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The Wailers Tuff Gong Sessions 1970/1971

Included here are early Wailers studio recordings from the years 1970 and 1971.  These were pivotal years for Bob Marley, Neville Livingston, and Peter Tosh – The Wailing Wailers. Marley has been in the music hustle full-time now for eight solid years, having laid down his first four recordings...
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Bob Marley rehearsal, Tuff Gong Studios, 1980

Included here is perhaps the most magical video footage ever recorded of Bob Marley. My good friend Dermot Hussey filmed Marley rehearsing at Tuff Gong Studios on May 1, 1980. The footage was recorded for a television show that Hussey was producing at the time called “Nommo.”
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Bob Marley & the Wailers Rehearsal, Tuff Gong, 1979

Here is a great tape featuring Bob Marley and the Wailers in rehearsal at Tuff Gong Studios 1979.  Listen closely to “Zimbabwe” where you can hear the random people hanging at the studio sing along with Bob.  Also, the 21-minute “Ride Natty Ride” is timeless.  My favorite rehearsal...
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Freddie McGregor: Riddim So Nice

Freddie McGregor is a once in a generation talent.  Aside from his brilliant work at Studio One as a singer and master drummer, he has arranged and produced some extraordinary records.  When you think about Freddie’s greatest albums, BOBBY BOBYLON and MR. MCGREGOR most likely come to mind. ...
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“I know Jah will be waiting there…”

“I Know” is one of Bob Marley’s most brilliant and prophetic songs and one that is always on my turntable.  Although it was released as a 12″ on Tuff Gong in 1981 shortly after Bob passed on, the peculiar sounding tune was actually recorded in September 1975 at...
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Chronixx Live at Jamnesia 2012, BBCOne 2013

Here is a raw performance from Chronixx at the birthplace of the revival movement, Jamnesia.  CLICK HERE to read more about the ‘reggae revival’ and Jamnesia’s role in in it’s development.   Another fine performance by Chronixx at Tuff Gong for BBCOne And here he is as a...
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Bob Marley & Dermot Hussey, 56 Hope Road, 1979

PLUS VINTAGE INTERVIEW BY VIVIEN GOLDMAN! In 1979, Bob Marley invited his friend and JBC broadcaster Dermot Hussey to 56 Hope Road for an interview and to film rehearsal sessions at the newly constructed Tuff Gong Recording Studio.  At the time, Dermot was producing a television show called...
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