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EXCLUSIVE: Doctor Dread w/ Bob Dylan, Sly & Robbie “I & I Dub” music video

Doctor Dread has been working on this video for some time.  “I & I Dub” was featured on IS IT ROLLING BOB? A REGGAE TRIBUTE TO BOB DYLAN, which was released on RAS/Sanctuary in 2003.  The Dylan tune “I & I” was… Continue Reading

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Ten Things You Did Not Know About Sly and Robbie

MIDNIGHT RAVER is currently working on a feature about Sly and Robbie, who are responsible for five Grammy-worthy albums in 2013.  They were nominated for their album SLY AND ROBBIE & THE JAM MASTERS NEW LEGEND.  However, I feel that… Continue Reading

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Robert French ‘Mr. French’ Showcase

HIGH QUALITY VINYL TRANSFER Here is a great early 80s dancehall album that I can almost guarantee you haven’t heard.  How do I know this?  Because I had to go on safari to find this record.  Recorded and mixed at… Continue Reading

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Taxi Special: Gregory Isaacs “Soon Forward” plus Black Echoes w/ Sly Dunbar!

I cannot say enough about the stuff that Peter van Arnhem has been sharing lately from his collection.  Nothing but heavy 7″s and vintage Black Echoes articles.  Thanks to Peter and Glen Lockley the MIDNIGHT RAVER BLOG is the ONLY… Continue Reading

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DEB Players in DUB

Today I have for you a most killer dub set.  This one is righteous.  It’s 1978.  Sly Dunbar, Norman Grant, Robbie Shakespeare, Lloyd Parks, Tarzan, Ernest Wilson, Winston Wright, Ansel Collins, Cedric IM Brooks, Sticky, Flick Wilson, Junior Delgado, with… Continue Reading

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Ring Craft Posse – St. Catherine in Dub

St. Catherine in Dub 1972-1984 captures a snapshot of a special place and time musically, as well as a particular musical equation involving dub producer Rodguel “Blackbeard” Sinclair and his backing band, the Ring Craft Posse. The where, when, and… Continue Reading

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Pick of the Week: Yabba Youth ‘Chant Down Babylon Kingdom’

1. Yabba Youth – Walls Of Jerusalem/Jerusalem In Dub 2. Yabba Youth – Chant Down Babylon Kingdom/Historians Dub 3. Yabba Youth – See Them A Walk/Theodore Dub 4. Yabba Youth – King Pharoah/Ainash Nubia Dub 5. Yabba Youth – Sufferation/Shimezana Region In… Continue Reading

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Twilight Circus drop 4 new album collections!

Street Date: Dec 8-15, 2012 Digital release only: Beatport, Itunes, Amazon, Juno etc. Michael Rose – Reggae Legend Fleximix Singles Collection – Feat. Luciano, Ranking Joe, Michael Rose, Natural Black, Vibronics, Disciples 10 Inch Vinyl Collection Vol 1 – Feat. Lutan Fyah,… Continue Reading

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Peter Tosh: A 1976 Interview by Lee Mattis

The following article was published in Reggae Report in 1993.  The article, written by Leroy Mattis, describes his 1976 reasoning with Peter Tosh.  Give thanks to MIDNIGHT RAVER BLOG contributor Timos Klingman for sharing.  CLICK THE ARTICLE TO READ ON ISSUU