Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives: June 20, 2015 (Stream + Tracklist): Bumbaclaat!

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Bumbaclaat = p*ssy cloth

Smile Jamaica Radio Ark-Ives; June 20, 2015 KRCL 90.9FM SLC, Utah; krcl.org. Robert Nelson by Bobbylon on Mixcloud

Greetings,

In 1972 George Carlin did a famous routine on the Seven Dirty Words you can’t say on television (or radio)

  1. shit
  2. piss
  3. fuck
  4. cunt
  5. cocksucker
  6. motherfucker
  7. tits

In Jamaica you might want to add a #8: bumbaclaat. When Aunt Flo comes a callin’ each month, Rasta women in Jamaica living in the hills don’t go for Kotex or Tampax but have to do what rural and poor women have done for centuries: rags.

In some Rasta societies the stigma of menstruation makes women “unclean” and they are often kept apart from the Rasta men.

The term used for these menstruation rags in Jamaica: bumbaclaat. Bumba slang word for….pussy. Claat/cloth = Bumbaclaat. It can also mean the rag you use to wipe your backside. A nasty epithet forbidden in polite company but a rude retort akin to dropping F-bombs from the stage.

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Seven Dirty Words

Peter Tosh is most identified with the term. He put a song entitled “Bumbaclaat” on his album Wanted Dread & Alive. HIs American record label was none too happy and excised the song from domestic release. If you have seen the Tosh biography Red X, he talks about how a duppy (Jamaican malevolent spirit) paralyzed Peter one night and his only way to break free was to scream out BUMBACLAAT! to free himself from demonic possession.

That story is one of many I tell on the June 20, 2015 edition of Smile Jamaica. End of June 2015 tallies up 27 years of Reggae Radio for I ‘n’ I on KRCL 90.9FM Salt Lake City, Utah. Give thanx!

bless, robt

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Bumbaclaat to chase the Devil away

<HIgh-lights of the June 20, 2015: Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives: 73 sec.>

  • Summer jam skiffle and soul covers
  • 4:20 and Seven Leaf set, 4 down, 46 to go!
  • Wailers Family Tree: Tosh teaches us a swear word. Wailers mix ‘n’ match on Stop That Train – Catch a Fire. Marcia at Studo One. Bunny Wailer Gumption. Chalice covers Stevie livicated to Bob
  • Best of 25 Years: My favorite selections from 1988-1990 on Reggae Radio
  • Roots Dawtas – Marcia, Lorna, Ranking Ann, Fabiane, Alpha & Omega trancers, Marvels do Aretha
  • Vinyl is Vital: herb, dawta, deejays, youthmen
  • Mutant Dub: Jah-pon, Snoop, African Head Charge

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Set 1:

  • Jimmy Riley – Summertime; 12” (DEB) ’75 from Porgy and Bess

<Summertime and the living is easy; 17 sec.>

  • Burning Babylon – Sproing-a-Dub; Beat, Beat, Beat (I Tones) 2008 Boston; Dub Album of the Week
  • Ken Boothe – In the Summertime; Keep on Running (Trojan) ’70 Mungo Jerry cover; 15 sec.
  • Marvels – Rock Steady; 100% Dynamite (Soul Jazz) ’71 Aretha Franklin cover w/ female vox; 7 sec.
  • Max Romeo – My Jamaica Collie; Pray For Me (Trojan) ’73; 4:20 Cannabis Service Announcement; over My Jamaican Girl

<Max Romeo – My Jamaica Collie; 13 sec.>

  • Chalice – Master Blaster (Jammin’); Best of Reggae (Sonoma); Stevie Wonder tribute to Bob Marley

<Stevie Wonder – Master Blaster Jammin'; 6 sec.>

<Bought this one at the Mall-Wart; 26 sec.>

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Set 2:

  • Peter Tosh – African; Live at the Jamaican World Music Festival (Peter Tosh Foundation); 11/27/82: Montego Bay, JA

<Jamaican swear word: Bumbaclaat!1  min. 41 sec.>

  • Fabiane – Prophecy; 12 the Hardway (Tribes Man)
  • Dennis Brown – No More Shall I Roam; 10” (Observer) ‘74
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Bumbaclaat – Jamaican F-bomb

Set 3: Best of 25 Years – Smile Jamaica

  • Bim Sherman – Slummy Ghetto; Across the Red Sea (ON U Sound) ’82

<Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives Favorite Singer: Bim Sherman; 20 sec.>

  • General Echo – Lovers Corner; 12” of Pleasure (Greensleeves) ‘80

<General Echo – 12″ of Pleasure; 19 sec.>

  • Michael Prophet – Fight it to the Top; Serious Reasoning (Mango) ‘80
  • Ranking Ann – Black Rock Posse; A Slice of English Toast (Ariwa/RAS) ‘82
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Deejay cocksman killed by cops in Jamaica

Set 4:

<Why Chris Blackwell remixed The Wailers – Catch a Fire LP; 50 sec.>

  • The Wailers – Stop That Train; Catch a Fire (Tuff Gong) ’73 (Jamaican Mix)
  • The Wailers – Stop That Train; Catch a Fire (Tuff Gong) ’73 (Blackwell’s remix)

<Recap the differences – Stop That Train: JA mix vs. US/UK mix; 51 sec.>

  • Bunny Wailer – Sounds Clash; Gumption (Shanachie) ‘90
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Remix with psychedelic guitar and gospel organ

Set 5: Vinyl Is Vital

  • Marcia Griffiths – Melody Life; At Studio One (Studio One) ’68 JA

<Marcia Griffiths – The Aretha Franklin of Reggae; 3 sec.>

  • Ringo – Ganja Exchange; Woman a Ginal (Top Ranking) ’81 Miami herb tune
  • Nicodemus – Mother in Law; She Love It in the Morning (Hitbound) ’82 Brooklyn, NY
  • Michael Palmer – Jah On My Mind; Star Performer (Tonos)  ’84 UK
  • Tristan Palmer – Jail House; Joker Lover (Jah Guidance) ’82 Jamaica, NY
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Set 6: Seven Leaf Herbtunes

  • Al Campbell – Light Up Your Chalice; Weed a Bun vol. 1 (Charm) 2005
  • Lloyd Hemmings – Rude Boy; Firehouse Revolution (Pressure Sounds) ’86;  One Scotch, One Bourbon, One Beer update; King Tubby’s dancehall prod’ns

<One Scotch, One Bourbon, One Beer = One Draw, One Cigarette, NO BAIL! 9sec.>

  • Blessed – Herb Tea; Blessed (Explorer) 2007
  • Ernie Ranglin – Easy Skanking; Tribute to a Legend (Kariang) ’97 guitar instrumental
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4 down, 46 to ho!

Set 7:

  • Jimmy Cliff – Viet Nam; In Concert: Best of Jimmy Cliff (Warner Bros.)  ‘76
  • Lorna Asher – True History; Straight to Your Heart (Twinkle) ‘99
  • Junior Keating – Conquering Lion; Weekend Lover (Roots) ‘80
  • Rupie & Lynford Anderson – Promoters Grease; Rupie’s Scorchers (Trybute) high steppers chatterbox
  • Don Carlos – I Don’t Care; 10” (Negus Roots) ‘83

<Negus: King in Amaharic; 13 sec.>

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His Imperial Majesty: King of Kings – Negusa Negast

Set 8: Mutant Dub

  • Audio Active – Sunset Doesn’t Mean We Lose the Sun; We Are Tokyo Space Cowboys (ON U Sound) ’94 Japan
  • Alpha & Omega – Prophecy Fulfilled; Watch & Pray (A & O) ’92 trance dub w/ female vox
  • Kanka – Skunky; Don’t Stop Dub! (Hammerbass) 2005 France
  • African Head Charge – Hymn; Touch I (ON U Sound) ’94 UK EP
  • Snoop Lion & Jahdan Blakkamore – Harder Times (Berhane Sound System) 2013 dubstep
  • Dub Gabriel feat. U Roy – Luv n’ Liv; Raggabass Resistance (Destroy A/C) 2013
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Smile Jamaica’s favorite trance dubbers with female vox

Words of Wisdom:

Smile Jamaica Radio Ark-Ives; June 20, 2015 KRCL 90.9FM SLC, Utah; krcl.org. Robert Nelson by Bobbylon on Mixcloud

Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives: June 13, 2015 (Stream + Tracklist) – Stir It Up!

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Catch a Fire LP and Harder They Come Soundtrack/Movie lit the fuse on Reggae in the West & World-wide!

Smile Jamaica Radio Ark-Ives; June 13, 2015 KRCL 90.9FM SLC, Utah; krcl.org. Robert Nelson by Bobbylon on Mixcloud

<End of June: 27 Years of Reggae Radio! 34 sec.>

<High-lights of the June 13, 2015: Smile Jamaica Arkives; 2 min 18 sec.>

  • Dub Album of the Week: Black Disciples dubs to Burning Spear’s Marcus Garvey LP
  • Vinyl Is Vital: All Seven Leaf Black Wax. 4 down, 46 to go!
  • Jamaican Jukebox: 7″ 45s. Rarest of the Rare!
  • Best of 25 Years: My Favorites year one of Reggae Radio: 1988-1990
  • Mutant Dub
  • Wailers Family Tree: Dubble dose of Stir It Up: JA vs. UK/US mixes. Bunny Wailers dubble dose of Ballroom Floor. Tosh lie at the Jamaica World Music Festiva; 11/27/82 – Montego Bay, JA
  • Roots Dawtas: Marcia Griffitsh, French Dubstress,
  • Disco Mix: Don Carlos, French mutant dub
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Tosh played at Sunrise

Set 1;

  • Don Carlos – I Love Jah; 10” (Negus Roots) ’80
  • Black Disciples – The Ghost; Garvey’s Ghost (Mango) ’76 Dub Album of the Week
  • African Head Charge – Somebody Touch I; Shashamane Land (ON U Sound) ’93 Africanized Mutant Dub

<Shashamane: Jamaican Rastas in Ethiopia; 24 sec.>

  • Marcia Griffiths – I’ve Got to Go Back Home; Naturally (Shanachie) ’78 Bob Andy cover

<Zion is My Home: Fort Benton, Montana; 15 sec.>

  • Pioneers – Feeling High; From the Beginning (Jet Star) ’79; 4:20 Cannabis Service Announcement

<4 down, 46 to go!; 12 sec.>

  • The Specials – Stereotype Pt. 1 & 2; More Specials (2 Tone) ’80 UK; 2 Tone ska
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My Birthplace as well!

Set 2: Best of Smile Jamaica: 25 Years

  • George Faith – Opportunity; To Be a Lover (Mango) ’77 Lee “Scratch” Perry Black Ark

<Blues Reggae Singer: George Faith; 15 sec.>

  • Jimmy Riley – From the Ghetto; Clocktower Classics (Clocktower); ’75 Brad Osborne prod’ns
  • Ernest Wilson – I Know Myself; Channel One Hitbound: The Revolutionary Sound (Heartbeat) ’74 HooKim Bros. prod’n

<HooKim Brothers: Chinese Jamaicans; 23 sec.>

  • Mad Professor vs. Puls Der Zeit – Abu Dhabi Check; At Checkpoint Charlie (ROIR) ’89 German dubbers

<Cold War II: The Sequels are Never Better Than the Original; 27 sec.>

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War in Transnistria begins World War III

Set 3:

  • Peter Tosh – Stepping Razor; Live at the Jamaica World Music Festival (Peter Tosh Foundation); 11/27/82 Montego Bay, JA

<Christened the Bob Marley Performing Arts Center; 18 sec.>

  • Taj Weekes & Adowa – Lonesome in Babylon; Hope & Doubt (Alpha Pocket) 2005 St. Lucia; Request

<Adowa: Where the Ethiopians defeated the Italian invaders; 27 sec.>

  • Version feat. Naima – Jah Jah Love; 10” (Webcam Hi Fi) 2007 Fr.; Mutant dub w/ female vox
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Menlik II, HIM Grandfather defeats the Italian invaders at Adowa, Ethiopia

Battle of Adowa

Set 4: Dubble Dose of Wailers Family Tree

  • The Wailers – Stir It Up; Catch a Fire (JA mix) (Tuff Gong) ’73
  • The Wailers – Stir It Up; Catch A Fire (UK/US mix) (Tuff Gong) ’73; guitar/key overdubs; 1:45 longer

<Stir It Up: JA tough mix vs. UK/US guitar/keyboards rmx; 2 min>

<Stir It Up: Different mixes explained; 1 min 20 sec.>

  • Bunny Wailer – Ballroom Floor; Rock ‘n’ Groove (Solomonic); toasting single version + vinyl long mix
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Add Psychdelic guitar and country & western keyboards to tough Jamaican riddims, 1973: Catch a Fire. Zippo lighter cover

Set 5: Vinyl Is Vital – Seven Leaf Black Wax

  • Prince Jazzbo – Jamaican Collie; Head to Head Clash (RAS); vs. I Roy

<4 down, 46 to go!; 5 sec.>

  • Dillenger (sic) – Jamaican Collie; All on the Same Rhythm (Studio One/RAS); JA via DC
  • Edi Fitzroy – Informer; Youthman Penitentiary (Alligator)  ’82 Chicago
  • U Brown – Chalice to Chalice; Third World vol. 1 (Third World) ’77 UK; Chalice in the Palace
  • Ranking Soldiers – Light Up Your Chalice; Tokyo Reggae Clash (Wackies) ’83 all Jah-ponese artists; Chalice in the Palace
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Chalice in the Palace by way of Jah-pon

Smile Jamaica Radio Ark-Ives; June 13, 2015 KRCL 90.9FM SLC, Utah; krcl.org. Robert Nelson by Bobbylon on Mixcloud

Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives: June 6, 2015 (Stream + Tracklist): Triple Crown Edition!

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Triple Crown winner American Pharoah: The Bob Marley of thoroughbreds

Greetings,

<Saturday Afternoons on 90.9FM. Don’t touch that dial!>

Smile Jamaica Radio Ark-Ives; June 6, 2015 KRCL 90.9FM SLC, Utah; krcl.org. Robert Nelson by Bobbylon on Mixcloud

History was made on Saturday. First time since Affirmed in 1978, that a horse won the Triple Crown: Kentucky Derby, Preakness and lastly, the Belmont Statkes. Nuff Respect to American Pharoah! 17 sec.

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Here is what I’ve got on tap for the June 6 2015: Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives

3 hours of all killer, no filler; 59 sec.

 Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives: June 6, 2015 Annotated Playlist: photos, captions, Reggae History Lessons, soundbytes

Set 1:

  • Michael Palmer – Jah Jah You Come; Ghetto Living (Bebo’s Music) ’85 Wheaton, MD vinyl
  • Earl “Heptones” Morgan – DC Dub Connection (Auralux) ’82 Dub Album of the Week
  • Ras Midas – Can’t Stop Rastaman Now; Confirmation (Scorcher) ’82 Request
  • Taj Weekes & Adowa – Lonesome in Babylon; Hope & Doubt (Alpha Pocket) ‘95 St. Lucia
  • Winston Holness – Mutiny; 10” (PK) ‘79

<How Winston Holness got the nickname “Niney”; 8 sec.>

  • Prince Far I – Commandment of Drugs; Message From the King (Virgin Front Line) ‘78

<He who smokes dope will hang by the rope; 19 sec.>

  • Phyllis Dillon – Midnight Confessions; Midnight Confessions (Westside) ’68 Grass Roots AM hit

<AM Radio; 12 sec.>

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Set 2: Best of Smile Jamaica: 25 Years

  • Lee “Scratch” Perry – Soul Man; Double Seven (Trojan) ’70 Sam & Dave cover

<Soul Man: Isaac Hayes; 14 sec.>

  • Gregory Isaacs – Private Beach Party; Private Beach Party (Greensleeves) ‘85
  • Sophia George – Runnings Well Dread; For Everyone (Pow Wow) ‘89
  • Burning Spear – Red, Gold & Green; Marcus Garvey (Mango) ‘75

<Burning Spear: Meet me on the bank of the beautiful river; 14 sec.>

  • Black Disciples – Workshop; Garvey’s Ghost (Mango) ’76; dub to vox
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Bozeman, MT. Lived here from 1983-1986. Meet me on the bank of the beautiful river

<Before the Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives, lived in Bozeman, MT; 28 sec.>

 Set 3:

  • Bob Marley & the Wailers – Exodus; Exodus (Tuff Gong) ’77; Riddim Shower: Vox (1)

<Exodus: Bob’s journey to England after almost being assassinated in JA, 1976; 22 sec.>

  • I Roy – Commandment I (Exodus); Ten Commandments (Virgin Front Line) ’80 Riddim Shower: DJ (2); picture sleeve, yellow vinyl

<Riddim Shower: Vox to Deejay; 10 sec.>

  • Enforcer – Africa Way; 10” (Narrows)
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Exodus – Movement of Jah People

Set 4:

  • Mr. Bojangles – Selassie I Cup; 7” (Joe Gibbs Record Globe) ’77 American Pharoah livication

<Dreadlocks won, Baldhead place, Soul Youth to show; 17 sec.>

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  • Sandra Reid – Ooh Boy; 600% Dynamite (Soul Jazz) ‘82
  • Peter Tosh – Get Up Stand Up; Talking Revolution (Pressure Sounds) live acoustic on WXFM Chicago
  • Leroy Smart – Love & Happiness; 10” EP (PK) Al Green cover

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<No digital for I ‘n’ I>

  • Edi Fitzroy – Dreadlocks Party; Youthman Penitentiary (Alligator) ’82 Chicago; Vinyl is Vital set
  • Chantells – Rub Me Down; Waiting in the Park (Phase 1) ’77 UK
  • 10 Ft. Ganja Plant – It’s True; Skycatcher (ROIR) 2013 Upstate NY
  • Full Experience – Can’t See You; Full Experience EP (Blue Moon) ’76 France; Aura Lewis + Lee Perry
  • Junior Byles – Callyweed; Rasta No Pickpocket (Nighthawk) ’86 St. Louis; herbtune
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All killer no filler, youthman having dreadlocks party

 Set 6: Rockers do Reggae

  • The Members – The Model; Uprhythm, Downbeat (Arista) ‘82 

<The Members UK New Wave; 18 sec.>

<Kraftwerk tune; 34 sec.>

  • Ruts DC Meets Mad Professor – Push Yourself (Make It Work); Rhythm Collision Dub (ROIR) ‘82

<Ruts DC: Punkdub; 20 sec.>

  • St. Germain – Dub Experience; From Detroit to St. Germain (F Communications) ’99
  • Toure’ Kunda – Africa Lelly; E’mma (Celluloid) ’81 Senegalese
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UK New Wave group

Set 7 Instrumental Set

  • Boss Capone – No Toys in the Yard (Billy the Kid Vs. Dracula); Another 15 Dance Floor Crashers (Grover) 2013 Germany
  • Scientist – Jab; Heavyweight Dub Champion (Greensleeves) ‘80
  • Dubkasm – Gideon Armour; 12” (Sufferer’s Choice) 2006 UK

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Set 8: Mutant Dub

  • Dubdadda – Cross the Border; Abassi All Stars Showcase (Universal Egg) 2006 UK Riddim Shower (1) 2006
  • Sis Sanae – Suffering Abassi All Stars Showcase (Universal Egg) 2006 UK Riddim Shower (2)
  • Disrupt – Asteroid Dub Force; Jahtarian Dubbers 3 (Jahtari) 2012 Germany
  • Lee “Scratch” Perry – On the Wire; On the Wire (Trojan) 2000 UK
  • African Head Charge – Dancing With My Drums; Live Goods (Bonjo)
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Stream of conscious champ Lee “Scratch” Perry

Words of Wisdom:

Smile Jamaica Radio Ark-Ives; June 6, 2015 KRCL 90.9FM SLC, Utah; krcl.org. Robert Nelson by Bobbylon on Mixcloud

 

Repost here of Smile Jamaica Ark-Ive: May 30, 2015

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Greetings,

Not sure why Mixcloud axed last week’s upload. Feel free to listen to this 3 hour stream instead

bless, robt

Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives: May 30, 2015

Tracklist:

9.BIG JOE; DON’T HUFF & PUFF; AT THE CONTROL (JACKPOT) ‘78
13.***ETANA INTERVIEW***

Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives: May 30, 2015 (Stream + Tracklist): Ancient Aliens over Skygods

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Is not Reggae: Rastafari Gospel music?

<Tune in to your Dub Frequency>

Smile Jamaica Radio Ark-Ives; May 30, 2015 KRCL 90.9FM SLC, Utah; krcl.org. Robert Nelson by Bobbylon on Mixcloud

Greetings,

Is Reggae music gospel music? Yes and no. What attracted me to Reggae back in the mid 80s was certainly the Rastafari themed music from stalwarts (pronounced stal-a-watt in Jamaica) like Marley, Tosh and Spear.

Of course there is plenty of non-religious Reggae: love songs, pop and soul covers.

I doubt Reggae would have had such cultural saturation in the West on the backs of novelty hits like “Fattie Boom Boom” and “Israelites” or AM covers with a shuffle beat. Something about Reggae’s heavenly message attracted interested Westerners looking for something exotic and non-mainstream.

In the 70s lots of people in the West opted out of Christianity, (especially Catholicism and Judaism), and went for something new. Some went to cults. Others went for Reggae: Movement of Jah People while also protesting against the “system.” Or the corrupt and greedy “shit-stem” as Peter Tosh called it. Socialism with a small “s”.

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Tired of doing the Judeo-Christian bit? Choose: Jim Jones or Haile Selassie

You don’t have to be a Rasta to sing or enjoy Reggae. But the conventional wisdom is that Reggae is identified as a counter cultural exploration of worship of His Imperial Majesty as a Black Jesus. West Africans ripped from the continent, put down in Jamaica in bondage and expected to worship their master’s white god.

Rebelling against that physical and mental slavery, while still preserving Christian traditions, led to Rastafari in Jamaica: Look to a black king crowned in East Africa. The return of Jesus who will lead blacks out of “Babylon” (The West, Jamaica, UK, America, etc.) to “Zion” (Africa or better still Ethiopia.)

I’m not a Rasta. My roots are in Northern Europe and Iran. I consider myself a Rastafari empathizer. Someone who understands and appreciates the religion as a devoted observer. Not a devotee.

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The Smile Jamaica formula: 50% Rasta music; 20% Mutant Dub; 20% Seven Leaf; 9% UFOs; 1% Lovers Rock

I grew up a twice a year Methodist: Christmas Eve and Easter. The only time the Nelson family really went to weekly Sunday service was the two years my Dad was on the City Council in Fort Benton Montana.

Not that I haven’t been trying to be a “missionary” for the secular consumption of Reggae music. I celebrate Jah for the inspiration in thousands of Reggae tunes that fill my soul with joy. But I am careful not to endorse HIM out of respect for true believers. I don’t want to be a part of what Jacob Miller complained about: Too much commercialization of Rastafari!

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Yours truly, Bobbylon, is a Rasta empthazier. I ‘n’ I look to the heavens for Ancient Aliens. Not Skygods

The reason I bring this up: I had an interview with Jamaican Reggae singer Etana. So I do what I normally do before a phone interview: go on Wikipedia and read up on the artist’s entry.

Etana wikipedia entry

Her album I Rise starts off with a gospel cover of a brilliant Bob Marley cover tune: Selassie is the Chapel. Itself an update of an old American gospel tune. Covered by Elvis.

Etana’s entry mentioned her recording genres thusly: Reggae, Gospel. 

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Reggae Singer Etana. Gave me the Hairy Eyeball for calling her a Reggae AND Gospel singer. Mea culpa!

While introducing her to the radio listeners, I casually mentioned Etana was a Reggae and Gospel artist coming to town. She interrupted me and corrected me. She was most certainly NOT a Gospel singer. Her music was not geared to religiosity.

No worries. I did political interviews for 9 years. You don’t have to agree with me to have a conversation.

But when you lead off your album with a Rasta cover of a full on gospel song you can see where I might have been mistaken!; 21 sec.

By the way, I am not religious either. What earthlings worshipped as Skygods were Ancient Aliens colonizing Earth to mine gold to take back to their homeworld, Nibiru, beyond our galaxy.

Set your I watch alarm to 2900AD. That’s when the Anunnaki return to Earth.

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Skygods came from here. The 12th Planet. Do not scoff!

In fact Etana the Reggae Singer, meet Etana the Sumerian King

Etana was an ancient Sumerian king of the city of Kish. According to the Sumerian King List, he reigned after the deluge. The list also calls Etana “the shepherd, who ascended to heaven and consolidated all the foreign countries”, and states that he ruled 1560 years.

Ascended to Heaven in a Chariot of the Gods (Erich Von Daniken)

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Read this book. It makes sensi to me!

Here is what I have for you during the next 3 hours of Roots Reggae, Dubwize and Gospel; 18 sec.

Annotated Playlist (photos, captions, Reggae History Lessons, soundbytes)

Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives: May 30, 3015:

Set 1:

  • Wayne Jarrett – Saturday Night Jamboree; 12” (Dub Irator) ‘80
  • Bullwackies All Stars – Recording Connection; Black World (Wackies) ’79 Dub Album of the Week
  • Ziggy Marley & the Melody Makers – 666; Hey World! (EMI America) ‘86

<Twitter: SmileJ_KRCL. Tweet number 666; 27 sec.>

  • Aisha – Ask Jah Jah; Raise Your Voice (Twinkle) ‘95
  • Fun Boy Three – Farmyard Connection; Waiting (Chrysalis) ’83 2 Tone Ska; 4:20 Cannabis Service Announcement

<Peter & Bob trying to make a living. Planting herbs; 28 sec.>

  • Gregory Isaacs – Soon Forward; Sly & Robbie (Present) ‘79

Smile Jamaica’s Tweet 666

Set 2:

  • Peter Tosh – Don’t Wanna Get Busted; Talking Revolution (Pressure Sounds) ‘ 77 live at KZEL Portland, Oregon; herbtune; 28 sec.

<Acoustic live Tosh; 21 sec.>

  • Judy Mowatt – Many Are Called; Black Woman (Shanachie) ‘76
  • Big Joe; Don’t Huff & Puff; At the Control (Jackpot) ’78
  • Dennis Brown – Give a Helping Hand; 10” (Niney)
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Eerie foreshadowing of Peter’s murder to 2001

Set 3:

  • Etana – How Long; I Rise (VP) 2014; female artist; 27 sec.
  • Barry Brown – My Woman; 10” (Hitbound) ‘80
  • ***Etana Interview***

<Interview with Etana. Do not call her a gospel Reggae artist!; 3 min; 12 sec.>

  • Etana – Selassie is the Chapel; I Rise (VP) 2014; Marley cover; Orioles gospel original
  • Mike Brooks – Who Have Eyes to See; Earth Is the Fulness (Moll-Selekta) Extended mix
  • Steel Pulse – Sound System; Countryman (Mango) ’82 Request
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Chastised me for calling her a Reggae Gospel artist. No religion inna her mixdown. I stand corrected!

Set 4: Best of Smile Jamaica’s 25 Years

<Reggae Radio: June 1988-May 2015: nearly 27 years; 19 sec.>

  • Sister Carol – Jah Is Mine; Black Cinderella (Jah Life) ’84; Michael Jackson/Paul McCartney update

<Jah is Mine = The Girl Is Mine; 11 sec.>

  • Prince Far I – The Lord’s Prayer; Psalms For I (Carib Gems) ’78 Bible verses

<Prince Fari and his Old Testament voice: Fire ‘n’ Brimstoned! 18 sec.>

  • Jah Lion – Hayfever; Colombia Colly (Mango) Black Ark mix on Susan Cadogan’s “Fever”; Little Willie John/Peggy Lee update

<Fever: Little Willie John to Peggy Lee to Susan Cadogan; 20 sec.>

  • Jacob Miller – Keep on Knocking + Dub; Who Say Jah No Dead (Greensleeves) ’74 Augustus Pablo singles
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The late Prince Far I: scorched voice of the Old Testament Prophets

 Set 5: Vinyl is Vital 

  • Don Carlos & Gold – Travelling So Long; Show-Down vol. 3 (Hitbound)
  • I Roy – African Descendent; Hell & Sorrow (Trojan) ’73 UK
  • Lillian Allen – Riddim an’ Hardtimes; Revolutionary Tea Party (Redwood) ’87 Emeryville, Colly-fornya; Canadian dub poet
  • Cimarrons – With a Little Luck; Reggaebility (Pickwick) ’82 UK; Paul McCartney tune

<Reggae History Lesson: Cimarons – Jamaican freedom fighters; 31 sec.>

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Cimarrons – “Wild pigs”:. Escaped slaves who became the Jamaican Maroons. Freedom Fighters trying to liberate Jamaica from British colonial occupation

Set 6:

  • Rupie Edwards & Sidy – Herbert Spliffington; Rupie’s Scorchers (Reggae Retro); herb instrumental

<High Steppers post ’68-’72 in Reggae; 34 sec.>

  • Gracy & Mystic Dan – Nah Miss Yu Love; Low Budget (Funfundvierzig) ’93 Germany
  • Inner Circle – We a Rockers; Best of (Island)
  • Robert Emanuel – You Can’t Push I Over; 10” (Mainline) ‘77
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High Steppers: After Rock Steady. Before One Drop

 Set 7:

  • Lee “Scratch” Perry – Grim Reaper; On the Wire (Trojan) 2000
  • Sarah B Band – Decision; Realign My Mind (Sarah B) SLC band
  • Scotty – Musical Chariot; Unbelievable Sounds (Trojan) ’70
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Lee “Scratch” Perry blowin’ smoke

Set 8: Mutant Dub

  • Bob Marley & the Wailers/Bill Laswell – Rebel Music (3 o’clock Roadblock; Dreams of Freedom (Axiom) ’97 Ambient Translations of Bob Marley in Dub
  • Dubblestandart – Marijuana Dreams; Marijuana Dreams (Echo Beach) 2010 Austria
  • Alpha & Omega – Behold; Daniel in the Lions Den (A & O) ’90 UK trance dub with female vox
  • Aldubb Meets Ras Perez – Prophecy; Aldubb Meets Ras Perez (One Drop) 2010 Germany
  • African Head Charge – Throw It Away; Great Vintage vol. 2 (ON U Sound) ’89 UK
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Before Smile Jamaica 1989, there was 3 O’Clock Roadblock. July 1988-August 1989

 Words of Wisdom:

Smile Jamaica Radio Ark-Ives; May 30, 2015 KRCL 90.9FM SLC, Utah; krcl.org. Robert Nelson by Bobbylon on Mixcloud

 

 

Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives (Stream + Playlist) May 16, 2015: Riddim Showers Bring May Flowers!

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2015: Dry winter in Utah. Nice to have a wet spring. 2 weeks of Smile Jamaica during rain storms. Very rare in the desert!

<Reggae Music: The King’s Music, Jamaican Blues; 10 sec.>

Smile Jamaica Radio Ark-Ives; May 16, 2015 KRCL 90.9FM SLC, Utah; krcl.org. Robert Nelson by Bobbylon on Mixcloud

Greetings,

Been a wet Spring in Utah. Nice to juggle wax ‘n’ dubwize and look outside the Radio Studio in a pouring rain storm.

Here is what I have in store for you this week: 56 sec.

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Let it rain
  •  Wailers Family Tree: Live at Leeds, Tosh acoustic on JBC, Judy Mowatt Black Woman. Bunny: Jesus was a Dreadlock
  • Seven Leaf Relief: Mike Brooks, Michael Palmer, Toyan, Aldubb, Marga mutant dub space dust
  • Roots Dawtas: Jennifer, Akabu, Judy, Rhoda, Bam Bam, Zion Train
  • Disco Mix 10″: Dennis Brown, Jah Glen, Fred Locks
  • Best of 25 Years: Scotty, Spear, lovers rock and Judy M..all played year one (1989-1990 on Smile Jamaica)
  • Vinyl is V-Ital midway:  LA, NYC, DC, JA
  • Jamaican Jukebox 7″ 45s: 7 Leaf, nyah, roots harmonies
  • Mutant Dub: Scratch Halloween, trance spoken word, extended herb jam, NYC neo-dub, weird LA crossover punkdub

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Annotated Playlist: Smile Jamaica Ark-Ive: May 16, 2015

Set 1:

  • Akabu – I Shall Sing; Akabu (Viva) ’89 UK vinyl. Female group on Van Morrison cover
  • Prince Far I & the Arabs – A Message; Cry Tuff Dub Chapter 1 (ROIR) ’78; Dub Album of the Week
  • Aswad – Drum and Bass Line – Not Satisfied (Columbia) ’82 UK

<Theme Music for Smile Jamaica; 12 sec.>

<Aswad = “black”; Arabic, Amharic (Ethiopia); 9 sec.>

  • Dennis Brown – Emmanuel God Is With Us; 10” (Glimmer) ‘78
  • Mike Brooks – Good Herb; Earth Is the Fullness (Moll-Selekta) 4:20 Cannabis Service Announcement; 13 sec.
  • George Faith – Opportunity; To Be a Lover (Mango) ’77 Lee “Scratch” Perry prod’n

<Black Ark Sound: Lee “Scratch” Perry & the Upsetters: 1974-1979>

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UK masters of the drum & bassline

Set 2:

  • Peter Tosh – Handsome Johnny; Talking Revolution (Pressure Sounds); live on the JBC, Kingston, JA acoustic
  • Jah Glen – Save Our Nation; 10” (South East Music) ’79; Glen Brown prod’n over Lambsbread riddim
  • Jennifer Gad – Babylon Must Fall; Solid Foundation (Flag) ‘92
  • Bunny Wailer – Bald Head Jesus; Liberation (Shanachie) ‘88

<Bunny Wailer: Jesus was a Dreadlock; 60 sec.>

Wikipedia entry for Nazirites (aka Rastas who live by the Nazarene Creed)

  • Abstain from wine, wine vinegar, grapes, raisins, intoxicating liquors,[vinegar distilled from such substances, and eating or drinking any substance that contains any trace of grapes.
  • Refrain from cutting the hair on one’s head; but to allow the locks of the head’s hair to grow. Neither crease one’s flesh.
  • Not to become ritually impure by contact with corpses or graves, even those of family members.
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The Nazirite Vow

 Set 3: Best of 25 Years of Smile Jamaica; 14 sec.

  • Scotty – Draw Your Brakes; Unbelievable Sounds (Trojan) ’71

<Scotty: Forward ‘n’ Payaka! Mon-ackle ‘n’ dem go Sacka!; 53 sec.>

  • Burning Spear – Fire Down Below; Presenting (Studio One) ‘72
  • Errol Dunkley – Baby I Love You; Darling Ooh (Attack) ‘72
  • Judy Mowatt – Zion Chant; Black Woman (Shanachie) ‘76
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A+ Record.

Set 4:

  • The Wailers – Lively Up Yourself; Burnin’ (Deluxe Edition); Live at Leeds UK; 11/23/73
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Lively up yourself and don’t be no drag. Reggae is another bag

Set 5: Vinyl is V-Ital Set

  • Bam Bam – Slave; Power of a Woman (Bam Bam International) ’87; female artist out of Los Angeles: Vinyl is V-Ital Set
  • Horace Andy – Mr. Bassie; Don’t Stop (Island in the Sun) ’85 Corona, NY
  • Toyan – Herb Transplant; Every Posse Want Me (Live & Learn) ’83 DC
  • Amjam – Give the People; Live Off the Board (Celluloid) ’87 US; Am(erican)Jam(aican)
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SoCal Reggae. Features Hunt Sales of David Bowie/Tin Machine fame

Set 6: Jamaican Jukebox 7″ 45s

<Rarest Reggae not on Digital; 35 sec.>

  • Michael Palmer  – Don’t Smoke the Seed; 7” (Hitbound) ’83 JA herbtune

<NORML sez: 10 billion in legal weed sales this year; 4 down, 46 to go! 33 sec.>

  • Earth & Stone – Run Home; 7” (Channel One) ’77 JA

<Chinese Jamaican Producers: HooKim Brothers; 25 sec.>

  • Ansel & the Meditations – Tricked; 7” (Scandal) ’76 JA
  • Giginri – Zion ‘Iah; 7” (Harry J) ’73; nyah update

NORML – National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws: $10 billion sold

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$10 billion in 2015. Legal weed. 4 down, 46 to go!

Set 7:

  • Rhoda Dakar – Let’s Do Rocksteady; Cleaning in Another Woman’s Kitchen (Moon Ska) 2007 acoustic update of 2 Tone Ska

<Rhoda Dakar bio; 9 sec.>

  • Fred Locks – Vision of Redemption; 10” (Sip a Cup) 2003
  • Aldubb Meets Ras Perez – Tommy; Aldubb Meets Ras Perez (One Drop) 2010 Germany herbtune
  • Fun Boy Three – Going Home; Waiting (Chrysalis) ’83 2 Tone group

<2 Tone commentary against Racists in Britain; 23 sec.>

  • Dillinger – Crabs in My Pants; Cocaine (Charly) ‘83

<James Brown = Ants in his Pants; Dillinger = Crabs in his pants; 16 sec.>

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….And I need to dance!

 Set 8: Mutant Dub

  • Dubblestandart feat. Lee “Scratch” Perry & GuGabriel – Chase the Devil (Sin City Mix); Marijuana Dreams (Echo Beach) 2010 Austria, Max Romeo cover
  • Zion Train – Love the Earth; Homegrown Fantasy (China) ’95 UK trance dub
  • Marga – The Chronic; 10” (Reality Shock) 2007 herbtune
  • Dubadelic – High; Below the Radar (ROIR) 2001: Best of WordSound Label
  • Jai-Alai Savant – Low Frequent See; Flight of the Bass Delegate (Gold Standard) 2007 Los Angeles  punk dub                  
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Mutant Dub pedigree: Black Ark Jamaican, 70’s UK punkdub, Austrian mutant dub

 Words of Wisdom:

Smile Jamaica Radio Ark-Ives; May 16, 2015 KRCL 90.9FM SLC, Utah; krcl.org. Robert Nelson by Bobbylon on Mixcloud

Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives: May 9, 2015 (Stream + Tracklist): Happy Mother’s Day!

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Happy Mother’s Day. Love my Yimma: Jeannette in Fort Benton, Montana

<Roadmap for the May 9 Ark-Ive; 49 sec.>

Smile Jamaica Radio Ark-Ives; May 9, 2015 KRCL 90.9FM SLC, Utah; krcl.org. Robert Nelson by Bobbylon on Mixcloud

Greetings,

Happy Mother’s Day! Gonna start the Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives May 9, 2015 with a great Mother’s Day tune.

Tammy Wynette did the Country original. Sonya Spence the Reggae version. Every Mother’s Day Saturday, I will play this tune. It brings this blackheart nearly to tears thinking about the love for my own Yimma – (Mother in Assyrian), Jeannette living in Fort Benton, Montana.

Tammy Wynette – No Charge

<Sonya Spence’s Reggae version of “No Charge”; 54 sec.>

My little girl came up to me in the kitchen this evenin’
While I was fixing supper
And she handed me a piece of paper she’d been writin’ on
And after wipin’ my hands on my apron I read it, and this is what it said

For mowin’ the yard, five dollars
For makin’ my own bed this week, one dollar
Goin’ to the store, fifty cents
Playin’ with little sister while you went to the store, twenty-five cents

Takin’ out the trash, one dollar
Gettin’ a good report card, five dollars
And for rakin’ the yard, two dollars
Total owed, fourteen dollars and seventy-five cents

Well, I looked at her standin’ there expectantly
And a thousand memories flashed through my mind
And so I picked up the pen, and turnin’ the paper over
This is what I wrote

For the nine months I’ve carried you growin’ inside me, no charge
For the nights I’ve sat up with you, doctored you, prayed for you, no charge
For the ties, folding clothes and for wipin’ your nose, there’s no charge
When you add it all up, the full cost of my love is, no charge

Well, when she finished readin’ she had great big old tears in her eyes
And she looked up at me and said, “Mommy, I sure do love you”
Then she took the pen and in great big letters she wrote, ‘Paid in full’
When you add it all up, the cost of real love is, no charge

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Killer song. Brings tears to your eyes

Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives May 9, 2015: Annotated Playlist (Reggae History Lessons, soundbytes, photos, captions)

Set 1: Mother’s Tribute

  • Carlton Patterson & Trinity – It’s Raining; 12” (Black & White) ‘77
  • Conscious Minds – Laughing Dub; Gun Court Dub vol. 2 (Soul Beat) 70s era; Dub Album of the Week
  • Sonya Spence – No Charge; In the Dark (High Note) ’75; Mother’s Day Set; Tammy Wynette cover
  • Jimmy Riley – Black Mothers Prayer; 20 Classic Hits (Sonic)
  • Cedella Marley Booker – Mother Don’t Cry; Awake Zion (Rykodisc) ’84; Bob’s mom

<Bob to his mother on his deathbead: May 11, 1981; 21 sec.>

  • Dennis Brown – Song’s My Mother Used to Sing; Aquarius Rock (Pressure Sounds)
  • Paul Simon – Mother and Child Reunion; Paul Simon (Warner Bros.) ’72; recorded in Jamaica

<Paul Simon recorded this song in Jamaica; 10 sec.>

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Recorded in Jamaica with Jamaican musicians

Set 2:

  • Abja – Good Sensimillia; Mahogany Road (I Grade) 2006 US Virgin Islands; 4:20 Cannabis Service Announcement; 11 sec.
  • Squire Jon – Are We Really Free?; 10” (Hi-Try) 2006 UK update of classic Junior Dan riddim
  • Ben Harper & the Innocent Criminals – Jah Work; Reggae Sampler (Virgin) ‘98

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Set 3:

  • Peter Tosh – Stop That Train; Talking Revolution (Pressure Sounds) acoustic live at WXFM Chicago
  • Rupie Dan & Jennifer Gad – Arise; Solid Foundation (Flag) ‘92
  • Peter Tosh – Mama Africa; Mama Africa (EMI America) ‘83
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Hosted Peter Tosh and his acoustic guitar

Set 4:

  • The Wailers – Put it On; Burnin’ (Deluxe Edition) (Tuff Gong); Live at Leeds: 11/23/73
  • Lorna Asher – I’m Still Satisfied; Straight to Your Heart (Twinkle)  ‘99
  • Bunny Wailer – Food; Liberation (Shanachie) ‘88
Bob Marley Live At Leeds
11/23/73

Set 5: Vinyl is V-Ital: Roots Dawtas; 11 sec.

 

  • Chalawa feat. Merri & Sandi Callender – If You Drop That Cross; Capture Land (Green Weenie) ’78 Can.
  • Sophia George – Tenement Yard; Tenement Yard (Winner) ’86 JA
  • Zema – Blood Money; Blood Money; Zema (Melchizedek) ’86 Los Angeles, CA
  • Marcia Griffiths – Feel Like Jumping; At Studio One (Studio One) JA

<Feel Like Jumping: Soundtrack of Smile Jamaica; 11 sec.>

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On the Green Weenie label

Set 6: Best of Smile Jamaica 25 Years

  • Prince Buster – Oh! Carolina; Original Golden Hits vol. 1 (Prince Buster) ’61; Best of Smile Jamaica: 25 Years

<Features the nyahbinghi drum collective Count Ossie & the Mystic Revelation of Rastafari; 14 sec.>

  • Joe Higgs – Come on Home; Life of Contradiction (Pressure Sounds) ‘75
  • Aswad – Down the Line; Not Satisfied (Columbia/Legacy) ’82 herbtune
  • Jean “Binta” Breeze – Shame-a-Lady + Ordinary Mawning; Tracks (Shanachie) ’91 female dub poet produced by LKJ

<Binta: dawta in Arabic and Swahili; 9 sec.>

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Nyahbinghi Drumming: Count Ossie & the Mystic Revelation of Rastafari

Set 7:

  • Turbulence – Mama Don’t Cry; I Believe (M) 2005
  • Black Roots – Oh Mama Africa; On the Ground (Sugar Shack) 2012 UK
  • Carlton Livingston – Confusion; Retrospect (Grade One) Best of
  • Sister Nancy – Roll a Ball; 10” (Hitbound) ‘83
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Black Slate: Gritty late 70’s UK group reunited

Set 8: Mutant Dub

<Definition of Mutant Dub; 13 sec.>

  • Creation Rebel – Mother Don’t Cry; Psychotic Jonkanoo (Statik/ON U Sound) ’81 UK; Mutant Dub Set
  • Dubblestandart feat. Elephant Man – Vampire Informer; Marijuana Dreams (Collision) 2010 Germany
  • Joe Ariwa & the Trixsters – Hard Battle Dub; Dubstep Dub (Ariwa) 2011 UK
  • Alpha & Omega feat. Jonah Dan – City of Dub (Alpha & Omega) 2006 UK trance dub
  • African Head Charge – Throw It Away; Off the Beaten Track (ON U Sound) ‘86
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Jonkanoo – the folk music of Jamaica

<Call Your Mom!>

Smile Jamaica Radio Ark-Ives; May 9, 2015 KRCL 90.9FM SLC, Utah; krcl.org. Robert Nelson by Bobbylon on Mixcloud

 

 

 

 

 

 

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