November 12, 2011, at 6:28 pm

Lucky Sevens

Trojan have put out a number of quality releases this year, latest off the block and up there with the best of them is a box set of seven singles which are described with good reason as some of the most sought after releases on Trojan and it’s associated labels. All come with replicas of the original labels including classics such as Blue Cat, Amalgamated and off course Trojan itself.

[audio:] Stir It Up

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October 8, 2010, at 11:05 pm

Solomonic Sevens

The Japanese Dub Store crew have just re-issued another four Bunny Wailer 7″ singles (all are on the Solomonic label unless indicated):

Wailers – Pass It On / Trod On Wailers – Arabs Oil Weapon / Dubd – Version Bob Marley & The Wailers – This Train / Wailers – Reincarnated Souls (Wail N Soul M label) Wailers – Life Line / Big Youth – Black On Black

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September 13, 2010, at 12:15 am

A Small Axe

If Bob Marley And The Wailers had produced no more music following their sojourn with Lee Perry circa 1970-72 then Bob might not have been a global superstar but the group would have certainly have been legends within reggae. Many say the music they made in this period is their best and with tunes like Small Axe, Duppy Conqueror and Soul Rebel it’s hard to disagree.


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February 15, 2010, at 2:39 pm

Read it in the Gleaner

A couple of articles in the Gleaner that are worth a read; a very short piece by Mel Cooke about Dennis Brown’s classic, Promised Land and a longer piece pondourously titled “Reempowering the Unsung Wailers – The importance of Peter Tosh and Bunny Livingston to Marley’s ascendancy” by Herbie Miller. The title may be long but it does what it says and is worth a look.

May 18, 2008, at 9:32 pm

Grand Theft Auto 4

I don’t play games much but was interested to find out what was played on the two Reggae radio channels on Grand Theft Auto 4. Incase anyone cares they go something like this:

Tuff Gong Station

Stephen Marley – Chase Dem Bob Marley and the Wailers – Concrete Jungle (The Unreleased Original Jamaican Version) Bob Marley and the Wailers – Pimper’s Paradise Bob Marley and the Wailers – Rat Race Bob Marley and the Wailers … continue reading…

February 5, 2008, at 9:12 am

Marley and Football

There is a nice piece about Allan “Skill” Cole in the Jamaica Gleaner today. It focuses on his relationship with Bob Marley and has some nice anecdotes including the time they beat Eddy Grant’s team 9-1 in London in the early 70’s. Bet he sung “Gimme Hope Jo’anna” after that…