Listen to greatest 12″ 45 in reggae history, 6 ways to stay cool, Mystic Rastas, song Dylan wrote for Jah Mallah, fair temper & Foul Play:
Reggae Billboard time machine of events has Steel Pulse in a 4 date debut bay area wide, opening with Midnight Dread DJing at The Stone where The Wailers shocked the world in Oct. ’73; plus Ras Ani-i at Lucky Lion in Oakland, Reggae Jackson at Berkeley Square & Danville, The Offs, 2 Tones & MD at Stone’s Reggae Wednesdays, Earl Zero at Vet’s Hall, Umojah at La Pena with Rolling Stone that week with Jack Nicholson on the cover & featuring a major 5 page article inside on the Roots Of Reggae. Contained herein and originally clocking in at somewhere around 16 minutes or so, MD’s nomination for favorite foot long forty five of all time, on a Jamaican Joe Gibbs pressing, Dennis Brown & Big Youth “Running Up & Down” / Joe Gibbs & The Professionals “Take Heed Brother”:
Count Ossie & The Mystic Revelation of Rastafari “Run One Mile”, The Ethiopians “Nuh Follow Babylon” becah The Rasses sing “Babylon Is Falling”, Bob Dylan’s song written just for Jah Mallah premieres “Ain’t No Man Righteous, No Not One”, and the Midnight Dread stingers’ radio mixes of “Bad Moon Rising” mek Jimmy “Gone Clear” Six great Cool chunes help lead off this program too including songs from Alton Ellis, Wailing Souls, Zap Pow, Johnny Osbourne, a wicked Bunny Wailer 7″ debut and pon corner the wonderful Barry Brown: :
Massive show & material from The Masters.
Last week’s Midnight Dread program features many new US domestic reggae releases from the Spring of 1981. Dreadcasting over the air since 1979 & online since 1996 dreader 21st Century Midnight Dread programs air daily at 12am including replays often heard in his Best of All Worlds high noon slot and where one can also become conscious at 6am with the indigenous sounds of Native Son Rising, all curated by Doug everyday, all times Pacific. Many more Midnight Dread sights & sounds here and on this blog’s Midnight Dread page.