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Album Pick of the Week: Love Joys ‘Reggae Vibes’ (Wackies)

The album pick this week is another heavyweight killer from the Wackies House of Music.  This debut album by the Love Joys and Junior Delahaye’s Showcase album are neck and neck for my favorite Wackies records ever.  Here’s a review… Continue Reading

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MIDNIGHT RAVER’s Pick Of The Week: Wackies Sampler Vol. 1

Probably the best reggae/dub compilation existing today, Wackies Sampler Vol. 1 was an extremely rare and somewhat underrated album.  The entire album, comprised primarily of heavy vocals and dubs from 12″ releases, is characterized by the now-famous “Wackies sound,” a sound that I… Continue Reading

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Wailers Tour U.S. (1971-1972)

Early reporting from the Jamaica Gleaner on The Wailers’ visit to the U.S.  The Gleaner refers to the group as ‘Bob Marley and the Wailing Wailers.’ The article describes a two-week tour where the band plays a gig at New… Continue Reading

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Bob Marley: ‘Bronx Jam Session’ Tape (1968)

BOB MARLEY ‘BRONX JAM’ AUDIO CASSETTE TAPE OF NEVER-BEFORE-HEARD RECORDINGS 1968 Today I share with you a tape that was auctioned at Christie’s on December 20, 2002 for $26,290.  This is as raw as it gets.  Marley, a guitar, and… Continue Reading