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Bob Marley, Wailers play Roots Rock Reggae Fest 1979

plus Bob, Seeco footballing in New Zealand! Along with Bob Marley, other reggae superstars like Third World, Burning Spear, Ras Michael and Sons of Negus, Hortense Ellis, Jah Youth, Kiddus I, and Gregory Isaacs gather for a two-day music extravaganza at Kingston’s National Arena on September 22nd and...
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Album Of The Week: King Jammy in Roots (Auralux)

This week’s album pick is a great 2-LP compilation from King Jammy featuring the likes of Hugh Mundell, Johnny Osbourne, Augustus Pablo, and Lacksley Castell.  While the song selections are great (we even get extended versions of Junior Reid’s “Jailhouse” and Michael Rose w/ Yabby You on “Born...
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Album Of The Week! Barrington Levy – Teach Me Culture (1983)

BARRINGTON LEVY ‘TEACH ME CULTURE’ (LIVE AND LEARN) 1983 Without question, Barrington Levy’s strongest effort is 1983’s ‘Teach Me Culture,’ engineered by Crucial Bunny and featuring the Roots Radics.  What rules this album is the Radics’ riddims, each one more dangerous than the previous, and Levy’s lyrics.  Whether...
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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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Midnight Raver’s Album Pick of the Week!

WAYNE JARRETT ‘SHOWCASE VOL. 1’ (WACKIES) Sit down and put a seatbelt on before you listen to this one.  The sweet, soulful voice of Wayne Jarrett, backed by the All-Stars, and recorded at just the right level by Bullwackie.  Only Bullwackie could have produced this record because it...
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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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