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“NO WOMAN NO CRY The Life of Bob Marley” 1981 booklet by Dr. G. K. Osei

Here’s the cover and one of the scarce photos reproduced inside. First issued by The African Publication Society in London in September 1981 and written by Professor of African History Dr. G. K. Osei. The 44 page booklet is 5… Continue Reading

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“Jah DJs DJ Jah” – DAT Master DW Archive XCI – Give Praises

The first DAT compendium from the Doug Wendt archive to be posted anywhere arrives exclusively through Midnight Raver. Curated, mastered, and sequenced onto Digital Audio Tape in the mid-1990s from original long playing & fairly clean album vinyl sources. Rise… Continue Reading

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“Selassie Souljahz in Dub” by Addis Pablo and Suns of Dub

ADDIS PABLO AND SUNS OF DUB are at it again, this time with a high grade dub effort that may eclipse anything they’ve produced thus far…and that is saying a hell of a lot.  The tracks they have been producing and sharing through their… Continue Reading

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Hugh Mundell “Little Short Man” 12 inch (Rockers)

“Little Short Man” was arranged and produced by Augustus Pablo for Hugh Mundell.  Released in 1978/79 on the Pablo’s Rockers, the 12″ vinyl 45 is the B-side to Jah Levi’s “False Rumour,” a track with a distinguishible dancehall sound to it.  Jah Levi… Continue Reading

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Peter Tosh and the Legend of ‘Jah Fish’ (Audio Interview)

July 8, 1976 – Murray Elias a/k/a “Jah Fish” makes his way through midtown Manhattan from his home in Massapequa, Long Island.  His nerves on edge, he trods on.  His destination? The New York Island Records office located inside the… Continue Reading

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Ethiopian Orthodox Christianity, Rastafari, and The Black Lion Bakery (PART 2 of 2)

To read the first post in this 2-post series, CLICK HERE. My good friend Marco Virgona, owner of www.bobmarleymagazine.com, turned me on to a scandalous article by Carol Amaruso which involves the brutal beatings of Rastas by the Jamaican police… Continue Reading

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Rita Marley: The Story Of The Rasta Woman

IN the genesis of the Rastafari movement, the profile of the Rasta woman was in general very low-keyed. But because it is indeed a cultural movement, today’s Rasta woman has grown in visibility and status. Read more: http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/magazines/allwoman/The-story-of-the-Rasta-woman_10997495#ixzz1paw2QfNS