The Rebel Beat Podcast 032 – DJ Andy Williams and the Diaspora of Jazz


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Welcome back to this week’s edition of The Rebel Beat podcast. On this show, it is our huge pleasure to welcome back our guest DJ Andy Williams of The Goods and the Jazz Amnesty Sound System. Andy is a veritable local DJ legend in Montreal, and this was the second time we’ve had him on The Rebel Beat, following his amazing set on jazz and the Civil Rights Movement for Black History Month.


This time around, Andy was back in studio to talk about a new series of classes he’s offering at the McGill University Centre for Continuing Studies on The Diaspora of Jazz. On this week’s podcast, he focuses on the famed Alpha Boys School in Kingston, Jamaica, and jazz’s influence on reggae and ska music, as well as the politics of early Jamaican music.

Plus we have new music on this week’s show from Dub Trinity, 47Soul from Palestine, Jerusalem in my Heart, Outernational, and more. Enjoy!

Playlist – September 30, 2015

Souljazz Orchestra – Greet the dawn

Dub Trinity – Socialize

Clifford Brown – I come from Jamaica

Gladstone Anderson – Portrait of Inga

Roland Alphonso – Sound beam

Tommy McCook and the Supersonics – The gorgan dubs and horns

Tommy McCook – Big, bad, and bold

Rico and the Rudies – Jumping the gun

Don Drummond – University goes ska

Duke Reid Group – Joker

The Upsetters – Dollar in the teeth

Baba Brooks Band – Froggy

Harry J Allstars – Liquidator

Delhi Sultanate – Hide your face

Asian Dub Foundation – Stand up

Public Enemy – No sympathy from the devil

47Soul – Everyland

Khebez Dawle – Bet’ammer

Jerusalem in my Heart – If he dies, if if if

Narcy – Free (feat. Ian Kamau)

Buffy Sainte Marie – We are circling

Outernational – El desafiante feat. The Villalobos Brothers

Downtown Boys – Poder elegir

East End Radicals – Whistleblower

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