Joe Higgs on MD #101 November 29-30th 1981 KTIM Proverbs Extractions | MIDNIGHT RAVER
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Joe Higgs on MD #101 November 29-30th 1981 KTIM Proverbs Extractions

Joe Higgs, the Father of Trenchtown Music, with his 2nd live on air interview this year on Midnight Dread along with his greatest music & reggae’s best. Another listener Top 5 Reggae Songs of All Time playlist airs. “This program could affect your future musical appreciation.”



The Mighty Diamonds’ “Pass The Kouchie” 10″ hits #1 in the UK, Yellowman’s “Soldier Taking Over” tops JA charts so both appear in this latest vital vintage time travelin’ radio program’s flashin’ forward vibes. It’s Yellow’s 1st appearance ever on Midnight Dread. This is the program’s first availability since its original broadcast Sunday night-Monday morning November 29th-30th 1981. We miss you so Joe!


Joe Higgs speaks of his triumphant appearance at the Berkeley Reggae Sunblast the month before when 6,000 fans gave ovations to Higgs’ hard lyrics and musical prowess. Macy of San Francisco gets her Top Five Reggae Songs of All Time aired. New music from Pablo Moses & Toots Hibbert debuts including Toot’s western-fied “Beautiful Woman” with yodels like no other. Yellowman premiers with his militant march chant where the soldiers taking over as “some wear up barracks, some wear helmet; when they can’t find a toilet, they do-do inna it; with a left right, look out, look out; the soldier them a come, if me never duck me woulda get ummmm; lift your foot & put it down, government shoes are not your own!”


Last week Midnight Dread celebrated its 100th program with Leroy Sibbles live in studio as well as live Wailers tapes from Sunblast & much more. On air since ’79 & online since ’96 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.


“You’re now tuned to K.T.I.M. in San Rafael & Midnight Dread. This program could affect your future musical appreciation.”

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