This week’s 33 years ahead Midnight Dread begins with the superior Matumbi version of “Brother Louie”, an unusual interracial love song that went number one in 1973 both by its UK originator Hot Chocolate and as covered by Stories in the states. It’s followed by the Monday morning five-days-to-go of “Work” from the just released Bob Marley album UPRISING and later a fresh lp title selection from Black Uhuru chanting “Stalk of Sinsemilla” premieres. Keith Hudson gets red, Slim Smith converses melodic unity, Andy Capp pops his top, Niney The Observer lets it burn before Lincoln Thompson impresses his wild stylee as Joe Jackson taps keys, and soon Joseph Hill reminds us The Arawak Indians got here first. Listen up as Pipecock Jackxon unleashes a vital untitled riddim, LKJ frees George Lindo, an innocent man, and Freddie McKay frees himself on behalf of all of us. Got Gladiators, Soul Syndicate, G.T.Moore, Ethiopians, English Beat, Creation Rebel… another chock full night of chunes & dread delight with music ringing in the new day, August 4th 1980.
Dreadcasting & streaming smokin’ audio selections with daily 21st Century Midnight Dread programs at 12am including repeat plays often heard in Wendt’s Best of All Worlds slot when noon is high. Wake up with the indigenous sounds of Native Son Rising curated by Doug everyday at 6am (all Pacific Times). Explore more Midnight Dreadness here and with MD on Raver.