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Discoveries of a Pop Music Archaeologist

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Category: Bob Marley +/- the Wailers

Bob Marley +/- the Wailers
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Early Wailers: Pre-Island Years

Thanks to the local public library, I am no longer the same person I once was after reading Roger Steffens‘ comprehensive and thoughtfully organized oral history of Bob Marley and, by extension, The Wailers, from their earliest days.  Halfway through the book I felt compelled to take notes about a

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Johnny Nash: Pop Reggae, 1972

Charlie Gillett  (author of 1970 seminal roots rock history, Sound of the City) writes this review of Johnny Nash‘s 1972 LP, I Can See Clearly Now, for the Rolling Stone Record Review, which says, in part: “It’s strange, but not accidental that the man who has brought Moog and accordion

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Melodica as High Art: “Talkin’ Blues” Dub Style

I confess I am not an Augustus Pablo scholar, but I would bet big money that Pablo’s dub take on Bob Marley‘s “Talkin’ Blues” is among the most inspired recordings in his canon.  I only wish I could determine the source of the original Marley vocal and backing track –

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