Subject:

Chris Blackwell

  • Blogs

    June 25, 2014

    How Bob Marley was sold to the suburbs

    At the time of his death, in May 1981, Bob Marley was 36 years old, reggae's biggest star, and the father of at least eleven children. He was not, however, a big seller. For Dave Robinson, this presented an opportunity. Two years after Marley's passing, Chris Blackwell, the founder of Marley's lab ... More >>

  • Film

    April 19, 2012
  • Blogs

    December 22, 2008

    Top Ten Dance Collections of 2008, Both Mixed and Unmixed

    Over the next couple of weeks, Backbeat will feature some Top Ten lists from around the Village Voice Media chain. Click here for previous year-in-review coverage from Backbeat and VVM. Any knucklehead with DSL and a laptop can now make an electronic track. With a half hour of clicking and fiddlin ... More >>

  • Music

    August 21, 2003

    Eternal Flame

    After half a century, Burning Spear is still stoking the fire in reggae's soul.

  • Music

    August 29, 2002

    Feelin' Skanky

    Four new discs show that reggae is bigger than just one mon.

  • Music

    November 6, 1997

    Learning From Scratch

    Inside the twisted mind of dub pioneer Lee "Scratch" Perry.

  • Music

    August 30, 1995

    BURN, BABY, BURN

    AT FIFTY, REGGAE'S BURNING SPEAR HASN'T COOLED OFF YET.

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