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Bob Marley Conquers Boston – Amandla 1979

The Amandla Festival of Unity was a world music festival held at Harvard Stadium in Boston, Massachusetts, on July 21, 1979. The festival was held in an effort to support and celebrate the liberation of South Africa and the on-going efforts of people in Boston to address racism in their families, schools,...
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Peter Tosh: Roxy 1979/1981

Over the next week, I will be sharing Peter Tosh archives every day in honor of Peter and in commemoration of his untimely death, which occurred on September 11, 1987.  On September 11, 2012, I will share a rare interview that regular contributor to the blog Doug Wendt,...
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The Infamous Al Anderson Interview

A veteran of the reggae music scene for over 35 years, Al Anderson of the Original Wailers was a bluesy rock session guitarist in Chris Blackwell’s Island Records stable when he was invited to join a young singer/songwriter named Bob Marley and his band of Rastafarians from Jamaica-...
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Light As A Feather, Heavy Like Lead

This interview finds Bob Marley being torn almost to shreds by adoring fans at The Lyceum; dancing in a London club with a towel draped around his neck like a boxer; fielding questions about former band members Peter Tosh and Bunny Wailer at a press conference; reacting to...
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Jah Punk: New Wave Digs Reggae by Vivien Goldman

As a bookend to an exciting week of Marley-related posts, I leave you with one of my favorite articles by noted journalist and Wailers superfan and biographer Vivien Goldman.  “Jah Punk: New Wave Digs Reggae” was published in Sounds on September 3, 1977-the year of the punk.  It...
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Bob Marley et al: Jamaica

As promised, I continue the celebration of Bob Marley’s birthday by sharing an informative article written by Mitchell Cohen and published in the Phonograph Record in October 1975.  In the article, Cohen explores the emergence of reggae as a new musical force, and profiles its two torch-bearers at...
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Bob Marley: In The Studio With The Wailers

Over the next few months, I will be sharing some archived news and magazine articles written about Bob Marley and the Wailers.  These include interviews, profiles, concert reviews, album reviews, and commentary pieces.  The vast majority of these articles are out of print and very hard to find in...
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