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Aston Barrett, L.A. Times, November 2, 1984

Happy Birthday ‘Family Man!’ from everyone here at the MIDNIGHT RAVER BLOG!  Thanks for the many years of deadly riddims and poritive vibes! To read our recent interview with Family Man CLICK HERE… Here is an article by Don Snowden that was published in the LA Times on November 2,...
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Family Man talks new music and hints at reunion

The Wailers’ tour made its way through the Washington, D.C. area on August 12, 2012 when they played the historic State Theater in Falls Church, VA. Fortunately, on a night when both Don Carlos and The Wailers were in Washington, D.C., I had the opportunity to speak with...
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The Infamous Al Anderson Interview

A veteran of the reggae music scene for over 35 years, Al Anderson of the Original Wailers was a bluesy rock session guitarist in Chris Blackwell’s Island Records stable when he was invited to join a young singer/songwriter named Bob Marley and his band of Rastafarians from Jamaica-...
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Feel It In The One Drop

The importance of drumming, and of the drums, in reggae cannot be overstated.  If one were to describe a true reggae riddim as a house for example, the drums would make the foundation; the bass would make the structure; and everything else would be decorative.  The fact is...
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