As Bob Marley turns 70 his estate opens the audio/video vaults for fans

The year 2015 would have marked the 70th birthday of Nesta Robert Marley, the international “King of Reggae” and one of the most celebrated musical artists of the last half of the 20th century. Bob Marley, who was born to a… Continue Reading


Bob Marley and the Wailers live, Nassau, Bahamas, 1979

It is December 1979, the International Year of the Child, and Bob Marley and the Wailers end their Survival tour by playing to a large crowd at the Queen Elizabeth Sports Complex in Nassau, Bahamas.  Much like London, Nassau was sort of… Continue Reading


Peter Tosh “Equal Rights” Amsterdam, June, 1981

Included here is rare audio of a live performance of “Equal Rights” by Peter Tosh during his run in Amsterdam during June 1981.  Also included is an extremely rare poster denoting the performance, which is being sold right now on a collector’s web site right… Continue Reading


Exclusive! Rare Puma Jones (Black Uhuru) Interview, August 12, 1984 (Midnight Dread Radio)

My friend and legendary Bay area reggae DJ Doug Wendt, AKA “Midnight Dread” will be sharing several select items from his vast reggae archives with the Midnight Raver blog.  Obviously, I am very excited about this because Wendt is a… Continue Reading


Marley Root Down: Dreader Marley Mix

One of our readers forwarded this mix.  Great track listing with many rare and unofficial remixes.  DOWNLOAD! [soundcloud url=”http://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/517681″ iframe=”true” /] Bob Marley & the Wailers – Don’t Rock My Boat (Stuhr remix) Bob Marley (with Erykah Badu) – No… Continue Reading


Natty Dread Makes History: One Love Peace Concert, 1978 Part II

It’s January 1978 and Jamaica’s political parties The Jamaica Labor Party (JLP) headed by Edward Seaga, and Michael Manley‘s People’s National Party (PNP) are engaged in a bloody political civil war. Upon his election as Prime Minister of Jamaica in 1972, Michael… Continue Reading