GeneralREGGAE CENTRAL is streaming live each on KPFK.org from 2-4pm PST. Past shows are archived at: http://archive.kpfk.org/parchive/
REGGAE CENTRAL on FACEBOOK: REGGAE CENTRAL w/ Chuck Foster 90.7FM KPFK
We recently had the passing of Claudius Linton. Here is a rare interview with Chuck Foster last March. Our blessings to Claudius.
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MoviesEtana interview in 3 parts, June 2009
BooksChuck Foster is the author of Roots Rock Reggae, a collection of interviews and information on reggae which was published by Billboard Books in 1999.
He is also the author of the book The Small Axe Guide To Rocksteady.
To purchase a copy of the book visit: http:smallaxereggae.googlepages.com/smallaxereggae?
To hear a recent interview with Chuck where he outlines the history of the rocksteady era in reggae go to: http://tobtr.com/s/691461
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- Dec 18, 2009 6:27 AM Small Axe Guide to Rocksteady featured in Jamaica Gleaner
- Sep 14, 2009 9:25 PM THE SMALL AXE GUIDE TO ROCKSTEADY by Chuck Foster
Chuck Foster began playing reggae on the radio in LA in 1982. For seven and a half years he co-hosted the seminal Reggae Beat show with Hank Holmes. He has hosted Reggae Central on KPFK--LA 90.7 FM since 1987 playing roots and culture from his personal collection.
The show airs from 3-5pm on Sundays. If you are not in the Southern California area, you can listen to the show on www. kpfk.org where you can also find past playlists.
A partial list of guests who have appeared live in studio on Reggae Central includes: Dennis Brown, Joe Higgs, Alton Ellis, Derrick Morgan, Stranger Cole, Joseph "Culture" Hill, Phyllis Dillon, Carlos Malcolm, Eric "Monty" Morris, Burning Spear, Owen Gray, The Wailing Souls, Half Pint, Don Carlos, Mikey Dread, Monty Alexander, Leroy Sibbles, Rico Rodriguez, Freddie McGregor, Lucky Dube, Everton Blender, Frankie Paul, Winston Hussey, Abijah, Warrior King, Bongo Herman, Jah Mel, Jah Mali, Ras Shiloh, Judah Eskender Tafari, Sangie Davis, Wayne Jarrett, Andrew Tosh, Bushman, Yami Bolo, I Wayne, Simple Simon,Tony Chin, Garth Dennis, Scientist, Wayne Wonder, Glen Washington, Philip Frazier, Sugar Black & Lebanculah, Earl "Chinna" Smith, Dennis Alcapone, Anthony B, Capleton (interview at left), Cutty Ranks, Ranking Joe, Prezident Brown, Big Youth, Bambu Station, Niyorah, Boom Shaka, Katchafire, The Aggrolites, The Lions, Heavy D and Etana (interview at left).
Scientist & Chuck Foster
Santa Davis on KPFK~! Part 1
More Santa, speaking of Lee "Scratch" Perry
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