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“Book Of Rules”

While The Heptones AKA Leroy Sibbles, Earl Morgan, and Barry Llewellan,  are most closely related with Lee Perry’s Black Ark studio (they notoriously recorded 1978’s Party Time there), it is at Harry J’s where they record their most memorable hit… Continue Reading

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Chosen Brothers “Mango Walk” 12″ vinyl (Wackies)

More heavy mental from Bullwackies…it never gets old, never goes away. Moritz von Oswald and Mark Ernestus of Basic Channel unearth the beautiful ‘Mango Walk’ by The Chosen Brothers and back it with a response entitled ‘Mango Drive’ on the… Continue Reading

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Reminder: Support Cedella Marley’s CHO! 4 CHARITY

Cedella marley has been very supportive of what we do here at MIDNIGHT RAVER BLOG.  This is why we are proud to support her CHO! 4 CHARITY campaign, which is vital to the survival and growth of the Victoria Jubilee Hospital. CHO! 4 CHARITY… Continue Reading

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Bob Marley and the Wailers: Reggae Sunsplash 1979

You might be wondering why I’m posting so many press articles lately.  Belive me when I tell you that, with regard to press articles, what I have posted on the blog since it’s launch is only the tip of the… Continue Reading

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Support Cedella Marley’s ‘CHO 4 CHARITY’ Campaign

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media Contact: Lindsey Shook SA Studios Global Lindsey@sastudiosglobal.com 415.272.7180 Cedella Marley and 1Love launch CHO! 4 CHARITY A Holiday Fundraiser benefitting Jamaica’s Victoria Jubilee Hospital NOVEMBER 26, 2012 – Today Cedella Marley, daughter of reggae legends Bob and Rita… Continue Reading

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Addis Pablo, Suns of Dub drop ‘Journey to the Port of Spain’ EP

Journey to Port of Spain. “New age dub vibes with foundation steel pan sounds.” That’s how Suns of Dub’s RasJammy TriniYard describes the new Suns of Dub EP titled ‘Journey to Port of Spain.‘  The EP, featuring pan specialist Derron… Continue Reading

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Stir It Up: The CIA Targets Jamaica, Bob Marley and the Progressive Manley Government by David Dusty Cupples

Stir It Up: The CIA Targets Jamaica, Bob Marley and the Progressive Manley Government by David Dusty Cupples Stir It Up: The CIA Targets Jamaica, Bob Marley and the Progressive Manley Government David Dusty Cupples 397 Pages Published in 2012… 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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‘Rastaman Rocks Penn Hall,’ Philadelphia, PA, November 7, 1979

  We have such great contributors here at the Midnight Raver Blog.  The following press clipping was shared by Doug Wendt, AKA Midnight Dread, who is a crucial friend to the blog.  Please visit Midnight Dread at www.midnightdread.com and at… Continue Reading