sevens Clash by Culture. Shanacie LP Two Sevens Clash. Produced by Errol Thompson, Joe Gibbs 1977. Last played on June 2nd 2020
Gelndevon Special by Junior Soul. Dub Store Records LP Derrick Harriott Rock Steady 1966-1969. Last played on June 2nd 2020
The Rising Sun by Joy White. Tuff Gong 7" from 1988. Produced by Joy White. Last played on June 2nd 2020
Don't Wake The Lion by The Itals. Nighthawk Records LP Wiser Dread 1981. Last played on June 2nd 2020
Marcus Say Jah No Dead by Burning Spear. Island Jamaica CD Chant Down Babylon (The Island Anthology). Last played on June 2nd 2020
Roots Natty by The Gladiators. Heartbeat Records LP The Best Of Studio One. Last played on June 2nd 2020
Bad Girl by Black Uhuru. Warrior 12" produced by Prince Jammy 1979. Last played on June 2nd 2020
Tribulation by Joy White. Taxi 12" produced by Sly & Robbie. Last played on June 2nd 2020
Get Together by Keith Poppin. Pantomine 7" 1975 produced & arranged by Glen Brown. Last played on June 2nd 2020
Write Myself a Letter by Gregory Isaacs. African Treasure 7" 1974. Last played on June 2nd 2020
Wolf & Leopards by Dennis Brown. Observer 7" Composed By Dennis Brown & Lee Perry Produced by Sir Niney 1977. Last played on June 2nd 2020
Fixing A Hole by The Easy Star All Stars featuring Max Romeo. Easy Star Records LP Easy Star's Lonely Hearts Dub Band. Last played on June 2nd 2020
Hail Don D. by Sound Dimension. Soul Jazz Records CD Jamaica Soul Shake Vol 1 Produced by Clement 'Sir Coxsone' Dodd. Last played on June 2nd 2020

May 2020


Hell & Heaven Version by Lloyd Clarke. Super Star 7" b-side 1975. Last played on May 26th 2020
Hell & Heaven by Lloyd Clarke. Super Star 7" 1975 produced by Lloyd Clarke. Last played on May 26th 2020
Jah Is My Light by Leroy Smart & I-Roy. Observer ‎12" 1977. Produced by Sir Niney. Last played on May 26th 2020
Two Time Loser by Sugar Minott. Mango LP Black Roots 1979. Last played on May 26th 2020
I Want Your Dub by Sugar Minott & The Black Roots Players. Black Roots LP Meet The People In A Lovers Dubbers Style. 1981. Last played on May 26th 2020
Clean Runnings by Sugar Minott. Mango LP Black Roots 1979. Last played on May 26th 2020
We Are One In The Spirit by Sister Frica. Corn-Fed Productions CD Women In Roots Vol. 1. 1978 produced by Augustus Pablo. Last played on May 26th 2020
Jah Is Coming For His Earth by David Jahson. Jaques 7" 1978 Everald Pickersgill. Last played on May 26th 2020
Woman Determined by Sister Netifa. Aluta Records LP Woman Determined 1988. Last played on May 26th 2020
Right Track/One Track by Sugar Minott & Nicodemus. Warrior 12" produced by Prince Jammy 1979. Last played on May 26th 2020
Scientist Lovers Chalice by Sugar Minott & The Black Roots Players. Black Roots LP Meet The People In A Lovers Dubbers Style. 1981. Last played on May 26th 2020
Running From Jamaica by The Meditations. Produced and arranged by Dobby Dobson. Last played on May 26th 2020
Talk Of The Town by The Meditations. Greensleeves Records LP Linval ‎– Encounters Pac-Man. produced by Linval Thompson. Last played on May 26th 2020
Feel Like Jumping by Marcia Griffiths. Shanachie ‎CD Naturally produced by Sonia Pottinger. Last played on May 26th 2020
Strictly Rub A Dub by Sugar Minott & The Black Roots Players. Black Roots LP Meet The People In A Lovers Dubbers Style. 1981. Last played on May 26th 2020
Our Rendezvous Version by Soul Dynamites. Jaguar 7" b-side 1973. Last played on May 19th 2020
Ali Baba by John Holt. Music On Vinyl LP Holt Like a Bolt produced by Duke Reid. Last played on May 19th 2020
Book Of Rules by The Heptones. Island Records ‎7" produced by Chris Blackwell. Last played on May 19th 2020
River Jordan by Big Youth. Blood & Fire boxset  Natty Universal Dread 1973-1979. Last played on May 19th 2020
Every Man Ought To Know by Max Romeo. Blood & Fire CD Open The Iron Gate 1973-1977 Produced by Clive Chin. Last played on May 19th 2020
Sinner Man by Annette Clark. Techniques 7" produced by Lee Perry. Last played on May 19th 2020
Sugar Sugar by the Silvertones. Trojan Records LP Silver Bullets produced by Lee Perry. Last played on May 19th 2020
Artibella Version by Sunshot All Stars. Sunshot 7" b-side produced by Phil Pratt 1970. Last played on May 19th 2020
Artibella by Sunshot John Holt. Sunshot 7" produced by Phil Pratt 1970. Last played on May 19th 2020
Anywhere But Nowhere by K.C. White. Trojan Records LP Rebel Music - An Anthology Of Reggae Music produced by Gussie Clarke. Last played on May 19th 2020
I'm A Free Man/Hap Ki Do by Freddie McKay & Augusuts Pablo. Santic 10". Last played on May 19th 2020
Children Don't You Cry by Barrington Spence. High School International 7" produced by Tony Robinson. Last played on May 19th 2020
Pity The Children by Cornell Campbell. Jackpot 7" produced by Bunny Lee. Last played on May 19th 2020
One Love by Errol Dunkley. Wimpex 7" produced by Bunny Lee. Last played on May 19th 2020
Termination Dub by Glen Brown & King Tubby. Blood & Fire CD Glen Brown And King Tubby ‎– Termination Dub (1973-79). Last played on May 19th 2020
Loving Pauper by Gregory Isaacs. CC Records 7" produced by Gussie Clarke.. Last played on May 19th 2020
Sherry (AKA Cherry Baby) by Ken Boothe & The Messengers. Trojan Records CD Everything I Own (The Lloyd Charmers Sessions 1971-1976). Last played on May 19th 2020
If You're Ready Come Go With Me by Cynthia Richards. Trojan Records Trojan Reggae Sisters Box Set produced by Lloyd parks. Last played on May 19th 2020
Our Rendezvous by Freddie McKay. Jaguar 7" produced by Warrick Lyn. Last played on May 19th 2020
The Word Is Love by The Ethiopians. Harry J Records 7" produced by Keith Anderson. Last played on May 19th 2020
Artibella Version by Sunshot All Stars. Sunshot 7" b-side produced by Phil Pratt 1970. Last played on May 12th 2020
Artibella by Ken Boothe. Sunshot 7" produced by Phil Pratt 1970. Last played on May 12th 2020
He's My God by Annette Brissett. Wackie's LP Love Power 1983. Last played on May 12th 2020
Going Home by Bob Andy. Studio One LP Bob Andy's Song Book 1970. Produced by Coxsone Dodd. Last played on May 12th 2020
Live Loving by Sugar Minott. Studio One LP Live Loving 1977. Produced by Coxsone Dodd. Last played on May 12th 2020
My Soul by Horace Andy. Clintones 7" Mid 70's label out of NY. Last played on May 12th 2020
Penny For Your Dub by Sugar Minott & The Black Roots Players. Black Roots LP Meets The People In A Lovers Dubbers Style 1981. Last played on May 12th 2020
Bandwagon by African Pearl. Ariwa LP Roots Daughters Volume 2. 1984 produced by Mad Professor. Last played on May 12th 2020
Wicked Can't Run Away by Glenroy Richards. Grove Music 7" 1977 produced by Glen Brown. Last played on May 12th 2020
Love The Dread by Mikey Dread. Trojan Records LP Dread At The Controls. 1979 Written by, produced, arranged by Michael Campbell. Last played on May 12th 2020
Lick the Pipe Peter Part 4 by Jah T. Trojan Records LP Susan Cadogan ‎– Hurt So Good. Bonus track Produced by Lee Scratch Perry. Last played on May 12th 2020
The Way It Is by I Kong. Top Ranking 7" 1979 produced by Augustus Pablo. Last played on May 12th 2020
One People by Pablo Moses. Mango Records LP A Song 1980. Produced, Arranged, and Engineered by Geoffrey Chung. Last played on May 12th 2020
Blood Money by Pablo Moses. Jigsaw 7" 1975. Produced and Arranged by Geoffrey Chung. Last played on May 12th 2020
Dreamland by Marcia Griffiths. Shanachie CD Naturally. Bunny Wailer song origianlly recorded for High Note label. Last played on May 12th 2020
Too Much War by The Ovations. Lgm International Record Ltd. ‎7" 1978. Last played on May 12th 2020
Too Much War Version by The Ovations. Lgm International Record Ltd. ‎7" 1978 b-side. Last played on May 12h 2020
Golden Dub by The Mighty Two. Joe Gibbs Record Globe ‎7" 1975 b-side. Last played on May 5th 2020
Jah Golden Pen by Sylford Walker. Produced by Joe Gibbs Joe Gibbs Record Globe ‎7". Last played on May 5th 2020
Save Bread by Justin Hines. Mango Records Pressure Drop - Island Celebrates 25 Years Of Jamaican Music. 1968 Rocksteady hit. Last played on May 5th 2020
Fire (Is The Desire) by Justin Hines and the Dominoes. Heartbeat Records Jack Ruby Presents The Black Foundation. Last played on May 5th 2020
Fire Down Below by Burning Spear. Studio One LP Burning Spear 1973. Last played on May 5th 2020
Counting On You by Joy White. Corn Fed Productions CD Women In Roots Vol. 1. 1986. Originally a Studio One release. Last played on May 5th 2020
Counting On You Version by Joy White. Corn Fed Productions CD Women In Roots Vol. 1. 1986. b-side. Last played on May 5th 2020
Once Upon A Time by Jacob Miller & Prince Mohammed. Top Ranking International 12" 1980. Last played on May 5th 2020
King Tubby Meets The Rokcers Uptown by Augustus Pablo. The Reggae Box: The Routes Of Jamaican Music Disc 2. Last played on May 5th 2020
Weeping Eyes by Justin Hines. Nighthawk Records LP Travel With Love. 1984. Originally on the high Note Label. Last played on May 5th 2020
Dread Out Deh by Joy White. Corn Fed Productions CD Women In Roots Vol. 1. 1986. Last played on May 5th 2020
I Am A Natty/Knotty Knots by Jacob Miller & I Roy. Joe Gibbs Record Globe 12" 1975. Last played on May 5th 2020
Starvation Of The Land by Nadine Sutherland. 56 Hope Road 7" 1980 Written, produced, arranged by "Sangie" Davis. Last played on May 5th 2020
Hungry Dub by Tuff Gong All Stars. 56 Hope Road 7" b-side. Last played on May 5th 2020
Tell Me Not Of Other Lands by Justin Hinds And The Dominoes. Heartbeat Records Jack Ruby Presents The Black Foundation. Last played on May 5th 2020
The Truth Has Come Again by Jacob Miller. Jaguar 7" 1973. With Inner Circle. Last played on May 5th 2020
Where Is That Love by Hell And Fire. High Note 7" 1977. Produced by Sonia Pottinger.. Last played on May 5th 2020

April 2020


Africa Calling by Cedric IM Brooks. High Note ‎7" produced by Sonia Pottinger. Last played on April 28th 2020
Skylarking by Barrington Levy. Auralux Recordings CD Shaolin Temple produced by Henry Junjo Lawes 1979. Last played on April 28th 2020
I'm Leaving by Don Carlos. RAS Records CD Just A Passing Glance 1984 Producer – Doctor Dread. Last played on April 28th 2020
Come on Home by the Webber Sisters. Heartbeat Records CD Feel Like Jumping: The Best Of Studio One Women 1969. Last played on April 28th 2020
Free Jah Jah Children by Sugar Minott. Easy Star Records CD Ghetto-ology orignally 1979. Last played on April 28th 2020
One Foot Jo Jo by Barrington Levy. Jah Life 12" 1983. Last played on April 28th 2020
African Roots by Johnny Clarke. Front Line CD Authorised Rockers. produced by Bunny Lee 1976. Last played on April 28th 2020
Collie Weed by Barrington Levy. Auralux Recordings CD Shaolin Temple produced by Henry Junjo Lawes 1979. Last played on April 28th 2020
Sheila by Gregory Isaacs. African Museum ‎LP Out Deh!Produced by Errol "Flabba" Holt, Gregory Isaacs 1983. Last played on April 28th 2020
First Cut Is The Deepest by Norma Fraser. Heartbeat Records CD Feel Like Jumping: The Best Of Studio One Women 1967. Last played on April 28th 2020
Only Love Can Conquer by Prince Alla. Blood & Fire CD Only Love Can Conquer 1996. Origianlly 1979. Last played on April 28th 2020
Sata by IM & The Sound Dimension. Studio One 7" b-side 1973. Last played on April 28th 2020
Mellow Mellow Ride On by Misses Misty. Freedom Sounds ‎12" 1979. Last played on April 28th 2020
Detour by The Inturns. Chanan-Jah LP Consider Yourself produced by Phil Pratt 1978. Last played on April 28th 2020
Soul Eye by Cedric Brooks. Studio One 12". Last played on April 28th 2020
Mini Bus (on the telephone) by Barrington Levy. Kingdom Records 12" 1984. Last played on April 28th 2020
Hell & Sorrow Version by Fe-Me-Time All Stars. Jammy's 7" b-side. Last played on April 21st 2020
Hell & Sorrow by Hortense Ellis. Jammy's 7" produced by Prince Jammy. Last played on April 21st 2020
Weeping In The Night by Big Youth. Blood & Fire boxset Natty Universal Dread 1973-1979. Last played on April 21st 2020
Mr. Right by Big Youth. Negusa Nagast ‎7" Produced & Written by M. Buchanan. Last played on April 21st 2020
You Gonna Make Me Love Somebody by Hortense Ellis. Warrior Records 12" Produced by Prince Jammy. Last played on April 21st 2020
Sugar-Sugar by Big Youth & Junior Byles. Tanasha 7" produced by Devon Russell. Last played on April 21st 2020
Feeling Irie by Gregory Isaacs & Carlene Davis. RAS Records LP Private Beach Party 1985 produced by Gussie Clarke. Last played on April 21st 2020
Riverton City by Big Youth. Blood & Fire boxset Natty Universal Dread 1973-1979. Last played on April 21st 2020
Let Him Try by Jackie Parris & Big Youth. Gussie Roots Sounds 12" produced by Gussie Clarke 1979. Last played on April 21st 2020
Positive Vibrations by Pebbles. Arawak 12" produced by Dennis Bovell. Last played on April 21st 2020
A Little Way Different by Errol Dunkley. Arawak 12" produced by Dennis Bovell. Last played on April 21st 2020
Breakfast In Bed by Hortense Ellis. Heartbeat Records CD Alton & Hortense Ellis. Piano by Jackie Mitto. Studio One. Last played on April 21st 2020
Jah Say The Time Has Come by Hugh Mundell. Message 7" Produced & arranged by Augustus Pablo 1978. Last played on April 21st 2020
Government Land by Horace Andy. Blood & Fire compilation Dub Wise & Otherwise. Originally 1977. Last played on April 21st 2020
Vision Of Version by Augustus Pablo. Rocker's 7" 1977. Last played on April 14th 2020
Do Good by Tinga Stewart. Winner 7" 1978. Last played on April 14th 2020
Babylon Boots by Earl Sixteen. Vibes 12" Produced by Harold "Papa Biggs" McLarty. Last played on April 14th 2020
Wood For My Fire by Black Uhuru & Ranking Joe. Ranking Joe Universal ‎12" 1979. Produced by Dennis Brown. Last played on April 14th 2020
Children Of Israel by Dennis Brown. Boss Disc 12" 1978. Last played on April 14th 2020
African Train by Errol "Flabba" Holt. Observer 7" 1975. produced by Sir Niney. Last played on April 14th 2020
Gonna Take A Miracle by Cornell Campbell. Micron Music Limited LP Superstar 1979. Last played on April 14th 2020
Bring It On Home To Me by Cornell Campbell. Micron Music Limited LP Yes I Will. 1979. Last played on April 14th 2020
Babylon Rock by Sound Dimension. Coxsone Records 7" 1971. Last played on April 14th 2020
Land Dub by Eek-A-Mouse All Stars Eek-A-Mouse Records 7" b-side 1975. Last played on April 14th 2020
My Father's Land by Ription Hylton. Eek-A-Mouse Records 7" 1975. Last played on April 14th 2020
Creation by Ription Hylton. Eek-A-Mouse Records 7" 1975. Last played on April 14th 2020
Moonlight Lover by Barrington Levy. Volcano 12" 1978 produced by Henry Jungo Lawes. Last played on April 14th 2020
Sufferer's Prayer by Enos McLeod. Afro Black 7" 1975. Last played on April 14th 2020
Weak Heart Men by Bim Sherman. Scorpio 7". Last played on April 14th 2020
Warning Version by Alric Forbes. Forbes Label 7" 1978 b-side. Last played on April 14th 2020
Why War by Mike Anthony. Elements 7" 1978 arranged by Michael Forbes. Last played on April 14th 2020
Zion Youth Part 1 by Don D Junior. Fe-Me Time 7". Last played on April 14th 2020
Hot and Cold Version 1 by Augustus Pablo. Fever Rhythm 1972. Last played on April 7th 2020
Concious Man by The Jolly Brothers. Seven Leaves LP Lee Perry Presents The Jolly Brothers ‎– Concious Man. Originally from 1979. Last played on April 7th 2020
The Long Way by Junior Byles. Trojan LP When Will Better Come? 1972 - 1976. Last played on April 7th 2020
Bring It Up by The Souletts. Trojan Reggae Sisters Box Set. Last played on April 7th 2020
Jah Live by Bob Marley and The Wailers. OST Countryman. Cowritten by Lee Perry. Last played on April 7th 2020
Rainy Night In Portland by Watty Burnett. Trojan Records CD Lee 'Scratch' Perry & Friends ‎– Open The Gate. Last played on April 7th 2020
Bring It On Home by The Silvertones. Motion Records LP Lee Scratch Perry - Born In The Sky (Upsetter At The Controls 1969-1975). Last played on April 7th 2020
Bionic Rats by Lee Perry. Trojan Records CD Lee 'Scratch' Perry & Friends ‎– Open The Gate. Last played on April 7th 2020
Congratulations by Susan Cadogan. Trojan Reggae Sisters Box Set. Last played on April 7th 2020
Africa by Hombres. Orchid 7" 1976. Last played on April 7th 2020
Two Bad Bulls by Pat Simson. Upsetter 7" 1975. Last played on April 7th 2020
Cherry Oh Baby by Eric Donaldson. Trojan Records CD Lee 'Scratch' Perry & Friends ‎– Open The Gate. Last played on April 7th 2020
Garden Of Life by Leroy Sibbles. Big Spanner Disco Ajax 12" 1979. Last played on April 7th 2020

March 2020


Destiny-Version by Fabian Miranda. Corn-Fed Productions CD Women In Roots Vol. 01. Produced by Lawrence "Jack Ruby" Lindo. Last played on March 10th 2020
When Will I See You Again by Marcia Griffiths. Trojan Reggae Sisters Box Set Disc 3. 1974. Last played on March 10th 2020
Rescue Me by Judy Mowatt. Trojan Reggae Sisters Box Set Disc 3. 1971. Last played on March 10th 2020
Crucial World by Ika Black. Keyman Records 12”. Produced, Arranged, Directed, and Written By M. Henry 1983. Last played on March 10th 2020
If You Need Me by Susan Cadogan. Trojan Records CD Hurt So Good Produced by Lee Perry. 1977 b-side of Nice & Easy. Last played on March 10th 2020
The Creator by Aisha. Ariwa 12” 1986. Produced by The Mad Professor. Last played on March 10th 2020
One God, One Aim (Words Of Mosiah) by Abbakush. Ariwa CD Roots Daughters 4. Produced by The Mad Professor. Last played on March 10th 2020
Mark My Word by Marcia Griffiths. Marcia Griffiths - At Studio One. 1980. Last played on March 10th 2020
That's Rasta by Firey Femi. Ariwa CD Roots Daughters 4. Produced by The Mad Professor. Last played on March 10th 2020
Consider Me by Jennifer Lara. Heartbeat Records CD Feel Like Jumping - The Best Of Studio One Women. Last played on March 10th 2020
Don't Worry About Me by Nana Mclean. Heartbeat Records CD Feel Like Jumping - The Best Of Studio One Women. Last played on March 10th 2020
Black Is Best by Pernell Roberts. Export Import UK 12”. Only song by her or by the label.. Last played on March 10th 2020
Am I The Same Girl by Winsome. Fine Style UK 12”. 1986 Lover Rock hit. Last played on March 10th 2020
Black Pride by Brown Sugar. Lover's Rock UK 7”. Vocals by Carol, Caron, Pauline. Arranged, Produced and Performed By Brownie 'T' for Dennis Harris. Last played on March 10th 2020
Feel No Pain Combination by Diana. Oak Sound ‎UK 12” B-side of When Music Hits You. Produced by Dillinger. Last played on March 10th 2020
One Step Dub by The Upsetters. Island Jamaica CD Box Set Arkology. Originally from 1976. Last played on March 3rd 2020
Give A Helping Hand by Paul Sinclair. Demon Records Jamaican 7” 1975. Last played on March 3rd 2020
Shake Your Dread by Gregory Isaacs & Ranking Barnabas. GG's Records 7” 1979. Last played on March 3rd 2020
Keep On Knocking (& Dub) by Jacob-Miller. Rockers International 12” 1979. Produced, Arranged by A Pablo. Last played on March 3rd 2020
Give All Your Love by Hopeton James. D-Roy Records 12” 1980. Last played on March 3rd 2020
Money In My Pocket (Ah So We Say ) by Dennis Brown & Big Youth. Trojan Records LP Money In My Pocket 1981. Last played on March 3rd 2020
Hot Stock by Big Youth. Blood & Fire Natty box set Universal Dread (1973-1979) Disc 1. Originally by Carlton & The Shoes. Last played on March 3rd 2020
People Make The World Go Round by Alton & Hortense Ellis. Heartbeat Records CD Alton & Hortense Ellis. Originally by the Sylistics 1972. Last played on March 3rd 2020
Slipping Into Darkness by Carl Bradney. Produced by Lee Perry. Blood & Fire CD Darker Than Blue: Soul From Jamdown 1973-1980. Last played on March 3rd 2020
Can't Blame The Youth by Peter Tosh. Tosh’s label Intel Diplo ‎7” 1972. Last played on March 3rd 2020

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