The Sunday Riff w/ Dermot Hussey, August 4, 2013

THE SUNDAY RIFF,8/4 6:10pm EST: SKA AND JAZZ, by Jazz Jamaica, Eastern Standard Time, Western Standard Time. COOKIN’  with the Miles Davis Quintet. GIACOMO GATES, sings jazz versions of Gil Scott Heron, and a jazz Version of Bob Marley’s music from Canada.

Produced and Presented by Dermot Hussey



The Friday Riff w/ Dermot Hussey, August 2, 2013


THE FRIDAY RIFF 8/2, 7 pm EST:  MAJOR LAZER’S Production “flash” and dub step, JAH NO PARTIAL.  Lee Perry, the producer of Bob Marley’s PUNKY REGGAE PARTY, features in THE REMIXED VERSION. Meta and Damian Marley ‘ ‘BELOVED AFRICA’.  The great Harmony Group, THE MELODIANS  with a brand new album.

Produced and Presented by Dermot Hussey




I’ve been planning to do a Congos mix for the longest time, but there is just so much material to pull from.  So I figured I’ll do a several volume mix.  Here is the first.  Hope you dig my selections…


The Congos Freestyle
Only Jah Know
Problems (Rough Mix)
Days Chasing Days
Fisherman (Radio Edit)
Bring The Macka Back
Aaron and Moses
Enemy and Spy
Music Maker (Alternate)
Music Maker
Music Maker Dub
Can’t Take It Away 12″
Can’t Take It Away Dub
Where He Leads Me
Open The Gate Live Inna De Yard
Open The Gate
Ark Of The Covenant
Noah Sugar Pan
Solid Foundation (Disco Cork Mix)
Some A Thief
Some A Thief Dub

Dermot Hussey now on Midnight Raver!

Beginning tomorrow, Dermot Hussey’s popular radio show/podcast titled ‘RIFFIN‘ will be shared here EXCLUSIVELY on MIDNIGHT RAVER.  As you know, we have gladly and actively promoted this quality broadcast by the legendary broadcaster as he documents and critiques new releases in the world, jazz, and reggae genres.  It is one of the only webcasts devoted to reggae and world music.  The show is particularly unique because Hussey brings with him an ear for, and knowledge of the music gained from more than 30 years as a Jamaican radio and reggae broadcaster and documentarian.  He co-authored the Bob Marley biography ‘Bob Marley: Reggae King of the World‘ (which was recently reviewed by Joe HERE) and produced the Bob Marley interview released on Marley’s album Talkin’ Blues.  He was a personal friend of both Marley and Peter Tosh along with a host of other foundation reggae artists, was awarded the prestigious Jamaican Musgrave Medal for his lifelong contributions to media and music, and he is currently the host of The Joint with Dermot Hussey on Sirius/XM radio’s The Joint from 3:00 pm – 9:00 pm ET daily.

‘Riffin’ will be webcast through MIXCLOUD every Wednesday here at Midnight Raver on the DERMOT HUSSEY’S RIFFIN’ page.  In addition, the archived shows will also be available for listen on the page.

As humbling as it is to acknowledge, we now have two reggae radio legends webcasting on MIDNIGHT RAVER in Midnight Dread and Dermot Hussey.

Big tings a gwaan!



Los Angeles – – Eric Rachmany of Reggae group Rebelution and Reggae Scholar Roger Steffens are lending their support to the Estate of Peter Tosh to raise money for two initiatives voted on by the fan community. The online streaming events on Stage It and UStream are part of the Estate’s efforts to continue Peter Tosh’s activist legacy. On July 30, at 3 p.m. PST, Mr. Rachmany of Rebelution will provide an online concert for fans on the campaign channel on Stage It. Mr. Steffens will follow on August 12 at 3 p.m. on Peter Tosh’s Ustream Channel with a streaming lecture, guiding fans through Reggae history with an interactive, multimedia presentation including rare and never-before-released footage from his own collection. Proceeds from both events will benefit the community-selected programs benefiting Studio Black, an arts organization in Tosh’s hometown in Jamaica, and Casa Milagro, an educational organization in Costa Rica.