The Midnight Raver Blog is:
Michael Watson, Owner/Editor
Joe ‘Jahcoustic’ Jurgensen (Editor)
Doug Wendt AKA ‘Midnight Dread’ (Editor)
Fred ‘Reggaelover’ P (Editor)
Glen Lockley (Editor)
Dubwise Garage (Contributor)
Timos Klingman (Contributor)
Marco Virgona (Contributor)
Andreas von der Heide (Contributor)
Peter van Arnhem (Contributor)
Mixologists: Ton Van Arnhem, Jah Lion @ DYNAMIC DUO
Other contributors include Amy ‘Night Nurse’ Wachtel, Vivien Goldman, Rebecca Gottlieb-Walker, Lee Jaffe, Mick Sleeper, Kikewas, Jah Lion, Ton Van Arnhem, Dynamic Duo, Marco @ www.bobmarleymagazine.com, emch @ Subatomic Sound System, Emmanuel Parata, Ras Craig, Mike Van Der Linde, Tammy Beveridge, Doc Jah, Jermiah, chico, Rootsouljah, Don Bean, Tony Passos, and many more.
Special thanks to Roger Steffens for his tireless work, endless contributions, and guidance. Also, special thanks to Doctor Dread for his gracious contributions to the archives.
To preserve, through the sharing of multimedia archival material, the roots reggae music of the world and to promote the fine artists who created this divinely inspired music. We are not professional bloggers. We are collectors, researchers, writers, and fans of reggae music. The single defining and foundational purpose of the MIDNIGHT RAVER BLOG is the transfer of information. We are actively engaged in the transfer of information from existing media sources including audio, video, and print press and from our own basements, bedrooms, closets, and minds. We do not profit from any of this, and never will. We are proud to name some of the greatest archivists, collectors, historians, researchers, selectors, and writers as co-editors and contributors to our efforts.
Welcome to the largest library of lossless (FLAC) roots reggae performances, recordings, interviews, and digitized press archives on the web. One of the few places to find Bob Marley and the Wailers lossless (FLAC) live performance audio by direct download. The ONLY place to find KAZO lossless (FLAC) audio, including the historic, and recently revised (March 2012) “Black Vinyl Collection.”
PLEASE NOTE: WE ARE CURRENTLY RE-ORGANIZING, TRANSFERRING, UPGRADING, AND RE-UPPING ALL AUDIO FILES. DURING THIS BRIEF PERIOD AUDIO FILES MAY BE UNAVAILABLE. NO WORRIES THOUGH, SOON COME!
THE PETER TOSH TOUR DATE REGISTRY
The most accurate and timely listing of Peter Tosh tour dates and venues in existence. Through our Peter Tosh Tour Date Registry, we have discovered and documented more than 60 tour dates not previously known to fans, collectors, biographers, or reggae historians.
MIDNIGHT RAVER BLOG is the ONLY place to find the legendary DISTANT DRUMS magazine, launched and published by MIDNIGHT RAVER Co-Editor Glen Lockley in 1984, anywhere on the web.
THE DIGITAL DOCUMENT LIBRARY
THE LARGEST ONLINE LIBRARY OF DIGITIZED REGGAE PRESS ARCHIVES. One of our primary objectives is the preservation, and digitization of historical print media from magazines, newspapers, journals, and the like. Since launching in October 2011, we have recovered, preserved, and digitized more than 500 significant published print articles about reggae and reggae artists. If you would like to donate an article from your own personal collection to the MIDNIGHT RAVER digital documents library, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
This is NOT an official Bob Marley or Peter Tosh blog. I tend to feature a lot of Tosh and Marley because they left such a prolific catalog of unreleased material.
I am a student of reggae and Rastafari culture. I study it like it’s my livelihood. It’s not so much a fascination as it is an obsession. My aim here is to collect and compile historic and meaningful roots and culture reggae media including live performances, interviews, press clippings, appearances, and other media. On this blog I share from my own collection live audio and video, press clippings, and more. I also collect and compile the best roots reggae media from the web.
We are not bloggers. We are dedicated researchers who choose to share the fruits of our research with the people in an effort to bring about a better understanding and appreciation for THIS MUSIC.
My sincere hope is that by the time I decide to put this blog to rest, it will stand as a significant repository and historical archive of the greatest cultural and musical movement of the last 50 years.
With regard to photographs, I always perform due diligence in attempting to obtain permission to use a photograph. If I cannot find and contact the photographer or copyright holder, and the photo is part of Google Images public domain database, I will post the photograph with the photographer’s name and a link to his/her website. I post some photographs without any attached information. These are photos that are circulated widely on the web, and are by now considered “public domain.” Please keep in mind that every photo is shared as part of a larger narrative which tells the story of an artist for historical, educational, and/or commentary purpose.
If you hold the copyright to a displayed photograph, and would like it removed from the blog, please contact me at email@example.com and I will remove immediately and without question.
To any photographer who gives express permission to use a photo, or set of photos, to tell a story on this blog, I will include a link to your website in the Blogroll or on the sidebar menu. The blog gets substantial traffic for a reggae blog, and you will see an increase in site visits if your link is included here.
To any artist or artist representative who owns copyright to any media file shared on this blog, please keep in mind that every media file is shared as part of a larger narrative which tells the story of an artist for historical, educational, and/or commentary purpose, bringing renewed and much needed attention to many of these often overlooked artists. However, if for any reason you would like a media file removed from the blog, please contact me through firstname.lastname@example.org and I will remove the file immediately and without question.
There are several people who I must thank here because this blog would not exist if not for their assistance and continued support. They are:
Rohan Marley (thanks for the retweets!), Cedella Marley, Roger Steffens (where do I start?), Doctor Dread, Dermot Hussey, Keith Anderson AKA Bob Andy, Bianca Anderson, Squidly Cole, Al Anderson, Fams, Sander, Creatah, and everyone at World-A-Reggae, Dubwise Garage, Fred from France, Marco Virgona, kikewas, chico, rootsouljah, Don Bean, and everyone at Reggae Traders, Emmanuel Parata, Jahcoustic Joe Jurgensen, Kim Gottlieb-Walker at www.lenswoman.com, Lindsey Donald, Mick Sleeper (www.upsetter.net), Tammy Beveridge at MovementofJah People, Doug Wendt at www.midnightdread.com, KAZO, John Masouri, Lee Jaffe, Donald Kinsey, David Katz, Fully Fullwood, Alex Marley, Josetxo Mintegi…
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The Midnight Raver