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Various Artists: Live At The Turntable Club/Reggae Hit The Town/20 Tighten-Ups/20 Reggae Disco Hits

Review by Ian MacDonald, New Musical Express, 6 September 1975

"DENNIS BROWN," announces Trojan manager Webster Shrowder From the sleeve of the man's album, "is one of my favourite artists, who I put in the ...

Dennis Brown

Interview by Kris Needs, ZigZag, December 1978

HE'S BEEN ON the stage for twelve years, eight of those rarely out of the Jamaican charts. He's a major reggae ambassador to Canada, the ...

Dennis Brown: Words Of Wisdom (Laser)

Review by Richard Williams, Melody Maker, 1979

THE WHITE listener who came to reggae through Bob Marley may have been puzzled by the emergence of Dennis Brown, who at first seems to ...

Lover's Rock Rools OK

Overview by Penny Reel, New Musical Express, 27 January 1979

Say hello to the schoolgirl revolution and the shortest cut to cleaning up in UK reggae. And ya thought reggae was all about guns, ganga, ...

The Cool Runnings Of Dennis Brown

Interview by Penny Reel, New Musical Express, 24 February 1979

Never far from reggae charts and hearts, Dennis Brown wakes up the UK's frozen airwaves. ...

Dennis Brown: Enter A Good Man

Profile and Interview by Vivien Goldman, Melody Maker, 26 May 1979

Dennis Brown comes of the race of Joseph; and he means that seriously, 'I am Joseph, here to do the things Joseph has done in ...

Dennis Brown: Joseph's Coat Of Many Colours (DEB pre).

Review by Vivien Goldman, Melody Maker, 22 February 1980

Dennis got soul ...

Dennis Brown: Venue, London

Live Review by Penny Reel, New Musical Express, 26 April 1980

BASSIST LLOYD Parks carries a superior band of musicians to these shores on every occasion of his visit. As leader of Skin, Flesh & Bones ...

Dennis Brown: Foul Play (A&M)

Review by Penny Reel, New Musical Express, 16 May 1981

MR. DENNIS Brown is a distinctive voice in reggae this past decade and longer, and is regarded as such by all and sundry and many ...

Dennis Brown: Roxy, Los Angeles CA

Live Review by Richard Cromelin, Los Angeles Times, 13 June 1981

Dennis Brown Set Danceable, but Routine ...

Dennis Brown: Dennis the Menace

Interview by Mark Cooper, Record Mirror, 26 June 1982

DENNIS BROWN talks high finance with MARK COOPER ...

Dennis Brown: Hornsey Town Hall, London

Live Review by Jack Barron, Sounds, 16 October 1982

THE PARANOID inside can't help wonder if there is some kind of conspiracy going on... ...

Peter Tosh and Dennis Brown: Greek Theatre, Los Angeles CA

Live Review by Don Snowden, Los Angeles Times, 24 August 1983


Dennis Brown: The Prophet Rides High

Interview by Paul Bradshaw, New Musical Express, 17 September 1983

WITH THREE singles constantly bubbling in the reggae charts, and The Prophet Rides Again riding high in the soul charts as well as being the ...

Dennis Brown: Mr Brown Enters The Promised Land

Interview by Sean O'Hagan, New Musical Express, 21 April 1984


Sly & Robbie: Night of the Living Dread

Report and Interview by Roy Trakin, Musician, August 1984

The Riddim Twins Celebrate Ten Years ...

Dennis Brown: Reggae crooner highly respected

Report and Interview by Nicholas Jennings, Toronto Star, 19 February 1992

REGGAE ARTISTS seem to have a knack for taking well-known pop songs, transforming them with reggae's distinctive, loping rhythm – what Bob Marley called "the ...

When Two Systems Clashed at Club Four Aces: A snapshot of London reggae culture in the early '70s

Book Excerpt by Penny Reel, Deep Down With Dennis Brown, 9 February 2002

Penny Reel was the pre-eminent reggae writer of reggae's '70s heyday, contributing regularly to NME, Black Echoes and other publications. His Deep Down With Dennis ...

Joe Gibbs, 1943-2008

Obituary by Chris Salewicz, The Independent, 3 March 2008

Producer of a string of reggae hits ...

Tribal War, CIA, Dons & Drugs: Marlon James' A Brief History of Seven Killings

Essay by Paul Bradshaw, Ancient to Future, 15 July 2015

ONE EVENING, as I left the home of friend and fellow scribbler, Neil Spencer, he thrust a weighty tome into my hands and said, "You ...


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