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Delroy Williams “Idren Feel Nice”/”Version” (Message) plus press archives 1976

Here we have another 7″ from my collection.  Delroy Williams “Idren Feel Nice,” produced by Augustus Pablo, features Williams’ vocal over a classic Augustus Pablo rockers riddim – pure niceness this one.  The version on the flip side is murderous. … Continue Reading

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Bunny Wailer feat. Roots Radics “Jammins” (Extended)

The brutal extended version of Bunny Wailer’s “Jammins” from the ‘Rock ‘n Groove’ album.  Check Flabba’s murderous riddim on this one…Deadly! Also, Bunny Wailer in Musician magazine, written by Alan Di Perna and published November 1986 as Wailer embarks on… Continue Reading

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“Not I, but the Most High in I”

READ JOE’S RECENT INTERVIEW WITH BARBARA MAKEDA BLAKE HANNAH, AUTHOR OF ‘JOSEPH A RASTA REGGAE FABLE.’   One of my favorite books is ‘Joseph A Rasta Reggae Fable’ by Barbara Makeda Blake Hannah. The third edition of the book has just been published and… Continue Reading

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Rastaman Corporation: Babylon On The Potomac (RAS Records)

Keeping with the RAS Records theme, here is another gem from the heyday of Real Authentic Sound – 1987.  Of course 1987 is the very same year that history is made at RAS when Doctor Dread convinces Israel Vibration to re-unite… Continue Reading

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Andrew Tosh: Live in Salvador-Bahia, Brasil, 2003

  Here are two selections from Andrew Tosh’s show in Salvador-Bahia, Brazil on May 25, 2003.  I have never seen or heard this show before, so I assume it does not circulate widely in the U.S.  Lucky for me my… Continue Reading

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Bob Marley: Music Myth & The Rasta by Henderson Dalrymple

  Bob Marley: Music Myth & The Rasta by Henderson Dalrymple   Bob Marley Music Myth & The Rasta by Henderson Dalrymple 1976 77 Pages ISBN: None Size: 8.25″ x 5.75″   ADDITIONAL EDITIONS: 1977 Trinkot Verlag, Germany; 1993 Raymond… Continue Reading

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Midnight Dread

I am pleased to announce that the Midnight Raver Blog has teamed with DJ and noted reggae historian and archivist Doug Wendt AKA “Midnight Dread” to share select items from his vast archive which actually predate the Rastafari and reggae… Continue Reading

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Ethiopian Orthodox Christianity, Rastafari, and The Black Lion Bakery (PART 2 of 2)

To read the first post in this 2-post series, CLICK HERE. My good friend Marco Virgona, owner of www.bobmarleymagazine.com, turned me on to a scandalous article by Carol Amaruso which involves the brutal beatings of Rastas by the Jamaican police… Continue Reading

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Dubwise Garage: Jacob Miller Killer Collectors Classic Vinyl and Live Mix

Our good friend Dubwise Garage has done it once again!  Press play to hear the wickedest Jacob “Killer” Miller Vinyl and Live Mix on the planet.  Dubwise goes deep to bring the heavy dread on ‘dis ya one… [vodpod id=Video.16466474&w=425&h=350&fv=]… Continue Reading