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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 Conquers Boston – Amandla 1979

  The Amandla Festival of Unity was a world music festival held at Harvard Stadium in Boston, Massachusetts, on July 21, 1979. The festival was held in an effort to support and celebrate the liberation of South Africa and the on-going efforts of people in Boston to address racism in their families,...
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The Wailers Live at Paul’s Mall, Boston 1973

Here is a re-up of a phenomenal Wailers performance at Paul’s Mall in Boston, MA on July 11, 1973. Paul’s Mall and the Jazz Workshop, located on Boylston Street opposite the Prudential center, was a popular music venue in the mid-1970s.  Paul’s Mall was a popular venue from...
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Reggae Rousers

This is one of the very first articles that appeared in The Guardian that mentions the word “reggae.”  Written by journalist Robin Denselow and published on August 9, 1973, the article only gives a slight hint of the wave that is about to hit England in 1973.
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Peter Tosh Re-Ups! plus rare interview, Melody Maker, 1983

Marley and Tosh Reunite To Burn Down Burbank Bush Doctor: Peter Tosh at the Jamaica World Music Festival, 1982 Bob Marley and the Wailers: Paul’s Mall, Boston, 1973 Peter Tosh, Live at Convocation Hall, Toronto, ON 1979 Peter Tosh: Reggae Sunsplash III, July 2-5, Ranny Williams Entertainment Center, Kingston, Jamaica Peter Tosh: The...
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Peter Tosh talks MTV in 1983 (Rare print interview)

It is a pleasure to share this print interview with everyone here who supports Midnight Raver.  That is because this is a rarity even among collectors.  Most do not even know it exists!  Tosh is in Boston July 1983 to play the Plaza Castle w/ Boston’s own I-Tones...
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Peter Tosh Tour Date Registry Update

Based on our research, and with the help of a few friends, the Peter Tosh Tour Date Registry has confirmed and registered the following tour dates, which were previously undocumented.  Please contact us at midnightraverblog@gmail.com if you know of a date not currently listed on the Registry page. 1977...
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John Brown’s Body in Dub (EP)

John Brown’s Body has focused their newest release on dubs that reflect both their foundations in classic reggae drum and bass-style music and their usual progressive approaches to the genre. JBB In Dub features six dubs, plus “The Grass,” featuring vocals from front man Elliot Martin. The songs were mixed in Boston...
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