Reggae MD Gatekeeper radiogram from Midnight Dread

Pointing out signposts and travel conditions to help pass through The Gate ‘pon life’s road: The actual words of Marcus Garvey fire up the massive along with the debut of Bob’s new live album and my track “American Ghost Town”… Continue Reading


Cool Up July’s Musical Heatwave with the ongoing Reggae MD Listening Party

This conscious reggae signal never ends. Reggae MD’s good for you monthly world-wide, your guide, massive Reggae Music Listening Party occupied all time zones July 19th from Noon-4pm Hawaiian Time, 3-7pm Pacific, 4-8pm Mountain, 5-9pm Central & 6-10pm Eastern Time,… Continue Reading


Summer Arrives with Midnight Dread’s Reggae MD Global Listening Party

“Smiling Children” in Jamaica painting by Deeling Gregory This signal never ends. Tune in now. My monthly interactive world-wide, your guide, massive & mighty Reggae Music Listening Party specially occupied all time zones Saturday June 21st, from Noon-5pm Hawaiian Time,… Continue Reading


Congos on a Saturday morning…

Start your weekend off right… Congos “Food For The Rainy Day” (Congo Ashanty) Congos “At The Feast” 12″ (Congo Ashanty) Congos “Reggae Revival” (Congo Ashanty) Congos “Music Maker” (Congo Ashanty) Cedric Myton & Congos “Can’t Take It Away” 12″ (Go… Continue Reading


From The Archives: Interview with Lee “Scratch” Perry

Today I’m sharing a rare classic from the MIDNIGHT RAVER archives, which was originally posted to this blog on August 8, 2012:  MIDNIGHT DREAD’S legendary interview with the “Emperor of Reggae” – Lee “Scratch” Perry. Please visit Midnight Dread’s website… Continue Reading


Lee “Scratch” Perry Back On The Controls

On April 28, 2014, Lee “Scratch” Perry returns to fine form with Lee “Scratch” Perry Back On The Controls.  Released on the Upsetter label, and produced by Lee Perry and UK’s Rolling Lion Daniel Boyle, the album is comprised of thirteen songs and thirteen dub versions,… Continue Reading


Reggae MD, Good For You

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


Midnight Dread Conquers California Radio Years Ahead January 25th-26th, 1981

Listen up “Now everywhere is War!” “It’s up to you to not heed the Call Up!” “Come on all Rude Boys unite Stop That Train because every morning you meet at the Bus Stop but you know not where you’re… Continue Reading


Lee Perry & The Upsetters ‘Roaring Lion’ – FIRST HEAR!

PRESSURE SOUNDS DROPS ALBUM OF LOST BLACK ARK MIXES AND DUBLATES 1976 proved to be a defining year for Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry. A deal with Island Records meant that his 3 albums and a dozen singles received the marketing and… Continue Reading


Mighty Diamonds & Phone Bill live plus Kuumba & Raskiddus interviews inna Midnight Dread #40 Oct. 12, 1980

Nor Cal legends Phone Bill appear in this 33 years ahead complete Midnight Dread program and play twelve top ranking/scorching and scarce live tracks, including three when they backed The Mighty Diamonds in their local debut June 5th 1980 at… Continue Reading