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Rare! Bob Marley in Berlin

So I received this short video today and I thought I would share it with everyone because I have never seen it before. It appears to be an excerpt from a 1978 German documentary called Auf Den Spuren Des Reggae (On The Trail Of Reggae). The video footage...
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Ghost on Wax: Bob Andy’s Incomparable Song Book

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© Imani Collings Bob Andy.  Ever heard of him? I didn’t think so.  How about Dennis Brown? Barrington Levy? Freddie McGregor? Gregory Isaacs? I-Roy? J.C. Lodge? Ken Boothe? Marcia Griffiths? Luciano? Maxi Priest? Mighty Diamonds? Sanchez? Sluggy Ranks? The Specials? Wayne Wonder? UB40? Now we’re talking, right?  These are, without...
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Bob Marley Upstages The Commodores

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The purpose of the blog is to add to the archive of legendary roots reggae artists by profiling shows, interviews, writings, appearances, and the like. This week, we find Bob Marley and the Wailers on the North American leg of their 1980 tour.  It is September 1980, and they are...
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Bob Marley: In The Studio With The Wailers

Over the next few months, I will be sharing some archived news and magazine articles written about Bob Marley and the Wailers.  These include interviews, profiles, concert reviews, album reviews, and commentary pieces.  The vast majority of these articles are out of print and very hard to find in...
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On the Tokyo Trail of Bob Marley & the Wailers

Please read the story of Bob Marley and the Wailers‘ tour through Japan in April 1979.  The post is written by my friend Martijn Huisman. On the Tokyo Trail of Bob Marley & the Wailers. © Mitsuhiro Sugawara Bob Marley and the Wailers, Shibuya Public Hall, April 7,...
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Baked – A Story About Bob Marley’s Damaged Recordings

The following is an article from Sound On Sound magazine from September 2005.  It interests me because I collect Bob Marley and the Wailers media, including live recorded performances.  In the article, the author describes an encounter with Mrs. Rita Marley about the recovery of rare concert recordings from damaged audio...
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Bob Marley Interview with Mumia Abu-Jamal, November 1979

Mumia Abu Jamal interviewed Bob Marley for radio in Philadelphia, November 1979. In November 1979, Bob Marley and the Wailers toured North America in support of the Survival album, an album with an outwardly militant theme that explored issues such as black nationalism, repatriation, and Pan-African solidarity.  According...
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