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Bob Marley: 2015 Top Rankin’

My selection for best reggae album so far this year is Bob Marley and the Wailers Easy Skanking:  Boston 1978.  This phenomenal live set, released on CD/LP/DVD/Blu-Ray, captures the group at the peak of their career at Boston’s Music Hall on June  8, 1978. The band was coming...
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Bob Marley, Wailers live at Bingley Hall, Stafford

Here you will find a review of this show by Mike Davies which was published in Melody Maker on July 1, 1978.  Bob Marley and the Wailers were originally scheduled to play a date in London, however, plans had to be changed because a suitable venue wasn’t available. ...
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Arise Black Man: The Peter Tosh Story

Arise Black Man: The Peter Tosh Story was originally broadcast on BBC Radio 4 FM November 23, 2010. Peter Tosh found international fame alongside Bob Marley as a member of The Wailers.  As a solo artist he released several landmark reggae albums and even recorded with the Rolling...
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Dermot Hussey interviews Bob Marley (1974)

Our good friend Dermot Hussey, who hosts his bi-weekly RIFFIN’ webcast and archives here at MIDNIGHT RAVER, interviewed his friend Bob Marley for the first time in 1974.  While the interview has been labeled 1975 ever since I’ve had a copy of it, Hussey notes that it was...
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‘It A Go Dread Inna D.C.’ (A Midnight Raver Mix)

Here is Volume I of a multi-volume mix highlighting reggae recorded in and around Washington, DC.  Serious, serious tunes here… A Raver tribute to DC reggae. A tuff reggae roots mix featuring tracks recorded in and around Washington, DC. Also features some of the best reggae artists and...
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Junior Marvin News

Junior Marvin’s Lion To Zion Dubwise made our list for the best 25 releases of 2013.  You can purchase both of his new CDs HERE! He’s also got a video for his new single “It’s Alright.” Junior’s FINAL ‘LIVE’ SHOW FOR 2013 will be held at The Blockley,...
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Bob Marley, Lyceum, 1975

Here are four great photos that appeared in the July 26, 1975 issue of Melody Maker.  The photos, taken by photographer Robert Ellis, depict Marley onstage at London’s Lyceum.  
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