The Small Axe Files


The Small Axe Files consisted of 21 Files published in 1991/92.

Judah Eskender Tafari File 21 (above) being the last but was not made 
commercially available.

Here is the full list of Files.

1--Dennis Alcapone - File 001
2--Bob Andy - File 002
3--Junior Byles - File 003
4--Culture  - File 004
5--Dance Hall Style - File 005
6--Half Pint - File 006
7--Bob Marley - File 007
8--Sweetie Irie - File 008
9--Admiral Tibbet - File 009
10-Willy Williams - File 010

The next ten included

I Jah Man Levi
Barrington Levy
Lord Sassafras
Screecha Nice
Jah Shaka
DJ's
Reggae 68-70
Dance Hall Style
Sugar Minott
Peter King

Judah Eskender Tafari File 21

Numbers for the other files are missing. If you have them
and would like to send them on please do so. 

The Small Axe Files came in three sizes -
5 pages, 10 pages & 15 pages.

Each file was made up in the following way.

1 File per singer/musician/DJ/producer/engineer/sound system/label/topic. 
5 -10 or 15 pages of information consisting of a 

1 - Interview/Article/Profile
2 - Selective Discography/Reference
3 - Photo/Graphic.

Each file comes with a protective plastic cover that can be placed within a Small Axe File binder
forming your own information base on reggae music.

Many more Small Axe Files were planned - here is the full list including those that were published.

  1. Dennis Alcapone
  2. Bob Andy
  3. Ras Allah
  4. Abyssinians
  5. Dr.Alimantado
  6. Junior Byles
  7. Dennis Brown
  8. Burning Spear
  9. Clive Chin
  10. Culture
  11. Errol Dunkley
  12. Mikey Dread
  13. Keith Douglas
  14. Junior Delgado
  15. Gilly Dread
  16. Dub
  17. DJ's
  18. Dance Hall Style
  19. Alton Ellis
  20. Ethiopians
  21. Fashion
  22. Edi Fitzroy
  23. Reggae George
  24. Gladiators
  25. Heptones
  26. Prince Hammer
  27. Milton Henry
  28. Joe Higgs
  29. Justin Hinds
  30. Half Pint
  31. Gregory Isaacs
  32. Prince Far I
  33. Israel Vibration
  34. Ranking Joe
  35. King Jammys
  36. Jamaican R&B
  37. Peter King
  38. Ini Kamoze
  39. I Jah Man Levi
  40. Henry 'Junjo' Lawes
  41. Jah Life
  42. Barrington Levy
  43. Morwells
  44. Sugar Minott
  45. Bob Marley
  46. Eek A Mouse
  47. Misty In Roots
  48. Freddy McKay
  49. Niney
  50. Johnny Osbourne
  51. Augustus Pablo
  52. Michael Prophet
  53. Frankie Paul
  54. Reggae & The Media
  55. Royal Rasses
  56. I Roy
  57. Ashanti Roy
  58. Winston Reedy
  59. Rock Steady
  60. Reggae 
  61. Roots Rockers
  62. Ragga
  63. Rhythms
  64. Sons Of Jah
  65. Jah Screw
  66. Leroy Smart
  67. Jah Shaka
  68. Sly & Robbie
  69. Ska
  70. Sound Systems
  71. Sweetie Irie
  72. Twinkle Brothers
  73. King Tubby
  74. Linval Thompson
  75. Admiral Tibbet
  76. Upsetters/Lee Perry
  77. Jah Woosh
  78. Willy Williams
  79. Wailing Souls
  80. Yellowman
  81. Big Youth
  82. Tapper Zukie

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