Reggae MD, Good For You

Now ear this. A new full-time full up stream for Midnight & All-Day Ravers:

Radio

After many months, & special tests Doug Wendt presents a special tonic & degree,

Extra something guaranteed, recipe balanced carefully, FDA I-proved, Reggae MD
Vital vinyl, unique mixes, carefully selected, all ages, covers & lovers, uncovered & cured,

Ever-changing, never ending, hand-picked fresh playlists daily, brand new, good for you



BobLevel

Free house calls, level vibes 24/7/365,
no need to feel jumpy, no need to feel bumpy,
making sure you take your musical medicine, leaving the happy in,
Midnight Dread, Mikey Dread, Med-Ical Doctors, Reggae MD

PFC2

Wrapping you in a bubble of love, Always there when you need it,
Nurses & Doctors agree “Take the conscious party” Radio IO Reggae MD

It’s all about the music.
Be well,
Doug

Two Bad Duppies Want Blood as Ghetto-ology Dreams of New Civilization Midnight Dread #59A Feb. 22-23, 1981

Listen up

MD59a

The disastrous end to 1980 lingers. Duppies Maggie & Ronnie are busy jump starting their new era of state-help for the rich, self-help for the poor, the privatization of profits, the socialization of losses with austerity and blame reserved especially for the have-nots, the haves-most unaccountable, untouchable. John Lennon is dead and Bob Marley is fighting for his life. Don and the late Phil Everly, brothers in roots rock genius, provide relief that Rita Marley covers and backbeats as Esete with her opening “Gee Whiz”, a wicked version of “All I Have To Do Is Dream”. You may call us dreamers but I and I are not the only ones in oneness.

GeeWhiz

The announcements of live reggae shows and events in this radio program mark a special turning point as live roots music kicks into high gear all over the San Francisco Bay Area, while the Savoy Tivoli regular reggae presentations in North Beach, home of the original Beatniks, come to an end yet The Stone, just down the street on Broadway, begins ongoing Wednesday night roots with The Caribbean Reggae All Stars, Midnight Dread’s Rockers Live Sound System and Reggae Jackson in the following mid-week slot. Jimmy Cliff postponed his show but Joe Higgs is finally coming for sure March 20th & 21st at The Stone in SF and its sister Keystone in Berkeley. Other live attractions that week and into March include Messiah, Ras Kiddus & Phone Bill, and Earl Zero & The Soul Syndicate all at the American Indian Center in the Mission. Zef & The Ravers from L.A. and Mighty High from Santa Cruz also play there while Session mashes up Discs, Wheels & Sports in Oakland.

The Fabulous Titans are everywhere like the New Oasis in Burlingame, Ashkenaz in Berkeley and helping close out the Savoy where Earl Zero & Soul Syndicate play its next to last show ever in ‘don’t call it’ Frisco. Jerry Stein’s Word Sound & Power film gets a special Friday screening at La Pena in Berkeley, Toots & The Maytals are playing the beautiful Coconut Grove in Santa Cruz, the Reggae Sunsplash film of the 1979 affair debuts & begins a 7 day run at The York in The City, Leroy Smart and Steel Pulse soon come. All kinds of great new vinyl sevens and footlongs first see the light of midnight in their debuts contained herein from Sugar’s “Ghetto-ology” and Gregory’s extended “Poor & Clean” to The Beat’s “Too Nice To Talk To (Dubweiser)” and the astounding earth temblor inducing Barnabas/Radics masterpiece riddim, wrung out to raise the dread, Eastwood & Saint’s epic “Two Bad D.J.”

TwoBadDJ

Freddie McGregor’s beautiful production of “Natural Collie” for High Times also premieres. Burning Spear invokes a “New Civilization” after a lot of dreaming. Madness lights up “One Step Beyond” live. Winston Jarrett, Bunny Wailer, Pablo Moses, Jimmy Riley fire their best shots and that’s just in Part One of this scorched radio policy musical heat wave. ‘Only trouble is, gee whiz, I’m dreaming my life away.’ Roman Stewart unveils green vinyl “Herbalist” before niyabinghi wonders Light of Saba heartbeat up the foundational “Lambs Bread Collie”. Accept no substitutes. This is real music. It’s still ahead of this time.

Herbalist

LambsBreadCollie

Last time’s 33 years ahead program. Dreadcasting over 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. Go deh. All of dem.

Reality Strikes Midnight Dread Hypocrites & Harmonies KTIM February 15-16th, 1981

MD58a

Toots and The Maytals kick this killer radio program into gear with their own “Get Up Stand Up” composition. Bunny sings “Crucial”. Bob echoes “Dubbin’ In”. Lloyd Charmers provides “Sweet Harmony”. Mikey Dread sparks The Clash “One More Time”. To forestall the dread of night hypocrite onslaught MD employs a double dose of LKJ’s “Reality Poem” with this introduction “Let I reiterate and brain smog obliterate!”

“w’en wi can’t face reality
wi leggo wi clarity
some latch aan to vanity
some hol’ insanity
some get vision
start preach relijan
but dem can’t mek decishan
w’en it come to we fite
dem can’t mek decishan
w’en it comes to wi rites”

Crucial12

ScientistMeetsTheSpaceInvaders2.JPG

Scientist Meets The Space Invaders is fresh on the scene so it’s time to “Dematerialise” dub style. Two days after this program aired while working as a union projectionist at the Embassy Theatre on Market Street in San Francisco showing the first anti-hero western ever “Hour of The Gun” I was listening back to my aircheck and Dillinger screaming “Fire Fire” from the second part of this Midnight Dread #58 as I’m staring at the huge movie screen three stories below getting ready to do my change-over of reels when the screen bursts into flames and disappears in balls of smoke. All in attendance that afternoon at the infamous dollar house (3 movies for a buck!) flee the theatre.

I shut down the projection booth and take the elevator to the street only to fight my way out of a crowd of patrons jamming the ticket booth wanting their money back with little regard for their or others’ lives. I never work for the union again. One of my best jobs for the IATSE (International Association of Theatre & Stage Employees) before leaving was running slides for a closed door session on the Three Mile Island nuclear accident. Suffice it to say, they have no idea how much radiation was released as the few monitors that were set up during the incident were all pointing the wrong way. I guess the sicknesses germinated then may just be showing up in droves now. That’s stupefied Babylon’s only real monitor. Choah. Me-cology or Ecology, that is the question. The hypocrites run amok at midnight. Scientist is here to blast them.

ScientistMeetsSpaceInvaders.JPG

2_81dw

February 1981 Duppy Doug photo by Roger Steffens

Last time’s 33 years ahead program. Dreadcasting over the air since 1979 and 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 and sounds here and on this blog’s Midnight Dread page. Go deh. All of dem.

Wailing Rudy Jah Fire Weighty Eighties Midnight Dread #51 with Row Jah December 28-29th, Best of 1980

WorldWarIIIredcrop

MD51a

“Love We A Deal With” sing The Rastafarians featuring Haile Maskel, Vision Walker (of the original Wailers), Herb Daly et al as the Santa Cruz based roots masters fire up this radio program answering Moses’ Musical Desire. Mikey Dread chimes in with World War III. It’s the very best of 1980, fresh & frantic, don’t panic. Level vibes. Foot long forty fives. Roger Steffens of KCRW’s Reggae Beat joins Doug Wendt on Midnight Dread’s Part 2, all in all totaling over 6 hours of 33 years ahead new music and discoveries on commercial rock station KTIM. Bunny Wailer’s massive rocker “Crucially Crucial” bellows before Bob Marley draws “Bad Card”, Jamaican mix seven inch-wise. Colt 45! Then Duppy live mixes Stevie Wonder’s new hit “Master Blaster” with subdivided 12″ dubs of dynamite radio dimensions clearing the skies for the Jamaican disco 45s to cloudburst the sounds, 1980 shot after shot. Like Badoo toasts for New Year’s Eve with his “Rocking Of The Five Thousand”

RockingOfTheFiveThousand

Sly & Robbie carry the swing with production after production scoring in the top ranks of the very best singles of the year. Row-Jah calls the new decade “the weighty eighties” and their Taxi songs signal the dawning of the new tech-knowledgely. The Clash, Matumbi, & other UK bands as well as Lovers Rock are well-charged and represented. Then some great new compilations tell the history of Jamaican music. “Whatever happened to bluebeat, ska, & rock steady?” goes one tune. It’s all here in just the first 80 minutes of this three hour+ extravaganza. Happy New Year! Fire it up and wail. Fourward in Fourteen.

WailingRudy.JPG

JahFireWillBeBurning

Last time’s Best of 1980 Part One 33 years ahead program. Dreadcasting over 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. Go deh with alla dem.

Rough Rough Way Ahead, Longest Night Midnight Dread #50 with Row Jah December 21st-22nd, 1980

MD50a

In the dwindling days of 1980 Roger Steffens from L.A. joins Doug Wendt on Midnight Dread for over 6 hours of 33 years ahead highlights in new music and discoveries spread over two 3 hour retrospective programs on KTIM, the last freeform commercial radio station in the nation, the infamous natty north bay noise located 20 miles up the hemisphere’s slope from San Francisco. Near the end of this eighty minute opening section from the first show a scarce “Christmasss Dub” aircheck recording from Mikey Dread on JBC in December 1978 lights up a modest portion of holiday songs in this special program filled with truths and rights. Meanwhile Blondie’s remake of The Paragons rock steady hit The Tide Is High is topping charts world wide proving that such sounds score big when given a chance to compete. Devon Ians makes George Clinton’s “One Nation (Under A Groove)” even catchier with its reggae incarnation while Niney reminds us what heals the nations.

RootsManConnectionC.JPG

Pablo Moses wants “One People” as the Velvet Shadows intone “Babylon A Fall Down”. Culture is coming to town for the first time that weekend with Freddie McGregor and Earl ‘Chinna’ Smith & crew. When the Sons Of Jah testify to “Speak The Truth” the programmers say “Amen”. Gregory Isaacs is also about to tour the bay area so 2 of his tunes are included along with a pair of Joseph Hill ‘Culture’-all classics. Love does shine brighter than the morning sun so natty never get weary. The Generals foot long forty five “Skanking On The Banking” is another debut treasure. Its dub gets creamed with Midnight dread bits galore. “Fire for the frustration” as Mikey Dread would say. Misty In Roots echo up “Oh Wicked Man” live in Belgium yet it’s Junior Ross & The Spears who provide the prescient reality check off a great Tapper Zukie various artists compilation called ROOTS MAN CONNECTION when they perform the time-proven warning “Rough Rough Way Ahead”.

RootsManConnectionB.JPG

RootsManConnectionBC.JPG

Last time’s 33 years ahead program. Dreadcasting over 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. Go deh with alla dem.