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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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“Rastaman Live-Up” Outtakes

Here are a few print media gems that were published in Smash Hits magazine in 1978 and 1980.  Also included are outtakes from the 1978 sessions where “Rastaman Live-Up” was originally recorded.  The tune was not tracked until after Bob’s passing, and it appears on the Confrontation album which was released...
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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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Bob Marley and the Wailers: Four Demo Tracks, 1979/80

[vodpod id=Video.16527535&w=425&h=350&fv=] These three demo tracks and one studio rehearsal clip are from tapes of Roger Steffens’ KCRW (Los Angeles) Bob Marley Day broadcasts from the mid-1980s.  These tracks were sourced directly from the KCRW tapes to cassette tape.  I do not know who did the transfer.  I...
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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
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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