Presenting observations on ailments in the human condition in most need of attention:


Martin Luther King Jr. still has a dream. “Don’t play with me now!” he says in this week’s Reggae MD opening selection “and then I got into Memphis…” to fight for economic justice and democracy, a struggle yet to be overcome. This Reggae MD Diagnosis deduces that Reggae Music brings truths & rights to the roots of culture for everyone’s better state of being. Here’s full attribution on the selections’ sources, exclusive to Midnight Raver:

“Who’s Safe” Gussie Prento – Raw Rub A Dub Inna Fashion lp – Fashion 1983
“Black Man, White Man (take two)” Alton Ellis – Cry Tough – Treasure Isle/Heartbeat 1993
“Hong Kong Flu” The Ethiopians – Trojan Mod Reggae Box Set Vol. 2 (Disc 2) – Trojan 2005
“Polio” Ismael Isaac – Rahman – Buna Records —-
“Global Threat” Sierra Leone’s Refugee All-Stars – Rise & Shine – Cumbancha 2010
“How Can We Ease The Pain?” Maxi Priest & Beres Hammond – Maxi Priest – Virgin 1988
“Fix Me” Burning Spear – Our Music – Burning Spear 2005
“Brother’s Keeper” Casper Loma Da Wa – Brothers Keeper – Native Music Rocks 2011
“I’m Hurting Inside (Alternate Mix)” Bob Marley – Songs Of Freedom [Disc 2] – Island 1992
“Brain Damage” Easy Star All-Stars – Dub Side Of The Moon – Easy Star 2003
“Split Personality” The Skatalites Feat. Toots Hibbert – Hi-Bop Ska – Shanachie 1994
“Ism Schism” Carlene Davis 7″ – JA 7″ – Sonic Sounds —-
“Lamb or Lion” Mighty Mystic – Concrete World – Soulbeats 2013
“Confusion” The Untouchables – The Complete UK Upsetter Singles Collection Volume 3 [Disc 1] – Trojan 2000
“Who Feels It, Knows It” Rita Marley – By The Rivers Of Babylon – Shanachie 1997
“Jamaican Proverb” Dub Syndicate – The Rasta Far I – Collision 2003
“Madness” Prince Buster & The All Stars – Roots Of Reggae – Ska – Rhino 1996
“Mad House” Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry – The Complete UK Upsetter Singles Collection Volume 1 [Disc 1] – Trojan 1998
“Reggae Fever” The Pioneers – Roll On Muddy River lp – Trojan 1977
“Mansion Of Invention” Prince Fari & The Arabs – Cry Tuff Dub Encounter Chapter 3 lp – Daddy Kool 1980
“Anthems of Hope” Taj Weekes & Adowa – A Waterlogged Soul Kitchen – Taj Weekes 2010

Year gone clear already, music more than ready with this week’s Reggae MD Diagnosis. More healing sounds with last week’s Reggae MD House Call. Be well and live up.