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John Lennon Tribute on Midnight Dread December 14th-15th, 1980

In last Sunday night’s 33 years ahead Midnight Dread radio show blog John Lennon was described as being part of the Sabotaged Generation, that large body of babes born during & following World War II, the prime time of the… Continue Reading

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New Tosh concert Footage set for release?

PLUS a live performance of “Igziabeher (Let Jah be Praise)” from the Legalize It tour 1976! There is significant news on the Peter Tosh front as Reggae SuperJam promoter Kingsley Cooper was recently quoted in Billboard magazine stating that he… Continue Reading

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Midnight Dread Top Six ‘Unreleased’ Bob Marley & Wailers Live Videos

For my extra special contribution to the Midnight Raver Millennial Posts Musical Stampede I and I offer this tough and tight quick list / long view of Bob Marley & The Wailers’ most amazing performances captured live (outside of One… Continue Reading

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EXCLUSIVE: Junior Marvin talks going solo, King Tubby, and the current state of reggae

READIES THE RELEASE OF TWO ALBUMS IN THE FALL WITH NEW BAND ‘LOVE’ A MIDNIGHT RAVER/WORLD-A-REGGAE EXCLUSIVE! There was no way for Julian “Junior” Marvin to know, when he left Jamaica at 9 years old for a new life in… Continue Reading

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Kim Gottlieb-Walker talks ‘Golden Age of Reggae’ with Midnight Raver

Midnight Raver recently spoke with legendary photographer and friend of the blog Kim Gottlieb-Walker, who was one of the very first professional photographers to photograph Bob Marley, The Wailers, and other reggae musicians on their home turf in Jamaica.  Her… Continue Reading

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“Catching The Reggae Rage” Washington Post, January 14, 1976

I have included an article that was featured in the Washington Post on January 14, 1976 which discusses the re-release of Catch A Fire at a time when reggae is beginning to take hold across the globe.  However this is… Continue Reading

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The Al Anderson Interview: Part 3

  A World-A-Reggae/Midnight Raver Exclusive Click HERE for Part 1 and HERE for Part 2 (AA) “OK after ‘Catch A Fire’ and ‘Burnin’’ was ‘Natty Dread.’  Let’s look from Natty Dread forward, I defend that.  I didn’t have anything to… Continue Reading

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Washington, D.C.s “THE ARCHIVES” Come Heavy on Debut Album

THE ARCHIVES – SELF-TITLED DEBUT ALBUM Out Now on ESL Music The Debut Release From The Archives, DC’s Seminal Roots Rockers Digs Deep into Reggae’s Past to Discover the Future Produced By Thievery Corporation’s Eric Hilton Archives Captures The Band’s Fierce Live… Continue Reading

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The Al Anderson Interview: Part 2

A World-A-Reggae/Midnight Raver Exclusive Please CLICK HERE to read Part 1 of the interview. (AA) “Wire did so much for ‘Catch A Fire’ and ‘Burnin’.’ But he wasn’t on ‘Natty Dread.’ On ‘Natty Dread’ that was Bernard Harvey and Tyrone… Continue Reading

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The Al Anderson Interview: Part 1

A World-A-Reggae/Midnight Raver Exclusive! World-A-Reggae recently sat down with Bob Marley and the Wailers’ lead guitarist Al Anderson, who was in Annapolis, Maryland, USA with his band ‘The Original Wailers’ to play the legendary Ram’s Head Inn as part of… Continue Reading