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New Scientist project with Issue Records slated for late 2013 release

According to Dan Lloyd of Issue Records, legendary dubmixologist Hopeton Brown AKA ‘Scientist’ has been hard at work in his Los Angeles laboratory on a project that will feature talented artists from Seattle, Jamaica, LA, UK, Salt Lake City, and… Continue Reading

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Augustus Pablo Live Cuts

Included here are several live cuts from Pablo. Music Machine, Los Angeles, 1991 [soundcloud url=”http://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/110349989″ params=”” width=” 100%” height=”166″ iframe=”true” /] Santa Cruz, 1989 [soundcloud url=”http://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/110350991″ params=”” width=” 100%” height=”166″ iframe=”true” /] Here are several scans from a Japanese publication… Continue Reading

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SEECO Speaks plus Kaya Tour Rehearsal Sessions, Miami 1978

I have re-upped the Kaya Tour Rehearsal Sessions, Miami 1978!  The original post featured this rare interview that Roger Steffens conducted with Alvin “Seeco” Patterson at the Universal Amphitheatre, Los Angeles, 1991. Long before The Wailers started recording, percussionist Alvin… Continue Reading

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Dubwise Garage ‘Midnight Raver Millenial Mix 2013’

I owe so much to my good friend Dubwise Garage.  When I decided to join Facebook a few years back, I was looking around to see if there were any serious reggae heads out there.  Dubwise was the first real… Continue Reading

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Native & Little Maddness “Mother Country” / “Version” (Pressure Sounds) 7″ vinyl 45 rpm

Included here is a recent Pressure Sounds 7″ vinyl press of Native & Little Maddness “Mother Country” / “Version.”  love what Pressure Sounds has been issuing lately.  Real high quality pressings of classic roots tunes, many of which were never… Continue Reading

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The Wailers, Interview & Article by Wanda Coleman, Los Angeles Free Press, December 21, 1973

The Wailers are on a run down the coastline of California – a rag-tag band of rastas putting on extraordinary shows in front of meager audiences at clubs that closed their doors long before many of you were born.  Ride Natty… Continue Reading

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‘Marley, the Maytals, and the Reggae Armageddon’ (Bob Marley interview, 1975)

Today I share with you an interview that Richard Cromelin conducted with Bob Marley in 1975.  The interview, published in Rolling Stone magazine on 11 September 1975, provides insight into Rastafari, the use of ganja as a sacrament, and Babylon. … Continue Reading

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Damian Marley. Nas. Cut Chemist. The Roxy, May 20, 2010

What we have here is Damian Marley and Nas performing on their Distant Relatives tour at The Roxy in Los Angeles on May 20, 2010 backed by DJ Cut Chemist of the Jurassic 5.  What do we get?  A rabid… Continue Reading

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Aston Barrett, L.A. Times, November 2, 1984

Happy Birthday ‘Family Man!’ from everyone here at the MIDNIGHT RAVER BLOG!  Thanks for the many years of deadly riddims and poritive vibes! To read our recent interview with Family Man CLICK HERE… Here is an article by Don Snowden that was… Continue Reading

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Peter Tosh Interview, Los Angeles, 1983

PETER TOSH INTERVIEW, LOS ANGELES, 1983 by Eric Olsen August, 1983: Peter Tosh was the most popular reggae singer in the world (Bob Marley was dead). His credentials were myriad and impeccable. He was a founding member of the Wailers… Continue Reading