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MIDNIGHT RAVER’S TOP TEN REGGAE RELEASES 2014

MIDNIGHT RAVER’S TOP TEN REGGAE RELEASES 2014 1 MIDNITE – BEAUTY FOR ASHES (I-GRADE RECORDS) 2 SIZZLA – BORN A KING (MUTI MUSIC) 3 ASHANTI ROY, PABLO MOSES, AND WINSTON JARRETT – NATTY WILL FLY AGAIN (SOULBEATS) 4 SCIENTIST –… Continue Reading

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MIDNITE RAVER’S Picks so Far-I for 2013

If you are looking for some new roots, rock, reggae to vibe on, here are 5 new albums that I can recommend to my readers without reservation: 1. KAYA (Deluxe Edition) by Bob Marley and the Wailers (Tuff Gong) 2.… Continue Reading

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Garth Dennis “Slow Coach” / “Slow Coach Rock” 7-inch Vinyl

Here I present to you one of the great voices of reggae, and a dear friend to this blog.  Garth Dennis’ “Slow Coach”/”Slow Coach Rock,” on which Dennis is backed by The Wailers Band, was first released on the Andy’s… Continue Reading

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Album Of The Week: King Jammy in Roots (Auralux)

This week’s album pick is a great 2-LP compilation from King Jammy featuring the likes of Hugh Mundell, Johnny Osbourne, Augustus Pablo, and Lacksley Castell.  While the song selections are great (we even get extended versions of Junior Reid’s “Jailhouse”… Continue Reading

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Sinbad delivers first round knock-out, Frenchie back in his corner

So it’s time to retire Captain Sinbad’s new album ‘Reggae Music Will Mad Unu‘ from the album pick slot after 2 weeks.  The only other albums I have kept up for two weeks were Junior Delahaye’s ‘Showcase‘ and Bim Sherman’s… Continue Reading

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New Dub Gabriel Album Out Today!

DUB GABRIEL NEW ALBUM OUT TODAY! Raggabass Resistance is the groundbreaking 4th album release from critically acclaimed Ragga/Dubstep producer, Dub Gabriel. Three years in the making and spanning multiple continents, he has been on an epic bass-fueled journey that saw… Continue Reading

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MIDNIGHT RAVER’s Album Pick Of The Week

‘Reggae Music Will Mad UnU’ by Sinbad w/ production by Frenchie! Here is what our good friend and journalist John Masouri has to say about the album: “Reggae Music Will Mad Unu heralds the return of a legendary Jamaican pioneer… Continue Reading

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New Pressure Sounds Vinyl: The Return of Captain Sinbad

Just received my copy of Captain Sinbad’s ‘Reggae Music Will Mad Unu,’ his first LP in more than 30 years.  Captain Sinbad made his reputation on local sound-systems before transferring his talents to the studio. By the time he started… Continue Reading

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Pick Of The Week: ‘Wiser Dread’ (Nighthawk, 1981)

Now this compilation is a true classic among classics.  An album that’s been out-of-print since I’m 10 years old.  ‘Wiser Dread,’ a reggae-rastafari compilation album produced by Robert Schoenfeld & Leroy Pierson of Nighthawk Records and mixed by Bunny Wailer/Sylvan Morris, was pressed on… Continue Reading

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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