Smile Jamaica Preview: Jah-bruary 6, 2016 Edition – Livicated to Bob Marley! Happy 71

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b. Feb. 6, 1945: packed a life into his 36 years

 

Greetings,

Livicated to Bob Marley on Smile Jamaica this afternoon.

bless, robt

  • <Bobstock – 3 Hours of Bob Marley>

Smile Jamaica live every Saturday 4-7 PM Mtn. Time:

  • 90.9FM in Utah
  • Stream:  Tune In Radio
  • Mixcloud – Bobbylon: Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives + Digital Dubplates
  • Ark-Ive. Here on Smile Jamaica blog; without commercial interruptions
  • Twitter: SmileJ_KRCL for live alert and stream upload/blog posts

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Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives (Stream + Tracklist): Jah-nuary 30, 2016: Stupor Bowl Caucus

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Fess up Bernie. Hillary stole it fair ‘n’ square!

Smile Jamaica Radio Ark-Ives; Jan. 30, 2016: KRCL 90.9FM SLC, Utah; krcl.org. Robert Nelson host by Bobbylon on Mixcloud

Greetings,

Super Bowl 50. Meh.

Since Green Bay isn’t in it, I have only a passing interest. I am rooting for Denver only because their back up QB is from Kalispell,  or Collie-spell, Montana. Borck Rottweiler or some such.

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Smile Jamaica’s Peyton Manning Game: Take a hit or down a shot every time Peyton says Omaha!

Same with the Iowa Caucus.

As Bob said, “No bide your isms an schisms.” I’m feelin’ fine with Jill Stein.

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Dr. Jill Stein, Green Party candidate for President. Smile Jamaica approved

But in the Hillary vs. Bernie hoe-down (no pun intended), I’m kind of like: tastes great, less filling. In our winner take all “Democracy”, you can only  have 1 winner and 1 loser.

So I ‘n’ I gwan Bern one down, till I vote for Jill the Thrill in November

bless, robt

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Smile Jamaica’s tie-breaker for New HEMP-shire: best 2 out of 3 – Rock, paper, scissors

Here is what I have on-tap for the Jah-nuary 30, 2016 Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives; 39 sec.

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Next up New Hemp-shire. Revenge of the Bern!

Set 1:

  • Sugar Minott – Jah Got the Handle; Roots Lovers Showcase (Black Roots) ’81 JA vinyl
  • Keith Hudson – Image Dub; Brand (Pressure Sounds) ’77 Dub Album of the Hour
  • Gideon Jah Rubbaal – Natty Dreadlocks a Superstar; Free Us Now
  • Errol Holt – Babylon Queendom; Vision of Africa (Original Music) Peter Tosh cover
  • Rita Marley – Who Feels It Knows It; Who Feels It Know It (Shanachie) ’81 Bunny Wailer cover
  • Triston Palma – Collyman; Dancehall 2 (Soul Jazz)  ’81 4:20 Cannabis Service Announcement; 
  • Roman Stewart – True Colours; 10” (Sip a Cup) 2001 UK: Over Hawaii 5-0 riddim
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5 down, 45 to go? Vermont Legislator could legalize it this session

Set 2:

  • Peter Tosh – Johnny B. Goode; Complete Captured Live (EMI America) Chuck Berry cover: 8/23/83 Los Angeles
  • Zema – Black Sheep; Black Sheep (Melchizedek) 2003 So Cal female
  • Alton Ellis – Play It Cool; Fashion in Fine Style (Fashion)
  • Johnny Clarke – Leggo Violence; 10” (Jamaican Recordings)
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So Cal Roots Dawta – Smile Jamaica approved

Set 3: Best of 26 Years – Smile Jamaica

  • Capital Letters – Fire; Headline News (Greensleeves) ’79 UK youth group:
  • New Age Steppers feat. Ari Up – Love Forever; New Age Steppers (Statik) ’81 UK Michael Rose cover w/ female vox
  • Benjamin Zephaniah – Stop de War; Rasta (Workers Playtime) ’83: UK dub poet w/ The Wailers
  • Lee “Scratch” Perry & the Heptones – Party Time; From the Secret Laboratory (Mango) ’91 Adrian Sherwood co-production

 

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You’ve got chocolate in my peanut butter: UK dub poet + The Wailers pon de riddims

Set 4:

  • Bunny Wailer – Togawar Game; Crucial! (Shanachie)
  • Judy Mowatt – King of Kings; Only a Woman (Shanachie) ‘82
  • Mike Brooks – Money Makes Friend; 10” (Sip a Cup) 2005 UK
  • Jah Shaka Meets Aswad; Addis Ababa; In Addis Ababa Studio (Jah Shaka) ’84: Dub Album of the Hour

<Mutant Dub Holy Trio – Jah Shaka, Mad Professor, Adrian Sherwood; 20 sec.>

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Mutant Dubber – Jah Shaka

Set 5: Vinyl Is Vital

  • Pat Kelly – Struggling; Revives: The Jamaican Connection (Fashion) UK

<Revives = Reissues; 11 sec.>

  • Pauline – Vision; In Progress (People Unite) ’84 UK
  • Melodians – Irie Feeling; Irie Feeling (RAS) ’83 DC herbtune
  • Amp-Ech; International Plea; Against Injustic (Amp-Ech) JA
  • 10 Foot Ganja Plant – Collect the Trophy; Skycatcher (ROIR) NY 2013

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Set 6:

  • The Wailers – Walk the Proud Land; Talkin’ Blues (Tuff Gong) live at KSAN radio, San Francisco: Oct. 1973

<Wailers live on KSAN Radio; 38 sec.>

  • Remember When – Sister Carol; Jah Disciple (RAS) ‘89
  • Horace Andy – Ain’t No Sunshine; 10” (Cou$ins) Bill Wither cover
  • Skatalites – Coconut Rock; Studio One Scorchers (Soul Jazz) Instrumental album of the hour

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Set 7:

  • Alpha & Omega – The Dub Is Out There; Serious Joke (A & O) 2002 X Files Theme

<Smile Jamaica’s X-Files 2015 review; 57 sec.>

  • Conroy Smith – Original Sound;  Firehouse Revolution (Pressure Sounds) King Tubby dancehall prod’n
  • Sister June – Tell You What Police Can Do; Dancehall Roots (Metro) ‘86
  • Flourgon – Build a Spliff; Dancehall Techniques (Pressure Sounds) herbtune

Betty Anreasson Alien Abductee

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Betty Andresson – her story on the X Files

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Set 8: Mutant Dub female set

  • Botom Botom – La bien / Le mal – This is Not a Stereotype (Hammerbass) 2006 Fr.: Mutant Set w/ female vox
  • Little Annie & the Legally Jammin’ – Take It From Me; Little Annie & the Legally Jammin (Italic) 2003 Germ.
  • Soom T – Weedhawks; Ode to a Carrot (Jahtari) 2008 Glasgow weedstep
  • Abassi All Stars feat. Sis Sanae – Suffering; Showcase (Universal Egg) 2006 UK
  • Abassi All Stars feat. Minoo – December; 10” No Answer EP (Universal Egg) 2008 UK
  • Alpha & Omega – Show Me a Purpose; Sound System Dub (ROIR) ’95 UK trance dub

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Smile Jamaica Radio Ark-Ives; Jan. 30, 2016: KRCL 90.9FM SLC, Utah; krcl.org. Robert Nelson host by Bobbylon on Mixcloud

Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives (Stream + Tracklist: Jah-nuary 23, 2016: Inversion Galore!

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When it looks like this in SLC – that’s called smog

Smile Jamaica Radio Ark-Ives; Jan. 23, 2016: KRCL 90.9FM SLC, Utah; krcl.org. Robert Nelson host by Bobbylon on Mixcloud

Greetings,

This is my 29th winter in Salt Lake City. The air gets worse and worse. When it looks like the above, it ain’t from Green Smoke.

The weather propagandists call it “inversion.” Fiyah burn that! It’s smog.

You do what you can, but at some point in the 100 days of gunk, it’s gonna hit you. I am dealing with it right now. Cold, congestion and cough. I hacked and sneezed and wheezed for 3 hours of Reggae Radio

Head to the pharmacy for some Allegra-D. No Madam pharmacist. I ‘n’ I don’t cook di meth we smoke sensimilla!

So I’m pretty froggy this week on Smile Jamaica.

Here is what i have in store for you! Keep out of hazy daze and hunker down for some heavy roots for the cabin fevah! 56 sec.

bless, robt

aka Mr. Bassie

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Jamaican Netty Pot

Set 1:

  • Cornel (sic) Campbell – My Country; Roots Rock Reggae (Creole) ’78 Fr. Vinyl
  • Black Roots – I Believe (Dub); On the Ground in Dub (Sugar Shack) 2013 UK Dub Album of the Hour
  • Capital Letters – Out of Africa; Headline News (Greensleeves) ’79 UK youth group

<UK Reggae better than the CIA News Network; 11 sec.>

  • Eric “Rebel Lion” Bubbles – Babylon People; Roots of Black People (Progressive)
  • Prince Mohammed – Come Mek We Rub a Dub; 600% Dynamite (Soul Jazz)

<Deejay Prince Mohammed = Singer Junior Brammer; 4 sec.>

  • Frankie Paul – Dem a Go Feel It; Tidal Wave (Greensleeves) ‘85
  • Max Romeo – Smokey Room; War ina Babylon (Mango) ’76 4:20 Cannabis Service Announcement
  • Horace Andy – Mr. Bassie; 10” (Glimmer) ‘78
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Much better than the CIA News Network’s Headline News

Set 2: Best of 26 Years – Smile Jamaica

  • Burning Spear – We Built This City; People of the World (Blue Moon) ’86
  • Judy Mowatt – On Your Mark; Only a Woman (Shanachie) ‘82

<I Three, I Threes or The I Three? Judy, Marcia & Rita; 15 sec.>

  • Wailing Souls – Ishen Tree; On the Rocks  (Greensleeves) ’83 herbtune: riddim shower (1) vox
  • Josey Wales – Stalk of Sensimilla; Outlaw Josey Wales (Greensleeves) ’83 herbtune; riddim shower (2) dj
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Orig-Jah-nal Roots Dawta

Set 3:

  • Peter Tosh – Equal Rights/Downpressor Man; Complete Captured Live (EMI America) live at Greek Theatre, Los Angeles: 8/23/83
  • Althea & Donna – Love On Another; Uptown Top Ranking (Object Enterprise) ‘82
  • 10 Foot Ganja Plant – Ringers Rock; Shake Up the Place (ROIR) 2011 upstate NY roots instrumental
  • Black Uhuru – Hard Times; 10” (Jammy$) ‘77
  • Tenor Saw – Fever Dub (Blue Moon) ’85 Dub Album of the Hour
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Sassy deejay duo

Set 4:

  • Bunny Wailer – Unity; Crucial! (Shanachie) ‘81
  • Gracy & the Herbman Band – It’s So Nice; See Me Yah (Funfundvierzig) ’91 Germ. Female singer
  • Roman Stewart – Wisdom of Solomon; 10” (Sip a Cup) 2001 UK herbtune

<Weed of Wisdom grown on King Solomon’s grave; 11 sec.>

 

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Cannabis the Weed of Wisdom found growing on Solomon’s grave

Set 5: Vinyl is Vital

  • Fun Boy Three – Farmyard Connection; Waiting (Chrysalis) ’83 UK herbtune w/ farmers Peter & Bob

<Peter & Bob – Farmers; 7 sec,>

  • Aura Lewis Meets Lee “Scratch” Perry – Full Experience (Blue Moon) Fr. EP w/ female vox

<Black Ark Studio; 17 sec.>

  • Azeem and Session – Love Don’t Put You Down; Live and Direct (M. Al’s) Oakland
  • Junior Byles – I Don’t Know; Rasta No Pickpocket (Nighthawk) ’86 St. Louis
  • Papa Finnigan and Junior Ranking – Step ina Dance; Two the Hard Way (Heartbeat) ’83 Cambridge, MA; deejay duo

Set 6:

  • Bob Marley & the Wailers – Slave Driver; Talkin’ Blues (Tuff Gong) live at KSAN radio Oct. ‘73

<Wailers live on SF radio; 48 sec.>

  • Natural Beauty – Nice Up Dancee; Nice Up Dancee (Rykodisc) ’86 herbtune: UK female trio; 12 sec.
  • Version feat. Humble-I – Can’t Keep I Down; 10” (Webcam Hi-Fi) 2007 Fr. Mutant Dub
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Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives – A+ “Bubbling wif a 2 spliff ‘n’ 2 Heineken. Nice Up Dancee!”

Set 7: UFO-ria

  • Sister Carol – Lost in a Space; Jah Disciple (RAS) ’89

<Sister Carol – not a fan of space travel; 10 sec.>

<Junior Byles nah like space travel either; 22 sec.

  • Lee “Scratch” Perry – African Hitchhiker; From the Secret Laboratory (Mango) ‘91
  • Audio Active – Space Children; Tokyo Space Cowboys (ON U Sound) ’94 Jah-pon Mutant Dub
  • Winston Wright – Moon Walk; Greater Jamaica – Moon Walk Reggay (Treasure Isle) ’69 instrumental
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For some Rastas the Challenger Space Shuttle explosion was because mankind treads on Jah’s Heaven where he doesn’t belong

Set 8: Mutant Dub

  • Armagideon – Herbal Input; Natural Elements Dub (Armagideon Sounds) UK herb tune
  • Newblood – Sweet Vibrations; Jungle Massive vol. 1 (ffrr) ’95 jungle herb tune
  • Alpha & Omega – Dub  Plute; Sound System Dub (ROIR) ’95 UK trance dub
  • Aldubb Meets Ras Perez – Roll Cost; Aldubb Meets Ras Perez (One Drop) 2010 Germ.
  • International Dub System – Trod On; I.D.S. (Red Arrow) Germ.
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Smile Jamaica’s favorite trance dub

Smile Jamaica Radio Ark-Ives; Jan. 23, 2016: KRCL 90.9FM SLC, Utah; krcl.org. Robert Nelson host by Bobbylon on Mixcloud

 

 

 

Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives: Jah-nuary 16, 2016 (Stream + Tracklist): Green Bay Bowl Packers!

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My dilemma: Spin Reggae on Smile Jamaica or watch my beloved Green Bay Packers

Smile Jamaica Radio Ark-Ives; Jan. 16, 2016: KRCL 90.9FM SLC, Utah; krcl.org. Robert Nelson host by Bobbylon on Mixcloud

Greetings,

Smile Jamaica has three obsessions, in no particular order:

  1. Reggae and dubwize
  2. San Francisco Giants baseball – even year so book a World Series victory
  3. Green Bay Packers NFL

I ‘n’ I suffered through decades of mediocrity until they got good in the 90’s with Brett Favre and now Aaron Rodgers.

So I had a dilemma: Green Bay vs. Arizona right during Smile Jamaica.

Praise Jah for DVR. Gah, what a gut shot ending to yet another amazing Hail Mary.

When do pitchers and catchers report?

<Green Bay Packers or Smile Jamaica; 25 sec.>

bless, robt

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Lightning does strike in the same place twice. Too bad the Defense peed it down their legs. Fiyah burn!

Smile Jamaica Annotated Playlist: Jah-nuary, 9 2016: pics, captions, Reggae History Lessons, soundbytes; 39 sec.

Set 1:

  • Chantells – Children of Jah; Waiting in the Park (Phase One) ’77 UK vinyl
  • King Tubby Meets Roots Radics – Country Gal Dub; Dangerous Dub (Greensleeves) ’81 Dub Album of the Hour
  • Zema feat. Martin Luther King Jr. – Free At Last Dub; Black Sheep (Melchizidek); dub w/ MLK’s speech vox

<Livicated to Martin Luther King, Jr; 24 sec..>

  • Augustus Pablo – Jah Light Version; East of the River Nile (Shanachie) ’78 bonus track
  • Jah Woosh – This Train; Best of (Cactus) ‘74
  • Yellowman – Sinsemilla; Dancehall 2 (Soul Jazz) ’83 4:20 Cannabis Service Announcement

<Bern One Down – Vermont to legalize in 2016? 20 sec.>

  • Cha Cha feat. Ranking Joe – You’ll Never Know; 10” EP (Above Rock) 2010 female Chinese singer w/ JA deejay; 19 sec.
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Vermont Legislature may legalize the Seven Leaf in 2016. Five down, 45 to go?

Set 2:

  • Bunny Wailer – Peace Talks; Crucial! (Shanachie) ’83 aka Ceasefire; herbtune

<Livicated to my ancestral home, Iran – no nuclear weapons! 17 sec.>

  • Likkle Mai – Rock to Sleep; Roots Candy (Beat) 2005 Jah-pon female singer of Dry & Heavy
  • Johnny Osbourne – We Need Love; 100% Dynamite (Soul Jazz) ’79; over Spinners I’ll Be Around riddim
  • Ijahman Levi – Ceasefire pt. 1; Two Double Six 701 (Jahmani) ’95; Ijahman’s prison number when bust for herb; 16 sec.
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“Let’s go back to the White House and put some Bunny Wailer on the Hi Fi. Ceasefire and light the chalice!”

Set 3:

  • Bob Marley & the Wailers – Get Up Stand Up; Talkin’ Blues (Tuff Gong) live at KSAN Radio, San Francisco; Oct. 1973

<Live in the Studio – KSAN San Francisco; 100 sec.>

  • Crucial – Them Want I; Hits of the Past (Links) ’79 female singjay
  • The Heptones – My Whole World Is Empty Without You; Meaning of Life (Trojan) Supremes cover
  • Colour Red – Natty Dread a Get Stronger; 10” (Jah Tubbys)  2006 militant steppers
  • Bim Sherman – Rub a Dub (Century) Dub Album of the Hour

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Set 4: Best of Smile Jamaica – 26 Years; 18 sec.

  • Max Romeo – Smile Out of Style; War ina Babylon (Mango) ’76:
  • Sister Carol – Free Food Ticket; Black Cinderella (Jah Life) ’84; cover of Nicky Thomas “Love of the Common People”
  • Roots Radics – Mash It Up; Freelance (Kingdom) ‘85

<Held hostage in UK until they delivered an album for Kingdom Records; 39 sec.>

  • Lee “Scratch” Perry & Dub Syndicate – Night Train; Time Boom X De Devil Dead (ON U Sound) ’87
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Roots Radics

Set 5: Vinyl Is Vital

  • Marcia Griffiths – Truly; At Studio One (Studio One) Vinyl is Vital Set; ‘80 JA
  • Brimstone – Back Weh; Atra 10 Track (Atra) UK
  • Dr. Alimantado –  How Long; (Tell Me You Are Having a) Wonderful Time (Keyman) ’88 UK
  • In Crowd – Riding High; Roots Rock Reggae (Creole) ’78 Fr.
  • Joe White – My Guiding Star; Sounds of Jamaica Top Ten (Studio One) ’69 JA
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The Aretha Franklin of Reggae

Set 6:

  • Peter Tosh – Glass House; Complete Captured Live (EMI America) 8/23/83 in Los Angeles
  • Phyllis Dillon – Leave it In the Hands of Love; Midnight Confessions (Westside) Rocksteady
  • Benjamin Zephaniah – Get High; Rasta (Workers Playtime) ‘83 UK dub poet herbtune
  • Gussie P – Who’s Safe; 10” (Sip a Cup) 2003 UK feat. MLK I Have a Dream speech

<Martin Luther King Jr. – I Have a Dream; 22 sec.>

  • Sly & the Revolutionaries – Burn Pipe Dub; Sensi Dub vol. 1 (Original) Dub Album of the Hour

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Set 7:

  • June Lodge – Someone Loves You Honey; Reggae Pulse 3 – Love Songs (RAS) ’80 Charley Pride cover

<Utah Islanders’ favorite: June Lodge C & W Lovers Rock; 14 sec.>

  • Coco Tea – The Weed; Weed a Bun vol. 1 (Charm) 2005 herbtune
  • Aldubb – What the Funk Is Dubstep?; 10” EP (One Drop) 2008 Germ. Dubstep

<Foreshadowing Dubstep? 5 sec.>

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Country & Western Lovers Rock much beloved by Utah’s Island community

Set 8: Mutant Dub

  • Hollie Cook – Ari Up; Twice (Mr. Bongo) 2014 livicated to Slits singer who passed

<Livicated to Ari Up; 28 sec.>

  • New Age Steppers feat. Ari Up – Fade Away; New Age Steppers (Statik) ’81 Junior Byles cover w/ female vox. Adrian Sherwood prod’n
  • Armagideon – Eternal Combustion; Steppin Forward (Armagideon Sounds) ’95 herbtune
  • Word Sound I-Powa; 6000 Dubplates – Live From Planet Crooklyn (WordSound) illbient
  • Zion Train – Universal Communication; Homegrown Fantasy (China) ’95 UK trance dub
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Livicated to Ari Up of The Slits. Johnny Rotten was her Stepdad

Words of Wisdom:

Smile Jamaica Radio Ark-Ives; Jan. 16, 2016: KRCL 90.9FM SLC, Utah; krcl.org. Robert Nelson host by Bobbylon on Mixcloud

Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives Jah-nuary 9, 2016 (Stream + Tracklist): Winter Roots ‘n’ Dubbers

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Utah ski tradition: Be coming down the mountain in time for 4:20 Cannabis Service Announcement on Smile Jamaica

Smile Jamaica Radio Ark-Ives; Jan. 9, 2016: KRCL 90.9FM SLC, Utah; krcl.org. Robert Nelson host by Bobbylon on Mixcloud

Greetings,

Now what? Settling in after the Holidays? A week before school. Cold, wet and gray. Skiers love to get above SLC’s haze and shred some powder.

I am horrible at skiing. But I know many locals love to spend a day on the hill and chillax on their way back to the Valley in time for 4:20 on Smile Jamaica.

New year, more Roots. Same as it ever was for 26+ Years from Smile Jamaica. Forward til Spring!; 34 sec.

bless, robt

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Rasta variant of the Snowplow method: the Skank-plow

Set 1:

  • Heptones –  Can’t Hide From Jah; Good Life (Greensleeves) ‘79 UK vinyl
  • Sly & Robbie feat. Bob Dylan – I For an Eye; Doctor Dread: Theremin in Dub (Tsosume) 2013 Czech; Dub Album of the Hour: I & I w/ theremin

<Theremin instrument inna dubwize; 24 sec.>

  • Peter Tosh – Don’t Look Back; Complete Captured Live (EMI America) Aug. 23, 1983: Greek Theatre, Los Angeles
  • Dillinger – Jah Love; Cocaine (Charly) ’83 over Linval Thompson’s “Twelve Tribes of Israel”
  • Frankie Paul – Pass the Tu-Sheng-Peng; Pass the Tu-Sheng-Peng (Greensleeves) ’84 4:20 Cannabis Service
  • African Pearl – Zion Bound; 10” (Ariwa) 2005 UK female
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Inventor of the self-named Theremin. Go on the Google. Amazing story

Set 2:

  • The Wailers – Kinky Reggae; Talkin’ Blues (Tuff Gong) live on KSAN Radio – SF: Oct. 1973

<Wailers Live on radio station KSAN; 46 sec.>

  • Hollie Cook – Postman; Twice (Mr. Bongo)  2014 dawta of Sex Pistol Paul Cook
  • See-I – Dinner of Herb; Dinner of Herb EP (Exile) 2003 mutant dub herbtune
  • Dan I – Like a Seed; 10” (Moa Anbassa) 2008 It. Dub
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Hosted the Wailers in studio, Oct., 1973

Set 3: Best of Smile Jamaica – 26 Years; 15 sec.

  • Linton Kwesi Johnson – Fite Dem Back; Forces of Victory (Mango) ’79 UK dub poet

<Fighting vs. The National Front; 9 sec.>

  • Aswad – Warrior Charge; Showcase (Mango) ’81 UK extended rmx instrumental
  • Mutabaruka – De System; Check It! (Alligator) ’83 Chicago blues label: JA dub poet
  • Aisha – Tribulation; High Priestess (Ariwa) ’88 UK lovers rock
  • Pablo Moses – Proverbs Extraction Dub; Pave the Way Dub (Tabou1) ’81; Dub Album of the Hour
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Linton Kwesi Johnson – dub poet activist

Set 4:

  • Bunny Wailer – Trouble on the Road Again; Crucial! (Shanachie) ’82
  • Rhoda Dakar – Money Worries; Cleaning in Another Woman’s Kitchen (Moon Ska World) 2007: UK 2 Tone sings Maytones classic, acoustic

<Bodysnatchers, Special AKA vet; >

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  • Chuck Fenda – All About Weed; Culture Jugglin’ (Massive B) 2005 – herbtune
  • Black Uhuru – I Love King Selassie; 10” (Jammy$) ‘77

<Michael Rose, Errol “Tarzan” Nelson, Don Carlos; 14 sec.>

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Set 5: Vinyl is Vital Set

  • Don Carlos & Gold – Roots Rock Party; Showdown vol. 3 (Hitbound): Vinyl is Vital set
  • Junior Byles – Cally Weed; Rasta No Pickpocket (Nighthawk) ’86: herbtune out of St. Louis
  • Niccodeemos (sic) – Spar With Me; Dance Hall Style (Black Joy) ’82 UK deejay
  • Triston Palma – Joker Lover; Joker Lover (Jah Guidance) ’82 US
  • Rita Marley – Beauty of God’s Plan; Rita Marley (Trident) ’80 UK

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Set 6:

  • Bad Brains – Jah Love; Into the Future (Megaforce) 2012 punkdub Rasta DC reunion

<Bad Brains, never The Bad Brains; 10 sec.>

  • Gracy & the Herbman Band – Forward Up; See Mi Yah (FunFundvierzig) ’91 Germ. Herbtune w/ female vox
  • 4th Street Orchestra – Hawaii 5-0; 10” (Rama) ’77 TV theme
  • Jah Power Band – Sensi Dub Vol. 7 (Original) Dub Album of the Hour
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Always: Bad Brains. Never: The Bad Brains

Set 7: UFOria

  • Boxcutter – SPACEBASS; Arecibo Message (Planet Mu) 2009 UK dubstep – UFOria Set

<Arecibo, Puerto Rico – Searching For Aliens thanks to Carl Sagan; 37 sec.>

  • Lee “Scratch” Perry – UFO Attack (Ambient Version; Technomajikal (ROIR) ‘97
  • Derrick Morgan – Man Pon Moon;  Original Reggae Recordings 1968-1970 (Trybute)
  • Moon Invader – Moon Walk; Greater Jamaican Moon Walk – Reggay (Treasure Isle) ’69 Rock Steady instrumental
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Carl Sagan: Searched for Aliens while smoking spliff

Set 8: Mutant Dub

  • Alpha & Omega – Freedom Fighters; Sound System Dub (ROIR) ’95: trance dub tribute to Bob Marley w/ female vox
  • Soom T – Never Get Caught; Ode to a Carrot (Jahtari) 2008 female weedstepper from Glasgow

<Weedstepper! 14 sec.>

  • Balkan Beat Box – No Man’s Land; Give (NatGeo) 2011 Israeli/NYC

<Undead romance between a dead witch and a ghost. Strange; 21 sec.>

  • Burial – Ghost Hardware; Untrue (Hyperdub) UK dubstep
  • Burning Babylon – Manuka Skank; Beat, Beat, Beat (I-Tones) Massachusetts
  • Beat Pharmacy feat. Spaceape – Ghostship; Wikkid Times (Deep Space) 2008 South African w/ UK dub poet
  • Luciano & Sis Sanae – What We Gonna Do + Free Jah Children; Abassi All Stars: Showcase (Universal Egg) UK
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Soom T weedstepper cutie from Glasgow

Smile Jamaica Radio Ark-Ives; Jan. 9, 2016: KRCL 90.9FM SLC, Utah; krcl.org. Robert Nelson host by Bobbylon on Mixcloud

Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives: Jah-nuary 2, 2016 (Stream + Tracklist: Mutant Dub New Year!

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10th Annual Smile Jamaica Mutant Dub New Year!

Smile Jamaica Radio Ark-Ives; Jan. 2, 2016: KRCL 90.9FM SLC, Utah; krcl.org. Robert Nelson, host by Bobbylon on Mixcloud

<Mutant Dub New Year – Clean the Cobwebs out of yer Subwoofer!>

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New Year Full of Bass on Smile Jamaica!

Greetings,

Happy New Yecade I start off every year with what I end the Ark-Ives with: Mutant Dub – modern dance, drum ‘n’ bass, downtro, lounge and trance with Rasta themes and Reggae echo.

bless, robt

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<Smile Jamaica’s Definition of Mutant Dub>

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Yoda jams up the Mutant Dubwize!

<Mutant Dub New Year – 3 Hour Roadmap; 34 sec.>

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Acoustic Levitation inna Irie Meditation

Annotated Playlist for Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives: Jah-nuary 2, 2016 – Mutant Dub New Year!

Set 1:

  • African Head Charge – Gospel Train; Songs of Praise (ON U Sound) ’91 UK: Mutant Dub New Year – 3 Hours
  • Burning Babylon – Dub Tropic; Garden of Dub (I-Tones) 2006 Mass.: Dub Album of the Hour
  • Butch Cassidy Sound System – Cissy Strut; Butches Brew (Fenetik) 2004 Glasgow: Meters cover
  • Nightmares on Wax – Wait a Minute; Smokers Delight (Warp) ’95 UK
  • Noiseshaper feat. Juggla – Bushmaster; Real to Reel (Echo Beach) 2006 Germany
  • Momo Cat – Calling; Rocky Road (Fat Belt) 2008 Arab-Finnish singer
  • Ganja Woman – Light Up a Spliff; Pro Cannabis 4 (Dope)  2001 Germany: 4:20 Cannabis Service Announcement; 12 sec.
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Princess Leia – Ganja Woman

Set 2:

  • Bob Marley – Heathen; Dreams of Freedom (Axiom) ‘97: Bill Laswell rmx: Ambient Translations of Bob Marley in Dub; 19 sec.
  • Zion Train feat. Lua – Live As One; Live As One (Universal Egg) 2007 UK w/ female vox
  • X/O/Dus – See Them a Come; 12” (Factory) ’79 UK
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Dreamy Bill Laswell sounds

Set 3:

  • Deep Dish feat. Stevie Nicks – Dreams; Geroge Is On (Thrive) 2004: Iranian House duo; 8 sec.
  • Power Steppers – Bass Inspiration; Bass Re-Enforcement (Universal Egg) ’96 UK
  • London Underground – Moving Mountains; Compilation 80-84 (ON U Sound) ’89 uk
  • Motion Detector  – Banaras Ghat; 12” Losonofono 2002 red vinyl
  • Aba Shanti & the Shanti-Ites – Tower of Babel; Jericho Walls – Verse III; ’99 Dub Album of the Hour
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Stevie Nicks makes her debut on Smile Jamaica

Set 4:

  • Audio Active – Burning of the Midnight Lamp; We Are Tokyo Space Cowboys (ON U Sound) ’94 Jah-pon covers Jimi Hendri
  • Singers & Players feat. Sister P – Holy Scripture;  Golden Greats vol. 2 (ON U Sound) ’95 UK: Best of
  • Suns of Arqa feat. Prince Far I – G.D. Magick; 12” EP (Antler) ’86 UK
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Audio Active – Tokyo Space Cowboys

Set 5: Vinyl Is Vital

  • Dub Syndicate feat. Bim Sherman – Cuss Cuss; Strike the Balance (ON U Sound) ’89 UK
  • Akabu – Warrior Queen; Akabu (Viva) ’89 UK female group
  • Basement 5 – Immigration; 1965-1980 (Island) ’80 UK

<Basement 5 – precursor to Big Audio Dynamite; 19 sec.>

  • The Outsider – Serengeti; Meets the Hi-Tech Roots Dynamic at Channel One (Jah Works) ’91 UK Instrumental
  • The Clash – Time Is Tight; Black Market Clash 10” (Nu Disk) ’80 Booker T. & the MG’s cover; 23 sec.

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Set 6:

  • Djosos Krost feat. Jah Bobby – Creation; No Sign of Bad (Quango) 2004 Danish dub w/ dub poet
  • Trancedub Massiv feat. Meshell Ndegeocello – Moonrise Dub; Negril to Kingston City (Nocturne) 2005 Fr.
  • Black Star Liner – Harmon Session Special; Yemen Cutta Connection (!K7) 2001 German dub w/ Hindi sounds
  • Creation Rebel & Dub Syndicate – Chemical Specialist; Threat to Creation (Cherry Red/ON U Sound); Dub Album of the Hour
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ON U Sound producer – Adrian Sherwood – The Godfather of Mutant Dub

<The Godfather of Mutant Dub; 8 sec.>

Set 7:

  • Asian Dub Foundation – Assassins; Conscious Party (Lookout) ’98 Live in London
  • Smith & Mighty feat. Tammy Payne – Move You Run; Retrospective (!K7) 2004 UK
  • Badawi feat. Honeychild – Lack of Oxygen to the Brain/Lack of Dub to the Brain; Bedouin Sound Clash (ROIR) ’96 feat. Female vox

<Badawi – Mystical Jewish/Middle Eastern dubwize; 21 sec.>

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Early favorite of the Smile Jamaica Mutant Dub wing of the Ark-Ives

Set 8:

  • Smith & Mighty feat. Tammy Payne – Move You Run; Retrospective (!K7) 2004 UK
  • Rockers Hi Fi feat. Deep Space Network – Callacop; DJ Kicks: The Black Album (!K7) ‘97
  • Afro Omega; Music Revolution; CD Single (Afro Omega) SLC dubbers w/ female vox
  • Dubphonic – Galactic Sushi Man: Smoke Signals (Hammerbass) 2003 Fr.
  • Alpha & Omega – Sharu Att Our Aunt (Beginning and End); King and Queen (A & O) ’89 trance dub w/ female vox
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Trance Dub with female vox. Smile Jamaica faves. Always have beautiful Ethiopian art album covers

Words of Wisdom:

Smile Jamaica Radio Ark-Ives; Jan. 2, 2016: KRCL 90.9FM SLC, Utah; krcl.org. Robert Nelson, host by Bobbylon on Mixcloud

Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives: Jah-cember 19, 2015 (Stream + Tracklist): Merry Jahs-mas from Smile Jamaica!

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Now you know why he enters via chimney!

<Seasons Greetings from the Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives; 9 sec.>

Smile Jamaica Radio Ark-Ives; Dec. 19, 2015: KRCL 90.9FM SLC, Utah; krcl.org. Robert Nelson, host by Bobbylon on Mixcloud

<Smile Jamaica’s annual Christmas Reggae dilemma; 16 sec.>

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I bet you think that Santa Claus is from the North Pole. You would be wrong in that assumption. He is from modern day Turkey:

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Quite a ways away from the North Pole

<Saint Nick is from Turkey (Asia Minor) = Baba Noel; 18 sec.>

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The real St. Nick. Not from the North Pole

Highlights from the last Smile Jamaica of 2015; 41 sec.

  • Nuff Christmas Stylee
  • Wailers Family Tree
  • Mutant Dubbers

Annotated Playlist: Jah-cember 19, 2015 Smile Jamaica

Set 1:

  • Freddie McGregor – Irie Christmas; Christmas Stylee (Studio One) JA
  • Hollie Cook – Shadow Dub; Hollie Cook in Dub (Mr. Bongo) 2012 Dub Album of the Hour
  • UB40 – Dream a Lie; More UB40 Music (Graduate) ’83 UK; 12” mix
  • Rupie Dan & Jennifer Gad – Solid Foundation; Solid Foundation (Flag) ‘92
  • Jacob Miller & Ray I – Deck the Halls; Natty Christmas (RAS) ’78: 4:20 Cannabis Service Announcement: Deck the Halls w/ boughs of collie!

<Bing Crosby won out over Jacob Miller at the Nelson Family Xmas; 16 sec.>

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Banned from the Nelson Family Xmas

Set 2: Wailers Family Tree

  • The Wailers feat. Bob Marley – Sound the Trumpet; Reggae Christmas From Studio One (Studio One/Heartbeat)
  • Bunny Wailer – Here In Jamaica; Crucial! (Shanachie)  ’85: Roots best of
  • Peter Tosh – Where You Gonna Run; Complete Captured Live (EMI America) Aug. 23, 1983, Greek Theatre, LA

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Set 3:

  • Carl Bert – Higher and Higher; 30 Wicked Hearts (Bushranger) ’75 Jackie Wilson cover
  • Lorna Asher – No Turning Back (Twinkle) ‘99
  • Sly Dunbar – A Who Say; Hit Bound! Revolutionary Sound of Channel One (Heartbeat) ‘78
  • Charley Fresh – Jam Down Christmas; Christmas Vibes (Studio One)
  • Black Uhuru – Youth of Eglington + Youth; Universal Masters Collection (Universal) JA neighborhood of Toronto
  • Augustus Pablo – Chant to King Selassie I; East of the River Nile; ’78 Dub Album of the Hour

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Set 4:

  • Alpha & Omega – This Is a Prayer; The Half That’s Never Been Told (A & O) 2014 UK trance dub w/ female vox
  • Aswad – Smokey Blues; Distant Thunder (Mango) ’88 UK
  • Cocoa Tea – Christmas Is Coming; Badd Santa (Peanut Butter Wolf)
  • Jah Woosh – Collie Sound; Best of (Rhino) ’76 herbtune
  • Derrick Morgan – Night at the Hop; Original Reggae Recordings From 1968-1970 (Trybute) UFO dance tune
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Smile Jamaica’s fave Trance Dubbers

Set 5: Christmas Vinyl

  • Joe Gibbs Family – We Three Kings; Reggae Christmas (Joe Gibbs) 1982 FL
  • Nora Dean – Merry Christmas; Christmas Time (Studio One) JA
  • Michigan & Smiley – Little Drummer Boy; Reggae Christmas (RAS) ‘84
  • Hortense Ellis & Trinity – Santa is Black + My Santa; African Christmas (Top Ranking) ‘79

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Set 6: Best of Smile Jamaica – 26 Years

  • Don Carlos & Gold – Black History; Raving Tonight (RAS) ’83
  • Prince Lincoln & the Royal Rasses – Natural Wild; Natural Wild (United Artists) ’80 UK: Joe Jackson prod’n
  • Marcia Griffiths – Tell Me Now; Naturally (Shanachie) ‘78
  • Jacob Miller & Ray I – All I Want for Ismas + On the Twelth Day of Ismas (RAS) ’78 “All I want for Ismas is my collie herb; 6 sec.”
  • Jah Thomas Meets Scientist – Runadub; Jah Thomas Meets Scientist in Dub Conference (Munich) Dub Album of the Hour

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Set 7:

  • Jennifer Lara, The Silvertones & the Brentford Allstars – Christmas Combination; Christmas Greetings From Studio One (Studio One)
  • Special A.K.A. – Gangsters; 2 Tone Collection: A Checkered Past (2 Tone) dubble disk best of
  • Pato Banton – Legalize it (Acapella); Live at the Maritime – San Francisco (2 B 1); herbtune
  • Junior Dan – Mr. Big Shot + Version; Junior Dan (Hi Try) early 70’s
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Obscurity for sure-ty. Killer roots 70’s

Set 8: Mutant Dub

  • International Dub System – Aam Bollock; I.D.S. (Red Arrow) ’95 Germ.
  • Zion Train – Free the Bass; Homegrown Fantasy (China) ’95 UK trance dub
  • Roots Manuva – Mind 2 Motion; Awfully Deep (Big Dada) 2005 UK chanter
  • Distance – Tuning; My Demons (Planet Mu) 2007 UK
  • Audio Active – Happy Shopper; Happy Happer (ON U Sound) ’95 Japan

<Happy Shopper – the customer is always right; 29 sec.>

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Livicated to all the hard working retailers during the Holiday Season
  • Natacha Atlas – Eye of the Duck; Best of (Mantra) 2005: French/Algerian singer

<Merry Christmas or which ever Sky God you worship>

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Smile Jamaica Radio Ark-Ives; Dec. 19, 2015: KRCL 90.9FM SLC, Utah; krcl.org. Robert Nelson, host by Bobbylon on Mixcloud

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