Reggae Rhythm Update - Reggae Music Podcast

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Reggae music podcast hosted by Joshua B and recorded live to disc at the Golden Touch studio For more information, visit

Time to say goodbye Jan. 20, 2012

Hi guys and girls. Unfortunately I have bad news about the show as it pertains to future episodes. As you know, I haven't recorded an episode since July 1, 2011 and it doesn't look like I'll be recording another episode anytime soon. So rather than leave you with a "pod-fade" where the podcast just disappears [...]


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This episode concludes the Gregory Isaacs tribute with music from 1992 – 2008. There’s also a tribute within a tribute, as my Boston friend Earl Rose (who is very sick) returns to Jamaica to farm. Thanks to all the RhythmUpdate fans tha[...]
Gregory Isaacs was no slouch in the ’80s as you’ll hear on part 4 of my musical tribute to reggae’s cool ruler. From “Night Nurse” and “Private Beach Party” to the programmed rhythms of “Rumours[...]
Part 3 in the series of tribute shows proves to be my favorite so far. We’ll wrap up 1977 with “Storm” and travel through 1981 with the sublime Bunny Wailer cover of “Sunday Morning.” Let me know what you think by leav[...]
This is the second in a series of tribute shows celebrating the musical career of Jamaican singing legend Gregory Isaacs. What encourages me is to remember that Gregory recorded a great amount of top class music that we can go back to as long as we[...]
Reggae legend Gregory Isaacs passed away on Monday, October 25, at age 60. Part 1 of my multi-part tribute begins with Gregory’s earliest work including his first song, “Another Heartache” and his collaboration with his early grou[...]
This is a musical tribute to Sugar Minott who passed away Saturday, July 10 in Kingston, Jamaica. My best memory of Sugar was from his performance at Boston’s Harbor Lights venue (or it might have already changed names to Bank of America Pavi[...]
Get set for a brand new interview with Twiggi who has completed and released her new inspirational CD, The Sun Shines Through. You’ll hear Twiggi talking about: Her experience at the One Love Reggae Music Festival in West Palm Beach, Florida[...]
#79 – Dance with Me May 8, 2010
Happy Mother’s Day 2010! The show starts with my friend Alpheus’ song “Mother Dearest.” Then the “Dance with Me” rhythm update begins. Finally, we hear a smooth, r&b; style vocal from Queen Ifrica from her la[...]
#78 – Love Fire March 18, 2010
Thanks to listener Ron C for the suggestion to do a version excursion on this great Aswad rhythm! Let me know if there’s a particular rhythm or even theme that you’d like me to research for an up-coming episode. Note: When I recorded th[...]
#77 – Jah Live Jan. 22, 2010
This show is dedicated to my good friend Chris Heroux who is going through probably the hardest challenge in his entire life. First up is a set of uplifting tunes for him. The second half of the show is a version excursion on Bob Marley’s [...]
#76 – Sweet Talking Nov. 25, 2009
“Sweet Talking” is one of the great Studio One rhythms that exemplifies the gritty yet sweet sound that Clement Dodd and his team produced in the ’60s. Enjoy this version excursion as we musically make our way through time, right [...]
As a tribute to the late Wycliffe “Steely” Johnson, who passed away last month, I’m presenting an unreleased interview–never heard until now–with Cleveland “Clevie” Browne, who along with Steely, were Jamaic[...]
#74 – Ska Madness July 30, 2009
It was hot and humid in the Golden Touch studio during tonight’s recording. In the coming weeks and months, some studio equipment will be swapped out for new pieces and the studio will be in a state of flux. I’m also getting married in S[...]
Tonight’s show is a special tribute to the late troubled man with an amazing career. After the reggae cover versions–some beautiful and some barely passable–I play a request for a listener that called in to the voice mail line. Tha[...]
#72 – Only a Smile May 20, 2009
Thanks to a great suggestion by listener Randy, I put together a handful of versions of the Sensations (featuring Johnny Osbourne on lead) “Come Back Darling” rhythm. Then it’s a longer version excursion of the Paragons (featuring [...]
#71 – Crying Over You April 22, 2009
A few cool things that I want to share with you. First, I have been watching The UB40 Story of Reggae DVD from 1999. There is a great scene where they intersperse footage from their version of “Crying Over You” with footage from Ken Boot[...]
#70 – Soul Rebel April 2, 2009
Tonight’s show is inspired by a Dutch listener named Gijs. He suggested a version excursion on the “Soul Rebel” rhythm. Since I’m so busy these days, I welcome your creative suggestions. E-mail me with your ideas or leave a v[...]
#69 – Love Is a Message March 15, 2009
Finally, a Sunday morning and some time to myself to put together a show and record at the Golden Touch studio. Lots of short rhythm updates. 430 subscribers! Thank you! Jacob Miller – Love Is a Message Jacob Miller & the Sound Dimension [...]
Happy Valentine’s Day! This isn’t the typical set of tunes a DJ might play on the night before Valentine’s, but I figure not everyone has the perfect Valentine’s year after year. Sometimes you’re with that special some[...]