Reggae-ta De Blanc

Of all the brilliant things that the UK has given the world…The Beatles, Carbonated Water, Led Zeppelin, Motorhead, Misty In Roots, vacuum cleaners…The Police have to be near the top of that list.  Synchronicity was the first recorded album I… Continue Reading


Ziggy Marley & The Melody Makers comin’ of age in Rolling Stone 1987, 1988, 1989

Three Midnight Dread archived press clippings from Rolling Stone magazine in the late 1980s briefly trace the career of Ziggy Marley & The Melody Makers. Taken from the Random Notes upfront sections of April 23rd, 1987 (page 10) and January… Continue Reading


‘Rastaman With A Bullet:’ Rolling Stone, August 1976

Here is the notable piece about Marley and Jamaican politricks in 1976.  My favorite written piece on Marley…ever.  Click on the iconic cover to read in our digital library.


‘Marley, the Maytals, and the Reggae Armageddon’ (Bob Marley interview, 1975)

Today I share with you an interview that Richard Cromelin conducted with Bob Marley in 1975.  The interview, published in Rolling Stone magazine on 11 September 1975, provides insight into Rastafari, the use of ganja as a sacrament, and Babylon. … Continue Reading


“Movement of Jah people…”

Here we have several rarely heard versions from the Exodus album, which was voted by Time magazine as the album of the millenium. 1. Exodus Advert 2. Natural Mystic (Countryman Version) 3. Exodus (12″ mix) Jamaica Gleaner, June 27, 1977… Continue Reading


Reggae In Babylon

I have included a crucial Wailers Mix and an article that appeared in Rolling Stone in October 1976. Exodus 12” Simmer Down Thank You Lord Destiny Bus Dem Shut Smile Jamaica Battering Down Sentence Chances Are One Drop Belly Full… Continue Reading


Bob Marley: The Shooting of a Wailer by Cameron Crowe, January 13, 1977

Bob Marley: The shooting of a Wailer Los Angeles – Bob Marley, one of the world’s best-known reggae performers, and three other persons were shot December 3rd when seven gunmen burst onto the grounds of Marley’s home in Kingston, Jamaica,… Continue Reading