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Dennis Brown vinyl playlist w/ exclusive interview clips!

here is a killer Dennis Brown playlist to start the week off just right!  All tracks are vinyl singles from my collection transferred by yours truly to MIDNIGHT RAVER SOUNDS. Also included are two interview clips from an interview that… Continue Reading

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17 North Parade set to release Eek-A-Mouse anthology

17 North Parade is planning to drop the neutron bomb on all reggae massive on November 25, 2013. This is the day that EEKOLOGY officially drops.  The latest in their Reggae Anthology series, 17 North Parade  is single-handedly keeping classic… Continue Reading

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Ras Records: The Reggae Connection (November 1981)

The Washington DC-based Real Authentic Sounds label (RAS Records) was started in 1979 through the mind of Doctor Dread. During his many trips to Jamaica, Doctor Dread began to build a solid relationship with the people and artists of Jamaica. There,… Continue Reading

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Bob Marley and the Wailers: Reggae Sunsplash 1979

You might be wondering why I’m posting so many press articles lately.  Belive me when I tell you that, with regard to press articles, what I have posted on the blog since it’s launch is only the tip of the… Continue Reading

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The Gladiators w/ Israel Vibration Live Reggae Sunsplash 1982

This is one of those rare moments when everything comes together just right resulting in one of the more memorable live reggae recordings of the past 50 years. GLADIATORS LIVE WITH ISRAEL VIBRATION REGGAE SUNSPLASH WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 4TH, 1982 JARRETT PARK,… Continue Reading

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MIDNIGHT DREAD Classic Reggae Radio Hour

Just when you thought it was safe to go back in the dance! MIDNIGHT DREAD drops another classic reggae radio hour on us at the MIDNIGHT RAVER BLOG – where reggae history is preserved every day. This Midnight Dread hour… Continue Reading

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Nkulee Dube: ‘Lioness On The Rise’

  Today, Nkulee is in Würzberg, Germany to perform at the Reggae Jam Festival. So, this is your second European summer festival tour, is that right? “Yeah, we did a tour last year during this time, yeah.  It’s more calm, I… Continue Reading

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International Year Of The Rasta Child

It is 1979 and Bob Marley and the Wailers are back from their tour of Australia, New Zealand, Japan, and the U.S. to play Reggae Sunsplash in July and a benefit at the National Arena to honor the International Year… Continue Reading

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Ziggy Marley Rare Video “What A Plot”

Great rare video clip of Ziggy Marley and the Melody Makers performing “What A Plot”  at Reggae Sunsplash 1983.  Talent for days… Also included is a performance of “Children Playing In The Streets” by a very young group of Melody Makers. … Continue Reading