Reggae Rousers

This is one of the very first articles that appeared in The Guardian that mentions the word “reggae.”  Written by journalist Robin Denselow and published on August 9, 1973, the article only gives a slight hint of the wave that… Continue Reading


‘His Own Man:’ Ziggy Marley interview, Musician, July 1, 1989

This great article by Alan di Perna finds Ziggy Marley at Compass Point recording studios with producers Chris Frantz and Tina Weymouth crafting what would become an exemplary album – ‘One Bright Day.‘  The interview was published in Musician magazine… Continue Reading


Augustus Pablo: Rockers International meets Jah Youth the Roots Ambassador

Here we have a Rockers session featuring the sounds of the Mighty Jah Youth sound, with the late great Augustus Pablo selecting on the sound. Planet Venus Bradford, West Yorkshire, UK 20 July 1996 Featuring: Culture Marvellous, Ras Echo, Sister Rasheda Selectors: … Continue Reading


Bob Marley Banned in the UK

Included here is an article published in the Daily Mirror on Monday June 26, 1978 regarding the fact that Bob Marley and the Wailers were actually banned from performing in London because of violence, muggings, and robberies that occurred around… Continue Reading


The Al Anderson Interview: Part 3

  A World-A-Reggae/Midnight Raver Exclusive Click HERE for Part 1 and HERE for Part 2 (AA) “OK after ‘Catch A Fire’ and ‘Burnin’’ was ‘Natty Dread.’  Let’s look from Natty Dread forward, I defend that.  I didn’t have anything to… Continue Reading


The Night Bob Marley Refused To Play The Bouncing Ball

The Night Bob Marley Didn’t Play the Bouncing Ball Penny Reel, May 2003 “IT IS 1973, around the time of the release of Catch A Fire, that Bob Marley And The Wailers are booked to play at Admiral Ken’s Bouncing… Continue Reading