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Junior Marvin to drop two albums in spring 2013

Junior Marvin, former lead guitarist of Bob Marley and the Wailers and former lead vocalist of The Wailers Band, tells the MIDNIGHT RAVER BLOG that he is readying the release of two albums in the spring of 2013.
The first is a compilation album titled ‘Smokin’ To The Big M Music’ that encompasses Marvin’s work over the past 20+ years, including several stints with The Wailers Band, two albums with Emerson, Lake, and Palmer, and a successful solo career.  The second is a dub album featuring versions of tracks from his 2007 solo debut ‘Wailin’ For Love.’  Both albums were recorded and mixed by Jim Fox at Lion and Fox Studios in Washington, DC.
I spoke with Junior Marvin several months ago about the forthcoming albums (read the interview HERE).
“The albums are produced by me and Jim Fox (Lion & Fox Studios, Washington, DC).  We did my solo album Wailin’ back in 2007 and we mixed it for a dub album so we’re going to put that out.  Both albums will be released on the Junior Marvin Music label and they will be available on the internet at CD Baby and iTunes.  You can also get them from my website at www.juniormarvin.com.”
Marvin says that he decided to do a dub album as a tribute to the late, great King Tubby of whom he is a fan.
Marvin has spent the last several months touring with his band Love, which includes some members from one of the previous incarnations of The Wailers Band.
“I’ve got my own band right now.  It’s called Love – Junior Marvin and Love.  We’ve got Junior “Chico” Chin from The Wailers on brass; George Kouakou, who produced Alpha Blondy’s ‘Jerusalem’ album; Jana Bent, Hassanah I, and Simone Gordon, who was working with Stephen Marley on backing vocals; Christian Cowlin on keys; from Hugh Masakela and The Wailers we have Francis “Paapa” Nyarkoh on drums; Daniel “Axe Man” Thompson on bass from U-Roy and Bunny Wailer; and Bill Davis, who used to produce Peaches and Herbs, is on alto sax.”
Stay tuned to the MIDNIGHT RAVER BLOG as we will be doing a more in-depth interview in the spring with Junior Marvin to promote the release of his two albums.
In the meantime, visit his website at www.juniormarvin.com for media, photos, and updates.

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