Welcome to the First National General Public Voting Ballot for the 14th Annual Native American Music Awards. This ballot features the new 2012-2013 Nominees. Voting closes by May 10th. Please select one finalist in each category like this excellent music video selection (more vid nominees by others here) from Big City Indians:
Duppy from Ghost Town Sound put together this “Sun Is Shining” mix of multiple amazing versions of the Bob Marley & The Wailers’ eerie yet upful ‘the weather is sweet’ tune first done for Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry in the early 1970s in Jamaica. Bob recut the song in England for his Island records album KAYA released in 1978. This SUNS ARE SHINING metamix goes deep and features several scarce selections including an acapella SOUL REVOLUTION lp era rendition as well as an alternate longer take from the Island sessions. Also included are some of the beefed up house music dance club influenced versions released in 1999 and ends with a nearly nine minute “Midnight Sun Mix” pulled from THE AMBIENT DUB MIXES, the much sought after unauthorized cd that was circulated in the 1990s:
Ghost Town Sound’s Doug Wendt custom made this video for his hit San Francisco Kennel Club Worldbeat shows. It’s another unusual offering from the GhostTownSound.com video archive. Pages of press clippings on Doug aka Midnight Dread & his VJ / DJ work. Doug’s & Ghost Town Sound radio shows continue to air thrice daily at World One Radio: Native Son Rising (6-7am USA Pacific Times), Best of All Worlds (Noon-1:20pm), and Midnight Dread (12am-1:20am) Listen up for the real world.
For your holiday pleasure and in the tradition of late fifties/early sixties tragic demise tunes here’s an unusual holiday song. It describes annual night-before-Christmas visits by the singer’s deceased lover. “I’m satisfied to share you on Christmas Eve…” he sings. For ghost town festive vibes rope Allen & The Lads’ “Ghost On Christmas Eve” into your auditory canals. Awoah. Allen & The Lads “Ghost On Christmas Eve”
Gabriowl, fresh from finishing his premiere HYDR8 album of original songs & poetry, is distributing several hundred copies of the complete first edition of OH-TAH-KU, the magazine. Here’s the new inside front cover. Ghost Town Sound’s lyrics for our dub poem “Oh-Tah-Ku” still grace the cover (over a photo of the Great Falls of the Missouri). As Gabriowl asks on its inside back cover “meandering thoughts? random feedback? ideas for future issues? Email us: firstname.lastname@example.org” Positive niceness.
‘SOUND OF THE FALLS’
REGGAE MUSIC FESTIVAL
featuring Montana Groups GHOST TOWN SOUND and THE COEXISTENCE
plus DJs COYOTE, ALEX and
free all-day Sunday July 29th
PARIS GIBSON PARK BAND SHELL
A day-long free music festival came to the Paris Gibson Park Bandshell on
Sunday July 29th from 11am-7pm. Great Falls-based Ghost Town Sound
performed their unique mix of western/native/reggae styles at 6pm.
Helena reggae outfit The Coexistence made their local debut at 4pm
featuring a wide range of conscious party reggae music from ska, rock steady,
and roots to modern reggae hits. DJs Wiley Coyote and Alex along with Midnight
Dread and the DJs of Relativity provided reggae music from around the world.
For more information please call 231-4141.
This event was free & open to the public. Limited bleachers, bench, & grass seating was available.
It’s about time to get our official ‘venue sampler’ ep cd on tape. We’ll be at Hollow Bone’s studio by the Snake River after driving along Yellowstone Park through a few real Ghost Towns before touching down at World One Radio & Festival’s 14th Annual free fete in Cerrito Vista Park Tuesday July 3rd 6:30pm sharp for a live performance of mostly new material by the San Francisco bay in El Cerrito, CA. Then it’s off to Bongo Boy Studios in very Northern California to do more tracking. Dup’s composition “Summer Is Comin’” is then baked & served. Other Ghost Town Sound material slated for possible mastering on the menu includes “ND Waza Bat”, “Occupation Skatalation”, “Ohtahku” and “Vision Quest”. Hope to see you in El Cerrito 6:30pm on the dot Tuesday July 3rd for some July 4th’s Eve musical fireworks!