Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives: Sept. 19, 2015 (Stream + Tracklist): Return of the Anunnaki: 2900 AD

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Giorgio Tsoukalos – The Bob Marley of Ancient Aliens

Smile Jamaica Radio Ark-Ives; Sept. 19, 2015 KRCL 90.9FM SLC, Utah; Robert Nelson by Bobbylon on Mixcloud

<Smile Jamaica and Acoustic Levitation; 11 sec.>

Ancient Alien theory suggests: it wasn’t Hebrew slaves who built the Pyramids, it was acoustic levitation using heavy bass riddims


My favorite television show is Ancient Aliens. Friday Nights on H2. I am fascinated with the concept of how what we know as Mesopotamian mythology predated the Bible and was really the story of Ancient Aliens. Not Skygods. Nor Greek Gods. It was the Anunnaki

The Anunnaki – ZZ Top got nothing on these guys

A dude named Zecharia Sitchin translated thousands of Sumerian cuneiform tables and discovered a hidden history of Ancient Aliens who came from the Twelfth Planet. A place called Nibiru.


The Anunnaki – those who came from the Sky – were space miners who needed gold for their atmosphere on Nibiru.

With an elliptical orbit, there are times when Nibiru approaches Earth which has massive gold holdings. The Anunnaki land space ships in places like Sinai, Sumer (modern day, southern Iraq), the Indus Valley and of course, Egypt. Then they went to the major gold fields in Southern and Western Africa.

Nibiru intersects with Earth: 2900 AD

<The 12th Planet: Nibiru – home world of the Anunnaki; 18 sec.>

From Book IV of Sitchin’s Earth Chronicles: The Lost Realms. About the “Bearded Ones”: The Anunnaki who also visited the New World where the Mayan and Incan civilizations had so much gold, it was worthless as currency.

The Anunnaki had come to Earth 432,000 years before the Deluge – a period equivalent to 120 orbits of Nibiru. Though to the Anunnaki one orbit equalled a single year which was equivalent to 3600 Earth Years. They came and went between Nibiru and Earth each time their planet came closer to the Sun (and Earth) as it passed between Jupiter and Mars. 

Nibiru suffered climate change and the Anunnaki needed Earth’s gold to turn into gold mist to make their air breathable

But these Anunnaki were lazy. So they created mankind to mine the gold to take back to Nibiru. Superior Anunnaki DNA spliced with Homo Erectus DNA. And what happened was these Anunnaki liked human women and there was plenty of bedjamming between the two groups.

“Come back to my ziggurat, baby. We’ll listen to Smile Jamaica, burn a little bush and rub a dub!”

Finally, the main Sumerian God Anu was fed up with humans. He commanded that the Anunnaki wipe them out with a massive flood.

One of the gods, Enki, took pity on mankind and decided to warn them about the Deluge meant to wipe out the annoying humans.

Was it Noah and his Ark? Pshaw. It was a Sumerian named Ziusudra in a submarine.

What makes more sensi to survive a massive flood? A wooden ark or a submarine? Of course, the latter

Do I believe any of this? Sure why not. Here are the 12 planets that the Sumerians wrote about around 2700 BC. Planet, in this case, celestial body

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Do not scoff!
  1. The Sun
  2. Mercury
  3. Venus
  4. Earth
  5. Luna (Earth’s moon)
  6. Mars
  7. Jupiter
  8. Saturn
  9. Uranus (discovery 1781 AD)
  10. Neptune (discovery 1846 AD)
  11. Pluto (discovered 1930 AD)
  12. Nibiru (The 12th Planet)

The Sumerians knew about these outer planets 4500 years before local astronmers knew about them. Makes sensi to me!

bless, robt


High-lights of the Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives: Sept. 19, 2015; 34 sec.

Set 1: Harvest Time

<Time to clean out the bad weeds, separate them from the good for the day of harvest is here — Don Carlos; 10 sec.>

  • Wayne Jarrett – Every Tongue Shall Tell; Showcase (Wackies) ’82 Brooklyn, NY vinyl; Horace Andy cover
  • Sly & the Revolutionaries – Marijuana; Black Ash Dub (Trojan) ’80 Dub Album of the Hour
  • Don Carlos & Gold – Harvest Time; Raving Tonight (RAS) ’83: Harvest Time Set
  • Sugar Minott – Herbman Hustling; Big Blunts vol. 1 (Tommy Boy) ’84; Seven Leaf collection
  • Black Survivors – Herb Pon Top; Nations of the World (Sword Lion) ’95 Revelation 22:2: the leaves of the tree are for the healing of the nation

<Revelation 22:2; 12 sec.>

  • Dr. Israel & the Brooklyn Sound System – Sensi Man (the Ghetto Theatre Proudly Presents the Further Adventures of); Black Rose Liberation (Baraka Foundation) 2003 Brooklyn jungle herbtune
  • John Holt – Police in Helicopter; 12” (Holt) ’82 herbtune

<You burn down our collie fields, we burn down your cane fields — John Holt; 33 sec.>

Read your Bible. Listen to Reggae.

Set 2: 

  • The Wailers – Baby We’ve Got a Date; Catch a Fire (Tuff Gong) ’73: JA vs. US/UK overdubs

<Catch a Fire: JA original mashup Island overdubs; 57 sec.>

<Differences in JA vs. US/UK: Baby, We’ve Got a Date; 1 min. 22 sec.>

  • Lijadu Sisters – Bobby; Danger (Knitting Factory) ’75 Nigerian twins do Reggae

<Twin Nigerian Sisters; 35 sec.>

  • The Congos – Some Are Having Fun; 10” (Ariwa) 2002 UK; Cedric Myton/Mad Professor
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Lijadu Sisters from Nigeria

Set 3: Best of 26 Years Smile Jamaica. Milestone….pun intended!; 10 sec.

  • Burning Spear – Ethiopians Live It Out; Presenting (Studio One) ‘72
  • Joe Higgs – Life of Contradicditon; Life of Contradiction (Micron/Pressure Sounds) ‘75
  • Althea & Donna – They Wanna Just; Uptown Top Ranking (Virgin Front Line) ‘78
  • The Revealers & the Crucial All Stars – Jail House Free + Rikers Island Dub; Jack Ruby Hi Fi (Clappers) ’81 Brooklyn, NY
  • Mad Professor – Ultimate Experience; It’s a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad Professor (Ariwa) ’94 Dub Album of the Hour
Early addition to the Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives, Oct. 1988

Set 4:

  • Peter Tosh – Bush Doctor; Live at the Jamaica World Music Festival (Peter Tosh Foundation) 11/27/82 Montego Bay, JA
  • Bunny Wailer – Gumption; Gumption (Shanachie) ‘90
  • Super Chick – Me a Champion; 10” (Hitbound) ‘83
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Brilliant cover art

Set 5: Vinyl Is Vital

  • Louise Bennett – Day O; Jamaican Folk Songs (Smithsonian Folkways) ’57 10”; 8 sec.
  • Ken Boothe – Good Woman; Reggae For Lovers (Generation) ’79 Missisauga, Ont.
  • Wailing Souls – Walk the Chalk Line; Knotty Vision (Nighthawk) ’83 St. Louis, Missouri
  • Mighty Diamonds – No Crying, No Bawling; Indestructible (Alligator) ’82 Chicago
  • Horace Andy – New Broom; Sounds of Jamaica Top Ten (Studio One) JA

<Smile Jamaica’s motto: New broom sweeps clean, but old broom knows the corners; 10 sec. >

Day O: brown recluse spiders hiding in the banana bunches. Day de light and me waan go home

Set 6:

  • Tena Stelin – Flying Saucers; 7” (River Bank) 2001: Song about the Anunnaki – Ancient Aliens

<Ancient Aliens in the Bible and Sumerians via the Anunnaki; 68 sec.>

<Return of the Anunnaki; 55 sec.>

<UFOria on Smile Jamaica; 24 sec.>


  • Mad Professor & Puls Der Zeit – Sex and Crime Dub; Meet at Checkpoint Charlie (ROIR) ’89 West German dub w/ female vox
  • Cornell Campbell – Magic Spell; Hot Bomb! (Westside)
  • Barry Brown – My Woman; 10” (Hitbound) ‘80

<Channel One and Hitbound: The HooKim Brothers; 15 sec.>

My ancestors: The Anunnaki. Ancient Aliens, not Skygods

Set 7:

  • Samia Farah – Du Signe du Lion (The Sign of the Lion); Many Moods of (SAM) 2008 Fr. Tunisian female
  • Smashmouth feat. Chopper – Virgin Girl; Halfbaked Soundtrack (MCA) ’98 herbtune, Eek a Mouse cover; 19 sec.
  • Original Survivors – Come Away Jah Children; Black Slavery Days (Clappers) ’80

Set 8: Mutant Dub UFOria; 47 sec.

  • Spiritual Rez – Let’s Go Out With a Bang; Apocalypse Whatever 2014; UFOria Mutant Dub Set
  • Dubadelic – Thuds Like Scuds; Bass Invaders (Word Sound) ’98 Brooklyn
  • Armagideon – Galactic Travel; Natural Elements Dub (Armgideon) ’95 UK
  • Audio Active – Adventures in Time and Space; Happy Happer (ON U Sound) ’95 Japanese
  • Audio Active & Laraaji – Space Visitors For Tea – That Lump On Your Head; The Way Out is the Way In (All Saints) ’95
  • Alpha & Omega – Rhythm of the Ancients; The Half That’s Never Been Told (Steppas) 2014 UK trance dub w/ female vox

Smile Jamaica Radio Ark-Ives; Sept. 19, 2015 KRCL 90.9FM SLC, Utah; Robert Nelson by Bobbylon on Mixcloud

Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives: September 12, 2015 (Stream + Tracklist) – Go Green Bay!


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Green Bud Bowl Packers all the way to the Stooper Bowl

Smile Jamaica Radio Ark-Ives; Sept. 12, 2015 KRCL 90.9FM SLC, Utah; Robert Nelson by Bobbylon on Mixcloud


Finally. NFL starts. No more deflategate. No more Roger Goddell (rhymes with HELL)

Just my Green Bud Bowl Packers put a beat down on the Cutler-riffic Chicago Bears; 12 sec.

3 Truisms from the Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives; 12 sec.

  1. Reggae ‘n ‘ Duwize
  2. San Francisco Giants baseball
  3. Green Bay Packers football
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Aaron takes his spinach!

<Green Bud Bowl Packers; 2 sec.>

bless, robt

<High-lights of the Sept. 12, 2015 Ark-Ive; 48 sec.>



Set 1:

  • Azeem & Session – Jah Children; Live and Direct (M.Al’s) Oakland vinyl
  • Black Slate – Romans Dub; Ogima (TCD) ’81 UK: Dub Album of the Hour
  • Count Ossie & the Mystic Revelation of Rastafari; So Long; By the Rivers of Babylon (Shanachie) nyahbinghi drum
  • Phyllis Dillon – Woman of the Ghetto; 100% Dynamite (Soul Jazz) Marlena Shaw cover
  • Abyssinians – Jah Marley; Last Days (Tabou1)  ’99 Bob tribute
  • Gregory Isaacs – Mr. Cop; Sensational Extra Classic (Trojan) ’78; 4:20 Cannabis Service Announcement

<Cool down your temper Mr. Cop! 9 sec.>

  • Barry Brown – Jah Lead Us; 10” (Attack Gold)
Cool down your temper Mr. Cop!

Set 2:

  • The Wailers – 400 Years (JA + US/UK); Catch a Firee (Tuff Gong) ‘73

<Catch a Fire: JA vs. Island overdubs; 33 sec.>

<400 Years: JA mix vs. Island mix; 50 sec.>

  • Ethiopians – Satan Boy; From Matador’s Arena vol. 2 (Jamaican Gold) ’70 Halloween soon come!
  • Christine Miller & Hi Tek Players – Trod Away Home; 10” (Roots Hi-Tek) 2006 UK; militant steppers
JA tough ghetto mix vs. Chris Blackwell’s Island overdubs

Set 3: Best of 27 Years Reggae Radio

  • The Selecter – My Collie (Not a Dog); Too Much Pressure (2 Tone) ’80 herbtune; 13 sec.
  • Toots Hibbert – Freedom Train; Toots in Memphis (Mango) ’88 soul covers
  • Aswad – Tradition; Distant Thunder (Mango) ’88 UK
  • Ruts DC & the Mad Professor – Love and Fire; Rhythm Collision Dub (ROIR) ’82 UK punkdub
  • Jah Lloyd – Sharp Razor; Herb Dub (Teams); Dub Album of the Hour
2 Tone Ska Herbtune with female vox

Set 4:

  • Peter Tosh – I’m the Toughest; Live at the Jamaica World Music Festival (Peter Tosh Foundation); 11/27/82: Montego Bay, JA
  • Bunny Wailer – Never Grow Old; Gumption (Shanachie) ’90: Toots cover
  •  The Tennors – Ride Your Donkey; Broken Flowers (Focus) Rock Steady tune from Jim Jarmusch Soundtrack

<Jarmusch and Tarantino Soundtracks: Top Rank! 17 sec.>

  • Boney ‘L’ & Vibronics – Babylon Children; 10” (Jah Tubbys) 2006 UK militant steppers w/ female vox
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Killer Jim Jarmusch soundtrack

Set 5: Vinyl is V-Ital Set

  • Lloyd Robinson – Cuss Cuss; Studio One Showcase volume 2 (Studio One) Vinyl is Vital Set: Riddim Shower (1): JA original

<Cuss Cuss; 16 sec.>

  • Dub Syndicate feat. Bim Sherman – Cuss Cuss; Strike the Balance (ON U Sound) ’89 UK: Riddim Shower (2): mutant dub cover

<Style Scot RIP; 28 sec.>

  • U Roy – Dynamic Fashion Way; Studio Kinda Cloudy (Trojan); ’69 Keith Hudson prod’n over Ken Boothe
  • Dr. Alimantado – This Little Bird; (Tell Me You Are Having a) Wonderful Time (Keyman) ’88 UK

<Even the birds ‘n’ bees’zes give Jah di Praises! 8 sec.>

  • Marcia Griffiths – Truly; At Studio  One (Studio One) JA
Dub Syndicate head man killed 2014

Set 6: Roots Dawta Set

  • Samia Farah – Cool (Original); Samia Farah (Sony) ’99 Tunisian-French

<Samia Farah: French language dubstress; 20 sec.>

  • Angie Stone – Wish I Didn’t Miss You; Fatboy Slim: Late Night Tales (Thrive) 2007
  • Aisha – I Can’t Change; There Is More to Life… (Ariwa) 2005 UK
  • Ayo – Who; Ticket to the World (Motown) 2013 Nigerian-German singer
  • Reggae on Top All Stars – Cutting Dub; Chalice Dub Part One (Reggae on Top) ’95 Dub Album of the Hour
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Samia Farah: French-Tunisian dubstress

Set 7:

  • Yellowman – Disco Reggae; King Yellowman (Columbia) ’84 Bill Laswell prod’n
  • Sophia George – Final Decision; For Everyone (Pow Wow)  ‘86
  • Robbie Valentine – Don’t You Be Blind; 10” (Sip a Cup) 2008 UK militant steppers
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Bill Laswell dancehall classic

Set 8: Mutant Dub

  • 2 Bad Card – Weed Specialist; CD Single (ON U Sound) ’95 UK mutant dub set; herbtune

<Space Dust! 4 down, 46 to go! 9 sec.>

  • Dr. Israel & the Brooklyn Jungle Sound System – Equal Rights; Black Rose Liberation (Baraka Foundation) 2001 NYC
  • Snoop Lion feat. Angela Hunte – So Long; Reincarnated (Mad Decent) 2013
  • Audio Active – Robot War (Adrian Sherwood Dub Mix); Apollo Choco Remixed (ON U Sound) ’98 Japan
  • Abassi All Stars feat. Kenny Knots – Wicked Intention; Showcase (Universal Egg) 2006 UK
  • Alpha & Omega – In the Beginning; Overstanding (A & O) ’82 UK trance dub
  • Clive Hunt & the Dub Dancers feat. Lizzard – Satta I; & the Dub Dancers (Makasound) 2008
Space dust!

Words of Wisdom:

Smile Jamaica Radio Ark-Ives; Sept. 12, 2015 KRCL 90.9FM SLC, Utah; Robert Nelson by Bobbylon on Mixcloud

Smile Jamaica Playlist Jah-gust 29, 2015 (Stream + Tracklist): Sturgeon Moon Stylee!

Smile Jamaica Radio Ark-Ives; Aug. 29, 2015 KRCL 90.9FM SLC, Utah; Robert Nelson by Bobbylon on Mixcloud


As an avid skywatcher looking for UFOs, last Saturday was a special treat. The Supermoon (aka the Sturgeon Moon). Hot end of Summer Saturday. Watched a little baseball, waited for the sun to go down and around Midnight I sat on my front steps with a little bourbon (and some spinach salad) and scanned the skies while Thievery Corporation* boomed in my living room. I look for Aliens but alas have never seen one of their crafts.

*Mutant Dub your UFO skywatching soundtrack

One summer on my way home to Montana one of the Supermoons was so bright, I shut off my headlights and drove a mile down I 15 illuminated only by Moonlight.

One day before it’s my time, I will see a UFO. Because they are out there! Do not scoff!

bless, robt

Who do you believe? The liars in the government or your own eyes?

Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives: Jah-gust 29, 2015 Playlist: photos, captions, soundbytes, Reggae History Lessons

Show High-lights; 43 sec.

Set 1:

  • A Doeman – Jah Jah Come Now; Jah Jah Now Come (I & I Sounds) Los Angeles vinyl
  • Sly & Robbie – Plastic Dub; (Overdrive in Overdub (Sonic); Dub Album of the Hour

<“Don’t show I your teeth, your plastic smile nah work” – Michael Rose, Black Uhuru; 39 sec.>

  • Rastafarians – Roll Call; Orthodox (Makasound) ’81 Santa Cruz, CA
  • Johnny Clarke & U Brown – Stop Tribal War/No More Tribal War; 10” (Observer Gold) ‘76
  • Jah Lion – Colombia Colly; Colombia Colly (Mango) ’76; 4:20 Cannabis Service Announcement
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Set 2:

  • The Wailers – Stop That Train (JA + UK/US); Catch a Fire (Tuff Gong) ‘73

<Catch a Fire: JA original mix vs. US/UK overdubs. Both A+; 16 sec.>

<Differences in the two mixes: Stop That Train; 33 sec.>

  • Black Survivors – Catch a Vampire; Nations of the World (Sword Lion) ’95 UK
  • Christine Miller – The Light; 10” (Roots Hi-Tek) 2006 militant steppers
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Gritty Jamaican mix vs. Euro/US psychedelic rocker mix? You’ve got chocolate in my peanut butter!

Set 3: Best of 27 Years – Reggae Radio; 16 sec.

  • The Itals – Living in the Ghetto; Early Recordings (Nighthawk) ’71-’79: Best of 27 Years Set
  • Roots Radics – Ear Say; Freelance (Kingdom) ‘85

<Roots Radics: Held hostage in England when Gregory Isaacs was a no show>

  • Alpha Blondy & the Wailers – Kalachnikov Love; Jerusalem (Shanachie) ’86 Ivory Coast
  • Akabu – Blackbird; Warrior Queen (ON U Sound) ’89 UK female group
  • Crazy Caribs – 50 Pence Dub; Dancehall Dub (Ariwa); 2004 Dub Album of the Hour
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Added in the first month of the 3 decades of building the Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives

Set 4:

  • Peter Tosh – Rastafari Is; Live at the Jamaica World Music Festival (Peter Tosh Foundation): Montego Bay, JA: 11/27/82 – sunrise
  • Bunny Wailer – Dog War; Gumption (Shanachie) ’90 Toots Hibbert cover


Set 5: Vinyl is Vital 

  • Triston Palma – Jailhouse; Joker Lover (Jah Guidance) ’82 JA
  • Mighty Diamonds – Pass the Kouchie; Indestructible (Alligator) ’82 Chicago; herbtune
  • Nicodimis (sic) – Mother in Law; She Love It in the Morning (Hit Bound) ’82 Brooklyn
  • Alton Ellis – Too Late to Turn Back Now; Fashion Revives – The Jamaican Connection (Fashion) UK; Cornelius Brothers soul cover
  • Lillian Allen – Revolutionary Tea Party; Revolutionary Tea Party (Redwood) ’86 Canadian dub poet
Canadian Dub Poet “trumps” the American Tea Party by 20 plus years

Set 6: Rockers do Reggae Set

  • David Lindley – Do You Wanna Dance; Very Greasy (Elektra) ’88 
  • Daryl Jenifer – Black Judas; In Search of Black Judas (ROIR) 2010; bass player for Bad Brains
  • Hot Chocolate – Confetti Day; Every 1’s a Winner (RAK) ’78 UK soul/rock hybrid
  • Patti Smith  – Redondo Beach; Horses (Arista) ’75
Patti’s roommate Robert Mapplethorpe snapped the cover photo

Set 7: Livicated to His Imperial Majesty; 18 sec.

  • Althea & Donna – Jah Rastafari; Uptown Top Ranking (Virgin Front Line) ’78: Hail HIM Set
  • Devon Russell – Thank You Jah; Prison Life (Tamoki Wambesi) ‘83
  • Chronicle – Jah Rise; Culture Jugglin’ (Massive B) 2005
  • Leroy Smart – Jahoviah; Hit Bound! Revolutionary Sound of Channel One (Heartbeat) ‘77

<Reggae History Lesson: Rockers 20 sec. intro on Channel One 7″s; 1 min 15>

Roots Dawta Deejay Duo – Smile Jamaica favorite

Set 8: Mutant Dub

  • Ari Up – Kill ‘em With Love; Dread More Dan Dead (Collision) 2005 former lead singer of the Slits, New Age Steppers: Mutant Dub Set

<RIP Ari Up – Johnny Rotten’s stepdaughter; 26 sec.>

  • Aswad – African Children ’06; Aswad vs. the Rhythm Riders (Liaison) 2006 jungle remix of UK roots reggae
  • Lee “Scratch” Perry – Lee’s Garden; Mighty Upsetter (ON U Sound) 2008
  • Congo Natty/Adrian Sherwood – Lion of Judah Hath Prevailed; Process Meets Ghetto Priest
  • Jah Warrior – Herbsman Anthem; Hi-Fidelity Dub Sessions 2 (Guidance) 2000 Chicago label
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Ari Up (left) of The Slits – punk dub and reggae

Words of Wisdom:

Smile Jamaica Radio Ark-Ives; Aug. 29, 2015 KRCL 90.9FM SLC, Utah; Robert Nelson by Bobbylon on Mixcloud

Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives: Jah-gust 22, 2015 (Stream + Tracklist): Theremin Stylee!

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I ‘n’ I Heart the Red, Gold & Green

Smile Jamaica Radio Ark-Ives; Aug. 22, 2015 KRCL 90.9FM SLC, Utah; Robert Nelson by Bobbylon on Mixcloud


Here’s what the Jah-gust 22, 2015 Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives features: 34 sec.

bless, robt

Set 1:

  • Jah-Malla – Reggae For It Now; Alive and Well (Clappers) ’80 NY vinyl
  • Doctor Dread – I For An Eye; Theremin in Dub (Tsosume): to Bob Dylan’s I and I; 2013 Hungary, Dub Album of the Hour

<The Theremin – adds a spooky sound to dubby Reggae; 28 sec.>

  • Peter Tosh – Don’t Look Back; Live at the Jamaica World Music Festival (Peter Tosh) sunrise 11/27/82, Montego Bay, JA
  • Aisha – Sweet Love; Raise Your Voice (Twinkle) ‘95
  • Barry Brown – We Nuh Run; Richman Poor Man (Moll-Selekta) 4:20 Cannabis Service Announcement
  • GT Moore – Ganja Flower; 12” (Jah Works) 2002 bonus mutant herbs
Leon Theremin – add a spooky touch to your dubwise

Set 2:

  • Bunny Wailer – See and Blind; Gumption (Shanachie) ’90; Johnny Osbourne cover
  • Judy Mowatt – Sisters’ Chant; Black Woman (Shanachie) ‘76
  • Aswad – 54 46; BBC Sessions (BBC) Toots cover live for radio broadcast

<Live at the BBC; 26 sec.>

  • Dennis Brown – Give a Helping Hand; 10” (Observer Gold)
Even dread Rastas get to play on the BBC

Set 3:

  • The Jayes & Ranking Trevor – Queen Majesty; Hitbound! The Revolutionary Sound of Channel One (Heartbeat) Request
  • Keith Hudson – Musicology; Rasta Communication (Greensleeves) ‘78
  • Ayo – Real Love; Billie-Eve (Polydor) 2011 German-Nigerian female
  • Pato Banton – Satan; Mad Professor Recaptures Pato Banton (Ariwa) ‘89
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Ayo: Nigerian-German songbird who does some nice Reggae

Set 4:

  • Sunshot Band – Dial M for Murder; Dial M for Murder in Dub Style  (Pressure Sounds); ’80 Dub Album of the Hour

<Reggae History Lesson: Chris Blackwell remixes Midnight Ravers; 46 sec.>

  • The Wailers – Midnight Ravers (JA vs. UK/US mix); Catch a Fire (Tuff Gong) ‘73

<Midnight Ravers: original JA mix vs. Chris Blackwell’s remix; 44 sec.>

  • Desi Roots – Warning; 12” (DEB) ’75; Dennis Brown prod’n
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White Jamaican Chris Blackwell: shaped The Wailers’ sound for rock audiences. Genius

Set 5: Vinyl is Vital

  • Marcia Griffiths – Gypsy Man; Sweet Bitter Love (Trojan) ’74 UK Curtis Mayfield cover; Vinyl Set
  • I Roy – Dr. Phibbs; Hell and Sorrow (Trojan) ’73 UK
  • Horace Andy & the Rhythm Queen – Love Is a Treasure (Rough Trade) ’85 UK; Freddy McKay cover
  • Edi Fitzroy – Work on Mr. Farmer; Youthman Penitentiary (Alligator) ’82 Chicago, IL
  • Chalawa feat. Johnny Osbourne – Rich Inna Jah Jah Love; Capture Land (Green Weenie) ’78 Ontario, Can.
Marcia Griffiths covers Curtis Mayfield

Set 6: Best of Smile Jamaica – 27 Years Reggae Radio

  • Mighty Diamonds – Tracks of My Tears; Ice on Fire (Virgin Front Line) ’77 Smokey Robinson cover

<Reggae loves Smokey Robinson; 20 sec.>

  • The Beat (aka the English Beat) – Jeanette; Special Beat Service (Go Feet!) ’82 UK 2 Tone ska
  • Sister Carol – Down in the Ghetto; Black Cinderella (Jah Life/Heartbeat) ‘84
  • The Jolly Brothers – Babylon a Fight Rasta; Conscious Man (Seven Leaf) ’77 Lee “Scratch” Perry prod’n. My favorite album of all time

<Out of thousands, Jolly Brothers Meet Lee “Scratch” Perry is #1; 20 sec.>

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My ultimate #1 Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives, Black Ark ’77-’78

Set 7:

  •  Earl Morgan & the Heptones – Boo-Yarka Dub; DC Dub Connection (Auralux) ’82 Dub Album of the Hour

  • Abyssinians – $19.95 plus Tax; Reunion (AO!) ‘98

<Why the CD died: $19.95 plus Tax; 44 sec.>

  • Anthony B – Spliff Tail; Universal Struggle (VP) ’97 herbtun
  • Errol Dunkley & Errol Bellot – Live Upright + Everything Possible; 10” (Reality Shock) 2011 UK
  • Sugar Minott & Soul Syndicate – Ghetto-ology; Ghetto-ology (Easy Star) ‘79
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$19.95 Plus Tax: The Mark of the Beat. Greedy record companies  led to this…

Set 8: Mutant Dub

  • New Age Steppers feat. Ari Up – Fade Away; New Age Steppers (Statik) ’81; Jr. Byles cover w/ female vox

<Junior Byles meets Mutant Dub; 13 sec.>

  • Back to Base – Play With Fire; Heading For the Door (MPR) 2000 UK
  • Kenny Knots & Junior Kigwa – Wicked Man + High Grade; Abassi Allstars: Showcase (Universal Egg) 2006 herbtune
  • Alpha & Omega – Solomon and Sheba; Overstanding (A & O); ’92 UK trance dub
  • Dubphonic – Babylon Insight; Hi-Fidelity Dub Sessions: The Second Chapter (Guidance) 2000 Chicago, IL
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New Age Steppers

Words of Wisdom:

Smile Jamaica Radio Ark-Ives; Aug. 22, 2015 KRCL 90.9FM SLC, Utah; Robert Nelson by Bobbylon on Mixcloud

Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives: Jah-gust 15, 2015 (Stream + Tracklist): Disco Mix Fever!

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True dat, Linus!


<Your place for maximum bass!>

Smile Jamaica Radio Ark-Ives; Aug. 15, 2015 KRCL 90.9FM SLC, Utah; Robert Nelson; 12" Show by Bobbylon on Mixcloud

Another tradition bites the dust on Smile Jamaica via the heinous Digital Millennium Copywrong Act.

Let us count the ways the DMCA has screwed me on Smile Jamaica

  1. No  bootlegs (I have dozens of killer Reggae bootlegs and rarities)
  2. No more 3 hour artist shows (No Bob Marley A to Z like I have done). Can’t play more than four songs by an artist in a 3 hour bloc
  3. No Album Side. Back in the day I used to play a whole side of a rare, non-CD disk to go beyond the one shot. Can’t play more than 2 songs in a row off an album
  4. No more Dub Album of the Week. The latest outrage. For 27 years I have always talked over a singular dub release to keep a consistent flow bubbling so the music never stops. But Mixcloud keeps flagging the shows for DMCA violations. Their algo’s pick up the signature of the CD even tho I have “wrecked the mix” by talking over it. Nope.

<DMCA follies (1): No more Dub Album of the Week; 15 sec.>

<DMCA follies (2): No more than 4 songs per album; 30 sec.>

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Fiya bun the asinine DMCA!

So I decided to just punt away from CD’s …

<…No aluminum for I ‘n’ I>

and drop down some Black Wax. All 12″ singles. Long dubble length, combination style all the while.

3 Hours of Disco Mix; 19 sec.

Plus bass-delic echo


The role that the 12″ played in Jamaica was strictly for the dance. Dreads and pretty girls would head for the club. The clubs wanted the deejays to stretch out the songs so that a guy could rub a dub with his best gal and work up a thirst.

From there the 12″ spread into the New York and Miami discos catering to the gay, Latin and urban black markets. Reggae always ahead of its time!

DISCO – Never a four letter word on Smile Jamaica

<Reggae History Lesson: The 12″ Single started in Jamaica; 37 sec.>

So enjoy these two dozen A+ riddim explosions!

<A+ for sure!; 9 sec.>

bless, robt

Fred Flintstone loves the drum and the bass to make Wilma wind up her waist!

 Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives: Annotated Playlist: Jah-gust 15, 2015

<The Vinyl Reasoning; 30 sec.>

Set 1:

  • Mighty Threes – Rasta Business; 12” (April) ’78 Haledon, N.J.
  • Frankie Paul – Zion Train; 12” (Glory Gold) ’85 NY
  • The Jayes & Ranking Trevor – Truly; 12” (Channel One) ’77 JA; Marcia Griffiths cover

<Reggae History Lesson: Combination Style; 10 sec.>

  • Hubert Lee & Ranking Joe – Sing a Long; 12” (Waistline) JA
  • Judy Mowatt & Sister Carol – Screwface/Them Vex; 12” (Jah Life); ’86 NY; Bob Marley cover
The Screwface – Jamaican cousin to the Hairy Eyeball

Set 2:

  • Bob Marley & the Wailers – Rainbow Country; 12” (Daddy Kool) ’79 UK

<Daddy Kool: UK Record Store & Label; 22 sec.>

  • Ras Midass & I Roy – Trouble Town; 12” (Harry J) ’77 Miami
  • Augustus Pablo – Crucial Burial; 12” (Rockers International) ’79 JA: Tosh update

<Melodica Tosh stylee; 12 sec.>

London Reggae Record shop

Set 3:

  • Pat Kelly – Sunshine; 12” (KG) ’80 UK;  John Denver cover

<Sunshine on my Shoulder; 16 sec.>

  • Cedric Myton & the Congos – Wherever He Leads; 12” (Go Feet!) ’81 UK
  • Johnny Osbourne – 2 YY’s U.R.; 12” (Hot Disc) Can. 
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Pat Kelly. Falsetto roots singer

Set 4:

  • Inai (sic) Kamosa (sic) – Trouble You a Trouble Me (Taxi) ’84 US

<Ini Kamoze – All Time Smile Jamaica favorite; 20 sec.>

  • Don McCarlos – Gimmie Gimmie Your Loving; 12” (Negus Roots) ’84 UK
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The Hotstepper

Set 5:

  • Lion Youth – Rat a Cut Bottle; 12” (Virgo Stomach) ’78 UK

<Time so hard that “rat a cut bottle” 9 sec.>

  • Junior Murvin – Bad Man Posse; 12” (Dread at the Controls) ‘82
  • Sister Netifa – Woman Determined; 12” (Jah Works) ’90 dub poet
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Time so hard that Rat a cut Bottle!

Set 6:

  • Tipper Lee & Rapper Robert – Come in a de Dance; 12” (Witty) NY
  • Naturalites – Black Roses; 12” (Realistics) UK
  • Misty in Roots – Wandering Wander; 12” (People Unite) ’81 UK
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Natural-Ites. Not the beer

Set 7:

  • Bim Sherman – Golden Locks; 12” (Revue) ’79 NY
  • Mighty Diamonds – Possie Are You Ready; 12” (Hot Heat) ’85 JA
  • L. Wright & Rockas – Shoot Me Some Food; 12” (Ubanghi) ‘82

<Hey Pres. Peace Prize, Shoot me some food! 9 sec.>

Don’t shoot guns, shoot food!

Set 8:

  • Heptones & Prince Lamont – Meaning of Life; 12” (Black Lion) ’77 UK
  • Leroy Smart & Ranking Barnabas – Time is the Master; 12” (Jah Life) ‘80
  • The Meditations – World at War; 12” (Hitbound) ’77 JA
  • Sugar Minott & Captain Sinbad – Hard Time Pressure (Sufferers Heights) ’79 UK
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World at War. Same today as 1977

Words of Wisdom:

<Word, Sound & Power!>

Smile Jamaica Radio Ark-Ives; Aug. 15, 2015 KRCL 90.9FM SLC, Utah; Robert Nelson; 12" Show by Bobbylon on Mixcloud

Digital Storytelling: Audio Stories in the Classroom

Audio is one of the most intimate forms of media because you are constantly building your own images of the story in your mind. 

—Tiffanie Wen, The Atlantic Monthly; Apr. 16, 2015

Since 1989 – Smile Jamaica; KRCL 90.9FM; Saturdays 4-7 PM

Robert Nelson:

  • 27 Year Veteran of Reggae Radio and the Smile Jamaica Program on Community Radio station 90.9FM KRCL
  • Academic approach to an ethnic music music program
  • History B.A. and Academic Librarian for 20+ years; personal library of over 200 books on Reggae/Rasta religion “Encyclopedic knowledge of Reggae Music and History”
  • Roots & Culture expression – through music – on Jamaican culture and Rastafari religion (unique to Community/Public radio)
  • Knowledge shared through oral stories during the radio “air checks”: Reggae History Lessons

Reggae History Lesson: Jamaican folk saying, “Rat a cut Bottle”; 9 sec.

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Reggae History Lesson: Jamaican folk saying – Rat a cut Bottle
  • Value Added listening experience: human element you don’t get on Itunes, Pandora or Satellite radio
  • Stories enhance the “secret history” behind the music: Active as opposed to passive listening experience
  • Nearly 3 decades  in broadcast communication translates as an “elder” passing on “wisdom” to the younger generation

Jamaican saying, “New broom sweeps clean, but old broom knows the corners!”


Smile Jamaica’s Podcasting/Social Media

  • Smile Jamaica – Digital Archives at
  • SmileJ_KRCL – Twitter
  • – multi-media blog with Reggae History Lessons, soundbytes, sound effects, photos/captions, youtube
  • (I boycott Facebook because of their privacy policies)

Podcasts are Saving NPR (Wired; June 2015)

Along with some steps to reduce costs and develop new strategies, the Internet is helping to save the radio star.

NPR president and CEO Jarl Mohn told the AP that podcasts are attracting younger listeners to the network, but not because it’s altering its message—just its medium.

“We don’t have to change the essence of who we are to get a younger audience. We just need to tell great stories,” Mohn told the AP.

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NPR’s Ira Glass. Brilliant storyteller

How Stories can enhance teaching students in the Classroom:

  1. On-demand talk radio, interviews, and audio storytelling is on the rise:
  • smart phones allow for immediate “consumption” of media
  • cars with Wi Fi
  • Podcasting/media streaming services  come standard in the stereo package now

Why do Audio Stories Captivate? (Atlantic; Apr. 2015)

A good story’s a good story from the brain’s perspective, whether it’s audio or video or text.

2. College age Students listen to online Radio in large numbers

Edison Report on Online Radio Listening

Weekly Online Radio Listeners:

  • 12 – 24 year olds – 64%
  • 25 – 54 year olds – 37%

3. Stories enhance arousal in students’ emotional connections to other media they read (i.e. textbook chapters, assigned readings, Course Reserve articles)

From the Atlantic article: 

“What we have found in our research is that people require some sort of stressor, some sort of arousal response in the brain to have this type of narrative transportation where we begin to share the emotions of the characters in a story,” Zak says. “It makes sense that we need some sufficient reason to have that response. Our brain is trying to save resources and energy and having this arousal response is costly. Therefore we only want to give attention to something when it matters, when there’s something going on.”

4. Oral connection to textual information – a story can embellish course readings. Stimulates thought to conjure an image to fit the story

University of North Carolina School of Education: Oral History and Student Learning 

Through oral history, students can reinforce their knowledge of the historical content presented in the Standard Course of Study by hearing about historical events…

They can also extend their knowledge of history beyond what’s in their textbooks. Through oral history, students can learn about the everyday people who don’t appear in history books, uncover the ways in which major historical events reshaped their own communities, and document history that is too new to appear in books, recording events that are still unfolding.

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Glasses of milk: How you coax a snake out from under your stove in rural Australia

5. Stories convey knowledge and experience that students expect in their Professors/Instructors – build trust in your authority. Hold their attention

“Digital Storytelling: Augmenting Student Engagement and Success in Diverse Learning Environments” – Ejournal of Public Affairs (

Traditional writing assignments were transformed to digital stories in order to increase student engagement, critical reflection, and media literacy, while still maintaining an overall emphasis on critical thinking and analysis, always important in the social sciences.

Overall, the assignments were well-received by students, and both professors felt the assignments realized all of the learning objectives. 


  • Increase in literacy skills
  • High level of student enthusiasm and satisfaction
  • Data indicates that the assignments were useful in generating early student engagement with political science and international relations majors and should be viewed as a possible tool to promote long-term student success and retention across diverse learning environments.

6. It’s the oldest form of teaching. 

Why Storytelling in the Classroom Matters (; July 2014)

Storytelling is the oldest form of teaching. It bonded the early human communities, giving children the answers to the biggest questions of creation, life, and the afterlife. Stories define us, shape us, control us, and make us. Not every human culture in the world is literate, but every single culture tells stories.

Epic of Gilgamesh – The original story. Sumerians told this story before someone wrote it into clay cuneiform tablets

Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives: Jah-gust 8, 2015 (Re-post of podcast)

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DMCA – a stupid law that did nothing to stop piracy


if blanked out at Mixcloud:

<Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives: Jah-gust 8, 2015; 2 hr. 51>

Playlist below Stream

Sorry for the hassle, robt


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Every night the sun goes down a little earlier. Can’t skywatch until the stars come out


<Have yourself a ball! 5 sec.>

My Weekends define Rinse ‘n’ Repeat

  • Friday: Bomb out of work around 4pm
  • Hail up my bredrins Bourbon Lad and Aquaboy* for what we call Prayer Group

*(my friend was bit by a shark)

Shark Attack

  • They prattle on about their impending retirement while I choose the music
  • 6:30 – Grab some dinner
  • 7-9 pm – Ancient Aliens on History Channel.
  • 11pm – Watch 1 Episode per night when the sun goes down. Can’t skywatch in the daylight
  • Midnight – Decompress while looking for UFO’s in the moonlight
  • Read a Chapter of Ancient Alien Expert: Zecharia Sitchin: Earth Chronicle Series: The Lost Realms (Book 4) – About the Maya and new world Alien contact
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My night time reading. Book 4 of 7: The Earth Chronicles

Saturday: Start putting my music together for Smile Jamaica…

<Roadmap for Jah-gust 8, 2015 Ark-Ive; 90 sec.>

  • Wailers Family Tree: Wailers Catch a Fire mix ‘n’ match. Tosh live. Bunny does Bob; Melody Makers love Jah. 3 takes of Stir It Up
  • Roots Dawtas: Contemporary Reggae stylee
  • Disco Mix ‘n’ Vinyl Is Vital: Black Wax Attack
  • Mutant Dub: Intergalactic Dubwize
  • Best of 27 Years: My faves from 80’s Reggae Radio
  • Tribute to HIM – Held over, never left over from Selassie’s birthday: July 23, 1902

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Set 1:

  • Junior Byles – Thanks & Praise; Rasta No Pickpocket (Nighthawk) ’86 St. Louis, MO vinyl
  • Alek6 – Inside; Inside (Hammerbass) 2010 Fr.; Dubstep Album of the Week
  • Aswad – Pass the Cup; BBC Sessions (BBC) 4:20 Cannabis Service Announcement; Live in the Studio: 6/3/82

<The Cup = Chalice: 30 sec.>

  • Black Roots – I Am Flying; On the Ground (Sugar Shack) 2012 UK reunion
  • Sister Carol – Get It Straight Africans; Jah Disciple (RAS) ‘89
  • Enforcer – Pension; 10” (Narrows)

<Youth better save for your pension! 13 sec.>

  • Bunny Wailer – Pieaka (Bus Dem Shut); Gumption (Shanachie) ’90; dancehall Bob Marley cover

<Wailers Family Tree: Bunny does Bob in a Digital Stylee! 20 sec.>

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Hey bwoy, better save for your pension. No Social Security for sure-ty for I ‘n’ I

Set 2:

  • Peter Tosh – Not Gonna Give It Up; Live at the Jamaica World Music Festival (Tosh Foundation) 11/27/82: Montego Bay, JA
  • Alpha & Omega – Rastafari; Voice in the Wilderness (A & O) ’96 trance dub w/ female vox
  • Johnny Nash – Stir It Up; I Can See Clearly Now (Columbia) ’72 Bob cover

<Johnny Nash cover Bob Marley; 20 sec.>

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Johnny Nash – Texas Soul covers Bob Marley

Set 3: Roots Dawta Set

  • Ayo – Get Out of My Way; Gravity at Last (Wrass) 2008; Roots Dawta Set: German-Nigerian singer songwriter
  • Gracy & the Herbman Dub – Real; Movements (Funfundvierzig) ’94 Germany
  • Zema – Fear Not; Black Sheep (Melchizedek) 2005 SoCal
  • Etana – Jamaican Woman; I Rise (VP) 2014 JA

<Etana: Don’t call her a gospel singer; 18 sec.>

Jamaican singer Etana gave me the hairy eyeball on the Radio for calling her a reggae-gospel singer

Set 4:

  • The Wailers – Stir It Up (JA & US/UK mixes); Catch a Fire (Tuff Gong) ‘73

<Jamaican Mix and US/UK overdubs; 78 sec.>

<Stir It Up Mix ‘n’ Match; 50 sec.>

  • Heptones & the Observers – Mr. Do Over Man (Observer Gold) ‘78
Dry Jamaican Mix vs. Psychedelic Remix

Set 5: Vinyl is Vital Set

  • Twinkle Brothers – Respect and Honour;  Respect & Honour (Twinkle) ‘87 UK
  • Ashanti Roy & Sister Bunny Brissett – Food For a Rainy Day; Berlin Wall (High Times) ’92 JA
  • Ringo – Ganja Exchange; Woman a Ginal (Top Ranking)  ’81 Miami FL; herbtune

<The pathway out of O-sterity: Ganja for the Foreign Exchange; 9 sec.>

  • Gregory Isaacs & Prince Far I – Uncle Joe/Come Off Mi Toe; Crucial Cuts (Virgin Front Line) ‘83 UK

<Prince Far I’s Words of Wisdom; 14 sec.>


Set 6: Best of 27 Years

<From year 1 and  2; 27 sec.>

  • The Beat (aka The English Beat) – Big Shot; Dance Craze (2 Tone) ’81 2 Tone Ska Soundtrack
  • Cedella Marley Booker – Put It On (Lord I Thank You); Awake Zion (Rykodisc) ’84; Bob’s mom on a Bob tune

<Gospel Reggae from Bob’s mom; 34 sec.>

  • Albert Griffiths & the Gladiators – Country Living; Country Living (Heartbeat) ‘85

<Fort Benton, Montana – Country Living; 20 sec.>

  • Yellowman – Beat It; Galong, Galong, Galong (Shanachie) ‘85
Country Living: Fort Benton, Montana

Set 7:  Livicated to His Imperial Majesty: July 23, 1892

  • Third World – Jah Glory; 96 Degrees in the Shade (Mango)  ’76: Livicated to Jah: July 23, 1892
  • Dillinger – Only Jah Can Help; Songs For Jah (Reggae Best) over Wayne Jarrett vox
  • Ziggy Marley & the Melody Makers – Get Up Jah Jah Children; Hey World! (EMI America) ‘86
  • Hell and Fire – Show Us the Way; Hit Bound! The Revolutionary Sound of Channel One (Heartbeat) ‘77
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Livicated to the Lion of Judah: b. July 23, 1892

Set 8: Mutant Dub

<Smile Jamaica’s 2nd favorite hobby>

  • Sir Larsie I – Hail Up Harderwise; Dub Budz Vol. 1 (Phoenix Upliftment) 2006 Mutant Dub Set
  • David Holmes feat. Sarah Cracknell – Gone (Second Night Without Charge); This Films Crap Let’s Slash the Seats (Go) ’95 Soundtrack
  • Systemwide – Snipers; Pure and Applied (BSI) 2002 Portland dub w/ female vox
  • New Age Steppers – Radial Drill; New Age Steppers (Statik/ON U Sound) ’81 Adrian Sherwood UK
  • Audio Active & Laraaji – Think Cosmically; The Way Out Is the Way In (All Saints) ’95 Jah-pon
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Audio Active – From Jahpon to the Galaxy looking for Space Dust




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