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Friday Drive
Friday December 10th, 2021 with Trevor Walker
RIP Robbie Shakespeare one hour of killer basslines!

Happy Friday “Drivers”! First I’d like to encourage anyone who enjoys this or any other show on ckcu to hit us hit us up! We’re still trying to achieve this year’s goal and have extended the campaign until December 31st. Still hoping to hit my lofty goal of 100 people and $5000. Every day it gets closer! The drive total is steadily climbing and we’re sitting at just under $140,000 as I’m putting this episode together. Big big big ups and thank you to the now 51 of you at last count & counting, hopefully, who reached out bringing our total to $2667! 1. Jefferson Park  2. Dave Paquette  3. Regis Loreau You can catch Regis on Thursdays 19h-20h30 EST for “Bizarre Bazaar” 4. Jim Reilly alumni extraordinaire Thanks Jim! 5. Kay & Pablito your donation is greatly appreciated  6. Sonia Vani great seeing you at the NAC! 7. Glenn, Maya, Sophia & Carter thanks fam! 8. Shawn Maloney from  @streamwatercanada locally sourced spring water without plastic packaging thank you 9. 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It appears another great has left us in the passing of Robert Warren Dale Shakespeare aka “Robbie” from the legendary duo Sly and Robbie. Needless to say I’m going to have to play some of the music he touched, not as deep a dig as is appropriate, but this first hour will be full up of some serious basslines. We’ll be riding with some samplings of his work with Bunny Wailer, Peter Tosh, Black Uhuru, Grace Jones, Gwen Guthrie and of course Sly and Robbie. Below is a short bio I've copied from wikipedia for a quick glance. Robert Warren Dale Shakespeare (27 September 1953 – 8 December 2021) was a Jamaican bass guitarist and record producer, best known as one half of the reggae rhythm section and production duo Sly and Robbie, with drummer Sly Dunbar. Regarded as one of the most influential reggae bassists,[2] Shakespeare was also known for his creative use of electronics and production effects units. He was sometimes nicknamed "Basspeare". As a part of Sly and Robbie, Shakespeare worked with various reggae artists such as U-Roy, Peter Tosh, Bunny Wailer, Dennis Brown, Gregory Isaacs, Sugar Minott, Augustus Pablo, Yellowman, and Black Uhuru. His production work also extended beyond the reggae genre, covering various pop and rock artists such as Mick Jagger, Bob Dylan, Jackson Browne, Cyndi Lauper, Joe Cocker, Yoko Ono, Serge Gainsbourg, and Grace Jones. Prior to his involvement in Sly and Robbie, he was a member of the session groups The Revolutionaries and The Aggrovators. Shakespeare grew up in East Kingston, Jamaica. He had a musical family, so that "his family home was a rehearsal and hangout spot for a variety of upcoming musicians and singers." His brother Lloyd had a band called the Emotions which rehearsed in the house. Shakespeare's first instrument was an acoustic guitar that was always present in the home. Later, the bass player Aston "Family Man" Barrett came into his yard, as it was near a popular location for selling marijuana. Shakespeare had been trying acoustic guitar and drums, but when he heard Family Man's bass playing, he was attracted to the deep bass sound. Shakespeare recalled saying "I wan fi learn how to play this thing [bass]. You haffi teach me", and Barrett agreed to give Shakespeare bass lessons. Shakespeare first went in a music studio when he helped carry Family Man's brother Carlton Barrett's drums into the studio and help set up the drums. This developed into sneaking into the studio and waiting outside as bands recorded. Whenever Family Man recorded, Shakespeare would try to both listen to the session and watch the bass player's hands; then afterwards, the bassist would show Shakespeare the basslines that had been recorded in person at Shakespeare's family house. Shakespeare continued to study electric bass with Aston Barrett, the bass player from the Upsetters. He collaborated with the drummer Sly Dunbar for the first time when they played in the Channel One Studio house band, which was called The Revolutionaries. After Barrett joined the Wailers, Shakespeare took over the bass role in Barrett's former group, Hippy Boys. In 1974, Shakespeare and Dunbar started an independent music production company and record label called Taxi Records. Thanks for joining on and  hope you enjoy the ride! Extra Curriculars: Saturday: Pop Up Record Shop 270 Catherine St. 10am Framework is doing their weekly “Waiting Room”  event at: City At Night  222 Slater | 8pm - 1am The City At Night & White Rabbit team have created a new indoor event format that allows us to safely gather and experience our love of music, with respect to following the current public health and safety guidelines. Reserve your table to join us and Ottawa's best dance music curators inside the Waiting Room (at City At Night), every Saturday from 8pm to 1am. As per Provincial mandates, proof of vaccination is required. Table reservation is recommended. Walk-ins are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Featuring on the decks Dec 11: Syvyl Manoli & Tone A It's the December 2021 edition of Death Disco with guests Joe Rowe and Jason Skilz coming in to play some DJ sets, as well as Optional, and resident weirdo Mimsey Demon! Industrial, darkwave, DnB, dubstep/bass, techno, and other assorted dark electronic! Cover charge of Pay What You Can donation, and proof of vaccination required. 19+ 246B Queen St | 20h30 Event Facebook Link: ✿ Mod Nite presents VOILÀ : Vintage French Pop Dance Party ✿ 🎶1960s•YÉYÉ•DISCO•NEW WAVE🎶 💥 100% VINYL RECORDS 💥 DJs playing retro French artists & songs all nite!! •Stacey Ann (Mod Nite) •Upstairs Neighbour (CKCU) •Emmett (Friday I’m in Love) + guests LIVE on Elgin 220 Elgin 🎯10:00pm 📸 instagram: @modnite Event Facebook link: Sunday: Vinyl Caravan pop up Foire du Disque / Record Fair 12 Déc. 12:00 – 18:00 café Osmo x Marusan 51 rue Sherbrooke O. entrée par la rue Clark / entrance on Clark. *atmosphère détendue - chill vibes all around. --Live dj sessions-- Joe Toner disko_bike dj Compote Maxime Daigle Stephane Lavoie North Moovment, Moov Ottawa's training team is facilitating an indoor open practice for you to work on your skills, get to know the community, and cypher! Open to all levels, ages, dance backgrounds, but music will be strictly Street Dance related - House, Hip Hop, Break Beaks, Funk, etc. Sun. Dec. 12th, 2021 230-430PM @ Bronson Centre Vaccine Proof of 2 doses + ID on arrival (No proof, no entry, sorry!) 5$ donation cash or e-transfer. Capacity @ 25 people, so you must pre-register to reserve your spot! Please message us to join @ No same day registration. Covid-19 protocols will be followed + contact tracing. If you are unwell, even mild symptoms, please do not attend. @moovottawa Event Facebook link: Thursday: Dec 16 @Bar Le Ritz | 179 Rue Jean-Talon-Ouest, Montreal, QC The Session Presents: MIXED BAG VOL.1 The first in a series of Jungle / Drum & Bass events focused exclusively on vinyl dj culture. For this first event we welcome Ottawa's own Pete Shredz alongside locals Sarcastic & Crimewave. Join us on Thursday Dec 16th at Bar Le Ritz and expect to see all aspects and eras covered, classics alongside newly cut gems, no stone left unturned as we go back to wax! No CDs, no MP3s, decks only. PETE SHREDZ [CAPITAL JUNGLE, Ottawa] DJ SARCASTIC CRIMEWAVE 5$ all night 18+ Vaccination passport + ID required If you feel you’re not getting enough from the Friday Drive you can always check out the archive links going back at least three years. And if that’s still not enough you can always join me most Thursdays & Saturdays usually  around 20h EST on my twitch  and working on a Tuesday stream, time TBD. Check my channel:
Pull Up To The Bumper
Grace Jones - Single - Island
Cool Runnings
Bunny Wailer - Rock N Groove Album - Solomonic
Bunny Wailer - Rootsman Skanking Album - Shanachie
Equal Rights
Peter Tosh - Equal Rights Album - Intel Diplo
Ion Storm
Black Uhuru - The Dub Factor Album - Mango
Black Uhuru - Anthem Album - Island
Black Uhuru - The Dub Factor Album - Mango
Party Next Door
Black Uhuru - Anthem Album - Island
One Draw
Rita Marley - Single - Shanachie
Ja Guys
Grace Jones - Single - Island
Bam Bam
Pliers - Single - Taxi
Getting Hot
Gwen Guthrie - Padlock Album - Island
Bass and Trouble
Sly and Robbie - Language Barrier Album - Island
Gwen Guthrie - Single - Island
Gwen Guthrie - Padlock Album - Island
end of first broadcast hour
*Peanut Butter
Gwen Guthrie - Single - Island
*on demand only
Innocent Blood (Let It Be Known)
Lagos Thugs - Single - Unknown New
1e De Maio
Ékò Afrobeat - Album - Unknown
Asante Sana
Okyerema Asante feat Plunky - Drum Message Album - Strut New
Cumbia Del Monte Fuji
Minyo Crusaders, Frente Cumbiero - Minyo Cumbiero (From Tokyo To Bogota) EP - Mais Um Discos
Plop - Single - FNR
Try Again
Brassroots - Single - Cordial Recordings New
Meus Filhos (Afrobeat Rework)
Tony Allen & Abayomy Afrobeat Orquestra feat. BNegão _ - Single - Comet
Dance Awhile
Aged In Harmony - You're A Melody EP - Melodies International New
Deja Vu
Weldon Irvine - Deja Vu Single EP - Dynamite Cuts New
Dai San - EP - GAMM New
Interactive CKCU
Trevor Walker (host)
TGIF Drive! Thank you for being here and hope you enjoy the show!

12:52 PM, December 10th, 2021
Elorious Cain
Such an amazing tribute for a highly influential musician!

3:55 PM, December 10th, 2021
Trevor Walker (host)
Thank you Elorious! I wish I had had time to put together a very deserving two hour set but time and collection we're up against me. Thanks for taking the time!

5:21 PM, December 10th, 2021
hull fam !!!
amazing grooves from madame Jones, merci merci for grooving Fairfield Circuitry Christmas party, thanks Trevor !!!!

5:23 PM, December 10th, 2021
Trevor Walker (host)
What up hull fam !!! Great to hear your tuned in and hope the party's going well! Thanks for the comments.

5:28 PM, December 10th, 2021
Rest In Bass Robbie Shakespeare.

6:23 PM, December 10th, 2021
Trevor Walker (host)
Indeed Chris!

6:36 PM, December 10th, 2021
robert p in gatineau
Love the Brassroots sound ! Thanks. Nice mix.

6:36 PM, December 10th, 2021
robert p in gatineau
Brassroots, UK band ?

6:43 PM, December 10th, 2021
Trevor Walker (host)
robert p I believe so. Thanks for hopping on.

6:55 PM, December 10th, 2021