The Money Behind ‘Legalize It’

The following article about a new Lee Jaffe book was published in Barbados Nation five days ago.  Jaffe played an instrumental role in Bob Marley and the Wailers from 1973-1975, even playing on several well-known hits (“3 O’ Clock Road… Continue Reading


Album Pick of the Week: ‘Legalize It’ by Peter Tosh

This week’s album selection is, in my humble opinion, the best-produced reggae album ever recorded.  That is a bold statement when one considers the quality of the albums recorded by each of the three Wailers members.  When I interviewed Bob… Continue Reading


Rare Live Dub Session with Aston “Familyman” Barrett (2004)

Included here is a live dub session by Familyman featuring many of the hits that he co-wrote with Bob Marley.  Really nice sound on this one… (Photos courtesy of Lee Jaffe) ASTON “FAMILYMAN” BARRETT LIVE DUB SESSION, 2004 TRACKLIST: 1. Aston… Continue Reading


Bob Marley and the Wailers Live at the Quiet Knight, Chicago, 1975

BOB MARLEY AND THE WAILERS LIVE AT THE QUIET KNIGHT, CHICAGO, IL, JUNE 10, 1975 There are many great live concert bootleg recordings by Bob Marley and the Wailers, many of which have been presented here on this blog over the past… Continue Reading


Lee Jaffe ‘Legalize It’ Exhibition Takes L.A.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE LEE JAFFE “LEGALIZE IT” September 8 – October 6, 2012 OPENING RECEPTION Saturday, September 8   from 7 to 10 PM Dem Passwords is pleased to present, “Legalize It,” a photo and video exhibition by Lee Jaffe.… Continue Reading


Bob Marley and the Wailers Rehearsal at Tuff Gong, 1980

Here you will see some amazing film of Bob Marley and the Wailers rehearsing for the Uprising tour at Tuff Gong studios in 1980.  The footage was recorded for a JBC documentary produced by Mr. Dermot Hussey.  It is truly… Continue Reading


Stephen Marley “3 O’clock Road Block” feat. Lee Jaffe, France, June 22, 2012

When it comes to rare recorded performances….this one takes the cake.  How ’bout Stephen Marley performing his father’s “Rebel Music (3 O’clock Road Block)” live with former Wailer Lee Jaffe on harmonica?  It is captured on June 22, 2012 at… Continue Reading


Peter Tosh: Reclaiming A Wailer

I have included a NPR podcast titled “Reclaiming A Wailer” and a Jamaica Gleaner article that discusses the recording of Tosh’s seminal debut album “Legalize It.” Jamaica Gleaner May 9, 1975 Photo by Lee Jaffe www.leejaffe.com