Black Uhuru (Original Line-Up), Charlotte, NC, 1990

Give thanks to the folks at www.reggaetraders.net for sharing this rare gem.  Black Uhuru featuring Duckie Simpson, Don Carlos, and Garth Dennis.  The original Waterhouse Black Uhuru line-up live and direct!  This was a tour that featured the original crew in top… Continue Reading


Toshi Reagon “Sun Is Shining” acoustic vibes

I am writing up my review of the Legacy of Bob Marley concert at the Kennedy Center last night.  I must post this in the meantime though.  This performance of Bob Marley’s “Sun Is Shining” by Toshi Reagon brought the… Continue Reading



The second generation offspring of Reggae Legend Bob Marley to perform Reggae In The Desert in Las Vegas, Utah Reggae Festival in Salt Lake City and Reggae On The Rocks at Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Colorado For Immediate Release–Los Angeles,… Continue Reading


Midnite Live at The Independent, San Francisco, CA 2007

Here is a phenomenal live performance from Midnite, which occurred on October 8, 2007 at The Independent in San Francisco, CA.  If you are anything like me, it has taken you a while to vibe with this band.  I am… Continue Reading


Rude boy gone a foreign

That’s right.  The Raver is scouring the streets of one of the great American cities this week…Montreal, steady looking for that vintage vinyl.  Seriously, it is shocking how much American culture dominates this French-Canadian territory.  I mean, just like America,… Continue Reading


Album Of The Week! Barrington Levy – Teach Me Culture (1983)

BARRINGTON LEVY ‘TEACH ME CULTURE’ (LIVE AND LEARN) 1983 Without question, Barrington Levy’s strongest effort is 1983’s ‘Teach Me Culture,’ engineered by Crucial Bunny and featuring the Roots Radics.  What rules this album is the Radics’ riddims, each one more… Continue Reading


Clive Field Marshall “Wha Happen to the Hostage?” (Wackies)

Here is a true gem from the Wackies crew.  From the incomparable album ‘Poor House Rockers’ we have Clive Field Marshall’s “Wha Happen to the Hostage?,” Clive’s take on the 1980 Iran hostage situation where US President Jimmy Carter could… Continue Reading


Apple Gabriel (Israel Vibration) “Rock On” (Londoner) 12″ vinyl single

Here is something you probably haven’t heard!  In the early eighties, Israel Vibration left Jamaica for the NYC.  It is in these early days in NYC that Apple Gabriel, backed by Skelly and Wiss, records this single which was released… Continue Reading


Bunny Wailer feat. Roots Radics “Jammins” (Extended)

The brutal extended version of Bunny Wailer’s “Jammins” from the ‘Rock ‘n Groove’ album.  Check Flabba’s murderous riddim on this one…Deadly! Also, Bunny Wailer in Musician magazine, written by Alan Di Perna and published November 1986 as Wailer embarks on… Continue Reading