This one-of-a-kind Wackies tribute contains some of the most legendary reggae vocals and dubs ever recorded on American soil.  Jamaica said it couldn’t be done.  You could never again create that deep, spiritual, rootsy sound and vibe outside of Jamaica. … Continue Reading


Wackies 7s. 10s, and 12s

Here are more Wackies selections from the MIDNIGHT RAVER archives.  I’m a mad Wackies collector so if anyone is looking to unload any originals hit me at midnightraverblog@gmail.com. [soundcloud url=”http://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/125666549″ iframe=”true” /] Wackies always had the most soulful female singers. … Continue Reading


Milton Henry & Upsetters “This World” / “Midious Serenade”

PLUS MILTON HENRY IN THE BLACK ECHOES ARCHIVES! Heavy, heavy dread vibes from the Black Ark.  Milton Henry, who just released a new 12″ produced by Roberto Sanchez on Iroko Records, is perhaps best known for his Wackies classic “Who… Continue Reading


Chosen Brothers “March Down Babylon” plus Version (Wackies)

Another heavy, heavy roots tune from Wackies House of Music.  Would you expect anything different from Bullwackie?  Heaviest riddims on the planet.  Harder than the best.  Roots reggae done inna NYC stylee. Recognize the riddim?  “Handsworth Revolution“ aka “Revolution” riddim… Continue Reading


Apple Gabriel (Israel Vibration) “Rock On” (Londoner) 12″ vinyl single

Here is something you probably haven’t heard!  In the early eighties, Israel Vibration left Jamaica for the NYC.  It is in these early days in NYC that Apple Gabriel, backed by Skelly and Wiss, records this single which was released… Continue Reading


Jah Carlos (Don Carlos) “Black Harmony”/”Black Love” (Rawse) 1976

Just released last week – Jah Carlos “Black Harmony” on the Rawse (Wackies) label!  I could not pass on this one.  As usual, my man Ras Judah of Lion Roots in NYC had the goods.  Early Don Carlos singing as… Continue Reading


Mikey Dread: King At The Controls

  I specifically chose Mikey Dread for our logo because his spirit is alive here at MIDNIGHT RAVER BLOG.  He was the greatest selecta that ever lived.  He never selected anything but the strongest, the heaviest, the dopest tracks to play on his… Continue Reading


Bob Marley: Better Off Dread

As we continue to share with you articles documenting the life of Bob Marley, I am pleased to report that I finally got my hands on a near-mint copy of the Smash Hits issue which was published on August 7, 1980.  … Continue Reading