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Augustus Pablo: Charing Cross, London, 1985

It’s December 1985 and Augustus Pablo is double-billed along with Junior Delgado and Delroy Williams at the Astoria Theatre in the Charing Cross area of London. ____________________ Augustus Pablo Live at Charing Cross, Astoria, London 1985 by Jah Raver on Mixcloud… Continue Reading

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MIDNIGHT RAVER’S ‘Jerk, Rice, and Peas’ Mixup

Just last week, me and Mrs. Raver had dinner at our friend Jen’s house.  She writes a great local food blog at http://eatwhatsonyourplatedc.blogspot.com. On the menu?  Jerk chicken (made with Doctor Dread’s Jerk Seasoning and Rub), rice, and peas.  Doctor… Continue Reading

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Jack Ruby’s Hi-Fi (Auralux) 1981

What we have here is a full showcase-style dyed in the wool stormer. Ruby is the infamous producer linked to the Ocho Rios – Sound of Saint Anns, best known perhaps for his production associations with Burning Spear around the start of… Continue Reading

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Niney The Observer Live at the Turntable Club

This historical release is produced by Niney The Observer, mixed by King Tubby, Errol & Dennis Thompson and features vocals from Dennis Brown, Delroy Wilson and Big Youth. On Jan 24, 2012, 17 North Parade released Live At The Turntable… Continue Reading

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Bunny Striker Lee Heavy Dread Mix (Forward The Bass Radio Show)

Bunny “Striker” Lee was instrumental in producing early dub music, working with his friend and dub pioneer King Tubby in the early 1970s. Lee and Tubby were experimenting with new production techniques, which they called “implements of sound.”Working with equipment… Continue Reading