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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 form performing songs from their incredible reunion album...
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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 house down.  Incredible bluesy version.  
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Sylvan White “Africans Unite” w/version

The criminally neglected roots singer Sylvan White, who recorded a number of singles in the late ’70s and early ’80s for the Freedom Sound and Cornerstone labels, is bittersweet to listen to.  Sweet because the songs are so consistently good, and bitter because White recorded so little and...
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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, the people are rude-as-shit, hippies begging for cash...
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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 his first US solo tour.  
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Bob Marley: One Love Peace Concert 1978 (Re-Up!)

Here we have a rarely circulated article and interview with Bob Marley published in Gig magazine, Vol. 4, 1978.  The interview and article focus primarily on Marley’s now-historic performance at the One Love Peace Concert – an out-of-body/out-of-mind performance that is almost otherworldly, a supernatural soul sacrifice. To...
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