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A Reasoning with Tony “Jah-T” Allen (Love Joys Part II)

MR – So the Love Joys disbanded in what 1982/83? Is that when the Abel & Allen thing began to take off? JT – “Yes. Me and Jah-T started recording as Abel & Allen. Around 1984 we met Sonny Ochai… Continue Reading

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“All I Can Say:” Raver’s EXCLUSIVE Interview with Sonia Abel-Allen of Love Joys (Part I)

Sonia Abel-Allen breaks her silence after 25 years to discuss her role in one of the greatest reggae groups to ever emerge on the US reggae scene, her legendary recordings for the “Studio Man,” and a life lived in Jah… Continue Reading

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Vintage Wackies 12″s

First up is Horace Andy’s “Tribute to Bob Marley” b/w “Great Super Star” issued in 1981 on a Top Ranking International 12″. [soundcloud url=”https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/196690753″ params=”color=ff5500&auto_play=false&hide_related=false&show_comments=true&show_user=true&show_reposts=false” width=”100%” height=”166″ iframe=”true” /] Here’s a killer tune by Carlton Livingston backed by the Wackies… Continue Reading

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More Wackies vinyl from the vault

Sugar Minott/Jah Batta “Cool Runnings” (Wackies) 12″ [soundcloud url=”https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/127252875″ params=”color=ff5500&auto_play=false&hide_related=false&show_comments=true&show_user=true&show_reposts=false” width=”100%” height=”166″ iframe=”true” /] ____________________ Harold Butler “Dedication Rock” (Wackies) [soundcloud url=”https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/120016949″ params=”color=ff5500&auto_play=false&hide_related=false&show_comments=true&show_user=true&show_reposts=false” width=”100%” height=”166″ iframe=”true” /] ____________________ Wayne Jarrett “African Woman” (Wackies) 10″ [soundcloud url=”https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/113500610″ params=”color=ff5500&auto_play=false&hide_related=false&show_comments=true&show_user=true&show_reposts=false” width=”100%” height=”166″ iframe=”true”… Continue Reading

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Digikiller Come Again…Joe Axumite, Jah Batta, Lutan Fyah (Wackies)

Lutan Fyah / Jah Batta – Dem No Like Mi Address / Who is the Almighty 10″ (Wackie’s)   A milestone release, the first contemporary productions to be released by DKR! Bullwackie is still keeping the faith, recording and producing… Continue Reading

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Wailers-related “shockers” from the MIDNIGHT RAVER vinyl collection

Included here are several vinyl singles that are related in some way to The Wailers.  Maybe it’s an interesting cover version.  Maybe it was recorded at Tuff Gong.  Maybe it was pressed to the Tuff Gong or 56 Hope Road… Continue Reading