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Bob Marley: Better Off Dread

As we continue to share with you articles documenting the life of Bob Marley, I am pleased to report that I finally got my hands on a near-mint copy of the Smash Hits issue which was published on August 7, 1980.  … Continue Reading

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Nkulee Dube: ‘Lioness On The Rise’

  Today, Nkulee is in Würzberg, Germany to perform at the Reggae Jam Festival. So, this is your second European summer festival tour, is that right? “Yeah, we did a tour last year during this time, yeah.  It’s more calm, I… Continue Reading

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Mikey Dread At The Controls

Michael George Campbell, better known as Mikey Dread, was a Jamaican singer, producer, and broadcaster. He was one of the most influential performers and innovators in reggae music. His abilities, technical expertise, and unique vocal delivery combined to create a… Continue Reading

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Keith Hudson And The Art Of ‘Rasta Communication’

Please visit World-A-Reggae to check out my profile of dub giant Keith Hudson and my review of the Greensleeves re-issue of ‘Rasta Communication.’ I also recommend checking out author Vincent Ellis’ site featuring his two books about this legendary Jamaican… Continue Reading

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Who Feels It, Slays It: Bob Marley and the Wailers Live at the Lyceum 1975 (PART II)

This is Part II of a 2 part post about Bob Marley and the Wailers‘ performance at the Lyceum Ballroom on July 17th and 18th 1975. In this post I am sharing press clippings and additional media related to Bob Marley… Continue Reading

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The Story of The Wailers “Burnin'” Album

In 1973 the Wailers were on the verge of breaking up, they released Burnin’, an album that would indeed feature the final Wailers performances of Peter Tosh and Bunny Wailer. Chris Blackwell and Rita Marley tell the story of Burnin’,… Continue Reading

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Pura Vida and The Congos: “We Nah Give Up”

I cannot get enough of the new album by Pura Vida and The Congos.  In my opinion, this is the best roots reggae album released since Stephen Marley‘s modern classic “Revelation: The Root of Life.” Many are calling “We Nah… Continue Reading

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Rare Marley and Tosh Acoustic Jam Session, 56 Hope Road, 1973

Today I am sharing a rare jam session featuring Bob Marley and Peter Tosh circa 1973.  This jam session, recorded by Wailers’ member Lee Jaffe, is one of many that occur at the Island House at 56 Hope Road in… Continue Reading

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Midnight Raver “One Drop”: Heavyweight Dub Champion

“One Drop”.  From time to time, when I’m super busy, I will do a “One Drop” where I will just write a few words and drop an audio file.  Well, today is my first “One Drop Day” and I have… Continue Reading