The reggae world lost a big one last Monday with the passing of Junior Murvin. Best known for his huge 1976 hit "Police and Thieves" (which was made further popular by The Clash's great cover), Murvin had a beautiful falsetto that (perhaps) belied the hard-hitting, often brutal reality of violence and inequality he sang about. This album has the classic reggae production stamp of Lee "Scratch" Perry all over it. As critic Rick Anderson has written, "There may be eight or ten perfect reggae albums in existence, and this is certainly one of them."
We are honored to be able to bring you one of THE live concerts of the year, in its entirety. This is the 25th anniversary of Warren's tradition of gathering great musicians together in his hometown to raise funds for Asheville Area Habitat For Humanity, so he's once again got two nights of the Christmas Jam. Thus the annual "Pre-Jam" makes a rare Thursday night appearance. It began 15 years ago when Warren and a few others (heard of Susan Tedeschi? Derek Trucks? Little Milton?) jammed live in Studio B, and has evolved into