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Eek-A-Mouse At The BBC

Eek-A-Mouse, born Ripton Joseph Hylton, is one of the early artists to be described as a “singjay”.   His brilliant work with producer Scientist in the 1980s is nothing if not wholly original.  He has a career spanning more than 30 years, and continues to tour the world,...
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From RoJah with Love

Here are a couple of interesting takes on Wailers’ classics that Roger gave to me when I saw him here in DC back in January.  The first is an acoustic cover of “Concrete Jungle” by late self-loathing basement rocker Elliott Smith.  The second is an alternate dub mix...
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Bim Sherman Acoustic Demos (1995)

Here is an EXCLUSIVE that you will only find here at the MIDNIGHT RAVER BLOG!  As I have said before, Bim Sherman may be the best singer to ever emerge from Jamaica in my generation.  His voice is so haunting and delicate that it brings a whole new vibe...
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Very rare Marley demo leaked

Included is a very rare demo, probably recorded around 1978 with Lee “Scratch” Perry’s involvement.  Only a handfull of  collectors own this tape, however, it was leaked this morning.  Many thanks to whoever leaked it. Here is an excerpt from Stephen Davis’ biography on Bob Marley: Many thanks to...
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Clive Chin’s Lost Archives of 17 N. Parade

In an unprecedented event in reggae recording history, internationally known reggae producer Clive Chin unveiled his rare archive of previously unknown and unreleased recordings by many of reggae’s greatest stars during the heyday of Ska and Early Reggae, virtually unheard by anyone for nearly 40 years! On Saturday,...
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Survival Rehearsal Recordings, 1979

Survival is an album with an outwardly militant theme which explores the themes of black nationalism, Pan-African solidarity, and injustice at all levels. Marley took a great risk in releasing such a politically and racially charged album, especially after releasing such a mellow album in Kaya the year...
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The Lost Archives Of 17 N. Parade

Tickets on sale now for THE LOST ARCHIVES OF 17 NORTH PARADE! Next month, Randy’s Reggae Producer CLIVE CHIN will share gems and stories from his freshly mined ARCHIVE OF RARE REGGAE RECORDINGS! In an unprecedented event in Reggae recording history, internationally known reggae producer Clive Chin will...
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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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