The first DAT compendium from the Doug Wendt archive to be posted anywhere arrives exclusively through Midnight Raver. Curated, mastered, and sequenced onto Digital Audio Tape in the mid-1990s from original long playing & fairly clean album vinyl sources. Rise and meet Jah. So Jah Jah say. I and I know. The DJs say Amen. Walk with Jah Love. Love Jah with all my heart. Jah me right. Live-icated to Jah.
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Here is a real rarity. This book, ostensibly titled “Reggae Inna Dancehall Style” was published by Black Music Press and features the stunning photography and words of Tero Kaski and Pekka Vuorinen of Finland. As far as I know, it has been out-of-print for many years. I’ve been trying to track down the photographers, who I believe hail from Finland. If anyone knows where to contact them, please let me know at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Some rare video from the Volcano era:
Jamaica’s legendary dub & reggae innovator/inventor Lee “Scratch” Perry backed by NYC dub and bass specialists Subatomic Sound System will embark on a Western USA tour @ Coachella on Friday, April 12 (and again on April 19). Includes Selector UK on select dates. Expect classic rootical dub reggae music vibrations, and something unpredictable.
Lee “Scratch” Perry (official)
Subatomic Sound System
Subatomic Sound System live lineup will include Dubblestandart’s Paul Zasky on bass, Black Ark veteran Larry McDonald on percussion, and many other guests.
The tour runs April 12 – 21 over to Vegas and up to Portland. Check back for details: http://www.facebook.com/SubatomicSoundSystem/
Lee Perry: “Blackboard Jungle” from Dub to Dubstep documentary featuring Subatomic Sound System
4/12/13 Coachella Indio CA Empire Polo Field 81-100 Avenue 51
4/14/13 Hard Rock Café – Vegas Strip Las Vegas NV 3771 S. Las Vegas Blvd
4/15/13 The Glass House Pomona CA 200 West Second Street
4/16/13 Regency Ballroom San Francisco CA 1300 Van Ness (@ Sutter)
4/17/13 Ace of Spades Sacramento CA 1417 R Street
4/19/13 Coachella Indio CA Empire Polo Field 81-100 Avenue 51
4/21/13 Refuge Portland OR 116 SE Yamhill St
It is hard to believe, but it has been a year since we received the inconceivable news that our brother, Franco Mancini, had passed away at the tragically young age of 43. From very humble beginnings in Matera, in the deep south of Italy, Franco went on to have a long and distinguished goalkeeping career with, amongst others, Foggia, Lazio, Bari and Napoli. Whichever club he represented, Franco was always extremely popular with the tifosi, the fans on the terraces, who appreciated his combative, expressive style of play and humility, borne out of his tough upbringing. What he lacked in stature, 5′ 9″ (1m 76cm) is extremely short for a top-class goalkeeper, he made up for in agility. Indeed, one of his nicknames was ‘il giaguaro’ – the jaguar.
After hanging up his gloves, Franco attended coaching courses at Coverciano, the headquarters of the Italian Football Association. In July 2010, he joined his mentor Zdenek Zeman at former club Foggia, as goalkeeping coach, then followed the maverick coach to Pescara the following season. The club were to gain promotion to the top flight after securing the Serie B championship, though tragically Franco did not live to see this success confirmed.
Off the field, Franco was a devoted family man and huge reggae fan. He was well known in our community as an enthusiastic and knowledgeable collector, and loved nothing more than organising trades or tracking down rare vinyl and memorabilia. He was also an accomplished drummer, applying the same intensity that he took onto the football pitch to the drum-kit, creating rock-solid roots riddims.
On a personal level, Franco was one of the most generous and down-to-earth people I have ever had the pleasure of befriending. Though our sense of loss has been profound, we can only imagine the pain that Chiara, Francesco and Alessandro have had to endure. All we can do, as Franco’s reggae family, is to continue to offer our support to them, and celebrate the good times we shared. We miss you, bro’.
Sempre con noi, sempre nei nostri cuori
By Glen Lockley And The Midnight Raver Blog Crew