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Toots and the Maytals – Jazz Workshop Boston 1976 – Uncirculated Soundboard

In the 70’s Toots and the Maytals were one of the biggest and best live reggae groups. Audiences loved their blend of reggae, ska, and R & B and Toots Hibberts incredible energy on-stage.  Here is a very rare uncirculated… Continue Reading

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Reggae MD Diagnosis – January 18th 2015 radiogram from Midnight Dread

Presenting observations on ailments in the human condition in most need of attention: Martin Luther King Jr. still has a dream. “Don’t play with me now!” he says in this week’s Reggae MD opening selection “and then I got into… Continue Reading

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Time Tough, Music Tougher Midnight Dread KTIM FM CA USA January 11th-12th, 1981

Toots & The Maytals start this scorcher radio program live in London from the previous September in this vital vintage Midnight Dread encored here for the first time since its original broadcast out of San Rafael, just north of San… Continue Reading

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Rocky Mountain ‘Reggae Is The Rage!’ May 1976 Boulder, Colorado news magazine

Bob Marley makes the cover of the 16 page Volume 1 Number 6 monthly edition of the Rocky Mountain Musical Express, ‘The Rockies’ Largest Selling Music Newspaper’, because “Colorado & Texas, two states seemingly forever caught in a country western… Continue Reading

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Mikey Dread Salute, Live Tosh & Toots + seven inch gems in Midnight Dread #21

Here’s Peter Tosh live at The Roxy in L.A. in 1979 plus Toots & The Maytals live just a few days before this 33 years ahead Midnight Dread aired its fierce radio show Mikey Dread Salute on KTIM, the natty… Continue Reading

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Larry Mac, Jahmai, Ani, + Ridim live; Bay Area Reggae Musicians Special, May 19th 1980 Midnight Dread #20 -complete show-

Nor Cal legends Ridim play three live tracks from The Catalyst & Keystone Berkeley in MD #20 Parts 1 & 2. Two of Ridim’s principals, yardies Larry MacDonald & Jahmai, speak along with Virgin Islander Ani on the history of… Continue Reading

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Mass Herb-Icide! Ganja Catapult Sensibration for NORML May 12 1980 Midnight Dread #19

"No differences" chants Toots Hibbert & The Bredren as the herbal meditation begins in the round midnight posse circle of this 33 years ahead Midnight Dread four hour radio program. Kaya anthems abound in the multitude like Sambo Jim's deep… Continue Reading

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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

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PRESSURE, GUNS, and HERB Midnight Dread March 24, 1980

Take off the pressure Johnny Gunman, ska tissue is forming. Here’s Part One of a two hour non-stop radio scorcher, the future a rapidly gaining drrreeeeeeeeeaaaad past. Opening MC intro by Ras Michael from the Sons of Negus. Tune it… Continue Reading

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Doctor Dread At The Controls: Rare Dubs

Included here is something you will not hear anywhere else.  Our friend Doctor Dread, founder and chief of Washington DC-based RAS Records for more than 25 years, blessed us with a rare limited vinyl pressing of the album ‘Is It… Continue Reading