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Bob Marley: A rhythm that played peacemaker (Guardian, May 20, 1978)

Included here is Robin Denselow’s summation of her trip to Jamaica in April 1978 for the One Love Peace Concert.  The article is interesting for several reasons.   We find Lee Perry dancing crazily in the Black Ark studio, just months before… Continue Reading

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Bob Marley: Cash Box Magazine, August 9, 1975

The original Cash Box magazine was a weekly coin-machine and music-industry publication from July 1942 through its last issue dated November 16, 1996. It has since been revived as an online-only weekly that occasionally publishes special issues. The magazine featured… Continue Reading

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Bob Marley: Songs of Freedom by Chris Salewicz and Adrian Boot

Bob Marley: Songs of Freedom by Chris Salewicz and Adrian Boot Title: Bob Marley Songs of Freedom Author: Chris Salewicz, Photographer: Adrian Boot (Executive Editor and Introduction by Rita Marley) ISBNs: (All four English editions) UK Hardcover 074751853x,  UK Paperback… Continue Reading

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“Kinky Reggae,” Lyceum Theatre, London, 1975 (Tuff Gong 7″ vinyl)

  Included here is Bob Marley and the Wailers performance of “Kinky Reggae.”  This tune was performed along with the set that was included on the landmark ‘Live’ 1975 album – the album that put Island into the black and… Continue Reading

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Tosh, Wailer, Toots given high honors amid Jamaica 50 celebrations

Some 123 Jamaicans have been selected for national honours. According to the Chancery of the Orders of the Societies of Honour, the appointment of persons to the Orders of Societies of Honour took effect from yesterday, Independence Day. The 123 persons have been… 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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Stand Up Jamrock (World A Music/Welcome To Jamrock/World Jam Riddim) (7″)

So I found a most interesting Island Records 7″ that I wanted to share with everybody.  I don’t know if you’ve ever heard it, but it currently ranks #13 on Juno Records’ Bestsellers List. Side A is the Wailers’ classic… Continue Reading