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Oct. 2004

Photo by Jim Fox

Doc, Yvad, legend: Freddie McGregor 
 LION and FOX studio session tracking for up coming Releases



Feb. 10, 2003

 At LION and FOX Studios - Doctor Dread, Roger Steffens, Edwardo

Bayanga  Released


Release Date : May 20, 2003

BAYANGA has just finished mixing their new album, "BAYANGA". 

During the last days of mixing in the studio, producer, Doctor Dread and musical director, Eduardo Cabra were honored when an old friend stopped by to say hello,  Roger Steffens.  This new album is soon to be released on RAS records. It was recorded at Playbach Studios in Puerto Rico by Carlos Melendez and mixed at LION and FOX Studios in Washington DC. 

BAYANGA, massive energy from Puerto Rico. It's gonna be big.




If you are looking to assemble a serious reggae collection, then these five titles should be at the top of your list. Jacob Miller . . . Tenor Saw . . . Hugh Mundell . . . these legendary names produced some of the heaviest, most spiritual reggae ever committed to disc. RAS brings you the absolute pinnacle of their achievements with these superbly mastered and packaged editions. Crucial releases for both the casual fan and the livicated listener, these classics are not to be missed!  Pillars of Reggae



Dean Fraser, Dr. Bernal, Doctor Dread
Pictured: Dean Fraser, Ambassador Bernal, Doctor Dread
at LION and FOX Recording Studios USA. May 22, 2001

Jamaican Ambassador to the US, Dr. Bernal is one of Dean Fraser's biggest fans. So it was an exciting moment of mutual admiration when the Ambasssdor stopped by the recording studio to meet with, Dean Fraser. Dean was recording for producer Doctor Dread and will be performing on an up-coming RAS Records, Reggae For Kids CD.




Photo at: LION and FOX Recording Studios


Luciano, Dean Fraser, and Doctor Dread working together in the recording studio, July 5th, 2000. On the new Reggae For Kids - Movie Classics RAS-3258.

Sitting on top of the world - Machu Picchu The Latest from Doctor Dread - April 2, 2001

Doctor DreadThe Latest from Doctor Dread - March 27, 2000
The Latest from Doctor Dread - December 15, 1999
The Latest from Doctor Dread - October 13, 1999

02/29/00Photo by: Ann Harrison
RAS Records' Dr. Dread receives a Lifetime Achievement Award!

On February 29, Gary Himelfarb, a.k.a. Dr. Dread, was honored with the prestigious  "Lifetime Achievement Award." The award, sponsored by Air Jamaica, was presented to him by the ARMA Reggae Music Awards in Washington, DC. In 1998, RAS Records was the recipient of the "One Love-Bob Marley Award," and in 1997 was deemed "Producer of the Year." The award ceremony and dance, held at the Ascot Nightclub, was  well-attended by the RAS Crew and area radio and media personalities as well as acclaimed Roots Radics bassist Flabba Holt and Junior Marvin! The former Wailer graciously sang a few Marley tunes to warm the audience up for DC's own DKGB. Congratulations to Dr. Dread for being given the evening's highest award- well deserved! 

July 1999
20 Years with RAS

This 20 Year promo is a collection of some of the best tracks from RAS Records' 20 years of top quality reggae releases. Includes songs from Yellowman, Gregory Isaacs, Black Uhuru, Tiger, Don Carlos, Freddie McGregor, Israel Vibration, Bunny Wailer, Bob Marley and more!

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