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Bob Marley interview, St. Maarten, March 1980

It is 21 March 1980 and Bob Marley, Jacob Miller, Junior Marvin, and Chris Blackwell are on the island of St. Maarten after spending some time in Rio de Janeiro, Brasil.  Marley, Miller, and Marvin are interviewed by journalist Elton Jones. … Continue Reading

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BUNNY WAILER talks ‘Reincarnated Souls’ with MIDNIGHT RAVER

MIDNIGHT RAVER sat down for a rare interview with the legendary BUNNY WAILER AKA Cyber Ras to speak about his new 50-track CD box set titled REINCARNATED SOULS, his dealings with Chris Blackwell, and the future of reggae and Rastafari.… Continue Reading

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Trojan Sound Talks Jungle, Ragga, Dubstep with MIDNIGHT RAVER

MIDNIGHT RAVER INTERVIEW WITH THE LEGENDARY TROJAN SOUND SYSTEM INTERVIEW AND POST BY MIDNIGHT RAVER EDITOR GLEN LOCKLEY Today we are joined by a stalwart of the UK reggae scene – Adam Dewhurst aka Daddy Ad, legendary selector for the… Continue Reading

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Jacob Miller Dead at 27 (1980)

While pursuing a prolific solo career, Jacob Miller became the lead singer for reggae group Inner Circle with whom he recorded until his death in a car accident at the age of 27. As a youth in Kingston, Miller began spending time… Continue Reading

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The Wailers Play Matrix, San Francisco 1973

It’s April 1973 and The Wailers have just released their debut album Catch A Fire for Chris Blackwell’s fledgling Island label.  They immediately depart for the UK and US to play shows in support of the new album. Jump to… Continue Reading

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Tosh, Wailer, Toots given high honors amid Jamaica 50 celebrations

Some 123 Jamaicans have been selected for national honours. According to the Chancery of the Orders of the Societies of Honour, the appointment of persons to the Orders of Societies of Honour took effect from yesterday, Independence Day. The 123 persons have been… Continue Reading

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EXCLUSIVE: Junior Marvin talks going solo, King Tubby, and the current state of reggae

READIES THE RELEASE OF TWO ALBUMS IN THE FALL WITH NEW BAND ‘LOVE’ A MIDNIGHT RAVER/WORLD-A-REGGAE EXCLUSIVE! There was no way for Julian “Junior” Marvin to know, when he left Jamaica at 9 years old for a new life in… Continue Reading