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Jah Raver’s Dreada Dubs and Vocals Vol. VIII (An EXCLUSIVE MIDNIGHT RAVER Mix

For the eighth installment of my Dreada Dubs & Vocals Mix I hail up those artists who have emerged over the past several years as part of the so-called “reggae revival” in Jamaica.  For the first time in more than… Continue Reading

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Arise Black Man: The Peter Tosh Story

Arise Black Man: The Peter Tosh Story was originally broadcast on BBC Radio 4 FM November 23, 2010. Peter Tosh found international fame alongside Bob Marley as a member of The Wailers.  As a solo artist he released several landmark… Continue Reading

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‘MIDNITE MASSACRE VOL. 1’ (Midnight Raver Mix)

I must say, this is one of the toughest mixes we’ve ever constructed.  Hard reggae, real hard.  This speaks directly to the real heads out there.  “Who feels it knows it.”  From Saint Croix to Washington, DC to the world. … Continue Reading

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EXCLUSIVE! Linval Thompson Inna Fine Style (A Midnight Raver Mix)

Linval Thompson was the baddest producer in the land at one time.  This is a man who could do nothing except produce smash hits.  Here are 23 selections from his vast archive of reggae gold.  As a producer, he was… Continue Reading

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EXCLUSIVE! Midnight Dread’s Peter Tosh Tribute Show, September 1987

MIDNIGHT RAVER BLOG Co-Editor and world renown reggae broadcaster MIDNIGHT DREAD has allowed us to share a piece of reggae radio history tonight.  On September 15, 1987, just 4 days after Peter Tosh was brutally slain in his home, Midnight… Continue Reading

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Bob Marley Hommage Mix (Dynamic Duo)

Today, to mark the dreaded anniversary of the day that Bob Marley passed from this realm and on to the next, we will post several special items.  The first is this mix of rare tracks, dubplates, and alternates put together… Continue Reading

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MIDNIGHT RAVER’S “Young, Ruff, and Rugged: Early Wailers Showcase” (Midnight Raver Mix)

Here is a nice mix of early Wailers tunes circa 1967-1972.  Great, rarely heard tunes here.  Also included is an article from Melody Maker which talks about a rare Wailers performance in 1974.  Also, an announcement of a Wailers show… Continue Reading

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‘His Own Man:’ Ziggy Marley interview, Musician, July 1, 1989

This great article by Alan di Perna finds Ziggy Marley at Compass Point recording studios with producers Chris Frantz and Tina Weymouth crafting what would become an exemplary album – ‘One Bright Day.‘  The interview was published in Musician magazine… Continue Reading

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