The Wailers: Burnin’ and Lootin’ in San Francisco 1973

I invite you to read a feature I just wrote for our friends at www.bobmarley.com. The feature is the second in a year-long series to celebrate the 70th anniversary of Bob Marley’s birthday. OCTOBER 1973.  The Wailers are on a… Continue Reading


Midnite Live at The Independent, San Francisco, CA 2007

Here is a phenomenal live performance from Midnite, which occurred on October 8, 2007 at The Independent in San Francisco, CA.  If you are anything like me, it has taken you a while to vibe with this band.  I am… Continue Reading


Prince of Dub Augustus Pablo Tribute with Lance Linares on 5/5/80 Midnight Dread #18

It’s Sunday Midnight & time to become dreader than dread with a crucial overview of The Dub Organizer Horace Swaby aka Augustus Pablo. Joining Doug Wendt this week is Lance Linares, Pablo devotee & reggae radio pioneer who hosted his… Continue Reading


Bob Marley, Wailers play reggae festival in San Francisco 1975 plus

“BOB MARLEY’S COLD RAILS TO HELL” Here we have 2 articles that appeared in the July 19, 1975 issue of Melody Maker.  The first describes a handful of reggae superstars descending on San Francisco, CA for a reggae festival.  The… Continue Reading


Bob Marley & Wong Chu 12″ US Premiere, Saxophone In Reggae Midnight Dread #17

33 years ahead Midnight Dread with The Sound of The Century including Neville Martin’s “The Message” 7″ (as featured throughout Jeremy Marre’s fine documentary on prime music time in Jamaica ROOTS ROCK REGGAE) plus “Hotter Fire”-Big Youth, “Punk Reggae”-Jah Lloyd,… Continue Reading


“Everyone Just Cooperate, With The Love Of I Ites To Survive, Knowing That This World War Explosion…” MD #16

… says the Rastaman in the ROCKERS soundtrack outtake from this 33 years ahead Midnight Dread. “The ways of wonder solve the problem” he adds over the hypnotic Abyssinians with Ras Michael version of “Satta Massagana” in this reggae film… Continue Reading


UK Riots, Musical History, Sexy Reggae, Jah Jah Power Midnight Dread April 14th 1980

–Black & White Cafe, St. Pauls Race Riots Bristol, England, Dread inna April 1980 The St Pauls disturbances in England and general early 1980 UK politricks spark major dread as Maggie Thatcher first grips power. Midnight Dread responds with Ska,… Continue Reading


“Midnight & Time For What You’ve Been Waiting For…

…The Sound of The Century, The Midnight Dread” -The Mikey Dread custom-made Midnight Dread stingers & jingles abound (like the signature phrase above) in this 33 years ahead classic progressive reggae radio show debuting on Midnight Raver ’round midnight just… Continue Reading