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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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Ken Boothe, Max Romeo at Wackies

Ken Boothe’s 1977 song titled “Stop This World” is a powerful tune.  Written by Boothe, arranged by Lloyd “Bullwackie” Barnes, produced by Maurice Jackson, and played brilliantly by the Bullwackies All-Stars, “Stop This World” showcases the raw power of Boothe’s voice as he laments living in a world...
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Five things you did not know about The Heptones

1.  The Heptones hit single “Fatty, Fatty,” while banned in Jamaica, became a huge hit in England.  However, since Ken Boothe was Studio One’s “golden child,” Coxsone issued the UK 7″ under his name.  The British fans never knew it was The Heptones’ song. 2. An accomplished guitar...
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Ken Boothe “Peace Time” (Jack Ruby)

Here’s an early scorcher from Ken Boothe titled “Peace Time,” which appears on the excellent 1975 album “Jack Ruby Hi-Fi” on the Clappers label.  10 minutes of a young and hungry Ken Boothe over a Jack Ruby-produced riddim.  OUCH!
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Jack Ruby’s Hi-Fi (Auralux) 1981

What we have here is a full showcase-style dyed in the wool stormer. Ruby is the infamous producer linked to the Ocho Rios – Sound of Saint Anns, best known perhaps for his production associations with Burning Spear around the start of their Island career, Justin Hinds of the Dominoes,...
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Keith Hudson And The Art Of ‘Rasta Communication’

Please visit World-A-Reggae to check out my profile of dub giant Keith Hudson and my review of the Greensleeves re-issue of ‘Rasta Communication.’ I also recommend checking out author Vincent Ellis’ site featuring his two books about this legendary Jamaican musician at http://keithhudsonmusic.com/ And last, but not least,...
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