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Yabby You ‘Beware Dub’ (Vivian Jackson)

Here we have another outstanding effort from the great Vivian Jackson AKA “Yabby You.”  The album was released in 1978 and then re-issued twice:  once in 1991 on the ROIR label, and again in 1992 on Randall Grass’s Shanachie label. Jackson was born in the Waterhouse district of...
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Reminder: Support Cedella Marley’s CHO! 4 CHARITY

Cedella marley has been very supportive of what we do here at MIDNIGHT RAVER BLOG.  This is why we are proud to support her CHO! 4 CHARITY campaign, which is vital to the survival and growth of the Victoria Jubilee Hospital. CHO! 4 CHARITY is a holiday fundraising campaign aimed at raising money...
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“Brother Georgie” and Balie Reid

“And then Georgie would make the fire light, Log wood burnin’ through the night.”                                                      “No Woman, No Cry” So I received the coolest gift from Roger Steffens today.  It’s not often that he shares his archives anymore as he has been burned by far too many...
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The Lost Archives Of 17 N. Parade

Tickets on sale now for THE LOST ARCHIVES OF 17 NORTH PARADE! Next month, Randy’s Reggae Producer CLIVE CHIN will share gems and stories from his freshly mined ARCHIVE OF RARE REGGAE RECORDINGS! In an unprecedented event in Reggae recording history, internationally known reggae producer Clive Chin will...
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Kingston Roots

I highly recommend that you visit the KINGSTON ROOTS blog.  I don’t know who runs it, but he shares TONS and TONS of rare, out-of-print, C-label reggae.  These are records you’ve probably never seen, and you will probably never see them again, as most were released by “fly-by-night”...
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Jack Ruby Auditions

Jack Ruby was a Jamaican record producer and sound system operator, best known for his 1970s productions of artists such as Burning Spear. Ruby was based in Ocho Rios and during his time was the only major Jamaican record producer not headquartered in Kingston. He ran the Jack Ruby Hi...
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