Midnight Raver meets Barrington Levy inna Kingston Town (EXCLUSIVE interview!)

It was during my recent trip to Jamaica in December that I had the unique opportunity to sit down with Barrington Levy and talk with him about his life, career, and his new album. I received the phone call from Doctor Dread in my room at around 2p.m. “Raver…grab your stuff and come on over.  … Continue reading »

Barrington Levy goes unplugged on ‘AcousticaLevy’

Barrington Levy goes unplugged on ‘AcousticaLevy’

It was 2013 when we first heard that Barrington Levy was working on an acoustic album of his hits. The forthcoming album, titled AcousticaLevy, represents the first studio album by the enigmatic singer since 1998’s Living Dangerously. Levy burst upon the scene in the late 1970s, a diminutive youth with a signature golden voice who, … Continue reading »

Live Event Photos : 2015-02-21 Mungo’s Hi Fi & Solo Banton, OBF Sound System, Jumping Lion Sound, Live Dub Station 28

Live Event Photos : 2015-02-21 Mungo’s Hi Fi & Solo Banton, OBF Sound System, Jumping Lion Sound, Live Dub Station 28

hi dear friends, last weekend, there was in Marseille  a pretty nice Dub Music event. It was clearly a succes, venue being filled with more than 1.000 peoples in the audience.   On the lines up :   – Mungo’s Hi Fi & Solo Banton – OBF Sound System & Shanti D – Jumping Lion … Continue reading »

Reggae MD Ska Tissue mix via Midnight Dread

Reggae MD Ska Tissue mix via Midnight Dread

Keep on skanking for better health. Here’s some major Ska music from all eras radioed just right for great lively-ups and work-outs. Listen to your Doc and get on the clock! Recent releases from Toots Hibbert with Sly & Robbie, Rusty Zinn, Home-T, and Ghost Town Sound plus Freetown, Prince Buster, The Kingpins, Potato 5, … Continue reading »

Gladiators Live, The Haunt, Ithaca, NY, 1987

Gladiators Live, The Haunt, Ithaca, NY, 1987

Here is an excellent soundboard recording of the Gladiators performing some of their most beloved tunes at The Haunt in Ithaca, NY on February 27, 1987.  Fantastic set which also includes several Bob Marley tunes and a Yabby You tune as well.  Also included is an article on the group which was published in the … Continue reading »

Steffens, Family Acid gathering steam!

Steffens, Family Acid gathering steam!

Check the video at BBCNews Trending… Photographer Roger Steffens has taken iconic shots of rock and roll legends. But it’s his collection of personal snapshots of life in the 1970s – including some psychedelic double exposures – that is now attracting attention. The work was mostly forgotten until his children digitised the slides and started … Continue reading »