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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 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… Continue Reading

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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… Continue Reading

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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,… Continue Reading

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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… Continue Reading

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MIDNIGHT RAVER talks with RoJah Steffens about going on tour with The Wailers

A MIDNIGHT RAVER/WORLD-A-REGGAE EXCLUSIVE! I  spoke recently with Wailers historian and “U.S. Reggae Ambassador to the World” Roger Steffens regarding his recent tour of North America with The Wailers – a tour in which the band is showcasing the classic album Survival to… Continue Reading

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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… Continue Reading

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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… Continue Reading

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Peter Tosh: Live at Paradise, Boston, MA, March 9, 1979 (previously undocumented)

I have included a concert review that was published in the Boston Globe on Monday, March 12, 1979.  It clearly refers to a Peter Tosh performance on the previous Friday, March 9, 1979, and probably a second show on Saturday, March 10, 1979. … Continue Reading