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Crucial music currently in heavy play on my World One Radio programs:
- Yasus Afari PUBLIC SECRET
- John Brown's Body KINGS & QUEENS
- Mykal Rose SHOWDOWN INNA BLOODY TOWN
- Taj Weekes & Adowa PARIAH IN TRANSIT
- Various THE LADIES AT JOE GIBBS
- Roots Gwan EXALT H.I.M.
- Alborosie SOUND THE SYSTEM
- Alpha Blondy MYSTIC POWER
- Various DUB ROCKERS VOL. 1
- Various SOCA GOLD 2013
- Suga Roy MEDITATION
- Dubmatix REBEL MASSIVE
- Various LAB WORK VOL. 3
- Meta & The Cornerstones ANCIENT POWER
- The Third World All Stars REBEL ROCK
- Tchiya Amet CELESTIAL FOLK MUSIC
- Fred Locks REGGAE LEGENDS
- Victor Essiet FREEDOM TRAIN
- Freddie McGregor DI CAPTAIN
- Soothsayers HUMAN NATURE
- A Tribe Called Red TRAPLINE
- Etana BETTER TOMORROW
- Katchafire BEST SO FAR
- Jimmy Cliff REBIRTH
- Jah Sun RISE AS ONE
- Bob Dylan TEMPEST
- Midnite BE STRONG
- Ras Midas FIRE UP
- Various WE ROOTS
- Wayne Silas Jr. TRUE
- Marcia Griffiths & FRIENDS
- Amadou & Mariam FOLILA
- Fely Tchaco MATURITE
- Willie Nelson HEROES
- Dr. John LOCKED DOWN
- Barry Brown RIGHT NOW
- Roots Nation TEMPERATURE'S RISING
- Easy Star All-Stars THRILLAH
- Clinton Fearon HEART & SOUL
- Lee Perry THE SOUND DOCTOR
- Tetrack UNFINISHED BUSINESS
- Tim Maia NOBODY CAN LIVE FOREVER
- Casper Loma Da Wa BROTHERS KEEPER
- Various WORD SOUND & POWER soundtrack
- Jack Gladstone NATIVE ANTHROPOLOGY
- John Trudell CRAZIER THAN HELL
- Groundation BUILDING AN ARK
- The Neybuzz REBELLION
- Dennis Bovell MEK IT RUN
- Leonard Cohen OLD IDEAS
- Indigenous Resistance DUBVERSIVE
- Lumanation LUMANATION ep
- Jimmy Foot MOB RULE
- Hydr8 EMPOWER NOW
- Paul Zarzyski ROCK 'N' ROWEL
- Jah Provide BURNING DAYLIGHT
- The Rhyth-O-Matics GHOST SKANKERS
- Marty Dread & Willie Nelson PEACE WORKS
- Daniel Orlick C-Dub Sampler HOW THE WEST WAS DUBBED
Ghost Town Sound played at the 2nd Annual MISSOURI RIVER MUSIC FESTIVAL Saturday Sept. 3rd in Lakeside on Hauser, MT. We played at the Great Falls Library's free Summer Music Series August 16th for a big enthusiastic crowd. Doug DJed Ghost Town Sound style for REGGAE AT THE LAKE Saturday July 23rd at Kim's Marina & Resort, Canyon Ferry, MT & at Chubby's in Clancy, MT on May 13th, both shows with COEXISTENCE, Helena's smokin' new reggae outfit.
New dvds and cds plus free shipping now in this website's revamped easy to use Online MidnightDread.com store with unique items found nowhere else, sample sound clips and the Deluxe Edition of DEEP WORD DUB!
Midnight Dread Doug Wendt's Ghost Town Sound opened for Femi Kuti at The Fillmore July 3rd & for
David Gans' Dead Dreams project July 8th at
Ashkenaz in Berkeley, California where 2 former KFOG 'Adventure Hour' DJs came together with live music.
Five top ranking Ghost Town Sound Radio programs have made their webcast debut here: Rope in
Ghost Town Sound Radio where the red, black & white unite!
The 1984-1985 Quake (KQAK) Midnight Dread archive project needs help to make time to finally finish its part of the long term plan to digitize nearly 700 MD reggae radio programs from 1979-2010. KFOG, KTIM, KPFA, KGPR & KECG shows await similar treatment.
An 18 minute Video Session playback of Ghost Town Sound's live appearance at The Dorothy Gopher Memorial Round Dance 10/3/09 featuring native MC Gary Fox and three GTS songs with lyrics & vocals from Doug posting soon at
Ghost Town Sound.com
Doug has finished transferring the first ever dvds of his legendary Kennel Club Worldbeat video mixes; would love to get to the other 7 years.
Doug has produced a series of custom-made "best of all worlds" radio programs for
World One, which are currently broadcast frequently on KECG in El Cerrito, California on its upgraded transmitter. The improved signal now reaches Marin County as well as more of the East Bay & San Francisco.
A video for Ghost Town Sound's "Otahku" edited by Steven Powell has been released on Vimeo & You Tube. It includes images from Wendt's 1969 16mm film "Ghost Towns & Duppies" & more.
Doug Wendt's liner notes are featured in (Bob Marley) TRIBUTE TO A REGGAE LEGEND released in July 2010 on
Ghost Town Sound appeared October 3rd, 2009 at MT Expo Park for the Dorothy Gopher Memorial Round Dance. An Owl Dance, childrens' circle, & a talk by recently announced candidate for US Congress Melinda Gopher, Dorothy's daughter, were among the many highlights which included several groups of players, singers, and hilarious MC Gary Fox. Hey!
Midnight Dread lists his Most Intense Concert Experiences of All Time on his
Photos from the June 5th, 2009 Ghost Town Sound concert now on Facebook and Flicker thru
Ghost Town Sound.com.
Don't miss my award-winning16mm film "Up & Atom" when it was shown on Saturday Night Live
now on YouTube. "Around The World In 8 Minutes", Doug's music video collage, is still at the top of our home page.
NATIVE SON RISING has returned regularly to KGPR every Wednesday at 11am and also airing EVERY day of the year at 6am on KECG, El Cerrito & Berkeley, streaming at www.worldoneradio.org globally. Doug's liner notes in Putumayo's AFRICAN REGGAE cd compilation released January 2009.
The final Midnight Dread Sound System Reggae On The River highlights cd (from 2005) is now offered in our store. Also up now: The overall MDSS 2005 Reggae On The River set playlists.
A beautiful painting by Brian Morger on the home page for the studios of WNDT Radio anchors webcasts from this site. Sound samples launch off the individual pictures of the exclusive-to-this-website cds seen on our home page and in the store. The wicked worldly Midnight Dread Sound System live in Amsterdam cd, recorded July 2004, is also available.
DOUG WENDT'S GHOST TOWN SOUND & WORLDBEAT successfully returned to the WORLD ONE FESTIVAL July 3rd & 4th
and appeared at
ASHKENAZ in Berkeley July 8th. as well as
THE FILLMORE in San Francisco July 3rd '10.
GHOST TOWN SOUND featuring Midnight Dread made its Montana debut June 5th, '09 (details below) Its world premiere was July 4th 2008 at the World One Festival, El Cerrito, California. DJ Doug Wendt's WORLD BEAT also appeared at same festival Thursday July 3rd & at Club 33 Revolutions that same night.
Midnight Dread Sound System last DJed at Reggae On The River August 5th-7th, 2005 near Redway, California. It was Doug's twentieth straight appearance there (1985-2005), being the first DJ ever to play at the most famous festival in the redwoods. Sets put together by MDSS were played on the main stage for DREADSTOCK 2005 September 24th and 25th, 2005 on the San Francisco Bay in Vallejo, California. Midnight Dread also kept the vibes positive for the main stage at the very first Dreadstock in 2004. It was the "best first year for a festival ever" according to MC Tony Moses and many others in attendance. Thanks to all the artists and vendors. Unity Life Youth Project does a spectacular job of producing the event.
Midnight Dread returned to Fairfax in Marin County, California Saturday September 25th, 2004 at the club called '19 Broadway'. One of his first ever club dates was in Fairfax in 1975. Midnight Dread played at Bitterzoet in Amsterdam with the killer live band Awareness July 20th, 2004 followed up by Midnight Dread Sound System at the 21st Annual Reggae On The River festival (for Midnight Dreads' 19th straight time) in Redway, California August 6th-8th. Complete playlists & highlights of August's Reggae On River Midnight Dread sets on cd are now posted & available thru this site. The cd is in
our online store. A 'Midnight Dread Inna Amsterdam, Holland' cd is now in our store.
Other Midnight Dread cds released exclusively thru this site include the first Man Of Constant Sorrow radio archive cd ever made available from the summer of 1969. This Special Edition is entitled SPACE-D '69 or HIERONYMOUS ANONYMOUS' JUMPIN' JACK FLASH SPACE-D PROGRAM. That summer was the season when mankind first went to the moon & Midnight Dread roamed the airwaves nightly as the 'Man of Constant Sorrow' for a second 'straight' summer on KUDI (a cd from 1968 has also been compiled). Hear these fab flashbacks and never forget. Other exclusive cds of note: 1- The crucial compilation of set highlights from the Midnight Dread Sound System live at the 20th Annual Reggae On The River in 2003. 2- "DEEP WORD DUB Singles", containing 5 tracks including Midnight Dread's remix of his remake of Bob Dylan's "Yea! Heavy & A Bottle Of Bread" & "I Can't Stand It (the radio & Reggae on the River remix)" which is only avaialble on this singles collection. All just here on Midnight Dread Records thru
our online store now! Go deh!
"At this time in history, we are to take nothing personally, least of all, ourselves.
For the moment that we do, our spiritual growth and journey, comes to a halt.
The time of the lone wolf is over. Gather yourselves!
Banish the word 'struggle' from your attitude and your vocabulary.
All that we do now must be done in a sacred manner and in celebration.
We are the ones we have been waiting for." -Hopi Elders
NATIVE SON RISING, featuring music by & for indigenous peoples is aired on World One Radio at 6am daily. You can listen directly in the San Francisco Bay Area on KECG at 88.1FM in San Pablo and 97.7FM in Berkeley.
HEAR MIDNIGHT DREAD ON THE QUAKE AGAIN! See our Radio Archive and On-Line Store for details on cds of these amazing, vintage reggae radio shows. With thousands of radio programs to draw from,
hear some great 'sounds of the century' from the archives, on the air and available from this web site now.
Almost thirty years ago (after nearly 5 years on KTIM FM in San Rafael, California) MIDNIGHT DREAD began its first year on the Quake, KQAK, San Francisco. See E-pistles & Scat page for the ongoing reverberations. Please share your thoughts through our email address, firstname.lastname@example.org.
For deep overstanding of what's really behind classic, progressive, roots reggae read Helene Lee's amazing book THE FIRST RASTA. It will blow your mind 'bout twenty time.
At the Reggae On The River festivals the Midnight Dread Sound System took turntable technique to even higher heights. Mighty mix cds featuring Midnight Dread's Reggae On The River 2001-2005 Sound System sets' highlights available now for $10 postpaid in our online store where you can find many more exclusive items. Check our recently posted playlists from REGGAE ON THE RIVER for all the crucial selections exposed there and from which the highlights were extracted.
All Killer, No Filler!
The Midnight Dread played El Cerrito's July 3rd-4th World One Festival as GHOST TOWN SOUND, a live amalgam of western/indian/dub styles as well as Djing throughout the day's festivities in 2008, 2010 & 2012. Ghost Town Sound also appeared at The Fillmore & Ashkenaz in 2010. We played several dates over the last several years including great times for three summers most Sundays at the bandshell in Paris Gibson Park plus at Dreadstock, Reggae On The River and being & mixing on the bill with both Carlton Pride Dub Rockers, The Reggae Cowboys and Reggae On The Ranch in Glacier Park, & Miller's Crossing in Last Chance Gulch.