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The Author Profile: Tom Orr is a Southern California-based writer, voice actor, percussionist and working stiff whose scribblings have tainted several otherwise quality magazines and web sources. His Jah works include providing love and support to his wife Teresa and children Bethany, Shiloh and Elijah.

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CD Review: Fat Freddy’s Drop, Live at Roundhouse




Fat Freddy’s Drop, Live at Roundhouse [The Drop, 2010] Not strictly a reggae band, New Zealanders Fat Freddy’s Drop also know their way around funk, soul, dub, Afrobeat, downtempo chill and several levels of jazz. Nonetheless, reggae fans and music lovers of all stripes have taken to this low key collective. Perhaps it’s something to […]






CD Review: King Sunny Ade, Baba Mo Tunde




King Sunny Ade, Baba Mo Tunde [IndigeDisc, 2010] Ah, Sunny Ade, the Juju King. He was the first African musician I got turned on to more than a quarter century ago, when he was being marketed as a successor to Bob Marley and a gateway opener to a world of music beyond the boorish excesses […]






CD Review: Horace Andy, Serious Times




Horace Andy – “Serious Times” [Minor7Flat5 / Groove Attack, 2010] Horace Andy has had his irons in many fires, from his early work in Jamaica for producers Phil Pratt, Coxsone Dodd and Bunny Lee to hits with Everton DaSilva and Bullwackie’s on the NYC reggae scene to a couple of albums as a member of […]






Review: 10 Ft. Ganja Plant, 10 Deadly Shots Vol. 1




10 Ft. Ganja Plant – “10 Deadly Shots Vol. 1” [Reach Out International Records, 2010] I don’t like the term “old school.” I’ve heard it used to describe things the person regards as no longer relevant and I find it stigmatizing as a result, regardless of intent. So while many may be inclined to describe […]






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Tom Orr is a Southern California-based writer, voice actor, percussionist and working stiff whose scribblings have tainted several otherwise quality magazines and web sources. His Jah works include providing love and support to his wife Teresa and children Bethany, Shiloh and Elijah.

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