The Congos talk Go Feet & English Beat with Zig Zag Mag, November 1981

Here is an interview with Cedric Myton of The Congos from the November 1981 issue of Zig Zag.  Very interesting time in their career having signed with the Go Feet label owned by The English Beat.  They release the outstanding… Continue Reading


Steffens talks with the Cool Ruler (The Beat, 1995)

**I am reposting this interview which was originally posted on February 11, 2013 because Roger informed me that a page was missing from the interview.  So here is the interview in it’s entirety. Today I get to share with you… 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


Cedric Myton & The Congos “Can’t Take It Away” 12″ vinyl (Go Feet) 1981

Included here is one of the more impressive vinyl pressings I’ve heard in a long time – and it was pressed 32 years ago!Cedric Myton & The Congos “Can’t Take It Away” is a single of off their underrated 1981 effort… Continue Reading


Peter Tosh and Heavy Manners

Throughout the early 80’s Chicago-based ska/punk/new wave outfit Heavy Manners built a huge cult following in Chicago and the Midwest opening shows for The English Beat, The Clash, Third World, Jimmy Cliff, and Peter Tosh among others. They opened a… Continue Reading


‘Walking In The Future’: Steffens interviews Tosh, The Beat, 1993

authors: Hank Holmes and Roger Steffens publication: The Beat issn: 1063-5319 published: 1993 volume: 12 issue: 3 Here is an interview of Peter Tosh by Roger Steffens and Hank Holmes in 1979.  It was originally published in the Reggae News that… Continue Reading


Bob Marley in Brazil, 1980

Included here is a detailed description of Marley’s trip to Brazil in 1980.  It was featured in The Beat in March 1997. BOB MARLEY IN BRAZIL The Beat, 1997 Journal Article Author: Leo Vidigal ISSN: 1063-5319 Volume: 16 Issue: 3… Continue Reading


Roger Steffens’ Interview w/ Cindy Breakspeare, November 27, 1993

For those who do not know who Roger Steffens is, he’s partially responsible for reggae’s popularity in North America.  A DJ, collector, archivist, journalist, lecturer, and actor, his life has been literally consumed with reggae and Jah culture for the… Continue Reading