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Zion Initation “Complexion Girl” 7″ single (Zion)

One of the rarest records in my collection is a Zion Initation 7″ titled “Complexion Girl.”  Issued on the band’s Zion imprint, it is one of only two singles they ever issued.  It comes with a hand-drawn picture sleeve. This… Continue Reading

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RAVER EXCLUSIVE! Ras Michael, Joe Higgs live, Los Angeles 1995

A CONTRIBUTION FROM MIDNIGHT RAVER’S GLEN LOCKLEY AND PETER VAN ARNHEM In mid-October 1995, Peter van Arnhem and Glen Lockley travelled from their homes in Holland and England respectively to visit their good friend and Marley-mentor Roger Steffens in Los… Continue Reading

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19 THIRD STREET, TRENCH TOWN: GARTH DENNIS AND THE BIRTH OF BLACK UHURU

Originally published October 2012 MIDNIGHT RAVER SPEAKS WITH BLACK UHURU FOUNDER GARTH DENNIS ABOUT HIS UPCOMING ALBUM TITLED ‘TRENCHTOWN: 19 THIRD STREET,’ REHEARSING WITH JOE HIGGS, AND CO-CREATING THE GREATEST REGGAE COLLECTIVE THIS SIDE OF THE WAILERS. EXCLUSIVE!  GARTH DENNIS… Continue Reading

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EXCLUSIVE! New unreleased Garth Dennis tracks feat. Don Carlos, Ras Michael

I spoke briefly with our good friend Garth Dennis the other night about the album he’s been working on titled Trenchtown 19 Third Street.  The title is a reference to the address of the Dennis family home in Trench Town,… Continue Reading

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Dubwise Garage ‘Midnight Raver Millenial Mix 2013’

I owe so much to my good friend Dubwise Garage.  When I decided to join Facebook a few years back, I was looking around to see if there were any serious reggae heads out there.  Dubwise was the first real… Continue Reading

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Ras Michael & Sons of Negus Live (Rare Vinyl LP)

Here is something you don’t see and hear everyday.  I obtained this rare live album in near mint condition at my local college record store.  I love the place.  They don’t know much about reggae, or pricing rare reggae vinyl. … Continue Reading

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Ras Michael invades Midnight Dread Radio Show!

Jamaican music pioneer Ras Michael joins Doug Wendt for an interview & performs ten scorchin’ double tracked original voice-overs on his best niyabingi based roots rock reggae songs live on the air in the seventh ever Midnight Dread program. Dub music… Continue Reading

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MIDNIGHT DREAD REGGAE RADIO SHOW #5 feat. RoJah Steffens

HAPPY HOLIDAYS TO ALL OF YOU REGGAE FANS AND DUBHEADS! “Tonight Northern California is again experiencing very heavy rains & storms just like another Sunday night on December 23rd, 1979 when Roger Steffens & myself sloshed our ways to the… Continue Reading