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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… Continue Reading

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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… Continue Reading

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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… Continue Reading

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Bob Marley is “a black Bob Dylan without a motorcycle accident”

Bob Marley is “a black Bob Dylan without a motorcycle accident”  proclaims journalist IDRIS WALTERS in this editorial published in the May 24, 1975 issue of SOUNDS in which THE WAILERS’ NATTY DREAD is compared to THE BEATLES’ SGT. PEPPERS… Continue Reading

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Dermot Hussey speaks with Midnight Raver about his 1974 interview with Bob Marley

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… Continue Reading

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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

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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… My tribute to DC reggae. A tuff reggae roots mix featuring tracks recorded in and around Washington, DC. Also features… Continue Reading

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Rare Bob Marley Interview, Melody Maker, February 11, 1978

Here is a rarely circulated print interview with Bob Marley which appeared in the February 11, 1978 issue of Melody Maker.  The interview was conducted by music journalist Chris Brazier.  Photos by Barry Plummer. Click any image to read the… Continue Reading