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EXCLUSIVE! Rare photos of Bob Marley, Wailers at the Apollo Theater, 1979

On Saturday, November 29, 2014, the Wailers band led by original bassist Aston “Family Man” Barrett, will play the legendary Apollo Theater in Harlem, NYC 35 years after Bob Marley and the Wailers made their debut at the historic venue… Continue Reading

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Bob Marley “Ride Natty Ride” Rehearsal, Tuff Gong, 1979

Included here is a rare rehearsal session outtake from Tuff Gong studios circa 1979.  “Ride Natty Ride” is a track from the Survival LP.  Bob Marley and the Wailers performed this tune live throughout the 1979 Survival tour. Here is a… Continue Reading

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“So Much Trouble In The World” (Diament Remaster)

I’m kicking off my weekend with my favorite Bob Marley tune “So Much Trouble In The World.”  This track from the ‘Survival’ album was remastered by audio engineer Barry Diament and is, in my opinion, the very best version available. … Continue Reading

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MIDNIGHT RAVER talks with RoJah Steffens about going on tour with The Wailers

A MIDNIGHT RAVER/WORLD-A-REGGAE EXCLUSIVE! I  spoke recently with Wailers historian and “U.S. Reggae Ambassador to the World” Roger Steffens regarding his recent tour of North America with The Wailers – a tour in which the band is showcasing the classic album Survival to… Continue Reading

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Survival Rehearsal Recordings, 1979

Originally slated to be titled Black Survival, Survival is an album with an outwardly militant theme which explores the themes of black nationalism, Pan-African solidarity, and injustice at all levels. Marley took a great risk in releasing such a politically… Continue Reading

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Back-A-Yaad With Bob Marley: Interview 1979

Today I share with you another brilliant piece by noted music journalist Vivien Goldman.  This interview with Bob Marley was conducted at Marley’s home at 56 Hope Road.  The interview was initially published in Melody Maker on August 11, 1979. Vivien… Continue Reading

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On the Tokyo Trail of Bob Marley & the Wailers

Please read the story of Bob Marley and the Wailers‘ tour through Japan in April 1979.  The post is written by my friend Martijn Huisman. On the Tokyo Trail of Bob Marley & the Wailers. © Mitsuhiro Sugawara Bob Marley… Continue Reading