RADIO | Bassment Sessions Throwback: Studio One Special (Part Two 1970-1979)

IRIE | RADIO | Bassment Sessions Throwback: Studio One Special (Part One 1959-1969)

Bassment Sessions Throwback, Part 2

For Part Two, I’ll be looking at how Studio One regained the crown after losing some of their cache and hitmaking ability to Duke Reid’s Treasure Isle and his rocksteady output by shifting gears, embracing Rasta and the evolving roots reggae style, toasting, rub-a-dub, dub and rockers ushering in the new generation of future icons: Dennis Brown, Burning Spear, Prince Jazzbo, Dillinger, Willi Williams and more.

Kick back, crank it up – this week’s show is now in session!


1. Al Campbell – Take A Ride
2. Johnny Osbourne – Truths and Rights
3. The Abyssinians – Satta Massagana
4. Dennis Brown – No Man Is An Island
5. Wailing Souls – Row Fisherman Row
6. Larry Marshall – Run Babylon
7. Prince Jazzbo – Jah Dread
8. Burning Spear – New Civilisation
9. Black Brothers – School Children
10. Johnny Clarke – Creation Rebel
11. King Tubby – Creation Dub
12. Dillinger – Natty Ten to One
13. Sugar Minott – Have No Fear
14. Lone Ranger – The Answer
15. Willie Williams – Addis A Baba
16. Freddie McGregor – Rastaman Camp


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