25.02.2021 Test Match Special

Richie Vegas
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  • 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.

For his February edition, Richie is waltzing through his favourite love songs! From classic soul through to lilting reggae, alongside golden nuggets of information.


Amancio Da Silva – A Song For Francesca
John Coltrane – A Love Supreme Pt.1 – Acknowledgement
Lou Bond – Let Me In Your Life
Otis Clay – Die A Little Each Day
Syl Johnson – I Hate I Walked Away
O.V Wright – Don’t Know Why
Love Apple – Guess I Always Knew
Charlene & The Soul Serenaders – Love Changes
Numonics – You Lied
Darling Dears – I Dont Think I’ll Ever Love Another
TwyLyte 81 – Take Our Love
Ernest Wilson – I Know Myself
Horace Andy – Love Of A Dub Band
Jerry Johnson – It’s You I Love
Richard Powell – Where Has The Love Gone
Four Tops – Still Water (Love)
Marvin Gaye – Running From Love (Version 2 with Strings)
Harold Melvin & The Bluenotes – You Know How To Make Me Feel So Good
Roy Ayers – Simple & Sweet
Portis Brothers – Summer Loving Part 2
Calvin Lee – Love Is Like Fire
Johnny Daye – Stay Baby Stay
Marilyn Barbarin – Believe Me
Lee Austin – I’m In Love
Charles Wright & The Watts 103rd Street Band – I Got Love (Outtake)
Swiss Movement – I Wish Our Love Would Last Forever
Sonny Till – Tears & Misery
Imani – Just Another Love Song
Karriem – I Love You