EXCLUSIVE! Rare photos of Bob Marley, Wailers at the Apollo Theater, 1979

On Saturday, November 29, 2014, the Wailers band led by original bassist Aston “Family Man” Barrett, will play the legendary Apollo Theater in Harlem, NYC 35 years after Bob Marley and the Wailers made their debut at the historic venue… Continue Reading


The Yabby You, Wailers Connection

Vivian Jackson AKA “Yabby You” was a man with such unique talent that he continues to make news in reggae circles even today, four years after his death. It was 1972 when Yabby You gathered Wailers bassist Aston”Family Man” Barrett,… Continue Reading


Bob Marley & the Wailers “Could You Be Loved” (Island) 7″ Rare Promo

Here is a rare promo 7″ that Roger Steffens gave to me featuring “Could You Be Loved” in mono on the A-side and the same tune in stereo on the B-side.  The best thing about this one though is that… Continue Reading


Babylon Bellyfull, Sufferah Mindful inna Midnight Dread #46 Nov. 23rd-24th 1980

Thanksgiving 1980. Thatcher & Reagan gear up their voodoo pon economy & society as they gleefully prime the greed pump. Kiss a strong middle class goodbye. System cream them. Media go off topic & stay there. Classic conscious progressive roots… Continue Reading


Bob Marley & The Wailers’ San Francisco Roots – SF Chronicle May 17, 1981

Pop music critic for the San Francisco Chronicle Joel Selvin wrote and published this column in the newspaper’s Sunday Entertainment tabloid magazine style ‘Pink Section’ the week Bob passed in May 1981. Joel reviewed most of Bob’s local live concerts… Continue Reading


Midnight Dread Top Six ‘Unreleased’ Bob Marley & Wailers Live Videos

For my extra special contribution to the Midnight Raver Millennial Posts Musical Stampede I and I offer this tough and tight quick list / long view of Bob Marley & The Wailers’ most amazing performances captured live (outside of One… Continue Reading


MIDNIGHT RAVER talks with RoJah Steffens about going on tour with The Wailers

A MIDNIGHT RAVER/WORLD-A-REGGAE EXCLUSIVE! I  spoke recently with Wailers historian and “U.S. Reggae Ambassador to the World” Roger Steffens regarding his recent tour of North America with The Wailers – a tour in which the band is showcasing the classic album Survival to… Continue Reading


The Wailers First Island Records Session, London, 1973

Included is a well-researched article by our good friend Marco Virgona (www.bobmarleymagazine.com) which was published in The Beat  in 2008. CLICK TO READ IN OUR DIGITAL LIBRARY MANY THANKS TO FRED ‘REGGAELOVER’ P FOR THE AUDIO AND MARCO VIRGONA AT www.bobmarleymagazine.com… Continue Reading


Wailers press docs from the John Peel Archives

John Peel, was an English disc jockey, radio presenter, record producer and journalist. He was the longest serving of the original BBC Radio 1 DJs, broadcasting regularly from 1967 until his death in 2004. Peel’s Radio 1 shows were notable for… Continue Reading