MIDNIGHT RAVER talks with RoJah Steffens about going on tour with The Wailers

A MIDNIGHT RAVER/WORLD-A-REGGAE EXCLUSIVE!

I  spoke recently with Wailers historian and “U.S. Reggae Ambassador to the World” Roger Steffens regarding his recent tour of North America with The Wailers – a tour in which the band is showcasing the classic album Survival to a whole new generation of reggae fans.  Roger opened each show with his wildly popular and informative Bob Marley and the Wailers multimedia presentation, which includes rare interviews, unreleased audio tracks, and even a video of Bob Marley’s impressive performance at the Amandla Festival in Boston, 1979.  Fortunately I was able to sit down with RoJah at the end of the tour for a short chat about his experiences on the road with the most legendary reggae band on the planet.

So Roger, it’s always great when you can get out and show your Bob Marley and the Wailers multi-media presentation to the fans.  It’s a hit everywhere.  So what’s it been like to hit the road one more time with the Wailers (Roger was invited to tour with the band during the summer of 1979 during the west coast leg of the Survival tour)?

“Being on the road with the Wailers Band for nearly two months gave me a new appreciation for the back-breaking work of reggae’s touring musicians and crews. For my own part, I spent many post-show nights sleeping on a floor-level bunk, under Keith Sterling and another person, in a coffin-like confinement, bouncing to our next destination. At 70, it was a challenge.”

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Rare Live Dub Session with Aston “Familyman” Barrett (2004)

Included here is a live dub session by Familyman featuring many of the hits that he co-wrote with Bob Marley.  Really nice sound on this one…
(Photos courtesy of Lee Jaffe)

Untitled

ASTON “FAMILYMAN” BARRETT
LIVE DUB SESSION, 2004
TRACKLIST:
1. Aston “Familyman” Barrett – Hooligans/I Shot the Sheriff Dub
2. Aston “Familyman” Barrett – Running Away Dub
3. Aston “Familyman” Barrett – Concrete Jungle Dub
4. Aston “Familyman” Barrett – Keep on Moving Dub
5. Aston “Familyman” Barrett – So Much Things to Say Dub
6. Aston “Familyman” Barrett – Inna Me Yahd Dub
7. Aston “Familyman” Barrett – Rude Dub
8. Aston “Familyman” Barrett – Heathen/Bend Down Low Dub
9. Aston “Familyman” Barrett – Lively Up Yourself Dub

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