Jah Music MD #85 August 23rd-24th, 1981 KTIM | MIDNIGHT RAVER
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Jah Music MD #85 August 23rd-24th, 1981 KTIM

Hugh’s iconic “Jah Music” JA 12″ debuts, 3 live songs for Bob from ’81 Sunsplash’s Tribute air, as ’nuff new music travels to CA after ‘splash. In the 100 days since Marley passed reggae’s been on fire. 7 hour show as next DJ never shows!



Melody Makers super tuff single “Sugar Pie” is uncorked (note the hand-written R. Walters composer credit correction on both sides below). Wow. New Gregory, Muta, Louis Lepke, Mighty Diamonds, Max Romeo, Dean Fraser, I-Threes, Cliff, Tosh, and two top tracks from Dr. Alimantado “Chant To Jah” and “Return Of Muhhamed Ali”. Everyone’s excited the Bush Doctor is coming to town for 3 of his best live shows ever this week! (his third show was at Sonoma State)





Unexpectedly this program ended up lasting over 7 hours due in part to Midnight Dread being expanded from 2-3 hours per week the week before so instead of ending at 1am the reggae program began going until 2am. That’s a problem for the DJ who’s scheduled to start their shift at 2am not 1am. (I was warned by the management this might happen and sure enough it did right away!) Before, the next DJ may have just stayed up late, doing their shift just before sleeping. Now most needed to set their alarm or wake up somehow in the middle of the night. Oops. Snooze alarm fail, sugar pie.



Hopefully I’ll be able to make all these programs available in their entirety at some point if folks support the underwriting it will take to do it. As it stands now I only have the time to master and digitize eighty minutes worth per week. Please contribute “Something Nice” and pick yourself up a nice premium as thanks for the crowd sourced funding here in the music, film, & art Midnight Dread eBay Store or on the Midnight Dread website store where these exclusives are offered. Thank you.


Last week’s Midnight Dread features even more new music from the days of fiery reggae. On 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.





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