26.11.2020 Test Match Special

Richie Vegas
More about this show
  • FUNK
  • JAZZ
  • SOUL

Richie Vegas cut his DJing teeth in his late teens - messing about with hip hop and breaks - before plundering his family’s record collections and forging a sound that includes soul, funk, jazz, afrobeat and reggae.

An integral member of the Jiggery Pokery collective running eclectic hip hop nights in Liverpool and beyond - Rich’s distinctive style has found him playing countless gigs over the intervening 15 years: holding residences at some of the finest bars and clubs, and supporting visiting dignitaries such as Lee Scratch Perry, Hot 8 Brass Band, Don Letts, Seun Kuti and Egypt 80.

Test Match Special is an opportunity to showcase a selection of tunes that doesn't quite fit with live DJ sets, explore less-travelled paths and distill 20 years of musical musings. Expect lost monsters, obscure reworkings, stubborn earworms and wickets galore.

This month, Richie steps back up to the crease for two hours of jazz, soul, yacht rock and hiphop from around the world.


Hermeto Pascoal & Grupo Vice Versa – Danca Do Paja
Fybe:ONE – Gone
Sly 5th Ave – Forgot About Dre
Roy Ayers, Adrian Younge & Ali Shaheed Muhammad – Synchronise Vibration
Silky Vincent Group – Tomorrow
Justen O’Brien & Jake – These Moments Now
Willis Alan Ramsey – Northeast Texas Women
Sammy Davis Jr. – Wichita Lineman
Mood Mystics – The Winds Of Mars
James Reese & The Progressions – Throwing Stones
Mr Jukes – Maiden Voyage
Machinedrum – Spin Blocks (feat. Father)
Roots Radics & Junjo – One, Two
Bunny Lee & King Tubby’s Dubplate Special
Hugh Mundell – 24 Hours A Day
Rob Mazurek Exploding Star Orchestra – Autumn Pleiades
Mineral King – Search For The Magic Marker
Power Of Zeus – Sorcerer Of Isis
Sabu Martinez – My Christina
Azymuth, Adrian Younge & Ali Shaheed Muhammad – Sumare
Page The Hand Grenade – So Many Rhymes
Dream Warriors – California Dreamin
Wildcookie – Something About Those Days (Instrumental)
Makoto Terishita meets Harold Land – Dragon Dance
Lawrence Ferlinghetti – Tentative Description of A Dinner To Promote The Impeachment of President Eisenhower
The Armada Orchestra – For The Love Of Money
Ze Roberto – Lotus 72 D
Tim Maia – Que Queria
Jack Adkins – Sunset Beach