Why Marley’s performance at Smile Jamaica matters

“Me always in exile. Fe me Rastaman is man in exile. I am known in Jamaica and ’em shoot after me but nobody don’t know who me kept it a secret. Somebody shoot after me. Me not afraid a people… Continue Reading


“How many rivers do we have to cross before I can tour with the Boss?”

As someone who has spent years researching the lives and careers of the great reggae artists of our time, its always great to come across some piece of new information that I never knew before.  While going through my press… Continue Reading


Bob Marley shot dead, 1976

This article appeared in several U.S. newspapers on December 5, 1976. On 3 December 1976, two days before Smile Jamaica, a free concert organized by the Jamaican Prime Minister Michael Manley in an attempt to ease tension between two warring political… Continue Reading


Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry Special on Midnight Dread June 23rd, 1980

I’ve always held Lee Perry in the highest esteem since I first discovered reggae & noticed his tracks had that certain something extra. In this opening segment from this week’s 33 years ahead Midnight Dread I & I bored down… Continue Reading


Junior Marvin: For Immediate Release

Check Junior’s new VIDEO! Also check Junior Marvin HERE and at www.juniormarvin.com Album Review: Bob Marley & The Wailers Kaya [Deluxe Edition] by Larson Sutton 04/23/2013 Bob Marley & The Wailers’ Kaya celebrated its 35th birthday with a release of… 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.



35TH ANNIVERSAR​Y REISSUE ON AUDIOPHILE 180GRAM VIRGIN VINYL This year marks the 35th anniversary of Bob Marley & The Wailers’ now classic, 1978 release, Kaya. To celebrate, on April 22, 2013, Universal Music will release Kaya: 35th Anniversary Deluxe Edition (Island/Tuff… Continue Reading


The Shooting Of Bob Marley

This blog survives day-to-day because of the brilliant work of others.  Vivienne Goldman documented the Wailers like nobody else did.  She was able to do this because she was part of Bob’s circle of friends.  She lived it.  Endless bus… Continue Reading