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17 North Parade set to release Eek-A-Mouse anthology

17 North Parade is planning to drop the neutron bomb on all reggae massive on November 25, 2013. This is the day that EEKOLOGY officially drops.  The latest in their Reggae Anthology series, 17 North Parade  is single-handedly keeping classic roots and early dancehall alive today by consistently...
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New Dennis Brown!

The wait is now over!  We have new Dennis Brown! ‘Dennis Brown Live at Reggae Sunsplash 1987‘ was released this past week by the Heavy Beat label, and it was well worth the wait.  The official release of this show is long overdue as it is one of...
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Ras Records: The Reggae Connection (November 1981)

The Washington DC-based Real Authentic Sounds label (RAS Records) was started in 1979 through the mind of Doctor Dread. During his many trips to Jamaica, Doctor Dread began to build a solid relationship with the people and artists of Jamaica. There, he developed a devotion to spread the message...
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Bob Marley and the Wailers: Reggae Sunsplash 1979

Reggae Sunsplash 1979 You might be wondering why I’m posting so many press articles lately.  Belive me when I tell you that, with regard to press articles, what I have posted on the blog since it’s launch is only the tip of the iceberg.  Several of us, including...
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The Gladiators w/ Israel Vibration Live Reggae Sunsplash 1982

This is one of those rare moments when everything comes together just right resulting in one of the more memorable live reggae recordings of the past 50 years. GLADIATORS LIVE WITH ISRAEL VIBRATION REGGAE SUNSPLASH WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 4TH, 1982 JARRETT PARK, MONTEGO BAY, JAMAICA Gladiators, The –     Roots Natty...
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MIDNIGHT DREAD Classic Reggae Radio Hour

Just when you thought it was safe to go back in the dance! MIDNIGHT DREAD drops another classic reggae radio hour on us at the MIDNIGHT RAVER BLOG – where reggae history is preserved every day. This Midnight Dread hour from Sunday night December 2nd-3rd, 1984 on The...
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International Year Of The Rasta Child

It is 1979 and Bob Marley and the Wailers are back from their tour of Australia, New Zealand, Japan, and the U.S. to play Reggae Sunsplash in July and a benefit at the National Arena to honor the International Year of the Rasta Child on Friday, August 18,...
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Ziggy Marley Rare Video “What A Plot”

Great rare video clip of Ziggy Marley and the Melody Makers performing “What A Plot”  at Reggae Sunsplash 1983.  Talent for days… Also included is a performance of “Children Playing In The Streets” by a very young group of Melody Makers.  Many thanks to Cedella Marley for sharing.  Look closely….I...
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