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Mikey Dread

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Blood & Fire's Steve Barrow (1998)

Interview by Frank Broughton, Rock's Backpages audio, 10 September 1998

The reggae historian and Blood & Fire founder looks back on the evolution of Jamaica's sound system culture: early pioneers such as Count Matchuki; the selector/DJ split; Ruddy Redwood and the pre-release dub plate; sound system rivalry; Duke Reid and Coxone Dodd; and DJs and selectors becoming producers. Steve then explains how he got into reggae in the early-'70s and talks about Jamaica's relationship with hip hop. Finally, he talks about King Tubby and Scientist's dubs via an illustration of Bernard Purdie's 'Funky Donkey'.

File format: mp3; file size: 68.3mb, total interview length: 1h 11' 10" sound quality: ****

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Who's The Dread At The Hub Of Dub? Michael Campbell

Interview by Paul Bradshaw, New Musical Express, 19 January 1980

"Zzzzzz-z-z-z pheeeww zzzzz-z-z-z pheeeeww zzzzzzzzzz-z-z-z" "Wake up Jonathan, wake up!!" "Cho 'lef me nuh, can't you see I man waan sleep?" "Wake up nuh man, ...

Who's The Man Plays Dubwise Selection Without Objection? Mikey Dread, Of Course

Interview by Edwin Pouncey, Sounds, 2 February 1980

MICHAEL CAMPBELL is a man of many parts. Producer of numerous dub, toasting and vocal sides he has also worked for such luminaries as King ...

The Clash, Joe Ely, Mikey Dread: Electric Ballroom/Lyceum, London

Live Review by Chris Bohn, Melody Maker, 23 February 1980

Fings ain't what they used to be ...

Mikey Dread: The Dread Man Tells His Tale

Interview by Chris Salewicz, New Musical Express, 17 January 1981

From radio star to toaster to production
 and recording star, Mikey Dread
 Campbell is still well in control ...

Mikey Dread, 1954-2008

Obituary by Alan Clayson, The Guardian, 25 March 2008

A pioneering reggae artist and broadcaster, he worked with the Clash and UB40 ...


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