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Mad Professor spins a wicked web with ‘Dubbing With Anansi’ (Ariwa)

Neil Joseph Stephen Fraser AKA Mad Professor returns to the mixing board with Dubbing With Anansi (Ariwa), his latest album which features long time musical collaborators Horseman and Black Steel on the instruments and the vocal talents of Brother Culture, New… Continue Reading

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Ten things you did not know about Prince Lincoln Thompson

PLUS RARE VINTAGE PRESS SCAN AND RADIO INTERVIEW! I’ve been listening to nothing but Prince Lincoln an the Royal Rasses lately.  What a voice…What a vibe.  And the musicianship of the Rasses never ceases to amaze.  They have a very… Continue Reading

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Congos on a Saturday morning…

Start your weekend off right… [soundcloud url=”https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/153257175″ params=”color=ff5500&auto_play=false&hide_related=false&show_artwork=true&show_comments=true&show_user=true&show_reposts=false” width=”100%” height=”166″ iframe=”true” /] Congos “Food For The Rainy Day” (Congo Ashanty) [soundcloud url=”https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/134341564″ params=”color=ff5500&auto_play=false&hide_related=false&show_artwork=true&show_comments=true&show_user=true&show_reposts=false” width=”100%” height=”166″ iframe=”true” /] Congos “At The Feast” 12″ (Congo Ashanty) [soundcloud url=”https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/108692772″ params=”color=ff5500&auto_play=false&hide_related=false&show_artwork=true&show_comments=true&show_user=true&show_reposts=false” width=”100%” height=”166″ iframe=”true”… Continue Reading

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Cedric Myton Live, Teresina, Brasil, 2013

A scorching set from Cedric Myton backed by the Capitol Roots band. The show was recorded live in Teresina, Brasil, 2013. Cedric sings tunes exclusively from the ‘Face The Music‘ album , which must be the most under-rated reggae album… Continue Reading

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Prince Lincoln & the Royal Rasses Vocals and Dubs (A Midnight Raver Mix)

Prince Lincoln Thompson began his recording career as a harmony singer along with Cedric Myton of The Congos in 1967 in a band called The Tartans who then split up in 1969.  Cedric Myton is featured on the opening track… Continue Reading

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MIDNITE RAVER’S Picks so Far-I for 2013

If you are looking for some new roots, rock, reggae to vibe on, here are 5 new albums that I can recommend to my readers without reservation: 1. KAYA (Deluxe Edition) by Bob Marley and the Wailers (Tuff Gong) 2.… Continue Reading

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Cedric Congo Meets Mad Professor (2013) Ariwa Sounds

What was my reaction when I found out that Cedric Myton was collaborating on an album with Mad Professor?  ECSTATIC! When I found out that Cedric would be singing original vocals over some of the most noteworthy reggae riddims I… Continue Reading

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Interview with The Congos (Black Echoes, 1981)

My love for The Congos is no secret here, which is why I was so excited to receive this interview with Cedric Myton from MIDNIGHT RAVER BLOG co-editor Peter van Arnhem.  Great stuff here. This interview occurs during the Congos… Continue Reading