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Inside Roger Steffens’s Rare Reggae Archives

March 31, 2010

Babylon Falling delivers a tour of Roger Steffens’s incredible Los Angeles reggae archives.  The author, archiver, and radio host opens the doors to his personal collection and reveals a compact museum that would leave even the most prolific and organized enthusiasts in awe.

During the tour Roger Steffens nonchalantly explores various chambers and sections of the archives, which include an immense collection of rare Bob Marley and Peter Tosh recording, buttons, and magazines.

People are always asking me what my records are worth and I don’t know. How do you put a value on these things. They’re irreplaceable. They’re not priceless, but they’re irreplaceable.

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{ 25 comments… read them below or add one }

ClearBlue March 31, 2010 at 4:39 pm



silas March 31, 2010 at 4:50 pm

great post


BOOM. BAP March 31, 2010 at 7:18 pm

muzic is life…………….


SIC BEATS March 31, 2010 at 8:17 pm

……The reggae decompression chamber……


IlSkilz April 1, 2010 at 2:59 am

not very informative,plus i wont return to this site anymore,i upload my stuff but never even get a answer ,all cratekings does is post stuff about people who allready famous,i been for 2 years or more on this site and uploading shit,now its over,i will only support what supports me ,get it ,good bye cratekings


Semantik April 1, 2010 at 3:23 am

I tried to be diplomatic about it, but your beat tape was awful. Good bye. Please… don’t come back.


BLACKWATER LLC April 3, 2010 at 12:06 am

I just peeped his beats…nah I’ve heard AWFUL…this guy is far from awful, hes just doing ALOT of sh*t wrong lol…I’ll give him that much at least lol…
And all his sounds have a factory/preset feel to them…not a good look…


Michael April 1, 2010 at 8:23 am

LOL at the above


Michael April 1, 2010 at 8:24 am

Btw I enjoyed the movie ;)


jack in the box April 1, 2010 at 9:31 am

hey ilskilz, I peeped your beats to see if they indeed were “awful” – and to my surprise they were even worse than that! Get your head out your ass and stop wasting your time.

Steffens video is cool.


Shimmy Yahhzah April 1, 2010 at 3:12 pm

DOg ilskillz cant be awful…hes got the ILl skiillzzzzzzz bruh!


TheMasterFaction April 1, 2010 at 5:48 pm

Steffen needs to get that old shit converted to digital or he may lose it forever. Tapes degrade over time. They all probably already sound pretty bad.


Curt Mcgirt April 1, 2010 at 9:00 pm

Ilskilz = *fail* but back to the regularly scheduled program… Dude is a BEAST!!! On a side note I would like to see something of the same nature done with Rudy Van Gelder .


Semantik April 2, 2010 at 12:13 am

Yeah, Rudy Van Gelder would be amazing.


BIG G April 2, 2010 at 8:17 am

Illskilz if you selling your gear let me know!
Because your beats sound like shit!!!


armed logger April 2, 2010 at 11:06 am

Very impressive. But it’s psycho.
He needs to get a girlfriend.


jack in the box April 3, 2010 at 3:28 am

“He needs to get a girlfriend.”

Dude has a daughter…


armed logger April 3, 2010 at 11:41 am

Then he definately needs to get a girlfriend, damn that’s sick…

Lol, I was just joking ;D


VJ Kado April 3, 2010 at 5:17 pm

Man Semantik, you keep postin’ gems. This is a deep vid, straight history and knowledge . . .


Semantik April 4, 2010 at 4:48 am

Thanks Kado… glad that you liked it!


Chuck_You April 5, 2010 at 9:37 am

Did a show at Ohio State with Roger with Roots Records on the Life of Bob Marley. Standing room only, a great event with Roger captivating the audience for 2 hours.


Jaye Berry April 25, 2010 at 3:09 pm

This is a great post…Bob is/was so influential to music. Everywhere I’ve traveled in the world…I always hear Bob. He’s the only artist I know of that is literally universal. Long live Mr. Marley!


Michael Smith June 16, 2011 at 1:22 pm

Greetings Roger & give thanks for all the archives that you’ve collected over the years,but somehow i just don’t see any archive from TRINIDAD ’78,well if you’re interested i have some pics from that time that i would love to share with you,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,link up & stay blessed !!!!!!!!!


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