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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 have defined as “dank.”  This album was brought back...
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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 York’s Concourse Plaza on New Year’s night and...
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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 a tape recorder.  This tape was rare even...
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