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Bob Marley: 2015 Top Rankin’

My selection for best reggae album so far this year is Bob Marley and the Wailers Easy Skanking:  Boston 1978.  This phenomenal live set, released on CD/LP/DVD/Blu-Ray, captures the group at the peak of their career at Boston’s Music Hall… Continue Reading

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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… Continue Reading

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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… Continue Reading

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A Rare Reasoning With Yabby You

Peter Van Arnhem Contributing Editor Here we have a rare interview with Yabby You which appeared in the August 1995 issue of Forward Magazine.  Make sure to check the new Yabby You box set from Shanachie titled Dread Prophecy: The… Continue Reading

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Bob Marley Earthstrong Festivities Coverage

Big up my friend Jesse Serwer at LargeUp.com for sharing with us their coverage of the festivities in Jamaica to mark the 70th anniversary of Bob Marley’s birthday. Jesse and Martei Korley also covered the events for Rolling Stone.  … Continue Reading

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Raver Reviews: Jesse Royal impressive in US live performance debut

On one of the coldest nights of the year a near-capacity crowd showed up at Washington DC’s 930 Club to witness Jesse Royal‘s debut live performance in the US. The “Small Axe” performed a blistering set of singles from his… Continue Reading

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Bob Marley – Waiting in Vain (Live Dub Architect Mix at 9:30 Club – Washington DC)

I attended the Bob Marley Birthday Tribute show at the 930 Club in Washington, DC on Friday night February 6, 2015 – the 70th anniversary of Bob Marley’s birthday (February 6, 1945).  The show featured Jesse Royal in his debut… Continue Reading

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New Bob Marley performance documented!

Bob Marley’s comprehensive tour history has been thoroughly researched and meticulously documented by fans, collectors, and journalists over the past thirty-plus years.  Every tour date and venue has been checked against reliable resources such as newspaper articles, advertisements, concert reviews,… Continue Reading

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Raver Reviews: Drop what you are doing and buy this album!

With the November 2014 signing of Brooklyn reggae outfit New Kingston, New York City indie reggae label Easy Star Records proved itself, yet again, to be much more than just “those guys who dubbed out Pink Floyd’s Dark Side of… Continue Reading