Bob Marley Earthstrong Festivities Coverage

Big up my friend Jesse Serwer at LargeUp.com for sharing with us their coverage of the festivities in Jamaica to mark the 70th anniversary of Bob Marley’s birthday. Jesse and Martei Korley also covered the events for Rolling Stone.  … Continue Reading


Bob Marley & Dermot Hussey, 56 Hope Road, 1979

PLUS VINTAGE INTERVIEW BY VIVIEN GOLDMAN! In 1979, Bob Marley invited his friend and JBC broadcaster Dermot Hussey to 56 Hope Road for an interview and to film rehearsal sessions at the newly constructed Tuff Gong Recording Studio.  At the… Continue Reading


City Sounds & Nature’s Dub among debuts in Midnight Dread #42 October 26th-27th 1980

Another unheard & never aired since its original broadcast newly mastered digitized edition of Midnight Dread. Rita Marley’s hot new Tuff Gong album Who Feels It Knows It has just been issued from which both “The Beauty of God’s Plan”… Continue Reading


“Everyone Just Cooperate, With The Love Of I Ites To Survive, Knowing That This World War Explosion…” MD #16

… says the Rastaman in the ROCKERS soundtrack outtake from this 33 years ahead Midnight Dread. “The ways of wonder solve the problem” he adds over the hypnotic Abyssinians with Ras Michael version of “Satta Massagana” in this reggae film… Continue Reading


Bob Marley: A rhythm that played peacemaker (Guardian, May 20, 1978)

Included here is Robin Denselow’s summation of her trip to Jamaica in April 1978 for the One Love Peace Concert.  The article is interesting for several reasons.   We find Lee Perry dancing crazily in the Black Ark studio, just months before… Continue Reading


The Shooting Of Bob Marley

This blog survives day-to-day because of the brilliant work of others.  Vivienne Goldman documented the Wailers like nobody else did.  She was able to do this because she was part of Bob’s circle of friends.  She lived it.  Endless bus… Continue Reading


Kim Gottlieb-Walker talks ‘Golden Age of Reggae’ with Midnight Raver

Midnight Raver recently spoke with legendary photographer and friend of the blog Kim Gottlieb-Walker, who was one of the very first professional photographers to photograph Bob Marley, The Wailers, and other reggae musicians on their home turf in Jamaica.  Her… Continue Reading


Bob Marley and the Wailers Rehearsal at Tuff Gong, 1980

Here you will see some amazing film of Bob Marley and the Wailers rehearsing for the Uprising tour at Tuff Gong studios in 1980.  The footage was recorded for a JBC documentary produced by Mr. Dermot Hussey.  It is truly… Continue Reading