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ANYA McCOY'S MUSIC PAGE   I've been writing about music since I was 15.
Please note this site is full of photos, so it may take a little while to download. It's worth it.
Mostly reggae and Latin music.

For those of you who love all things natural, I'd like to share:

I have always enjoyed designing and enjoying fragrant gardens. Now I make natural perfume.

As a natural perfumer, I host a group on Yahoo with over 600 members Yahoo Natural Perfumery group

A commercial website has grown out of that group, where natural perfume is the theme,

both educationally and market-wise. Natural Perfumery is where artisan, botanical perfumes are found.

Look for the launch of my own line of natural perfumes in 2006 at Anya's Garden of Natural Perfumes


Now, back to the music!

I and I doing 95 on I-95*

*for those not familiar with the term "I and I"  --
 it is Jamaican patois for 'me'
Roxy, the Original Rastapoodle

1974-1988
She doesn't have her dreadlocks here, but she spread the Irie vibe every minute of her life. In 1975, while I was walking her near the Roxy theater in West L.A., I heard a man's voice laugh and say "They have Rastapoodles in America." Bob Marley and the Wailers were playing there that weekend, and I believe the man who spoke was Bob. Although a fan of the Wailers, I didn't know them by sight, and so I'm not sure. Anyway, she heard the word 'poodle', and started dancing and jumping up and down, and everyone had a good laugh. The name stuck. She was raised with cats, and thought cats were her family and playmates. To keep her name alive, it was the first screename I used when I signed on the Internet in 94. Long live the memory of Rastapoodle.

PHOTO GALLERY -- all photos taken by me  unless noted otherwise *
I think you will find this mostly-reggae photo gallery a lot of fun. Enjoy................


CEDELLA MARLEY BOOKER
Bob's wonderful mother, the Queen Mother of Reggae, at her 70th birthday party,
                      July 23, 1996 Miami Beach

Mother B and me at her 74th birthday party,
July 23, 2000 in Miami.
It was an irie wonderful time, with many  blessings bestowed on this dear lady.

Rare photo indeed: Bunny Wailer, Mother B, Woody
Harrelson at the same party. It was also Woody's B'day.

One of the earliest photos of the Abyssinians, from Donald Manning's private collection - circa 1971, around the time Satta Massagana was released. Taken in Donald's yard
left to right - Donald, Linford, Bernard. *

This is believed to be the first publicity promo photo of the Abyssinians. "Satta Massagana" was -- and is -- the most sampled reggae anthem song.

SCREWDRIVER with DONALD MANNING of the ABYSSINIANS 4/97  MIAMI

BURNING SPEAR Miami 11/95

JAMAICA4ME with Squidly Cole of the
Melody Makers

DONALD MANNING, ANTHONY B,
& CLINT O'NEIL  MIAMI REGGAESOCA AWARDS 3/97

Legendary producer Tom Dowd
of Atlantic Records and Criteria Studio, 
Miami, at MIDEM press party 9/96

LANCE O of Kulcha Shok Musik,
dj'ing at Mother Booker's Birthday Party 7/96

Star David of the Abyssinians, unidentified man,  and Yellowman at Bob Marley Festival, Los Angeles 2/98*

Reggae Horns -- a spontaneous musical performance at Miami's Roots & Culture Festival    5/98*

Abyssinians @ Bob Marley Festival,Miami 2/97 
photo by Ted Freeman

Abyssinians on the bus in France. Donald Manning, 
rt., front. 4/98*

The hotel staff was so proud to host the Abyssinians in  France, they baked them a cake. In the pic, Star David,  Donald Manning, members of the Satta band. *

Satta Band looks a little cold here, but their 
French fans wamed them up with cheers 
and applause. * 

TITO PUENTE
 at Miami Midem press party 9/96

TITO PUENTE JR. AND KYMANI MARLEY AT
@MIDEM, MIAMI 97

SHAGGY @ MIDEM MIAMI 9/97

PATRA @ MIDEM 
press party 9/96

Dr. Alimantado "Best Dressed Chicken In Town" LP cover.

Another very early photo of the Abyssinians
From left to right Linford, Donald, Bernard. *

*Rita Marley singing "One Love" * 
at the Miami Roots & Culture   Festival
May 1998
While Rita was singing, this man was holding up this plaque from his  home for her to see. 
When he turned around and the crowd saw the picture,theywentwild,screaming and  chanting. 
They had already been singing along with Rita.
DENNIS BROWN -- CROWN PRINCE OF REGGAE R.I.P.
FEB 1, 1957 - JULY 1, 1999


(In the year 2001, the following is old news, but still great photography)
FIRST PHOTOS
OF THE "TEVA SPIRIT OF UNITY TOUR"
ON THE INTERNET
(at least I think they are, unless someone informs me otherwise)
These photos are © copyright K Thor Olsen of Progressive Images,
P.O. Box 50532, LHP, FL. 33074
and may not be copied or reproduced without his permission
you can  email Thor via me by clicking here
Thor is one of the premier reggae photographers, and his work has appeared in all major music publications.
He is the producer and photographer/videographer  for the Pay-for-View TV shows for the Caribbean Musik Festival in the Bahamas,
 and the Miami Bob Marley Caribbean Festival.
 This is the first time any of his photos have appeared on the Net.  I hope I have done them justice by cropping and
slightly lightening them when I scanned them.

These were taken at the West Palm Beach venue on August 30, 1998.    Enjoy.


Beres

Shaggy

Buju

SECOND "FIRST" TEVA TOUR  PHOTOS :-)
FROM CALIFORNIA GIGS
By
TED FREEMAN OF FREE-I PHOTOGRAPHY email him
or visit his website by clicking here
© copyright -- do not reproduce or duplicate these photos without the written permission of the photographer


SHAGGY

 
 


BERES 


DAVID HINDS OF STEEL PULSE, WHO JOINED TEVA AT REGGAE ON THE RIVER

LUCKY DUBE

I feel really lucky to know two such great photographers who so ably captured the excitment and spirit of the Teva Spirit of Unity Tour.

Thor Olsen's photos were taken indoors in a grand, plush venue, at night.
Ted Freeman's photos capture two sunlight-infused daytime performances, by Lucky Dube and Beres, and two nighttime very cool shots, of Shaggy and  David Hinds.

MUSIC LINKS

PERSONALITIES
NIKOLA TESLA inventor, scientist Why do I lead off my music links with Tesla? Because without his (stolen and/or unrecognized inventions), we would probably not have radio! And, where did we first get turned on to music? The radio. Please check him out, Thomas Alva Edison and others ripped him off. Check him out.

BobMarley.com -- The Official Source
Bob Marley Movement of Jah People -- family tings
Melodymakers.com
Tuff Gong Intl.-The Bob Marley Foundation
Abyssinians  at the Jammin Reggae Archives
(Check out my interview with Donald Manning of the Abyssinians + rare photos) 
Lee Scratch Perry 1
Lee Scratch Perry 2
Larry Harlow's Latin Legends Band
Tito Puente Jr
Willie Colon
Inner Circle

RECORD LABELS (mostly reggae)
Artists Only! Music
Putumayo
Shanachie Entertainment
Easy Star Records, NYC
VP Records
Shang Records
Axiom Record


EVENTS

 Annual Bob Marley Carlbbean Festival in Miami 
  

MISC
JAMMIN  REGGAE ARCHIVES  ALL reggae info
Bob Marley School for the Arts Institute, Jamaica 
Konpa Online  -- Haitian Music
Pollstar -- Concert Schedules in the US
Ras Adam's Rasta page Adam's dad was my professor in college! 
Rasta Pasta Pizza Amor Restaurant,  in Belize,
Central America  -- Mi amiga Maralyn's place 
Miami'sRhythm Foundation -- world music

Carter Van Pelt's 400 Years Radio Show



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