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Black Uhuru (Original Line-Up), Charlotte, NC, 1990

Give thanks to the folks at www.reggaetraders.net for sharing this rare gem.  Black Uhuru featuring Duckie Simpson, Don Carlos, and Garth Dennis.  The original Waterhouse Black Uhuru line-up live and direct!  This was a tour that featured the original crew in top form performing songs from their incredible reunion album...
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A Mouse At The BBC

Eek-A-Mouse, born Ripton Joseph Hylton, is one of the early artists to be described as a “singjay”.   His brilliant work with producer Scientist in the 1980s is nothing if not wholly original.  He has a career spanning more than 30 years, and continues to tour the world,...
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Why ‘AcousticaLevy’ should win the reggae Grammy

There are countless reasons why Barrington Levy’s AcousticaLevy should win the Grammy for Best Reggae Album.  It is an album with a tremendous sound thanks to the outstanding guitar-playing of Lamont “Monty” Savory of the C Sharp band and the brilliant and skillful production by Handel Tucker.  It...
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Joss Stone, racism and reggae

Dr. Franklin Johnston, strategist, project manager and advisor to Jamaica’s minister of education wrote the most insightful and honest article written thus far on reggae’s real problem.  This is a must-read for any reggae fan. Of course, his opinion will be ridiculed by the excuse makers and race...
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Jamaica Observer hits new low with amateur reporting on Stone

In yet another example of poor reporting from the Jamaica Observer, the newspaper once again wrongly asserts that Billboard Magazine named Joss Stone the 2015 “Reggae Artist of the Year.”  In fact, Billboard makes no such proclamations about the velvet-voiced British pop star whose 2015 pop/fusion album Water for...
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Dennis Brown rare vintage interview, December 1973

Here is a short excerpt from a rare interview with Dennis Brown by journalist Dirk Brown which was published in a popular Jamaican entertainment magazine in December 1973.  Dennis is speaking about a period during which he had disappeared from the night club and recording scene only to...
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Bob Marley Demos

Included here are several of my favorite Bob Marley demos and alternates. Most were recorded during recording sessions that occurred between 1978 and 1980. However, a few were recorded earlier in Bob’s career. There are literally hundreds of similar demos, alternates, rehearsals, dubs, and outtakes that span Marley’s...
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Bob Marley, Wailers live at Bingley Hall, Stafford

Here you will find a review of this show by Mike Davies which was published in Melody Maker on July 1, 1978.  Bob Marley and the Wailers were originally scheduled to play a date in London, however, plans had to be changed because a suitable venue wasn’t available. ...
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