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Fantels “Name Of The Game”/Hugh Mundell “Walk With Jah” (Arawak) 12″

Fantels “Name Of The Game”/Hugh Mundell “Walk With Jah” 12″ was issued by the Brooklyn, NY-based Arawak Records in 1980.  Side-A is the extended mix of the Fantells’ (the name is misspelled on the label) “Name Of The Game” over… 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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Raver’s Album Pick of the Week!

Hugh Mundell’s ‘Jah Fire’ feat. Lacksley Castell (Arawak) Recorded in 1980 when Mundell was only 18 years of age, ‘Jah Fire’ is an album that spoke to me the very first time I heard it, and it has been a… Continue Reading

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Raver’s 5 favorite reggae albums of all time (includes mix!)

We are now into our “millenial” week where we will mark the fact that we will reach Post # 1000 before week’s end.  There will be some fantastic shares this week, a few interviews, and a few surprises.  I kicked… Continue Reading

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“We are the stars, of this movie show”

Here is my favorite Wackies release of all time.  Hands down.  Junior Delahaye’s “Movie Show” issued on 12″ vinyl.  His angelic vocal over a Jah-T’s rolling bass and drum riddim that is just infectious.  I love how he opens the song, stretching his vocal along the riddim track…”Oh… Continue Reading

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Bullwackies in New York (Documentary)

A fascinating documentary about one of the top ranking labels in the game.  A time and place in ‘dis ya iwa’ called Bullwackies.  Wackies gets much love and respect from the MIDNIGHT RAVER BLOG every time!  This documentary captures perfectly… Continue Reading

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“Selassie Souljahz in Dub” by Addis Pablo and Suns of Dub

ADDIS PABLO AND SUNS OF DUB are at it again, this time with a high grade dub effort that may eclipse anything they’ve produced thus far…and that is saying a hell of a lot.  The tracks they have been producing and sharing through their… Continue Reading