John Brown’s Body Vocals and Dubs

An EXCLUSIVE Jah Raver selections mix feat. my favorite cuts from John Brown’s Body.  One of the most talented reggae collectives to ever emerge from the U.S. and one hell of a live reggae act.  If you are not familiar with them, please sit down, strap in, and enjoy!

1.Isle of Springs
2.This Day
3.Foolish Pride
4.This Is Drum and Bass
6.Orange & Gold
7.Ziontific Dub
8.Heart And Soul
9.Make It Easy
10.Pressure Points
11.The Gold
12.Struggling (Live)
13.Traveling Man
14.Turbo Dub
15.Fallujah Dub
16.Unknown Dub


‘MIDNITE MASSACRE VOL. 1′ (Midnight Raver Mix)

I must say, this is one of the toughest mixes we’ve ever constructed.  Hard reggae, real hard.  This speaks directly to the real heads out there.  “Who feels it knows it.”  From Saint Croix to Washington, DC to the world.  MIDNITE.  A rose through concrete…

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Pagan Pay Gone
Banking In The Pig
Lion Wears The Crown
Rastaman Stand
Love Right Live Right
Starting From
Homing Zone
Crown Aim
Suff Ra
Who A Go Do
Rasta To The Bone
Stretch Out
Is Real
Born In The Time
Jah Feed I
Babylon Dem Copy
Jubilees of Zion
All My Life

Cedric Myton Inna Dubplate Style

Someone sent this to me this morning.  Rare audio of Cedric Myton vocalizing over the “Jah Vengeance” riddim by Yabby You & Sons of Dub (1975) inna dubplate style.  Great to hear Cedric sounding as strong as ever.
Apparently the track is produced by Dreadlocksless Sound System from Sweden.  Big up for this murderous track!



Exodus/ Kaya “Scratch” Vocal Demos

This widely distributed demo tape has circulated for years as the “Exodus/Kaya ‘Scratch’ Vocal Demos (Neville Garrick Source)”.  I know for a fact that it was circulating under this name as early as 2008, which is the year I obtained it.  What you have on this tape are 10 demo tracks from the Exodus and Kaya sessions with excellent sound quality.

It appears that this set of recordings is mislabeled, as I recently discussed the origin of the tape with Marley archivist Roger Steffens:

“In August of 1988, after Sunsplash that year, I visited Junior Marvin at his home next door to 56 Hope Road, the Tuff Gong Headquarters, in Kingston.  He allowed me to copy several tapes that day, including the one that had the tracks listed below.”

So based on Roger’s comments, it appears that Junior Marvin actually liberated these demos, with Roger making them available en masse for the fans.

I have included them here for download.  Most collectors and die-hard fans already own these.  They are well worth the download if you don’t have them yet.

Exodus/Kaya Scratch Vocal Demos
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01-Misty Morning 4:03
02-Easy Skanking 3:13
03-Is This Love 4:14
04-Jamming 3:34
05-Exodus 7:54
06-She’s Gone 4:23
07-Waiting in Vain 4:50
08-Turn Your Lights Down Low 3:59
09-Running Away 4:19
10-Time Will Tell 3:39


Give thanks to Roger Steffens for taking the time to comment on this issue and for always sharing what he has with the fans.  You can visit Roger’s archives online at

Iconic Image of Marley at One Love Peace Concert, 1978

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