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Black Uhuru Demos, Unreleased Tracks

Here is a real treat for all Black Uhuru fans.  Needless to say, Black Uhuru own the heavyweight title in reggae post-1981.  Brutal, produced by Doctor Dread and recorded primarily in 1985 in Jamaica (some tracks were reworked and mixed… Continue Reading

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Junior Marvin’s first jam session with Bob Marley

The date was February 14, 1977.  Valentines Day.  Junior Marvin is introduced to Bob Marley at a London flat.  Here is a rare recording of their first few minutes jamming on “Waiting In Vain.”  Bob Marley on vocal and acoustic… Continue Reading

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Bob Marley and the Wailers Rehearsal, May 31, 1978, Miami, FL

Included here is a rehearsal session from May 31, 1978 at the Criteria Studios in Miami, FL.  This is a great session with plenty of Marley’s hits in excellent audio quality. 01 BMW – Rastaman Chant 02 BMW – Burnin’… Continue Reading

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MIDNIGHT RAVER’S Bob Marley Singles Vinyl Megamix

For your weekend soundtrack I threw together only the finest selections of Bob Marley and the Wailers’ singles from the vinyl catalog.  Set starts off with my favorite BMW tune “So Much Trouble In The World” with Tyrone Downie murdering… Continue Reading

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Bob Marley and the Wailers Live in London, 1975 (King Biscuit Broadcast)

Included here is Bob Marley and the Wailers live at the Lyceum Theatre, London, July 18, 1975 as heard on the King Biscuit Flower Hour in 1976   After a particularly up-tempo version of “Burnin’ and Lootin’” they segue into a… Continue Reading

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Bob Marley: Rudebwoy

One of my favorite photos of an artist that is now bigger than The Beatles.  The most recognizable face on the planet.  We see him here as just another street kid, struggling for his next meal, taking one to the head. … Continue Reading

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“Anti-Apartheid”/”Solidarity” Bunny Wailer (Peter Tosh on melodica) 1975

“Anti-Apartheid” is a tune recorded in the summer of 1975 as part of the ‘Solomonic Reggae Star Peter Tosh’ project.  Produced by Bunny Wailer and recorded at Aquarius by Karl Pitterson, this tune features the almost impossible talents of Peter… Continue Reading

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Bunny Wailer ‘Blackheart Man’ (Jamaican Mix) 1976

Bunny Wailer’s 1976 masterpiece ‘Black heart Man’ is simply one of the greatest reggae recordings ever.  It is, for all intents and purposes, a Wailers album with Bunny on lead, featuring Carlton Barrett on drums, Family Man on bass, Tyrone Downie on… Continue Reading

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Family Man talks new music and hints at reunion

The Wailers’ tour made its way through the Washington, D.C. area on August 12, 2012 when they played the historic State Theater in Falls Church, VA. Fortunately, on a night when both Don Carlos and The Wailers were in Washington,… Continue Reading

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“Growing Dread: KC, The Wailers, and Me” by Mark Lee

The following essay by Mark Lee was published on May 11, 2011 at www.abengnews.com, a weekly online publication which showcases features, news analysis, commentary and the arts from a growing global network of correspondents, with a decidedly Caribbean/Jamaican flavor.  The… Continue Reading