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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… Continue Reading

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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… Continue Reading

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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… Continue Reading

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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… Continue Reading

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Bob Marley and the Wailers Rare Demos (Natty Dread Album) 1974

Included here is a very rare and interesting recording, as it contains demo versions of several popular tracks from the Natty Dread album.  The quality of the audio is nearly flawless.  You won’t be hearing this anywhere else. 1. Rebel… Continue Reading

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The Wailers Horn Section plus Exodus & Kaya Horn Mixes (Monitor Mixes)

Today I am sharing the Exodus and Kaya Horn Mixes.  These audio files consist of tracks from the Exodus and Kaya albums mixed with a horn section, which Bob Marley began to experiment with while recording the Exodus album in… Continue Reading

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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… Continue Reading

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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… Continue Reading

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Survival Rehearsal Recordings, 1979

Originally slated to be titled Black 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… Continue Reading

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