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Tag Archives: Reggae and Caribbean

Culture: World Peace

Culture is one of Jamaican reggae’s most respected names, beginning in the ’70s as a vocal trio and continuing to this day as Joseph “Culture” Hill, lead singer and songwriter of the original trio, and a revolving cast of musicians, still brings the militant consciousness, Rastafarian perspective, and deep roots …

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Dub Side of the Moon Live

Though it has received not one comment – tres peculiar – this review of the Easy Star All-Stars’ Dub Side of the Moon, an extremely successful reggae-based reworking of Dark Side of the Moon, has generated more Amazon sales than any other post we have ever run. Go figure. Now …

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Ultimate Reggae collection

Summer is almost here – although it’s 55 and raining today in Cleveland – and summer is the time for the langorous strains of a Jamaican backbeat wafting on the floral breeze. Ya mon, it’s reggae time, and if you only have one collection spanning the entire reggae era (in …

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Marley Musical Exhumation Continues

When all is said and done, Bob Marley’s musical bones will have been as picked over as Jimi Hendrix’s and John Lennon’s: The family of Bob Marley has discovered a batch of unheard recordings by the reggae icon that may be used as the basis for an album partially produced …

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Hepcat – Push ‘n Shove

I imagine for reasons of component origins, whenever I spend much time pondering the blues, I end up thinking about reggae and ska. Hepcat’s Push ‘n Shoveis my favorite American ska album of the last several years, and one of my faves going all the way back to to the …

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When “Hell” Is Very Real

Brian wrote very interesting and powerful testimony into the mindset of the Christian fundamentalism in which he was raised, or at least schooled. He also extrapolates that experience onto President Bush, which I would caution against as an exercise in projection. The fire and brimstone imagery of Christian fundamentalism is …

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All Good

A couple of days ago we mentioned the blockbuster hippie-fest Bonnaroo Music Festival coming to Tennessee this June – there’s another camp and jam extravaganza featuring some of the same artists coming to West Virginia in May: Thursday, May 15 to Sunday, May 18, 2003 7th Annual ALL GOOD MUSIC …

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