John Masouri

Real Name:
John Masouri
Profile:
John Masouri is a UK journalist specialising in black music, with particular emphasis on reggae and dancehall. Over the past thirty years he’s interviewed and written about many of the genre’s most influential and well-known figures, chiefly for Echoes Magazine (UK), Riddim (Germany) and Reggae Vibes (France.) He’s also written for Mojo, Music Week, the Guardian, Observer and NME, as well as publications in the Caribbean, US, Japan, Italy and Holland.
He's a frequent contributor to regional BBC stations, and has appeared in a number of film, radio and television documentaries.
Apart from having written liner notes for many reggae, jazz and funk albums, he’s also the author of several books on reggae including Simmer Down: The Early Wailers’ Story; The Guinness Encyclopedia Of Reggae; Steppin’ Razor: The Life Of Peter Tosh and an authorised biography of the Wailers called Wailing Blues: The Story of Bob Marley's Wailers, which Roger Steffens described as “the best book ever written on Bob Marley” and "a fan's dream come true."
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Production

John Masouri - Brutal album art Black Uhuru Black Uhuru - Brutal (Comp, Album) Real Authentic Sound Europe 2004 Sell This Version
TJDDD163 John Masouri - A Blackbeard Production - Too Much Iron In The Fire album art Various Various - A Blackbeard Production - Too Much Iron In The Fire(2xCD, Comp) Trojan Records TJDDD163 UK 2004 Sell This Version
TJDDD242 John Masouri - Natty Dread Anthology album art Cornel Campbell* Cornel Campbell* - Natty Dread Anthology(2xCD, Comp) Trojan Records TJDDD242 Europe 2005 Sell This Version
RZACD014 John Masouri - Dub From The Ghetto album art Scientist Scientist - Dub From The Ghetto(CD, Comp) Sanctuary Records, Real Authentic Sound RZACD014 UK 2006 Sell This Version
TJACD308 John Masouri - Rule Dem - The Roots Of The Reggae Messiah album art Garnett Silk Garnett Silk - Rule Dem - The Roots Of The Reggae Messiah(CD, Comp, RE) Trojan Records TJACD308 UK 2006 Sell This Version
RZA CD012 John Masouri - Chanting On album art Culture Culture - Chanting On(CD, Comp) RAS Records Inc. RZA CD012 US 2007 Sell This Version

Visual

PNCH 105 John Masouri - Memento Mori album art Venus In Furs Venus In Furs - Memento Mori(12", EP, Pic, RE) Backs Records PNCH 105 UK 1985 Sell This Version
12NCH 107 John Masouri - Love Lies album art Venus In Furs Venus In Furs - Love Lies(12") Backs Records 12NCH 107 UK 1986 Sell This Version
NCH LP12, NCH LP 12 Deluxe John Masouri - Real Moral Fibre album art Venus In Furs Venus In Furs - Real Moral Fibre(LP, Album) Backs Records, Backs Records NCH LP12, NCH LP 12 Deluxe UK 1986 Sell This Version
12 UTA 10 John Masouri - Savage Amusement E.P. album art Captain Sensible / Johan Asherton / The Tigersharks Captain Sensible / Johan Asherton / The Tigersharks - Savage Amusement E.P.(12", EP) Barracuda Blue 12 UTA 10 UK 1988 Sell This Version
GRE2055 John Masouri - Crucial Times album art Sizzla Sizzla - Crucial Times(CD, Album) Greensleeves Records GRE2055 US 2010 Sell This Version

Acting, Literary & Spoken

John Masouri - Beautiful Morning album art Dennis Brown Dennis Brown - Beautiful Morning (Album) World Records (7) UK 1992 Sell This Version
John Masouri - Massive 5 album art Various Various - Massive 5 (Comp) FFRR US 1992 Sell This Version
John Masouri - The Best Of Desmond Dekker album art Desmond Dekker Desmond Dekker - The Best Of Desmond Dekker (Comp) Music Club UK 1993 Sell This Version
WRCD013, WRCD 013 John Masouri - Lady Of Your Calibre album art Gregory Isaacs Gregory Isaacs - Lady Of Your Calibre(CD, Album, RE) World Records (7), World Records (7) WRCD013, WRCD 013 UK 1995 Sell This Version
CPCD 8024 John Masouri - Peace And Love album art Culture Culture - Peace And Love(CD, Album, RE) Charly Records CPCD 8024 UK 1996 Sell This Version
John Masouri - Dangerous Dub album art King Tubby Meets Roots Radics* King Tubby Meets Roots Radics* - Dangerous Dub (Album) Greensleeves Records UK 1996 Sell This Version
WRLP 015 John Masouri - The Crown Prince album art Dennis Brown Dennis Brown - The Crown Prince(LP, Album) World Records (7) WRLP 015 UK 1996 Sell This Version
SFRSCD002 John Masouri - The BBC Sessions album art Aswad Aswad - The BBC Sessions(CD) Strange Fruit SFRSCD002 UK 1997 Sell This Version
NTRCD078 John Masouri - Sweet Memories album art Bob Andy & Marcia Griffiths* Bob Andy & Marcia Griffiths* - Sweet Memories(CD, Album) Nectar NTRCD078 UK 1997 Sell This Version
John Masouri - Treasure Box album art Jahmali Jahmali - Treasure Box (Album) Charm UK 2000 Sell This Version
CRCD3070 John Masouri - The King Tubby Tapes album art Horace Andy Horace Andy - The King Tubby Tapes(2xCD, Comp) Charm, Jet Star Records CRCD3070 UK & Europe 2002 Sell This Version
John Masouri - Rough Inna Town (The Xterminator Sound) album art Various Various - Rough Inna Town (The Xterminator Sound) (Comp) Maximum Pressure, XTerminator UK 2002 Sell This Version
RBUKCD006 John Masouri - Exalt Jah album art Mikey General Mikey General - Exalt Jah(CD, Album) Redbridge RBUKCD006 UK 2003 Sell This Version
John Masouri - Brutal album art Black Uhuru Black Uhuru - Brutal (Comp, Album) Real Authentic Sound Europe 2004 Sell This Version