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Johnny Clarke feature (LargeUp.com)

Included here is a video I put together featuring Johnny Clarke’s “Ites, Green and Gold”/”Dub Ites, Green and Gold!” Make sure to check the interview feature on the great Johnny Clarke at www.largeup.com. Brilliantly assembled by our fiends Jesse Serwer and Martei Korley.
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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, unique mixes, carefully selected, all ages, covers &...
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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 don’t hear very often. [soundcloud url=”http://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/101496418″ params=”” width=”...
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Johnny Clarke vinyl singles 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 several Johnny Clarke vinyl singles from my collection.
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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 the Jamaican trend towards playing less orthodox styles...
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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 – Kingdom of Zion Dub 3. Aggrovators –...
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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 essay, titled “Growing Dread:  KC, The Wailers, and...
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