Rare Wailers 7s from the MIDNIGHT RAVER archives

Here are a few 7″ singles from my collection… The first 7″ I’m sharing is Roots feat. Wailers Band “Evil That You Do” with a flip of “Don Won Dub” performed by the Wailers Band. The original 7″ was produced… Continue Reading


The Tragic Case of Carlton Barrett

Story by Sybil E Hibbert Sybil E Hibbert is a veteran journalist and retired court reporting specialist. She is also the wife of Retired ACP Isadore ‘Dick’ Hibbert, rated among the top Jamaican detectives of his time. ALBERTINE Barrett, widow… Continue Reading


MIDNIGHT RAVER talks with RoJah Steffens about going on tour with The Wailers

A MIDNIGHT RAVER/WORLD-A-REGGAE EXCLUSIVE! I  spoke recently with Wailers historian and “U.S. Reggae Ambassador to the World” Roger Steffens regarding his recent tour of North America with The Wailers – a tour in which the band is showcasing the classic album Survival to… Continue Reading


Junior Marvin albums hit online stores tomorrow!

Julian ‘Junior’ Marvin’s first dub album titled ‘Junior Marvin:  Lion to Zion Dub’  mixed by our good friend and “mixologist  to the stars” Jim Fox of  Lion & Fox Recording Studios, Washington DC, will hit online stores tomorrow, February 6, 2013 (of… Continue Reading


Pick Of The Week: ‘Strength Of My Life’ by Israel Vibration (Dubs included!)

This week’s album selection is a special one for me.  Israel Vibration’s Strength Of My Life was one of those albums that comes along at just the right moment in your life.  Right when you need guidance, reassurance, and a… Continue Reading


Junior Marvin set to release two albums on Marley’s birthday

World-A-Reggae, THE international source for all things reggae, dub, and dancehall, received word from Junior Marvin that he is planning the release of his two new albums on February 6, 2013, on what would have been Bob Marley’s 68th birthday.… Continue Reading


Roots feat. The Wailers Band “Evil That You Do” / “Don Won Dub” (Randy’s)

So for the next several days I will be sharing selections from the Roots, Rock, Randy’s box set released in 2012 by VP Records.  The set of seven 7″s, executive produced by Clive Chin,  include rare selections from Chin’s private archive… Continue Reading


Junior Marvin to drop two albums in spring 2013

Junior Marvin, former lead guitarist of Bob Marley and the Wailers and former lead vocalist of The Wailers Band, tells the MIDNIGHT RAVER BLOG that he is readying the release of two albums in the spring of 2013. The first is… Continue Reading


Distant Drums

MIDNIGHT RAVER BLOG is pleased to announce that world-renowned Bob Marley and the Wailers collector and historian GLEN LOCKLEY is joining us and will be contributing back issues of the legendary DISTANT DRUMS fanzine.  This is an absolutely essential addition to the MIDNIGHT RAVER BLOG.… Continue Reading