Midnight Dread celebrates first birthday by teaching the youth the truth 9/28/80


33 Years ahead Midnight Dread uncorks another scorchin’ set of chunes with this education through music around the reggae world in 80 minutes segment from late September 1980. Mention is made of Bob Marley still being expected to be out on tour with Stevie Wonder in a coupla weeks as news of Skip’s sudden debilitating illness remains fairly well hidden. From Scotty’s “Sesame Street” to Petah’s “You Can’t Blame The Youth”, The Mighty Diamonds “No Opportunity For The Youth”, & Jimmy Riley’s fierce “Tell The Youths The Truth” backbeat sounds take no prisoners only lovers. The Heptones are on the “Road Of Life” with Bob Marley providing “Work” as Desmond Dekker joins in a well charged “Workout” with The Pioneers. Along the way Bunny Wailer serves up his recent singed singles “Tugawar Game” & “Crucial” while I & Neville’s eye keep getting dreader than dreader:


Bim! Listen up for King Perry, Upsetters, Lyn Taitt & The Jets, a new single from Nadine Sutherland, a wicked youthful 16 year old Scientist fresh dub-out, a Living Dub from Winston Rodney the Burning Spear, Dillinger live in London in 1978 performing “Woody Woodpecker” plus The Overnight Players off their Babylon Destruction album hailing up “Toussaint L’Ouverture” arriving like an atomic blast; all adding up shots of inoculation for a very lively-upped time machine riddim parade. Gone clear without any apology.



Dreadcasting over the air and online since September 30th 1979 dreader 21st Century Midnight Dread programs air daily at 12am including replays often heard in his Best of All Worlds high noon slot and where one can also become conscious at 6am with the indigenous sounds of Native Son Rising, all curated by Doug everyday, all times Pacific. Many more Midnight Dread sights & sounds here and on this blog’s Midnight Dread page. Go deh. All of dem.

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