This week: Special tribute to U-Roy and Johnny Pacheco, two innovators in different musical respects who have recently passed on.
In the first hour, music from legendary Jamaican DJ U-Roy, plus cuts from DJ’s who came up under Papa Roy’s sound system: King Stur Gav Hi-Fi.
In the second hour, some big singles from Johnny Pacheco as well as numerous tunes where he served as the bandleader and recording director for Fania Records. We also pay a small tribute to Nina Simone, Ranking Roger, and the island of the Dominican Republic in this episode.
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