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A rare look inside Studio One (w/ photos)

PLUS A RARE INTERVIEW WITH CLEMENT “COXSONE” DODD, REGGAE DIRECTORY NEWS! For those who don’t know, something huge is happening in reggae right now. For the first time in history, Studio One has made many of its classic recordings available… Continue Reading

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Glen Brown/Pantomine singles

I’m always on the look-out for Pantomine records.  One of two labels launched by producer Glenmore Brown, these records are always clean with a deep, crisp sound.  Most are hard to come by, so I always snatch ’em up. Glenmore… Continue Reading

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Prince Lincoln & the Royal Rasses Vocals and Dubs (A Midnight Raver Mix)

Prince Lincoln Thompson began his recording career as a harmony singer along with Cedric Myton of The Congos in 1967 in a band called The Tartans who then split up in 1969.  Cedric Myton is featured on the opening track… Continue Reading

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Horace Andy “Every Tongue Shall Tell” (Studio One)

Horace Andy is one of the foundation rocksteady voices of Jamaica and a personal favorite of mine.  I have tons of his stuff in my collection.  Here is a fantastic repress of his classic rendition of “Every Tongue Shall Tell,”… Continue Reading

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MIDNIGHT RAVER’S Dennis Emmanuel Brown Scorchers Mix

Here is a mix of some of my favorite Dennis Brown tracks.  I tried to select lesser known tracks to introduce you to some of his deeper stuff and I still ended up with 42 tracks!  So I reduced the… Continue Reading

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“Call On You (The Sun)” w/Version Burning Spear, Studio One 7-inch Vinyl

Here is one I was blessed with a few months ago.  Burning Spear is an artist I will always have tremendous love and respect for.  Direct from the MIDNIGHT RAVER vinyl collection, a rare Burning Spear 7-inch vinyl cut featuring “Call… Continue Reading

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‘Coxsone: On The Right Side of the Tracks’ by Amy Wachtel

BILLBOARD MAGAZINE, JULY 13, 1991 Our good friend Amy Wachtel (or Night Nurse to fans of reggae) published this insightful interview with legendary producer Coxsone Dodd in the July 13, 1991 issue of Billboard Magazine. Check Night Nurse’s radio show ‘Rockers Arena’… Continue Reading

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‘Occupy The Session’: Reggae Roast Records

Reggae Roast | Earl 16 | Adam Prescott | Noises ‘Occupy The Session’ Reggae Roast Records Release date:  August 2012 Format: 12” / Digital ’Occupy The Session’ is yet another first class release from the UK’s #1 label for new… Continue Reading

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Rita Marley, the I-Three, and the legend of Norma Fraser

Can you imagine a Bob Marley and the Wailers without an I-Three?  Of course, we got a taste of it with Catch A Fire, however, that was a much different Wailers than the one that toured the world with great… Continue Reading

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