Do Good MD #92 October 11-12th, 1981 KTIM Freddie McGregor interview+

Bandulo mind tricks time. AnWar assassinated. Music like Armagideon coming thru. Freddie McGregor interview + at ’81 Sunsplash JA. Joe Higgs in L.A. Do something! Do good due & overdue. World’s best music time machined on this Cultural Reservation.


Visual echoing for his Tuff Gong lp debut cover, Freddie holds a picture of himself looking at a picture of himself. FREDDY McGREGOR was recorded at Channel One. It’s one of the greatest reggae albums ever made while the Skipper was still roaming the earth. Listen to “Do Good” & its dynamite dub in this roots radio presentation for a slice of why.



From the week the mid-east turmoiled up again following the murderation of Egyptian President Anwar Sadat by his own guards during a military parade The Wailing Souls lead off this vital vintage radio program, heard here for the first time since it original dreadcast, with “Slow Coach” singing:

“Get up mister slowcoach, you’re moving much too slow
Get above the slumbering, there ain’t much time to go
You got to stand and be a man
Let the nation know your plan

This world is in a crisis, seeking humanity
Look into the Middle East, there ain’t no sign of peace
Heathen reign, oh yes they reign
And it won’t be for long

Get up mister slowcoach, welcome the morning sun
Try to do some good work, there’s plenty to be done
Giving praises unto the King
See the joy Jah love can bring

Get up mister slowcoach, you’re moving much too slow
Get above the slumbering, there ain’t much time to go
You got to stand and be a man
Let the nation know your plan…”

What ever happened to the fierce urgency of now? We’re slow walking ourselves right into an abrupt climate disruption for the ages like there’s no tomorrow and there ain’t. Wake up and die. Is that it?



Music salves the savage elite while sufferer’s choice soothes the beast of Babylon’s best. Judy and Bob sing of Concrete canyons and war. Freddie McGregor first Bay Area tour big ups the vibes. Midnight Dread spins some early McGregor of the finest order and consciousness. Joe Higgs is joined by ace L.A. musicians Clarence and Chili Charles, as Joe’s backup band Unity, for an intense live selection from 20 Grand Club in SoCal where Higgs pours his heart out, pleading “Let Us Do Something” on December 28, 1980. First things first. The first ever US reggae fest, The Berkeley Reggae Sunblast is just 2 weeks away. MD’s Junior Marvin July interview rolls again in anticipation after this 80 minute segment ends. Watch out for those tricky Bandulo mind games. Dangers and duppies dead ahead.


Last week’s crucial Midnight Dread provided radio with a difference. Tune in to tune up. 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.

Bunny Wailer’s “Galong So” debuts after a 2 killer ‘Living Stone’ versions from his Dubd’sco masterwork.


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