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“How many rivers do we have to cross before I can tour with the Boss?”

Previously unpublished review of the Max's Kansas City Show by Lorraine O'Grady, Village Voice, 1973

As someone who has spent years researching the lives and careers of the great reggae artists of our time, its always great to come across some piece of new information that I never knew before.  While going through my press… Continue Reading

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“Waiting In Vain” versions

Included here is a collection of very rare Bob Marley and the Wailers’ “Waiting In Vain” demos, alternates, and mixes. “Waiting in Vain” is a song written by reggae musician Bob Marley and recorded by Bob Marley & The Wailers,… Continue Reading

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Ziggy Marley “Exodus” 7 inch vinyl single (7 Star Riddim)

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So I just got this Ziggy Marley 7″, well actually the 7″ has Sizzla on Side A and Ziggy Marley on the flip.  This DJ 7 Star riddim is so heavy (some may recognize it from Alpha Blondy’s “Jerusalem,” albeit with… Continue Reading

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“Movement of Jah people…”

Here we have several rarely heard versions from the Exodus album, which was voted by Time magazine as the album of the millenium. 1. Exodus Advert 2. Natural Mystic (Countryman Version) 3. Exodus (12″ mix) Jamaica Gleaner, June 27, 1977… Continue Reading

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Bob Marley and the Wailers: Top Of The Pops

Top of the Pops, also known as TOTP, is a British music chart television program, made by the BBC and originally broadcast weekly between 1 January 1964 and 30 July 2006. It was traditionally shown every Thursday evening on BBC… Continue Reading

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Robberies, Violence During Rastaman Vibration Tour

It is early spring 1977 in London.  Bob Marley recently arrived from Jamaica, fleeing for his life after an assassination attempt at his home in December 1976.  He is also there to finalize Exodus, the album that will break The… Continue Reading

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CHALAWA Exodus Dub, Rare (FLAC)

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Dubwise Garage is back on the blog circuit after a short respite.  He comes correct too, sharing with us a rare dub LP – CHALAWA Exodus Dub.  You need to grab it in lossless (FLAC) while you can! Sky Note… Continue Reading

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Bob Marley: The New York Times Magazine (Part 5 of 5)

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The following is the final in a 5-part series on Bob Marley published in the New York Times Magazine and The Jamaica Gleaner on October 3, 1977.