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Legend in the Lens: 20 Awesome + Inspiring Images of Bob Marley (LargeUp.com)

Big up my friend Jesse Serwer and all the folks over at LargeUp.com for soliciting my input for their outstanding “Legend in the Lens: 20 Awesome + Inspiring Images of Bob Marley” feature.  I shared five of my favorite images… Continue Reading

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Killer new track from Junior Marvin’s Force One!

After back to back sold out performances at The Hamilton, Washington DC’s top live venue, Junior Marvin’s Force One and Nappy Riddem are ready to take the Foundation To Creation show on the road for the rest of the year.… Continue Reading

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Wailing Rudy Jah Fire Weighty Eighties Midnight Dread #51 with Row Jah December 28-29th, Best of 1980

“Love We A Deal With” sing The Rastafarians featuring Haile Maskel, Vision Walker (of the original Wailers), Herb Daly et al as the Santa Cruz based roots masters fire up this radio program answering Moses’ Musical Desire. Mikey Dread chimes… Continue Reading

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‘Radio Freelancer’ Mikey Dread+ debuts in Midnight Dread #47 Nov. 30th-Dec. 1st 1980

Wonder coming to town! Where’s Bob? Masterblaster staying alive. The Cimarons march down Ken Boothe’s “Freedom Street”. Sly Dunbar plays “Mr. Music” and the thundering herd gets spooked sparking a runaway riddim flight complete with Aswad’s latest “Dub Charge” remix… Continue Reading

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Mankind Getting Stuck, JA / USA elections crash Midnight Dread #43 Nov. 2nd-3rd 1980

These big changes intensified dread. The 1980 Jamaican elections were held on October 30th. The USA followed suit 30 hours after this radio show. Read it in the news. The JA article linked above mentions the possible political connection to… Continue Reading

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Rockers From Higher Powers I-Tal & Session in Midnight Dread #41 Oct. 19th-20th 1980

Domestic bliss on board. I-tal forever puts Painesville, Ohio on the reggae map with their premium debut, the majestic & soaring “Rockers” contained herein. Burning Spear is about to make his west coast debut in San Francisco so 33 years… Continue Reading

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England’s legendary punky reggae filmmaker Don Letts on Midnight Dread October 5th, 1980

Fresh from two weeks of filming Lee Perry for Island Records and in San Francisco scouting possible locations for his ‘political satire’ modern western “Dread At The Control” with mini-cabs instead of horses, foundational 1970s music filmmaker Don Letts visits… Continue Reading

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“CAUTION-EXPLOSIVE 1-Lay Flat On Turntable 2-Turn Up Volume 3-Stand Back” when Midnight Dread #37 drops the Mo/Trench/Town bomb “MasterBlaster Jammin” the day Bob collapsed 9/21/80

Like A Tale of Two Cities opens ‘it was the best of times, it was the worst of times’. On the day Stevie Wonder’s brilliant new single from his upcoming album HOTTER THAN JULY was breaking all over the radio… Continue Reading

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Don’t miss a new RIFFIN’

FRIDAYS: 7.00 PM JA TIME, 8.00 pm US SUNDAYS: 5.10 pm JA Time, 6.10 pm US LIVE STREAM: http://www.newstalk93fm.com/ THE FRIDAY RIFF 7/26, 7 pm EST: “GETTING IT ON FOR TRAYVON” with Steel Pulse and Stevie Wonder. The Southern California… Continue Reading

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Bob Marley and the Wailers: Stevie Wonder Dream 1975

The Wonder Dream Concert held on October 4, 1975 at Kingston’s National Stadium was one of three events on the Holiday Jamaica package scheduled from September 29, 1975 through October 5, 1975.  The concert was a benefit for the Jamaican… Continue Reading