MIDNIGHT RAVER’S Rocking Time: Spear Burning On Vinyl’ Radio Show

“Behold a spear burning over yonder…”

Here we have my two-part radio special titled MIDNIGHT RAVER’S Rocking Time: Spear Burning On Vinyl which hails the “Man from up in the hills, the African Teacher, the Conquering Lion, JAH’s Joe Frazier, the Creation Rebel himself – Winston Rodney AKA Burning Spear, reggae’s greatest living legend.”  The show was the brainchild of DJ NattyMouse broadcast as Parts I and II, originally airing on his REGGAE KULTURE SHOW out of Hamilton, NZ on May 29th and June 5th 2014 respectively.

The radio show begins with Spear’s early vinyl singles from Coxsone Dodd’s Studio One and takes the listener through the 1990s.  All selections are from Jah Raver’s personal record collection and include vinyl singles and LPs issued on the Studio One, Coxsone, Iron Side, Forward, Fox, Wolf, Spear, Burning Spear, Island/Mango, Heartbeat, and Déclic labels.  It also includes several live cuts from London 1977, Paris 1988, and US 1993. It includes music produced by Clement “Coxsone” Dodd, Jack Ruby, Laurence Lindo, Burning Spear, Aston “Family Man” Barrett, and Karl Pitterson, and played by the finest players of instruments ever to emerge from Jamaica.

Nearly four hours of Burning Spear on vinyl with commentary from Jah Raver and DJ NattyMouse.  This is music that changed my life.

MIDNIGHT RAVER’S Rocking Time: Spear Burning On Vinyl
PART I

May 29, 2014

Burning Spear – Intro – Ital Pot
Burning Spear – Door Peep (Man In The Hills LP version) 1976
Burning Spear – Road Foggy (Coxsone 7″) 1974
Burning Spear – Ethiopians Live It Out (Coxsone 7″) 1974
Burning Spear – Swell Head (Coxsone 7″) 1974
Burning Spear – What A Happy Day (Coxsone 7″) 1974
Burning Spear – Bad To Worst (Studio One version) 1974
Burning Spear – Bad To Worst (Fittest of the Fittest LP version) 1983
Burning Spear – Call On You (Coxsone 7″)
Burning Spear – Joe Frazier (Iron Side 7″) 1972
Burning Spear – Natural Version (Spear 12″) 1977
Burning Spear – Marcus Garvey (Fox 7″) 1976
Burning Spear – Garvey’s Ghost (album version) 1976
Big Youth – Mosiah Garvey (Fox 7″) 1975
Burning Spear – Free (Spear 7″) 1975
Burning Spear – Free Version (Spear 7″) 1975
Burning Spear – Black Soul (Man In The Hills LP version) 1976
Burning Spear – Black Soul (Rainbow Theatre, London) 1977
Burning Spear – Man In The Hills (Wolf 7″) 1976
Burning Spear – Cultivation (Wolf 7″) 1976
Burning Spear – Invasion (Island 7″) 1976
Burning Spear – Black Wa-Da-Da (Garvey’s Ghost album version) 1976
Burning Spear – Jah No Dead Acapella (Rockers film outtake) 1979
Burning Spear – Jah No Dead (Burning Spear Sounds 12″) 1980
Burning Spear – Jordan River (Marcus Garvey album version) 1976
Burning Spear – Dread River (Garvey’s Ghost album version) 1976
Burning Spear – Nyah Keith (Spear 7″) 1979
Burning Spear – Nyah Keith Dub (Spear 7″) 1979
Burning Spear – Slavery Days (Fox 7″) 1975
Burning Spear – Slavery Days Version (Fox 7″) 1975

MIDNIGHT RAVER’S Rocking Time: Spear Burning On Vinyl
PART II
June 5, 2014

Burning Spear – Come (Original Mix)
Burning Spear – Mister Garvey (Marcus Children LP cut)
Burning Spear – Mister Garvey Version (Marcus Children LP cut)
Burning Spear – Marcus Senior (Marcus Children LP cut)
Burning Spear – Marcus Senior Version (Marcus Children LP cut)
Burning Spear – Workshop (Garvey’s Ghost LP version)
Burning Spear – Spear Burning (Paris 1988)
Burning Spear – Jah Is My Driver (Paris 1988)
Burning Spear – Mek We Yadd (Resistance LP cut)
Burning Spear – Jah Seh (Resistance LP cut)
Burning Spear – Jah Feeling (Resistance LP cut)
Burning Spear – I Stand Strong (The World Should Know LP cut)
Burning Spear – I Stand Strong Live, USA, 1993 (Love & Peace LP cut)
Burning Spear – Estimated Prophet (Grateful Dead cover) from Jah Kingdom CD (Mango)
Burning Spear – Old Time Saying (Studio One)
Burning Spear – Great Men (Mango 12″)
Burning Spear w/ SINEAD O’CONNOR, SLY, ROBBIE – Live performance selection by DJ NattyMouse

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