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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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Black Uhuru cuts from the MIDNIGHT RAVER vinyl vaults

PLUS RARE RADIO INTERVIEW WITH SANDRA “PUMA” JONES OF BLACK UHURU!  AN EXCLUSIVE RE-UP FROM THE VAULTS OF THE MIDNIGHT DREAD! Several vinyl cuts from Jah Raver’s vinyl collection featuring interesting and noteworthy Black Uhuru selections. The first appears on… Continue Reading

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You Live, You Learn

I spent two hours yesterday at Doctor Dread’s house doing part one of a multi-part interview with Delroy “Barry” Wright, founder of Live & Learn Records and one of the most respected reggae record producers alive today.  Along with his… Continue Reading

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Junior Reid w/ Black Uhuru Live, The Ritz, NYC, 1986

Included here is the NYC debut of Junior Reid as lead vocalist for Black Uhuru. After winning the first ever Grammy Award for Best Reggae Album for 1985’s Anthem, Black Uhuru  is dropped by Island Records and lead vocalist Michael… Continue Reading

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Black Uhuru Demos, Unreleased Tracks

Here is a real treat for all Black Uhuru fans.  Needless to say, Black Uhuru own the heavyweight title in reggae post-1981.  Brutal, produced by Doctor Dread and recorded primarily in 1985 in Jamaica (some tracks were reworked and mixed… Continue Reading

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New Dreada Dub Mix Vol. 3! (A Midnight Raver Mix)

The dopest mix I could muster right now.  I’ll be leaving for a few days, but no worries, the blog is in great hands with our international staff of historians, collectors, DJs, and professional roots reggae heads.  Be back next… Continue Reading

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MIDNIGHT RAVER’S Black Uhuru ‘Rare & Brutal’ Selections

This mix was inspired in me yesterday when I found an original pressing of Black Uhuru’s ‘Love Crisis’ (Jammy’s) at the great Crooked Beat Records on 18th Street, NW in Washington, DC yesterday.  Impossible find… This is a fine selector’s… Continue Reading

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MIDNIGHT RAVER’S ALBUM PICK OF THE WEEK

20TH CENTURY DEBWISE – DEB Music Players Produced by Dennis Brown and mixed by a young Prince Jammy at King Tubby’s studio in 1977, 20th CENTURY DEBWISE, featuring Dennis Emmanuel Brown’s Music Players, is an unparalleled adventure in dub and… Continue Reading