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The Reggae Report Magazine Archive is available for download! Throughout the iconic & boombastic 1980s and 90s – the Global Era of Reggae – the multi-award-winning Reggae Report was delivering the news, views, reviews, & interviews  on Reggae’s pioneers, the stars, the legends, the bands, the women, the rise of Dancehall & Conscious Reggae, and the exciting new artists “Fresh on de Scene.”

Our first-class writers & photographers spanned the USA & the globe, consistently & devotedly searching for & providing the stories & photos you needed to read and see. We offered global festival and show reviews, LP reviews, covered cultural issues & events, and the latest from Jamaica’s music scene, as well as New Releases, International Reggae, Poetry by the People, Top 10 charts, and Did U Knows. The popular So Jah Seh page included inspirational quotes from HIM Haile Selassie I, Marcus Garvey, & the Bible in every issue.

Our talented editors & creative artists were committed to utilizing the best of their skills, thus contributing immensely to the numerous Best Magazine Awards we received throughout these decades. And the ever educational & uplifting Editorial column by Publisher M. Peggy Quattro that introduced every issue kept the global vibes Irie and full of One Love!

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  • Andrew Tosh, Peter Tosh, Burning Spear, Shinehead, Delroy Wilson V8#7 1990


    V8#7 1990 features Andrew Tosh, son of Peter Tosh & Shirley Livingston (Bunny's sister), on the cover. There's an interview by Terri Larsen done with the "Original Man" following a Miami festival. Also featured are two stories on Peter Tosh, a show review and interview by writer & photographer Jeff Cathrow.

  • Best of 1984 w/Jimmy Cliff, Gregory Isaacs, Third World, Yellowman, Mikey Zappow V2#9 1984


    V02#09 1984 is the first-ever full-size Reggae Report! From August 1983, the magazine evolved from a one-page newsletter to a multi-legal-size-paper folded in half mini-magazine, and now, to this one! A real magazine! And we were so proud! This must-have collection of interviews & stories on the greatest artists at the time include Jimmy Cliff, Gregory Isaacs, Aswad, Third World, Skatalites, Mutabaruka, Reving Mikey Zappow, Yellowman, & Carlene Davis, along with guitarist Donald Kinsey & Mother Booker! Classic, fi real! Download V02#09 1984 today & own a part of #ReggaeHistory!

  • Black Uhuru, Pat Kelly, Carlene Davis, Caribbean Travel Special V8#6 1990


    V8#6 1990 features a Black Uhuru interview & our Caribbean Music & Travel Special! Artists include Carlene Davis, Pat Kelly, Burning Flames, & director Jonathan Demme. Islands included in the Travel section are Jamaica, Belize, Virgin Islands, Dominica, & Puerto Rico. Educational articles include "Remembering Jamaican Music of the 60s" and more!

  • Bob Marley Tribute, Culture, Joe Higgs, Burning Spear V7#4 1989


    V7#4 1989 features a 1977 Bob Marley interview, a revealing article on the Bob Marley Estate battle by M. Peggy Quattro, and interviews with Joe Higgs and Burning Spear. Also articles on Dermot Hussey, Roger Steffens, and Culture in Colombia.

  • Bob Marley Tribute, Dean Fraser, Mikey General, Machel Montano V14#4 1996


    The 12th Annual Bob Marley Tribute issue covers an interview with Prof. Rex Nettleford on Marley's influence by Dennis Howard, a piece quoting historian Bertram on his global reach & inspiration, as well as stories on Dean Fraser, Inner Circle, Mikey General, Yvad, Angelique Kidjo, Yvad, Heartbeat Records, and more!

  • Bob Marley, Ziggy Marley, Julian Marley, Gilly Dread V8#4 1990


    V8#4 1990 features an interview with Bob Marley, a look inside the "Vaults of Marley," an excerpt from Timothy White's Catch A Fire on son Ziggy, and stories on Julian Marley, the Marley Museum, a conversation with Bob's personal cook Gilly Dread, & much more.

  • Burning Spear, Bunny Wailer, Jackie Mittoo, Ras Michael, Charlie Chaplin V9#2 1991


    V9#2 1991 features Burning Spear & Bunny Wailer on the cover of our Roots 'n Culture Special, as well as interviews with both legends. Others include Israel Vibration, Jackie Mittoo, Niney the Observer, Culture's Joseph Hill, Pablo Moses, Charlie Chaplin, Melodians, and Ras Michael. 

  • Capleton, Ini Kamoze, Sly & Robbie, Lt. Stitchie, Big Mountain V13#1 1995


    V13#1 1995 features Capleton on the cover of our "Rasta Rules the Dancehall" issue. Inside, read stories on Lt. Stitchie, Sly & Robbie, Buccaneer, Ini Kamoze, and how "It's Jamaica & It's Hip to be Rasta, 1995"! 

  • Culture, U Roy, Lt. Stitchie, Alpha Blondy, Peter Tosh V6#3 1988


    V6#3 1988 features "The Return of Culture" by I. Jabulani Tafari, with a brief interview with Joseph Hill, Peter Tosh wins the Grammy, interviews with U Roy & Lt. Stitchie, and awesome stories on Alpha Blondy, Killer Bees, & much more.

  • David Hinds, Peter Tosh, Yellowman, Superjam 83, Donald Kinsey, E.T. V2#1 1984


    V2#1 1984 is a unique version of the magazine that features greats from Superjam 83, including Steel Pulse, Peter, Tosh, Dennis Brown, Chalice, Skatalites, Gregory Isaacs, Leroy Sibbles, and more. Also an interview with lead guitarist Donald Kinsey by M. Peggy Quattro, a Yellowman show review, the 1st Reggae Report Miami Music Award winners, and more! 

  • Dennis Brown, Gregory Isaacs, John Holt, Bob Andy, Prince Buster, Coxsone Dodd V9#7 1991


    V09#07 1991 features a shot of Dennis Brown from Sunsplash '91 on the cover of our annual Living Legends issue! Also included are legends Gregory "Cool Ruler" Isaacs, John Holt, Bob Andy, Prince Buster, Dean "Saxman" Fraser, Coxsone Dodd, Third World, as well as a Living Legends article by Lee O'Neill, a review of Jamaica's Sunsplash '91, and a review of Nelson Mandela's Kingston celebration in July 1991. Download now and "Read the Music"!

  • Diana King, Sister Carol, Culture, Coxsone Dodd V15#8 1997


    V15#8 1997 features an in-depth & intimate interview with Diana King, queen of 90s Reggae/Pop. Writer Sara Gurgen caught up with the sultry singer after landing the #1 spot on Billboard's Reggae Albums chart. Also inside are awesome stories on Sister Carol, Culture, Coxsone Dodd, & more!

  • Garnet Silk Interview, Mega Banton, Lord Comic, Vicious, Dancehall V12#2 1994


    V12#02 1994 features an up-close interview with the late Garnet Silk in January 1994 when M. Peggy Quattro visited him at his Jack's Hill, Kingston home, mere months before his untimely and tragic passing. Stories and reviews include Mega Banton, Little Vicious, Lord Comic, Rebel Salute & Sting reviews, Arturo Tappin, and timely stories on the Jamaican gun culture and the best of the 90s Sound Systems. Read the music!

  • Gregory Isaacs, Garnet Silk, Terror Fabulous, Luciano, Inner Circle, Studio One V13#2 1995


    V13#2 1995 features two Reggae legends on the cover. Lovers Rock crooner Gregory Isaacs talks with writer Howard Campbell about his comeback after a long battle with cocaine and Campbell's one-year look back on the life of Rasta singer/songwriter Garnet Silk. Also inside: Terror Fabulous, Inner Circle, Studio One Stars, Luciano, Jackie Mittoo, Delroy Wilson, Alton Ellis, Wayne Jobson, Dr. Alban, Ernie Ranglin, & a Gregory and Garnet Discography.

  • Inner Circle, Jimmy Cliff, Peter Tosh, Alton Ellis, Derrick Morgan V7#7 1989


    V7#7 1989 features interviews with Inner Circle discussing why they moved to Miami and Ska legend Derrick Morgan talks his early career. Also inside are awesome stories on Jimmy Cliff, Peter Tosh, Alton Ellis, a review of Jamaica's Sunsplash 12, an overview of the Miami Reggae scene, & much more.

  • Jimmy Cliff, Peter Tosh Arrest, Edi Fitzroy, Michael Rose V6#1 1988


    V06#01 1988 features two top-notch interviews of Peter Tosh and Jimmy Cliff by Deputy Editor & journalist I. Jabulani Tafari! Also, a story on singer Edi Fitzroy, Dancehall Dons Pt. 2, Michael Rose, Marcus Garvey, and our entertaining Departments!

  • Lt. Stitchie, Mykal Roze, Junior Reid, Half Pint, Mighty Diamonds, Toots V7#2 1989


    Lt. Stitchie graces the cover of V7#2 1989, and inside is his interview on "Life & Lyrics." Also included are Mykal Roze, Junior Reid, Half Pint, Shinehead, Mighty Diamonds, Sugar Minott, Judy Mowatt, Toots, Eek a Mouse, and lots more! Download your copy today!

  • Luciano, Mutabaruka, Degree, Mikey General, Gibby V15#5 1997


    V15#5 1997 features Luciano on the cover and an up-close-and-personal interview with "The Messenger" in Miami by M. Peggy Quattro. This issue covers Conscious Reggae, veteran Dancehall performer/producer Degree (formerly known as General Degree), & DC-based Hip-Hop act Born Jamericans. 

  • Lucky Dube, Beenie Man, Junior Reid, Ini Kamoze, Leroy Sibbles - V13#9 1995


    V13#9 1995 features Lucky Dube on the cover & inside, an up-close-and-personal interview by M. Peggy Quattro.  Also inside are great stories on Ini Kamoze, Pam Hall, Beenie Man, Leroy Sibbles, Junior Reid, Mad Professor, and a Sumfest '95 review.

  • Marcia Griffiths, Gregory Isaacs, Judy Mowatt, Ernie Ranglin V7#9 1989


    V7#9 1989  features an interview with Marcia Griffiths. M. Peggy Quattro caught up with the "Queen of Reggae" in a Miami recording studio for an "Electric Slide" update. Also inside are stories on Gregory Isaacs, Yellowman, King Sunny Ade, Ernie Ranglin, Foundation, Judy Mowatt,  & much more.

  • Pato Banton, Josey Wales, West Coast Reggae Special V8#3 1990


    V8#3 1990 is our West Coast Special, featuring artists & shows from San Francisco to San Diego! Our cover features West Coast favorite & UK-born Pato Banton. Also inside is an up-close-and-personal interview with DJ legend Josey Wales, a look at Reggae on CD, Hawaii Reggae, and the Reggae scene in Paris.

  • Peter Tosh Tribute-The Funeral, Sugar Minott, Dancehall Dons V5#5 1987


    Inside: A report on Peter Tosh's murder and funeral, Sugar Minott, Dancehall Dons, Marcus Garvey, International Sunsplash reviews, Rasta Jubilee & more!

  • Sister Carol, JC Lodge, Shinehead, NYC Special V7#5 1989


    V7#5 1989 is our "New York City Special" that features NYC's Reggae bands, labels, radio, clubs, & personalities. Articles & interviews include Sister Carol, JC Lodge, Shinehead, and a review of Reggae Report's NYC Launch Party & Show, a battle between Scratch Perry & Coxsone Dodd, Bunny Wailer, Nelson Mandela, & more!

  • Sly & Robbie w/KRS-ONE, Cocoa Tea, Mikey Dread, Pinchers, Junior Reid V7#8 1989


    V07#08 1989 features the famous Riddim Twins - Sly & Robbie and the album they recorded for and with NYC Rapper KRS-ONE for the Island-released Silent Assasins LP! Also inside Junior Reid, Cocoa Tea, Home T, Pinchers, Lovindeer, Robbie Lyn, Mikey Dread, Poets in Unity, all our Departments, and much more!

  • U Roy, Everton Blender, John Holt, Cobra, Junior Reid V14#7 1996


    V4#7 1996 features U Roy, "The Granddaddy of Dancehall DJs," by Roberto Angotti, as well as "U Roy on Record" by Lee O'Neill. Also, an interview with singer Everton Blender, articles on John Holt, Jimmy Riley, Junior Reid, and Benjy Myaz, & more.

  • UB40, Dennis Brown, Peter Tosh Massacre, Steely & Clevie, Marcia Griffiths, Ini Kamoze V6#7 1988


    V6#7 1988 features three Reggae legends - an interview with Dennis Brown, an interview with Gregory Isaacs & a feature on the UK's UB40. Also, a frightening look at the massacre that took the life of Peter Tosh inside his Kingston home. Artists inside include Ini Kamoze, Marcia Griffiths, Steely & Clevie, & more! Get this issue to learn #ReggaeHistory! Download it now!

  • Ziggy Marley, Coco Tea, Scully Sims, Foxy Brown, 80s Reggae V8#1 1990


    V8#1 1990  features an in-depth overview of 80s Reggae-from Veterans to Dancehall to "Marley to Marley." Also featured are Women in Reggae, Scully Sims, Coco Tea, & awesome stories on the new recording technology, Rasta & Reggae, crossover radio, & much more! 

  • Ziggy Marley, Mystic Revealers, Israel Vibration, Yasus Afari, Pato Banton V13#10 1995


    V13#10 1995 features Ziggy Marley (of the Melody Makers) on the cover & an interview with Howard Campbell on the ZM&MM latest LP.  Mystic Revealers, Israel Vibration, Nicodemus, Yasus Afari, Sharon Forrester, and Pato Banton are also highlighted inside.

  • Ziggy Marley, Peter Tosh Interview, Ken Boothe, Frankie Paul, Alpha Blondy V6#2 1988


    V6#2 1988 features a Ziggy Marley interview by M. Peggy Quattro, a touching 1986 interview with Peter Tosh by Imani Tafari Ama, an interview with singer Ken Boothe by I. Jabulani Tafari, and stories on African Reggae King Alpha Blondy, & Freddie McGregor. A must-have for #Reggae fans of all ages!

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