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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

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Midnight Raver’s Album Pick of the Week!

WAYNE JARRETT ‘SHOWCASE VOL. 1’ (WACKIES) Sit down and put a seatbelt on before you listen to this one.  The sweet, soulful voice of Wayne Jarrett, backed by the All-Stars, and recorded at just the right level by Bullwackie.  Only… Continue Reading

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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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Willi Williams & the Armageddons “Dungeon” / “Version”

Crucial cut and version from one of the finest roots reggae albums ever pressed, Willi Williams ‘Messenger Man.’  This is what reggae should sound like. ‘Messenger Man’ was such a landmark album that Blood & Fire decided to remaster it… Continue Reading

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Augustus Pablo: Tales of Pablo, The Beat, Vol. 18 #4, 1999

As we wrap on Rockers week here at the MIDNIGHT RAVER BLOG, never fret.  I will continue to promote the fine music of Addis Pablo and the Suns of Dub.  Augustus Pablo’s spirit will live on here for as long… Continue Reading

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Augustus Pablo: Reggae Superstar by Robert Palmer, New York Times

We are feeling a Rockers vibe this week as I complete my interview with Addis Pablo and start researching for my upcoming article about Hugh Mundell.  Both soon come! Many thanks to MIDNIGHT RAVER BLOG contributor Doug Wendt AKA MIDNIGHT… Continue Reading

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Junior Reid w/ Hugh Mundell “Betcha By Golly Wow” Live Volcano 1983

So I’ve been listening to a lot of Hugh Mundell lately and it pains me to think what could have been of this great talent.  All the great inspiration we are missing out on over what?  Why do they take the good and… Continue Reading

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Peter Tosh Live, Pulse Superjam, Jamaica, December 31, 1983

From the Jamaica Gleaner, October 18, 2012: On his final tour in support of one of his biggest albums Mama Africa, which spawned the hit single Johnny B Good, Tosh finally conquered the world, converting many naysayers (who previously cited… Continue Reading

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Dennis Brown “Oh What A Day” 12″ Vinyl Rip (DEB Music)

So I made this video after ripping my favorite Dennis Brown 12″ of “Oh What A Day.”  Brutal track from the “Crown Prince of Reggae.“ “Oh What A Day” 12″ Vinyl Dennis Brown DOWNLOAD