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Peter Broggs “No Ism Pon The Riddim”/”Jah Jah Voice” (Extended)

The man behind what is perhaps the greatest roots reggae album ever recorded has passed. Rastafari Liveth was the first LP issued on Doctor Dread’s RAS Records and it is one of the first reggae albums I ever listened to. … Continue Reading

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Doctor Dread book launch party in Brooklyn (feat. the Doctor Dread All-Stars)

The book launch for Doctor Dread’s The Half That’s Never Been Told book launch was held Wednesday night March 4, 2015 at the Dweck Center, Brooklyn Public Library.  The event featured an interview with Doc about his career and book… Continue Reading

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Raver Reviews: Doctor Dread reveals ‘The Half That’s Never Been Told’ in new autobiography

On March 3, 2015 Brooklyn, NY’s Akashic Books will release The Half That’s Never Been Told: The Real-Life Reggae Adventures of Doctor Dread. The publisher describes the book as “[a] passionate memoir and fearless behind-the-scenes look at the personal lives of… Continue Reading

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Black Uhuru feat. Junior Reid, Live, Sunsplash San Carlos, CA 1986

Here is a very rare performance by Black Uhuru featuring Junior Reid on lead vocals.  After being dropped by Island Records, Michael Rose leaves Black Uhuru and is replaced by Waterhouse singer Junior Reid who leaves his group Voice of… Continue Reading

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Gregory Isaacs Vintage Press Interviews

Just a quick drop of two outstanding written pieces on the great Gregory Isaacs.  Behind Bob Marley I would say that Gregory Isaacs is the most beloved reggae artist to ever emerge from Jamaica.  He was without a doubt the… Continue Reading

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The Mighty Roots of Englishman

“After spending a few months on the road with Ras Michael in Europe, Maccabee and myself came forward to the U.S. We went to Carter Baron Park in D.C. and was cooling out at a football game. I was kicking… Continue Reading

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EXCLUSIVE! New Peter Tosh date, interview!

MIDNIGHT RAVER recently confirmed that Peter Tosh was a surprise performer at the Blackburn Center at Howard University on May 24, 1981 as part of African Liberation Day celebration. African Liberation Day is a celebration founded by the All-African Peoples… Continue Reading

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EXCLUSIVE: Doctor Dread w/ Bob Dylan, Sly & Robbie “I & I Dub” music video

Doctor Dread has been working on this video for some time.  “I & I Dub” was featured on IS IT ROLLING BOB? A REGGAE TRIBUTE TO BOB DYLAN, which was released on RAS/Sanctuary in 2003.  The Dylan tune “I & I” was… Continue Reading

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The Cool Ruler on MIDNIGHT RAVER

Here is a great story by Mel Cooke relating The Cool Ruler to the Steppin’ Razor which was published in the Gleaner on October 27, 2010. The Studio 38 series, started in January on the grounds of Pulse’s Trafalgar Road,… Continue Reading

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