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Toots Hibbert injured by bottle thrown at concert

A Richmond, Va. area man was charged on Sunday with aggravated assault and public intoxication after throwing a bottle at reggae singer Frederick "Toots" Hibbert during a concert Saturday, reported The Richmond Times-Dispatch.<p>Toots, who fronts Toots and the Maytals, were performing at the Dominion …

KCRW Presents: Jimmy CliffKCRW

It was a magical experience having reggae legend Jimmy Cliff here at KCRW for the first time, as the Rock and Roll Hall of Famer played a set of timeless classics and fantastic cuts off his new album, <i>Rebirth</i>. In an intimate, soul-stirring set — he sang and played acoustic guitar, with just one …

THE WAILERS AND THE NEW REGGAE by CARL GAYLE

King Edwards: Last Of The Original Soundmen

<b>An interview with Vincent Edwards by Mike Turner and Brad Klein</b><p><i>A half century has gone by and there is still a steady stream of books, films,</i> …

Unreleased ROCKERS soundtrack cuts in Midnight Dread #36, San Francisco Bay Area, Sept. 14th 1980 KTIM | MIDNIGHT RAVER

The ROCKERS film soundtrack album was originally designed as a two record set. This top notch reggae radio program plays several tracks cut from the …

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Reggae star Prince Jazzbo dies in Jamaica

The performer and producer was a pioneer of a form of reggae that directly inspired hip-hop.<p>KINGSTON, Jamaica (AP) — Prince Jazzbo, a rap reggae performer and producer whose career spanned 40 years, has died in his native Jamaica. He was 62.<p>Jazzbo died at his St. Catherine parish home after a fight …

Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry Is ‘Back on the Controls’ in Roots Reggae Return

“If I pulled the plug, just like that, then <i>snap!</i>, the entire universe could disappear,” famed reggae producer Lee “Scratch” Perry tells <i>Rolling Stone</i>. …

Reggae singer Junior Murvin dies in Jamaica

Singer Junior Murvin, best known for the reggae single Police and Thieves, has died in Jamaica.<p>The Jamaica Observer reported that Murvin, born Murvin Smith, was admitted to hospital last week for diabetes and hypertension. His son told the publication that his father died at Port Antonio hospital …