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Wailing Souls

The Wailing Souls (originally The Renegades) are a Jamaican reggae vocal group whose origins date back to the 1960s. The group has undergone several line-up changes over the years with Winston "Pipe" Matthews and Lloyd "Bread" McDonald the only constant members. They have been nominated for Grammy Awards three times. The group was originally formed as The Renegades in 1966, comprising Winston "Pipe" Matthews, Lloyd "Bread" McDonald, and George "Buddy" Haye, who had attended the same vocal classes held by Joe Higgs in the early 1960s as The Wailers. Matthews had previously recorded as a member of The Schoolboys for Prince Buster. (read more on wikipedia)

Links to Peel

Peel as a reggae fan constantly played music of artists from Jamaica, including the Wailing Souls, who received plenty of airplay on his shows between the 70's until his death in 2004. The band also did a session for Peel's show in 1984, one of the few reggae artists to do that. After Peel's death, it was later found out that he had ten of the Wailing Souls albums in his Record Collection: W.

Sessions

1. Recorded: 1984-10-30. Broadcast: 07 November 1984. Repeated: 27 November 1984, 11 December 1984, 19 February 1985

  • Firehouse Rock / Bredda Gravalcious / Stop Red Eye / Bandits Taking Over

Other Shows Played

Wailing Souls - Joy Within Your Heart

Wailing Souls - Joy Within Your Heart

1978
1979
1980
1981
1982
1983
1984
1985
  • 04 March 1985: Mass Charley Ground (album - Inchpinchers) Greensleeves
1986
  • 13 October 1986: War (12" - War / Jah Give Us Life Don't Feel No Way) Greensleeves
1987
1988
1990
1996
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2003
2004
  • 03 March 2004: War (Album, Comp.: Wailing Souls At Channel One (7's, 12's And Versions)) Pressure Sounds
  • 31 March 2004: 'Firehouse Rock (2xCD - The Biggest Dancehall Anthems 1979-82: The Birth of Dancehall)' (Greensleeves)

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