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Gladiators Reality Midnight Dread #184 July 3rd 1983 KTIM Part 1 by Midnight Dread on Mixcloud
D.B.C. True / 1983 Reggae Sunsplash Preview Midnight Dread #183 June 26th 1983 KTIM by Midnight Dread on Mixcloud
Lee Perry Special Part Two Midnight Dread #25 June 23rd 1980 KTIM by Midnight Dread on Mixcloud
Spread Out / Best of 1982 Reggae Sunsplash Live Midnight Dread #182 June 19th 1983 KTIM by Midnight Dread on Mixcloud
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Mikey Dread cut his distinctive Midnight Dread stingers for me at KTIM in March of 1980
while on tour with The Clash. I still use them all the time. He did them improv stylee as
an afterthought following an interview that I did with him live right after a Clash concert
where he appeared, when Midnight Dread was in its first year, Sunday nights 'round
midnight. We were on our way down the hall leaving the station's building in San Rafael
when I asked him if he'd do a few custom jingles for my show and he immediately made
a u-turn back to the studio, sat down, and did three killer Midnight Dread themed toasts
over his Roots & Culture dubplate then improvised several minutes of amazing dread bits
for my radio show, no prompting, no-prep, non-stop, off the top of his dreads. Being a radio
selector himself he knew exactly what was needed. He made my show sound authentic.
It was crucial and done out of love for spreading the music and I'll never be able to express
the deepness of my gratitude. Thank goodness we had a great time backstage at the first
Dreadstock show a couple years ago in Vallejo, CA and I got to tell him again personally
how I I-preciated his crucial contribution to my show's success and development. The tracks
he did that night are a treasure trove and Mikey a giant in conscious roots reggae music.
His entire prolific output is the essence of all-killer no-filler. Mikey passed away way too soon.
Zion destination Drrrreeeeeeeeeaaaaaaaaaaddddddd!!!!!!!
Love up Mikey,
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