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Lee Perry Back At The Controls

Lee Perry is working on a new album titled Back At The Controls. Back on the Controls promises to revisit Perry’s heavy Seventies roots-reggae work. Boyle collected much of the same equipment that Perry used in his famous Black Ark Studio and recorded live instruments, as opposed to...
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MIDNIGHT RAVER’S ‘Heptones Dub Selections Mix’

Here is a mix of my personal dub selections from The Heptones catalog.  You may note that several selections are credited to The Heptones w/ The Wailers.  These selections are unreleased outtakes from Black Ark recording sessions. The Heptones – Mama Say The Heptones – Mama Say Dub...
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“Book Of Rules”

While The Heptones AKA Leroy Sibbles, Earl Morgan, and Barry Llewellan,  are most closely related with Lee Perry’s Black Ark studio (they notoriously recorded 1978’s Party Time there), it is at Harry J’s where they record their most memorable hit “Book Of Rules” in 1973.  Based on a...
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‘Jamdown’ (Classic Reggae Documentary)

A musical journey into the heart of Jamaica’s 1980 roots reggae scene.  JAMDOWN takes you on a journey back to 1980, straight into the heart of the Jamaican reggae scene, following legendary reggae artists Toots Hibbert and The Congos. The film, shot in 1980, had a limited release in France and...
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Lee Perry builds the Black Ark

On November 9, 1972, The Jamaica Gleaner reports that the legendary sound studio is finished, and history-making tracks are already being laid down within it’s walls. Many thanks to blog contributor Fred ‘Reggaelover’ P for contributing this press clipping.
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The Heart of the Congos

If you were to ask me, outside of Bob Marley and the Wailers, who is your favorite roots reggae collective?  I would have to say “Well, The Congos of course.” In my opinion, The Congos are the most spiritual of the acts that came out of that “golden...
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