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Peter Broggs “No Ism Pon The Riddim”/”Jah Jah Voice” (Extended)

The man behind what is perhaps the greatest roots reggae album ever recorded has passed. Rastafari Liveth was the first LP issued on Doctor Dread’s RAS Records and it is one of the first reggae albums I ever listened to. … Continue Reading

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Raver Reviews: Doctor Dread reveals ‘The Half That’s Never Been Told’ in new autobiography

On March 3, 2015 Brooklyn, NY’s Akashic Books will release The Half That’s Never Been Told: The Real-Life Reggae Adventures of Doctor Dread. The publisher describes the book as “[a] passionate memoir and fearless behind-the-scenes look at the personal lives of… Continue Reading

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Black Uhuru feat. Junior Reid, Live, Sunsplash San Carlos, CA 1986

Here is a very rare performance by Black Uhuru featuring Junior Reid on lead vocals.  After being dropped by Island Records, Michael Rose leaves Black Uhuru and is replaced by Waterhouse singer Junior Reid who leaves his group Voice of… Continue Reading

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The Mighty Roots of Englishman

“After spending a few months on the road with Ras Michael in Europe, Maccabee and myself came forward to the U.S. We went to Carter Baron Park in D.C. and was cooling out at a football game. I was kicking… Continue Reading

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Doctor Dread takes over Radio Lily tomorrow night!

Start your week off right: Check in with the NIGHT NURSE (Amy Wachtel) this Monday, March 3rd, for another edition of “ROCKERS ARENA” on Radio Lily – www.radiolily.com at NEW TIME, 6-8PM. If the snow doesn’t get in the way,… Continue Reading

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Black Uhuru Demos, Unreleased Tracks

Here is a real treat for all Black Uhuru fans.  Needless to say, Black Uhuru own the heavyweight title in reggae post-1981.  Brutal, produced by Doctor Dread and recorded primarily in 1985 in Jamaica (some tracks were reworked and mixed… Continue Reading

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Freddie McGregor “Jogging” (56 Hope Road)

While Freddie McGregor is most widely known for his lovers rock albums produced by Doctor Dread for RAS Records, he started his career singing deep roots & culture heavily steeped in the tenets of Rastafari.  In fact, he is a… Continue Reading

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RAS Records ‘Reggae Connection’ 1982

Here we have yet another time capsule that captures the “world-a-reggae” according to Doctor Dread & RAS Records circa 1982.  Included in this newsletter: One year after Bob passes on, a wonderful birthday celebration for Bob Marley in Nine Mile… Continue Reading