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Augustus Pablo: Charing Cross, London, 1985

It’s December 1985 and Augustus Pablo is double-billed along with Junior Delgado and Delroy Williams at the Astoria Theatre in the Charing Cross area of London. ____________________ Augustus Pablo Live at Charing Cross, Astoria, London 1985 by Jah Raver on Mixcloud  ____________________  Rock journalist Christopher Dawes was there and...
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Sylvan White “Africans Unite” w/version

The criminally neglected roots singer Sylvan White, who recorded a number of singles in the late ’70s and early ’80s for the Freedom Sound and Cornerstone labels, is bittersweet to listen to.  Sweet because the songs are so consistently good, and bitter because White recorded so little and...
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Dennis Brown “Songs My Mother Used To Sing” (Aquarius)

It’s nearly impossible to pick a favorite Dennis Brown tune, but this one might be it.  This mix especially.  Dennis sings this wonderful tune over a classic Herman Lin Choy-produced riddim from Aquarius.  Later versions of the tune were more slickly produced, with the amplified vocal laid over...
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The Viceroys w/ Earl “Chinna” Smith – ‘Inn De Yard’

Astounding set from the mighty Viceroys live and unplugged in Earl “Chinna” Smith’s backyard.  Another unique and truly original release in the “Inna De Yard” series by French label MakaSound.  High-quality vinyl transfer, the way you like it, only at MIDNIGHT RAVER. Recorded in Chinna’s yard, Kingston 10,...
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