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Reggae MD, Good For You

Now ear this. A new full-time full up stream for Midnight & All-Day Ravers: After many months, & special tests Doug Wendt presents a special tonic & degree,
 Extra something guaranteed, recipe balanced carefully, FDA I-proved, Reggae MD Vital vinyl,… Continue Reading

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U Brown “Keep On Skanking” (Jaguar)

Here is an interesting 7″ from my collection.  U Brown toasting over Bob Marley’s “Easy Skanking.”  He’s actually toasting over Johnny Clarke’s rendition of the Marley tune.  Clarke recorded an entire album of tribute tunes to Marley. Definitely one you… Continue Reading

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Johnny Clarke Dub Mix plus Black Echoes, 1983

Here is another great interview from the Black Echoes collection, shared by MIDNIGHT RAVER’S Peter van Arnhem.  I cannot overstate how crucial these Black Echoes articles are in preserving and documenting reggae history. Also, I have included my Johnny Clarke… Continue Reading

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A Rare Live Performance from Jah Shaka (Video)

Jah Shaka has been operating a South East London-based, roots reggae Jamaican sound system since the early 1970s. Shaka stayed true to his spiritual and distinct musical style during the 1980s when many other Sound Systems had started to follow… Continue Reading

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“Kingdom of Zion” Mix (Bunny Lee)

One of my favorite riddims is Bunny Lee’s “Fittest of the Fittest,” also known as “Kingdom of Zion” riddim.  Truly heavy and drenched in roots.  Check the mix! 1. Barry Brown – Fittest of the Fittest 2. Bunny Lee/Brad Osbourne… Continue Reading

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“Growing Dread: KC, The Wailers, and Me” by Mark Lee

The following essay by Mark Lee was published on May 11, 2011 at www.abengnews.com, a weekly online publication which showcases features, news analysis, commentary and the arts from a growing global network of correspondents, with a decidedly Caribbean/Jamaican flavor.  The… Continue Reading

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Bunny Striker Lee Heavy Dread Mix (Forward The Bass Radio Show)

Bunny “Striker” Lee was instrumental in producing early dub music, working with his friend and dub pioneer King Tubby in the early 1970s. Lee and Tubby were experimenting with new production techniques, which they called “implements of sound.”Working with equipment… Continue Reading