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Augustus Pablo “City of David,” “Iggy Iggy,” “Soul Vibration” and more

Here are some crucial cuts from Augustus Pablo.  From the ‘Earth Rightful Ruler’ LP we have “City of David” and from the ‘Red Sea’ album we have “Iggy, Iggy” and “Soul Vibration.” “Soul Vibration” is actually credited to ‘The Teacher,’… Continue Reading

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Clive Chin Productions: Rare Black Uhuru, Gladiators

Here are two rare 7″s from the Roots, Rock, Randy’s box set released in 2012 by VP Records.  The set of seven 7″s, executive produced by Clive Chin,  include rare selections from Chin’s private archive which he made available to fans… Continue Reading

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Cedric Congo Meets Mad Professor (2013) Ariwa Sounds

What was my reaction when I found out that Cedric Myton was collaborating on an album with Mad Professor?  ECSTATIC! When I found out that Cedric would be singing original vocals over some of the most noteworthy reggae riddims I… Continue Reading

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Mikey Dread, Live in Scotland (2013)

And yet another great reggae release for 2013.  What a treat this one is!  Mikey Dread live in Glasgow, Scotland.  Backed by the Roots Radics and an outstanding horn section, Mikey Dread rips the roof off of a small club… Continue Reading

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Prince Junior “Girl For All Seasons”/”Version” (Deeper Knowledge) repress

I have been very impressed with the quality of reggae represses over the past 2 years.  Real quality roots reggae, pressed to decent vinyl, and sold at a very reasonable price.  This is one of the outstanding represses that Brooklyn’s… Continue Reading

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Mikey & London dread March 1980; I-Witness reports/music from Mighty Moe Armstrong; Midnight Dread radio show #11

33 years ahead! Mikey Dread’s custom-made Midnight Dread theme song debuts at the top of this March 17th, 1980 now weekly program. Moe Armstrong, one of the most unforgettable human beings I’ve ever met, joins me as crucial co-host packing… Continue Reading