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Reggae got Celtic Soul with Jimmy Brown UB40

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10 December 2021

Celtic Soul Podcast Episode 104 More than 90 Minutes Editor Andrew Milne chats to UB40 founding member and drummer Jimmy Brown about life growing up in a multicultural Birmingham before conquering the music World and becoming the biggest Reggae band in the World


UB40 recently released their latest album Bigga Baggariddim. The band have recorded and toured for 4 decades and will be back on the road in the New Year.

During the conversation Jimmy talks about the gap left behind by his childhood friend and founding UB40 member Brian Travers after his recent sad passing.

He also chats about his hometown Birmingham, Life, Music, Politics, Money, Fame, Gigs, recording with his musical heroes and how going to see Bob Marley would inspire him and his friends to form a band.