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Lacksley Castell ‘Morning Glory + Dub Tracks’ (Negus Roots, 1982)

Repost:  This is a re-post from November 2, 2012.  This album is so good that I must share it here at least twice per year.  Better yet, I did a mix of the album which features the hard-to-find dub tracks… Continue Reading

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MIDNIGHT RAVER’s Pick Of The Week: Wackies Sampler Vol. 1

Probably the best reggae/dub compilation existing today, Wackies Sampler Vol. 1 was an extremely rare and somewhat underrated album.  The entire album, comprised primarily of heavy vocals and dubs from 12″ releases, is characterized by the now-famous “Wackies sound,” a sound that I… Continue Reading

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The Specials & Rock Against Racism inna Midnight Dread #9

First broadcast live 33 years today with lots of radio mixes & rare reggae plus mentions of The Specials concert that same night in nearby San Francisco as well as the development of a local Rock Against Racism outlet, this… Continue Reading

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Subatomic orchestrates an all-out assault on the senses with new EP feat. Noble Society

AND TAKES THE SPOT AS MIDNIGHT RAVER’S ALBUM OF THE WEEK! In this day of social media saturation and vastly increased access to the world wide web, any artist with a dream and a laptop can deliver music directly to the fans. … Continue Reading

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Forward Exactly 33 Years; Midnight Dread KTIM Radioactive Mixology!

33 years to the day of its original Dread-cast late Sunday night/early Monday morning February 4th 1980 I mastered & digitized this eighth ever radio program off its original dolby chrome cassette. Musical curative curation that still needs airing. Several… Continue Reading

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Ras Michael invades Midnight Dread Radio Show!

Jamaican music pioneer Ras Michael joins Doug Wendt for an interview & performs ten scorchin’ double tracked original voice-overs on his best niyabingi based roots rock reggae songs live on the air in the seventh ever Midnight Dread program. Dub music… Continue Reading

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Yabby You & Michael Prophet Rare Vocals & Dub Mix

Today we have a solid roots reggae and dub mix for you featuring a Vivian Jackson AKA ‘Yabby You’ production of rare Michael Prophet vocals and dub.  Heavy, heavy roots reggae here from ‘Jesus Dread’ skip church, sit back with… Continue Reading

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Roots feat. The Wailers Band “Evil That You Do” / “Don Won Dub” (Randy’s)

So for the next several days I will be sharing selections from the Roots, Rock, Randy’s box set released in 2012 by VP Records.  The set of seven 7″s, executive produced by Clive Chin,  include rare selections from Chin’s private archive… Continue Reading

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Horace Andy feat. Rockers All Stars “Youths of Today” / “Rockers Youth” (1978)

Jah blessed I with many press articles and crucial biographical information about the master of the melodica.  This is a true blessing because relatively little is known about such a towering figure in music. The press item is a profile of Pablo… Continue Reading