Issue 20


Five years strong. For our 20th Issue, we pay tribute to Jamaican-music pioneer Lee “Scratch” Perry and members of the Memphis musical family, Eightball & MJG. Buy the Playlist!

  • re:Discovery Trinity, Ackie, Sparrow’s Troubadours, Band of Mercy and the Salvations, Anthony Red Rose
  • In Memoriam: Dewey Redman (1931-2006)
  • Audio Heritage: An Archival Perspective on Recorded Media Subject: Magnetic Tape (pt. 1 of 3)
  • This Revolution Was Televised The Life and Work of Eric Monte
  • Secret Ingredient Percussionist Johnny Griggs Flavored the J.B. Stew
  • Sanctified Dance Hall Early ’80s Sound System in an Abandoned Paris Church
  • North Bronx Roots Lloyd “Bullwackie” Barnes’s Once-Overlooked Reggae Label Wackie’s is Seeing New Light
  • Playing in Mr. B’s Yard The Soul Syndicate Rocked Classic Tracks for Reggae’s Top Producers
  • City Too Hot: The Excessive Apex and Sudden Fall of the Black Ark An Extract From People Funny Boy: The Genius of Lee “Scratch” Perry
  • Can You Hear What I Hear? Walter Sear and his Sear Sound are the Last of the Analog Champions
  • The King Size Soul of Curtis Ousley Curtis Ousley / King Curtis
  • Scorpio Rising Dennis Coffey and the Birth of Psychedelic Soul
  • Graffiti’s Not Hip-Hop If You Call it That, Then Stop.
  • Memphis Sons Orange Mound Natives Eightball & MJG Are a Living Legacy
  • Freak Master Freak Master
  • Academic Archive Volume XIII Clothesline Revivals’ View of a Century Long Gone
  • Toronto Gets Tropical Jamaicans in Canada Cultivate U.S. Funk and Soul – Interview with Jay Douglas of the Cougars

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