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06 December 2013 Written by

Junior Murvin Died Last Week

Reggae great Junior Murvin reportedly died Monday morning at his home in Portland Parish, Jamaica. The falsetto singer born Murvin Junior Smith in 1949 was best known for his 1976 classic "Police and Thieves," recorded by Lee "Scratch" Perry and famously covered by the Clash on their self-titled debut the…

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One of the founding members of reggae act UB40 has quit the band after more than 30 years, complaining that it was making him "miserable". Astro, a vocalist and trumpet player, broke the news to his bandmates - who scored hits with songs such as One In Ten and Red…

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21 November 2013 Written by

Lee Scratch Perry Back At It

"If I pulled the plug, just like that, then snap!, the entire universe could disappear," famed reggae producer Lee "Scratch" Perry tells Rolling Stone. "But then it would be on my conscience. I was sent here to make people happy . . . but repentance is coming." "Repentance" refers to…

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Asked what it's like to follow in the footsteps of his famous father, Bob Marley, a man who comes as close to deification as our popular culture will allow, Stephen replies with only a sentence fragment: "Rastaman vibration positive." That response could be taken a couple of ways. Maybe by…

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07 November 2013 Written by

Founding Melodians Member Dies

Tony Brevett, who has died aged 64, was a founding member of the Melodians, one of Jamaica's most popular harmony groups, which had a hit with their reggae adaptation of the spiritual hymn Rivers of Babylon. The song, which featured on the soundtrack of The Harder They Come (1972), a…

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Why do musicians risk it all? Daniel Yeboah, reggae artist and Sodexo employee at Sargent dining hall, says it best himself: “Music is life.” Even though he has worked at Sargent for the past 13 years, Yeboah started out as a musician and plans on always being one. Under the…

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