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Sister Carol: “Perfect Love Casts Away All Fear” (The Interview)

By Stephen Cooper With a legendary career spanning over forty years – during which she’s toured the world several times, acted in Hollywood movies, and recorded countless hit ...

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Julian Marley Is Spreading Righteousness Across the World (The Interview)

Photo and interview by Stephen Cooper High up in the Hollywood hills overlooking Babylon, on the cusp of Bob Marley’s 75th earthstrong, I interviewed his son, Julian Marley, ...

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A Historic Conversation with Legendary Drummer Santa Davis (The Interview—Part 1)

Media and interview by Stephen Cooper On December 1, 2019, I interviewed drummer Carlton “Santa” Davis—at his house in Los Angeles—for over three hours about his legendary career. ...

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Scientist vs. Cooper (The Interview: Round 3)

Multi-media and Interview by Stephen A. Cooper Rarely has a music fan like myself been blessed with the genuine friendship and kindness – and unparalleled access – to ...

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Tony Chin’s Unstoppable, Historic Career in Music (The Interview: Part 2)

Photos and Interview by Stephen A. Cooper At the end of Part 1 of my interview of legendary guitar player Tony Chin, Tony recounted several never before published ...

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General Jah Mikey: “I Just Love That Microphone, Man” (The Interview)

By Stephen Cooper Due in part to my friendship with legendary sound engineer Scientist I’ve been blessed to meet and interview some of the most famous names in ...

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Tony Chin’s Unstoppable, Historic Career in Music (The Interview: Part 1)

By Stephen Cooper On his forthcoming solo album, “Unstoppable,” Tony Chin – one of the greatest rhythm guitar players ever and a founding member of “Soul Syndicate,” the ...

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The Fullness of Half Pint (The Interview)

Interview and multimedia by Stephen A. Cooper Half Pint (né Lindon Andrew Roberts) is one of the most famous, gracious, and conscious of the cadre of iconic reggae ...

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Imbibe Culture and Consciousness with Cocoa Tea (The Interview)

. Story and photos by Stephen Cooper “Cocoa Tea” is a popular Caribbean drink, but music fans know it’s also the name of one of reggae’s sweetest singers ...

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Scientist vs. Cooper (The Interview: Round 2)

By Stephen A. Cooper Honoring the 78th birthday of the late dub music pioneer Osbourne “King Tubby” Ruddock (1941-1989), Jamaica’s leading daily newspaper the Gleaner published an article ...

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Lee “Scratch” Perry: ‘Higher than Moses’ (The Interview)

Interview and photos by Stephen A. Cooper My reggae sixth sense told me it’d be a good idea to buy an extra Rasta-colored ring on the off-chance legendary ...

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A Revealing Conversation With Rocksteady Rulers Keith and Tex

By Stephen A. Cooper Despite a near thirty-year separation, perhaps no singing duo in music history has enjoyed a comparably resilient, prolific, and successful partnership, as Jamaican rocksteady ...

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Lee “Scratch” Perry’s “Underground Truths” at L.A.’s Dub Club (The Interview)

By Stephen A. Cooper It’s hard to gauge the immensity of Lee “Scratch” Perry’s contributions to music. By dint of boundless passion, creativity, and preternatural skills at the ...

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Reasoning, Rebel Music, and Raging Fyah: The Interview

Story and photos by Stephen Cooper Los Angeles CA— Rarely in the annals of music history has a reggae band resonated with such resounding popularity worldwide as Raging ...

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