‘MTSU On the Record’ jams to a reggae beat

‘MTSU On the Record’ jams to a reggae beat

MTSU’s Dr. MIke Alleyne poses alongside artist Philip A. Murray’s street mural of reggae great Augustus Pablo in Kingston, Jamaica. (photo submitted)

Reggae music, the lifeblood of the Jamaican people, was the topic of a recent “MTSU On the Record” radio program.

Host Gina Logue’s interview with Dr. Mike Alleyne, author of The Encyclopedia of Reggae and a professor in MTSU’s Department of Recording Industry, aired on WMOT-FM (89.5 and You can listen to the interview here.

Alleyne, a London native whose parents were born in Barbados, covers the golden age of roots reggae from the late 1960s up to the mid-1980s. His colorful, accessible book includes a timeline, best-of lists and essays on artists, labels, producers and other aspects of the genre’s influence, including Rastafarianism and ganja.

To listen to previous “MTSU On the Record” programs, go to the “Audio Clips” archives here and here.

For more information about “MTSU On the Record,” contact Logue at 615-898-5081 or WMOT-FM at 615-898-2800.