“In early 1979 Jerry Stein & Jeff Roth traveled to Jamaica & filmed what would become the classic roots reggae movie WORD SOUND & POWER featuring mainly The Soul Syndicate, Earl Zero & others. They also shot amazing footage of Hugh Mundell & Augustus Pablo performing in the hills which finally saw the light of day recently in THE MYSTIC WORLD OF AUGUSTUS PABLO The Rockers Story box set (Shanachie) in 2008. In this Midnight Dread radio program (#4) from exactly 33 years ago Jerry joins host Doug Wendt to play many great & scarce selections from his reggae vinyl collection & talk a little about his film, which then was tentatively titled CHILDREN OF JAH. Here’s the first 80 minutes as aired 12am Monday December 10th, 1979. Midnight Dread debuted September 30th then returned November 11th appearing every two weeks late Sundays at midnight for two hours or more until it went weekly in March 1980 shortly after Mikey Dread appeared on Doug’s radio show while Mikey was on tour with The Clash. Midnight Dread migrated to San Francisco’s KQAK The Quake, a modern ‘rock of the eighties’ station, in March 1984. It was also broadcast regularly from San Francisco’s KUSF & KFOG into the 1990s.
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