Our newest episode, in which the doldrums of late-winter snow get chased away by a trip to Jamaica…

Ray, Vic, Jayme and Mark from the Soul Captives show us variations on modern Jamaican music styles, while performing and explaining some of the subtleties of ska, dub, rocksteady, early reggae and roots reggae. This week’s episode features skanking riddims, a bubbling Lowrey, and some tasty spring reverb.

If any of you in Listenerland happen to be in Northern California this weekend, the Soul Captives and the Skatalites (45 years later, still making dancefloors shake) are performing together this Sunday 3/25 at Ashkenaz in Berkeley.

Check out the show here, and don’t forget to play the audio examples further down on the page.

Ray and Vic and I will all be chatting in the comments area at the bottom of that page, so come drop a line or ask a question. Enjoy!

Oh, and if you use iTunes and would like a free subscription to the Pandora podcasts, go here.



  1. brookelyn neuberger
    March 22, 2007 at 10:41am
    hey awesome pics you must have alot of fun doing wut you do!! e-mail me!xoxoxbrooke
  2. Joimmie
    March 22, 2007 at 12:27pm
    I think we are fortunate to have this Pandora station. Their music is beautiful, and I am called a ballroom dancer, so you can see why I love rthis music
  3. tabi
    March 23, 2007 at 11:38am
    I love pandora. The music they play is pretty great and it keeps me updated with new music. I'm glad I was intoduced to pandora.
  4. Jamaican Song Bird
    May 15, 2007 at 8:14am
    Sorry I missed the show - but I'll be on the lookout for more music from Soul Captives...thanks for the updates!
  5. sohbet
    January 15, 2010 at 1:58pm
    The music they play is pretty great and it keeps me updated with new music.
  6. arşiv rafı
    April 08, 2015 at 11:48pm
    I Like your Blog Thanks

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