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Professor Skank's Photo I've been spinning crucial reggae music on KDHX since 1992, and along with Michael Kuelker switch off each week hosting Positive Vibrations, Saturday evenings from 9 - 11 p.m. Central on 88.1 KDHX. Follow my blog for discussion of reggae music, the StL scene and more. And visit me online at my homepage Skank Productions as well as on Myspace and Facebook.

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Best of 2012 on Positive Vibrations This Saturday night Dec. 29th

Join Professor Skank this Saturday night for the Best Reggae of 2012, Positive Vibes style. No countdown, just two hours of the best reggae released in the past year. Most of the music will be from his Top 10 list (found at including tracks from Clinton Fearon, Reemah, Bambu Station, Ras Batch, Rocky Dawuni, Jimmy Cliff, Groundation, U-Roy, Macka B and Mark Wonder, as well as tunes from Stylee Wood, Dubtonic Kru, Midnite, Morgan Heritage and Sierra Leone’s Reggae All Stars. Best of 2012 from 9-11 pm this Saturday night Dec. 29th on “Positive Vibrations.” Check it.

Professor Skank celebrating 20 years on the air with 3 hour skankfest this Saturday, August 25

This Saturday night, August 25, Professor Skank will be on the air from 8-11 p.m. Central and will be celebrating 20 years at KDHX with a three-hour skankfest.

JJ Loy will be unable to make “Ska’s the Limit,” so Andrea will continue “Radio Rio” until 8 p.m. (she starts at 5 p.m.), and from there Professor Skank will play the best reggae on the planet from 8-11 p.m.

Get ready to hear back-to-back classics from Bob Marley, Culture, Nasio Fontaine, Israel Vibration, Peter Tosh, Gregory Isaacs, Dennis Brown, Midnite, Zion and much more. There will even be a set paying tribute to the late, great Joe Strummer in honor of what would have been his 60th birthday this past Tuesday.

“Positive Vibrations” this Saturday night, celebrating 20 years of serious skankin’, from 8-11 p.m. Cenral. Don’t miss it.

Upcoming Reggae Happenings

On New Year’s Eve, Professor Skank will have a Best of 2011, reggae style, on “Positive Vibrations” from 9-11 p.m.  Also, Aaron Kamm and the One Drops will play at Broadway Oyster Bar and Mario Pascal will be at Rowan Community Center.

The Wailers Band will be at the Old Rock House on Tuesday Jan. 3rd.

On Positive Vibes Saturday January 7th, Michael Kuelker will have a nyahbinghi-based program of classics and rarities.

And Zion and the Lion Roots Band will headline a benefit concert for Zambia on Saturday January 14th on the campus of Lewis and Clark Community College.




Another crucial video of Zion at Club Viva

This is an unreleased tune called “Jah Won’t Forsake Me,” recorded live at Club Viva by Glenda Roots during the Skank Records’ “Crying For Freedom” cd-release party on Sept. 14, 2011. Crucial tune. Zion and The Lion Roots Band rock.

Video of Zion and The Lion Roots Band at Club Viva

Zion’s CD-Release Party was Wednesday night Sept. 14th at Club Viva in the CWE. Here’s a video of the title track, “Crying For Freedom,” courtesy of Glenda Roots.

Zion cd-release party at Club Viva Sept. 14th

Zion and the Lion Roots Band will perform at Club Viva on Wednesday September 14th in support of the latest disc on Skank Records, “Crying For Freedom.”

Doors will open at 8 pm with a 2 hour Skank mix, then Zion and his band will take the stage from 10 til 11:30. After a 30 minute break, they will play again from midnight til 1:15. This is a show not to miss. Be there.

Big reggae shows coming to StL

When it rains, it pours. Lots of crucial reggae shows coming to town starting this Wednesday, March 2nd, all at 2720 Cherokee.

That’s when the Meditations play as part of the club’s “Reggae Wednesdays.”

March 9th is Zion and the Lion Roots Band. 16th is the Itals. 23rd is local band Aaron Kamm and the One Drops. 30th is Sister Carol. Then on April 20th, the return of Ossie Dellimore and the Soldiers Of Justice.

Some great shows coming through town. Be there.

New HD video from Ossie Dellimore

Another great new track from Ossie Dellimore. He’s one of the greatest artists out there.

Watch the full HD video here.

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