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Gladiators Live, The Haunt, Ithaca, NY, 1987

Here is an excellent soundboard recording of the Gladiators performing some of their most beloved tunes at The Haunt in Ithaca, NY on February 27, 1987.  Fantastic set which also includes several Bob Marley tunes and a Yabby You tune… Continue Reading

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MIDNIGHT RAVER’S ALBUM PICK OF THE WEEK!

THE GLADIATORS ‘PROVERBIAL REGGAE’ (FRONT LINE) 1978 The Gladiators’ ‘Proverbial Reggae’ is my favorite album by this foundation Studio One roots group.  The second album by The Gladiators, Proverbial Reggae was recorded and released in 1978 on Virgin Records’ Front… Continue Reading

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The Gladiators

One of the very best…ever. One likkle note.  Notice the similarity between “Rich Man Poor Man” (“Don’t cry my brothers…CRY!”) and Burning Spear’s “Call On You (The Sun).”  Don’t know if any similarity is intended, however, both groups emerge out… Continue Reading

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The Gladiators w/ Israel Vibration Live Reggae Sunsplash 1982

This is one of those rare moments when everything comes together just right resulting in one of the more memorable live reggae recordings of the past 50 years. GLADIATORS LIVE WITH ISRAEL VIBRATION REGGAE SUNSPLASH WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 4TH, 1982 JARRETT PARK,… Continue Reading

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Peter Tosh: Reggae Sunsplash III, July 2-5, Ranny Williams Entertainment Center, Kingston, Jamaica

Held July 2-5, 1980 at the at the Ranny Williams Entertainment Center, Kingston, Jamaica Reggae Sunsplash III takes the Sunsplash franchise to another level. The concert is being held a few short months prior to a General Election, and the… Continue Reading