Junior Marvin interview MD #80 July 19th-20th, 1981 KTIM Midnight Rockers | MIDNIGHT RAVER
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Junior Marvin interview MD #80 July 19th-20th, 1981 KTIM Midnight Rockers

Wailers lead guitarist Marvin talks at length 2 months after playing Marley’s funeral & outlines his work & tours with Bob & the band from Exodus & Kaya to Survival & Uprising. Debut of unreleased tracks from MIDNIGHT ROCKERS, Jr’s planned solo lp.

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Interview recorded July 15th 1981. As broadcast live from 11pm-2am July 19th-20th 1981. Part One of what ended up being a three hour program. Many rare Bob Marley dubs and music from Chalawa’s EXODUS DUB album can be heard as music beds beneath the spoken word segments. Special thanks to Junior as well as Vidal & Jason at One Love Creations for helping arrange this reasoning session. Crucial me lion.



“Joseph”, Judy Mowatt’s beautiful tribute to Bob Marley off BLACK WOMAN opens the show leading into two searing tracks from BMW’s live Babylon By Bus double album featuring Junior’s riveting guitar driven dreadlock dreadlicks. This segment, available here for the first time since its original broadcast, ends with three great tracks from Marvin’s planned MIDNIGHT ROCKERS album including Bob Marley’s favorite track from those Tuff Gong Studio Junior sessions, “Revolution”, the title track, plus the single picture sleeve release “Together”/”Dub Together”. If only the optimistic Wailers future Marvin speaks of here had actually been embarked upon who knows where I and I would be now. The forks taken, the knives unsheathed, the spoons spun. If only there had been a will to help abate the ego trippin’ and money messin’. Choah. Positive remains.




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