Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives – (Stream + Tracklist): Jah-vember 7, 2015: Post Daylight Savings = UFOria Season!

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Dec. 18 – Star Wars. Fiyah Burn Jar Jar Binks!

<Imperial Death March: Star Wars a gwaan!; 14 sec.>

Smile Jamaica Radio Ark-Ives; Nov. 7, 2015: KRCL 90.9FM SLC, Utah; Robert Nelson, host by Bobbylon on Mixcloud


The first Saturday after Daylight Savings Time puts the last half of Smile Jamaica in the dark.

That’s prime UFO watching time so all winter expect nuff tunes about Aliens and Space Travel.

I’m starting to build a 3 hour Digital Dubplate – Mixcloud only with music and soundbytes. Soon come.

Til then…

Look to the skies! Do not scoff!

bless, robt

<Here’s what I feature on the Jah-vember 7, 2015 Ark-Ive Edition of Smile Jamaica; 105 sec.>:

Space Dust and Gold brought my ancestors the Anunnaki to Earth from Planet Nibiru

Set 1:

  • Toots & the Maytals – Get Up Stand Up; Live at Reggae Sunsplash (Reggae Sunsplash) ’83 US vinyl
  • Dub Specialist – Starring Dub; 17 Dub Shots From Studio One (Heartbeat/Studio One) Dub Album of the Hour
  • Everton Blender – Bob Marley; Piece of the Blender (Heartbeat) ’96 tribute
  • Aisha – Now or Never; True Roots (Ariwa) ‘94
  • King Kong – Legalize It; Rumble Jumble Life (Massive B) 2005 4:20 Cannabis Service Announcement
  • Al Campbell – Turn Me Loose; 10” (Hitbound) ‘80
Toots HIbbert – The Otis Redding of Reggae

Set 2:

  • Bob Marley & the Wailers – I Know a Place; CD Single (Ascension) Lee “Scratch” Perry rare prod’n
  • Hollie Cook – Milk & Honey; Hollie Cook (Mr. Bongo) 2011 UK

<Dawta of a Sex Pistol; 8 sec.>

  • Burning Babylon – Sproing-a-Dub; Beat, Beat, Beat (I Tones) 2008 Mass. dubber
  • Izyah Davis & Coptic Sound – No More War; 10” (Livication Corner) 2008 Fr.

<50 special forces in Syria? No more war; 13 sec.>

Resist the Mission Creep

Set 3: Rockers do Reggae

  • Garland Jeffreys – Lovers Walk; Escape Artist (Epic) ’81 NYC black artist

<Garland Jeffreys – underrated rocker great at Reggae; 18 sec.>

  • Bad Brains – Make a Joyful Noise; Into the Future (Megaforce) 2012 punk dub reunion

<Punk Dub reunion outta DC; 9 sec.>

  • Ayo – Down on My Knees; Ayo (Polydor) 2006 Nigerian-German female soul/reggae

<Great female hybrid Reggae; 9 sec.>

  • Cymande – Zion I; Renegades of Funk (Newhouse) ’72 UK Caribbean expat soul/funk/reggae group

<Cymande – Dove of Peace in Creole;14 sec.>

  • Scientist – Jab; Heavyweight Dub Champion (Greensleeves) ’80; Dub Album of the Hour
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The Black Springsteen

<Underrated NYC artist: The Black Springsteen; 10 sec.>

Set 4: Best of 26 Years – Smile Jamaica

  • Peter Tosh – African; Captured Live (EMI America) Aug. 22, 1983 Greek Theater LA
  • Marcia Griffiths – Where Is the Love; Steppin’ (Shanachie) ‘79
  • Tenor Saw – Lots of Sign; Fever (Blue Mountain) ’86 youth man toaster killed
  • Don Carlos & Gold – Jah Jah Hear My Plea; Raving Tonight (RAS) ‘83
Youthman Deejay killed in his prime

Set 5: Vinyl Is Vital

  • Papa Finnigan & Junior Ranking – Heathen Back Weh Pon the Wall (Heartbeat) ’83 Marley cover
  • Roots Uprising – No Doney (Get High); Beautiful Music (Top Ranking) ’81 Miami; herbtune doney = money

<No doney, no honey  translation no green? then you no get to partake of the “green”; 14 sec.>

  • Aura Lewis Meets Lee “Scratch” Perry – At Midnite; Full Experience (Blue Moon) Fr. EP; Black Ark/Upsetters
  • Crucial Bee – No Bother With the Fuss and Fight; Just a Sting (All-Starr) US Virgin Islands; Tribal War riddim
  • Dennis Brown – It’s Too Late; Spellbound (Joe Gibbs) ’80 Miami: Carole King cover
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Crown Prince of Reggae covers Carole King

Set 6:

  • Bunny Wailer – Boderation; Crucial! Roots Classic (Shanachie) ’83 rare roots singles
  • Likkle Mai – Your Pocket; Roots Candy (Beat) 2006 female Jah-ponese singer w/ Dry & Heavy
  • Capital Letters – Smoking My Ganja; Headline News (Greensleeves) ’79 UK youth group
  • Mad Professor & the Robotiks feat. Michael Walters – Jungle Vibrations; 10” (Ariwa) 2002 UK
Jah-ponese Dubstress: Likkle Mai – you’ve got Lovers Rock in my Mutant Dub!

Set 7: UFO-ria

<Smile Jamaica loves UFO watching; 11 sec.>

  • Audio Active – Audio Active’s Adventures in Time & Space; Happy Happer (ON U Sound): ’95 Jah-ponese mutant dubbers
  • Derrick Morgan – Moon Walk; Original Reggae Recordings from 1968-1970 (Trybute); rock steady
  • Lee “Scratch” Perry – African Hitchhiker; From the Secret Laboratory (Mango); ’90 Adrian Sherwood prod’n “I am an alien from outer space”
  • Prince Lincoln & the Royal Rasses – Spaceship; Natural Wild (NMC) ’80 Joe Jackson prod’n

<Space Travel is an affront to Jah; 11 sec.>

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Not a fan of space travel: The Aliens gonna whip you and put you in your rightful place!

<Alien Attacks for not singing praises unto Jah! 36 sec.>

Set 8: Mutant Dub

  • Bush Chemists – Star Dub; 10” (Jah Tubby’s) 2006 UK: Darth Vader’s Imperial March cover
  • Alpha & Omega – One Culture; Everyday Life (A & O) ’93 UK trance dub w/ female vox
  • Aldubb Meets Ras Perez – Poppy Dub; Aldubb Meets Ras Perez (One Drop) 2012 Germany; herbtune
  • The Archives feat. Desi Hyson; The Archives (ESL) 2012 DC; Eric Hilton of Thievery Corporation
  • Dubvisionist feat. Tackhead – Black Cinderella Dub (Dubvisionist rmx) 2013; update of Errol Dunkley tune
  • Natacha Atlas – I Put a Spell On You; Best of (Mantra) 2005; Algerian/Belgian singer in Arabic/English; Screaming Jay Hawkins cover
We use matches or butane. Yoda sparks his Space Dust via Light Saber

Words of Wisdom:

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Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives: Jah-tober 31, 2015 (Stream + Tracklist): Happy Jah-loween – Voodoo Isms ‘n’ Skisms!

All Treats no Tricks on Smile Jamaica Jah-loween

<Dracula gets diabetes sucking High Fructose blood out of kiddies; 20 sec.>

Smile Jamaica Radio Ark-Ives; Oct. 31, 2015: KRCL 90.9FM SLC, Utah; Robert Nelson, host by Bobbylon on Mixcloud


Smile Jamaica loves Halloween. Or as I call it Jah-loween. Lots of black arts and superstition in Reggae music. I’ve tracked those Dark Arts for more than 20 years of 3 hour shows.

So this show is Deadicated not Livicated!

<20 plus years of Jah-loween; 32 sec.>

Doin’ the boneyard skank


Here is the road-map through the Boneyard: Witches, werewolves, vampires, duppies and ghosts, And all menagerie of Vampires.

Voodoo that you do!

Plus nuff sound bytes, Horror movie trailers: Blacula, The Thing With Two Head, Village of the Damned, Dr. Phibes, Halloween, X-Files, Twilight Zone.

Listen with the lights out.

curse, robt

<Welcome to Hell!>

Smile Jamaica Zombie Jamboree Playlist:

Set 1:

<All Treats no Tricks; 8 sec.>

  • Ini Kamoze – Hole in the Pumpkin; Shocking Out (Greensleeves) ‘87

<For 20 years I have led off each Jah-loween Showcase with Ini Kamoze; 12 sec.>

  • Scientist – Voodoo Curse; Scientist Rids the World of the Evil Curse of the Vampires (Greensleeves) ’81 dub to Michael Prophet

<Scientist Rids the World of the Evil Curse of the Vampires; 11 sec.>

  • Lee “Scratch” Perry & Dub Syndicate – Train to Doomsville; Pay It All Back vol. 2 (ON U Sound) ‘88

<Scratch: Pick up your Cross and follow me! 23 sec.>

  • Black Uhuru – Vampire; Sinsemilla (Mango) ‘80
  • The Toyes – Monster Hash; The Toyes (CD Tunes) ’96 4:20 Cannabis Service Announcement; Boris Pickett cover
  • GG All Stars – Haunted House; 12” (Hit Disco) ‘79
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Scratch – Pick up your Cross and follow me!

Set 2:

<Tribute to the Undead>

  • Keith Hudson – Darkest Night; Flesh of My Skin, Blood of My Blood (Atra) ’75
  • Michael Prophet – Satan; Rootsman (Ariwa) ‘99
  • Garland Jeffreys & Big Youth – Graveyard Rock; Escape Artist (Epic) ’81 black NY rocker

<Garland Jeffreys – NYC Rocker; 17 sec.>

  • Barrington Levy – Murderer; 12” (Jah Life); ’84 Vampires dem suck your blood
Graveyard Rock – don’t get stoned on my tombstone

Set 3:

  • Max Romeo – I Chase the Devil; War in a Babylon (Mango) ’76 Lee “Scratch” Perry/Black Ark
  • Milton Henry – Them a Devil; Who Do You Think I Am? (Wackies) ’85
  • Devon Irons – Ketch Vampire; Baffling Smoke Signal (Heartbeat) ’76 Lee “Scratch” Perry/Black Ark
  • Early B – Ghost Busters; Ghost Busters (Black Solidarity) ‘85
  • Barnabas Collins + Graveyard Skank – Lone Ranger; On the Other Side of Dub (Studio One) ’77 Soap Opera vampire

<Barnabas Collins – Dark Shadows vampire; 14 sec.>

Barnabas Collins – he’ll chew your neck like Wrigley’s

Set 4: Vinyl Halloween

  • Gladiators – Duppy Conqueror; Gladiators (Virgin Front Line) ’80 Bob Marley cover; Duppy = Jamaican Ghost

<Bob Marley’s Duppy Conqueror – Jamaican ghosts; 10 sec.>

  • Crucial Bee – Mark of the Beast; Just a Sting (All-Starr) Am. Virgin Island over G. Isaacs riddim
  • Lee “Scratch” Perry – Judgment in a Babylon; 12” (One Drop) ’81; “Chris Blackwell is a Vampire”

<Island Label owner Chris Blackwell sued Scratch for libel; 17 sec.>

  • Prince Alla – Evil Forces; Evil Forces (Calabash) ’84 Florida
  • Pluto – Vampire Year; Ire Mas Rockers (Top Ranking) ‘81

<’78 – year of the woman; ’79 – year of the child; ’80 – year of the vampire; 15 sec.>


  • Alpha & Omega – X-Files Theme; Serious Joke (A & O) 2002

<X-Files Mini Series soon come>


Set 5:

  • David Lindley & El Rayo X – Werewolves of London; Very Greasy (Elektra) ‘88

<I saw Jack Nicholson at Trader Vic’s. His hair was perfect; 15 sec.>

  • Sky High & the Mau Mau – Cemetery Robbery; Origination (Sky High)
  • Humble Soul – Damn Vampire; Good Lord, Thank You (Kolchamuzik) ’96 Hawaiian artist
  • Clint Eastwood & General Saint – Talk About Run; 12” (Greensleeves) ’81 cover of Lord Kitchener “Love in the Cemetery”

<Don’t make out with your girl in the Cemetery; 15 sec.>

  • Pablo Gad – Blood Suckers + Dub; Blood Suckers (Celluloid) ‘78

Set 6: Mutant Dub Halloween

<Smile Jamaica – Putting the mutants in Mutant Dub>

  • Future Pigeon – Mummy Rock; Echodelic Sounds of Future Pigeon (Record Collection) 2006

<Roll a lickle spliff wif di papyrus>

<Smokin’ sensimeena inna Mesopotamia>

  • Tino – Wolfman Is Everwhere; Hallowe’en Dub (Tino’s) 2002
  • Kode9 + Spaceape – Ghost Town; 5 Years of Hyperdub (Hyperdub) 2009; Specials cover
  • Dan I & King Kietu – Vampire + Dub Down the Vampire; Rastafari Judgement Fire (Imperial Roots) 2009 Italian dub

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Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives: Digital Dubplate Only – Zombie Jamboree!

Happy Jah-loween from Smile Jamaica. Here’s your Party Soundtrack or a way to keep punks of f your porch with ghoulish sounds

Smile Jamaica Radio Ark-Ives- Digital Dubplate: Jah-loween Monster Mash 2015 by Bobbylon on Mixcloud


The Unholy Trinity of Smile Jamaica Jah-loween; 22 sec.

  1. Halloween Rock
  2. Jah-loween Reggae
  3. Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives: Jah-tober 31, 2015 

Bobbylon Presents: Digital Dubplate - Rockers Halloween 2015 by Bobbylon on Mixcloud

Guided by Moonlight at the Witching Hour in my Secret Dub-ratory. Enjoy this 3 hour mash up of Reggae Jah-loween with no interruptions. Music then horror clips, soundbytes, movie trailers and the usual mayhem.

Perfect soundtrack for bobbing for apples and works to keep punks from getting too comfy on your doorstep for Tricks or Treats.

Smile Jamaica’s Favorite Holiday!

bless – I mean curse, robt

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Zombie Jamboree – Digital Dubplate Tracklist

Hour 1:

  • The Toyes – Monster Hash; The Toyes (CD Tunes) ’96 herbtune
  • Lee “Scratch” Perry & Dub Syndicate – Train to Doomsville; Pay It All Back vol. 2 (ON U Sound) ‘88
  • David Lindley & El Rayo-X – Werewolves of London; Very Greasy (Elektra) ‘88 Warren Zevon cover
  • Aisha – Evil Spirits; High Priestess (Ariwa) ‘88
  • Lucky Dube – Dracula; Prisoner (Shanachie)
  • Bob Marley & the Wailers – Mr. Brown; Rasta Revolution (Trojan) ’71; rides around in a coffin
  • Bim Sherman – Nightmare; Crucial Cuts vol. 1 (Century) ‘86
  • Garland Jeffreys & Big Youth – Graveyard Rock; True Confessions (Epic) ‘81
  • Bomb the Bass feat. Benjamin Zephaniah & Sinead O’Connor – Empire (Vampire); clear (Quango) ’94 mutant dub
  • Devon Irons & Doctor Alimantado – Vampires; Open the Gate (Trojan) ’77?; Lee “Scratch” Perry/Black Ark
  • Sinead O’Connor – Vampire; Throw Down Your Arms (That’s Why There’s Chocolate & Vanilla) 2005; cover of Devon Irons 
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Count Dank-ula – I got the Type O munchies

Hour 2:

  • Lee “Scratch” Perry – Duppy Conqueror; On the Wire (Trojan) 2000; Duppy = J’can ghost. Bob Marley cover
  • Dennis Brown – Black Magic Woman; Raw Roots vol. 1 (Sunshot) ‘73Fleetwood Mac/Santana cover
  • Dillinger – I Thirst; Cocaine (Charly) ’83 re: Barnabas Collins – Soap Opera vampire
  • The Ethiopians – Obeah Book; Slave Call (Rohit) ’77; Obeah – J’can folk magic
  • Humble Soul – Damn Vampire; Good Lord, I Thank You (Kolchamuzik) ’96 Hawaiian Reggae
  • Ijahman Levi – Inside Out; Forward Rastaman (Jahmani) ‘87
  • Jah Fish – Vampire Rock; Black Magic Reggae (Trojan) ’72; to Keble Drummond’s “Dangerous”
  • Kode9 + Spaceape – Ghost Town; 5 Years of Hyperdub (Hyperdub) Specials dubstep cover
  • Laurel Aitken – Witchdoctor From Amsterdm; Eskapade en France (Blue Moon) ‘77
  • Pablo Gad – Blood Suckers; Blood Suckers (Celluloid) ‘78
  • Black Uhuru – Satan Army Band; Black Sounds of Freedom (Greensleeves) ‘81
  • Junior Murvin – Lucifer; Police & Thieves (Mango) ‘77
  • Leo Graham – Voodooism; Voodooism (Pressure Sounds) ’76
Lucifer loves the Seven Leaf

Hour 3:

  • Massive Dread – Vamps on the Corner; Strictly Bubbling (Nyam Up) ‘82
  • Mikey Dread – Pre-Dawn Dub; African Anthem (Dread at the Controls) ‘79
  • Allan Pillay – Demonic Forces; Wild Paarty Sounds (ON U Sound) ’81 mutant dub
  • Peter Tosh – Mark of the Beast (Outtakes); Equal Rights Deluxe Edition (Columbia/Legacy) ‘76
  • Singers & Players – Dungeon; Revenge of the Underdog (ON U Sound) ’82 UK
  • Sugar Minott – A Lot of Skeleton; Dancehall to the Core vol. 1 (TP) ‘99
  • Willi Williams – Dungeon; Messenger Man (Blood and Fire) ‘80
  • Roots Nation – Dungeon; Temperature’s Risin’ (Rare Roots) 2011 Dover, New Hempshire; Cover of Willi above
  • Yellowman – Me Kill Barnie; Them a Mad Over me (Hitbound) ’82; Barnabas Collins – Soap Opera vampire
  • Yabby You – Anti Christ; One Love, One Heart (Shanachie) ‘84
  • Toasters – Frankenska; Thrill Me Up (Skaloid) 3rd Wave Ska
  • Black Uhuru – Anthem; Anthem (Island) ’84 Dawn of the Living Dread
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“Smoking in the lab late last night when I heard the gurgle of a water pipe”

Words of Wisdom:

<Putting the Mutants in Mutant Dub for 27 Years>

Smile Jamaica Radio Ark-Ives- Digital Dubplate: Jah-loween Monster Mash 2015 by Bobbylon on Mixcloud


Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives: Jah-tober 24, 2015 (Stream + Tracklist): Boo-tiful Halloween Roots

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Smile Jamaica Radio Ark-Ives; Oct., 24, 2015 KRCL 90.9FM SLC, Utah; Robert Nelson by Bobbylon on Mixcloud

Enjoying Smile Jamaica’s favorite Holiday? Jah-loween? Been busy cutting up sound bytes and horror movie trailers for next week’s 3 hour Smile Jamaica Jah-loween show which falls on the actual All Hallow’s Eve.

Gonna start putting together my 3rd annual Digital Dubplate music and horror bytes only fascination this week to upload for fresh Roots on Halloween. Feel free to play at your party or to keep the kids off your porch.

Here’s last week’s Halloween Rock showcase – Digital Dubplate Mixcloud

Bobbylon Presents: Digital Dubplate - Rockers Halloween 2015 by Bobbylon on Mixcloud

This stream (Smile J 10/24/15) is about half Halloween. Holdovers never leftovers for this week.

curse, robt

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Vincent Price “lady killer”

Highlights of the Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives: Jah-tober 24, 2015; 49 sec.

Set 1: Halloween Tunes

  • Mighty Diamonds – Party Time; Indestructible (Alligator) ’83 Chicago vinyl; Heptones cover
  • Prince Far I & the Arabs – A Message; Cry Tuff Dub Encounter Chapter 1 (ROIR) ’78 Dub Album of the Hour
  • Capleton feat. Big Youth – Mark of the Beast; I Testament (Rush) ’97; Jah-loween Set
  • Bim Sherman – Haunting Ground; Crucial Cuts vol. 1 (Century) ‘86
  • Trinity – Vampire; Dancehall 2 (Soul Jazz) ‘79
  • Future Pigeon – Mummy Rock; Echodelic Sounds of Future Pigeon (Record Collection) 2006 LA; 4:20 Cannabis Service Announcement
  • Wendy Shaw – Ease Off Satan; Passing Through the Flames (Issachar) ‘92
Roll a lickle spliff wif di papyrus

Set 2: Wailers Family Tree

  • Peter Tosh – Pick Myself Up; Captured Live (EMI  America) August. ’83 Greek Theater, LA
  • Bunny Wailer – Don Man; Gumption (Shanachie) ’90; “Let Him Go” update
  • Bob Marley & the Wailers – Who Colt the Game + version; Black Ark Sessions EP (Ascension) dominos metaphor

<Who Colt the Game at the Black Ark; 24 sec.>

This show became the Captured Live LP

Set 4: Calypso/Rock Steady Halloween

  • Lord Kitchener – Love in the Cemetery; Black Magic Reggae (Trojan); ’62 calypso; don’t take your girl to the cemetery

<Love in the Cemetery; 20 sec.>

  • Vulcans – Dracula; Journey into Space – The Return of Star Trek (Cactus) ‘72
  • Upsetters – Vampire; Upsetter Collection (Trojan) ‘70
  • Denzil Laing – Beware of the  Vampire; Dry Acid (Trojan)
  • Prince Buster – Ghost Dance; Rock Steady – Hush Up (Melodisc) ‘68
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Duppies do not like it when you “rub a dub” pon their graves

Set 5: Best of 26 Years – Smile Jamaica (Oct. ’89)

  • Don Carlos – Satan Control Them; Deeply Concerned (RAS) ’87; Halloween tune
  • John Holt – Police in Helicopter; Police in Helicopter (Greensleeves)  ’82 herbtune
  • Yellowman feat. Sister Nancy – Wha Dat; King Yellowman (CBS) ‘84

<Wha Dat? War UK vs. Argentina – Falklands/Malvinas; 23 sec.>

  • Sister Carol – Spidla-ding; Black Cinderella (Jah Life/Heartbeat) ‘84

<Sister Carol – singjay definition; 8 sec.>

  • Burning Spear – Slavery Days + I and I Survive; Marcus Garvey + Garvey’s Ghost (Island) ’75

<Burning Spear as a trio; 11 sec.>

Delroy Hines, Winston Rodney, Rupert Willington – Burning Spear

Set 5: Halloween Vinyl

  • Dennis Brown – Spellbound; Spellbound (Joe Gibbs) ’80 Opa-Locka, FL
  • Bushman – Back Weh Vampire; 10” (Stingray) 2003 UK
  • Donovan – Evil Eyes; World Power (Mango) ’88 US
  • Chalice – Back Way Evil Forces; Stand Up! (CSA) ’85 UK
  • Clint Eastwood & General Saint – Two Bad D.J. (Greensleeves) Two bad Duppies (Ghosts) ’81 UK; 14 sec.
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Spread out rice and goat’s meat on a white sheet in the cemetery. 10,000 duppies a come

Set 6:

  • Ayo – How Many People?; Billie-Eve (Polydor) 2011 Nigerian/German female singer

<Ayo bio’ 18 sec.>

  • Dillinger – Cocaine in My Brain; Cocaine (Charly); ’83 herb tune[

<Reggae History Lesson: Cocaine/Marijuana in My Brain>

  • Black Roots – Capitalism; On the Ground (Sugar Shack) 2012 UK roots reunion
  • Pablo Gad – Sad Mistake; Hard Times (Soul Village) ’80 vampire tune

<If you think vampire gonna suck my neck you’ve made a sad mistake – Pablo Gad; 11 sec.>

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Nice crossover artist

Set 7:

  • UB40 – Madame Medusa; Signing Off (DEP/Sound) ’80; kiss off to UK leader Margaret Thatcher = Maggrot Tortcher

<Margaret Thatcher = Madame Medusa; 25 sec.>


Set 8: Mutant Dub Mutant Music

<Smile Jamaica – putting the mutants in Mutant Dub since ’89>

  • Tino – Bats in My Belfry Dub; Tino’s Breaks 6; Hallowe’en Dub (Tino Corp) 2002; Mutant Dub Halloween set
  • Funki Porcini’s Zombie – Flesheater Boulevard; & the Jerry Van Rooyen Remixes (Crippled Dick Hot Wax) 2000
  • Heavyweight Dub Champion – Exorcism; Rise of the Champion Nation (Champion Nation) 2009 Colorado
  • Beats International – Echo Chamber; Excursion on the Version (Go Disc) ’91 UK; Doctor Satan Echo Chamber
  • Alpha & Omega – The Dub Is Out There + Dub Files; Serious Joke (A & O) 2002 UK trance dub; X Files Theme
  • Thievery Corporation feat. Femi Kuti – Vampire; It Takes a Thief (ESL) Best of


Words of Wisdom:

Smile Jamaica Radio Ark-Ives; Oct., 24, 2015 KRCL 90.9FM SLC, Utah; Robert Nelson by Bobbylon on Mixcloud

Smile Jamaica: From the Secret Dub-ratory – Digital Dubplate: Halloween Rockers!

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Bobbylon Presents: Digital Dubplate - Rockers Halloween 2015 by Bobbylon on Mixcloud

Guided by moonlight in my Secret Dub-ratory. Cookin’ up some Halloween rock gems mixed in with the usual Smile Jamaica soundbytes, movie trailers and other ghoulish delights.

Something to steam at your parties or to chase Tricksters off your porch.

bless, I mean curse, robt


The Unholy Trinity of Musical Halloween Shows

<Nine hours of Jah-loween Stylee!>

  • Mixcloud: Digital Dubplate –  Rock Halloween (today)
  • Mixcloud Digital Dubplate – Reggae Jah-loween (12:01 AM Oct. 31)
  • Live Smile Jamaica: 4-7 PM, Sat. Oct. 31
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8 year old in Fort Benton Montana. Bought this comic from money earned raking dog poop. Mom tore it up when she found it. Happy Halloween!

 From the Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives: Best of Halloween Rockers:

Hour 1

  • Bobby “Boris” Pickett – Monster Mash
  • Blue Oyster Cult – Don’t Fear the Reaper
  • She – Satan’s Angel
  • Five Man Electrical Band – Werewolf
  • Grateful Dead – Friend of the Devil
  • Rolling Stones – Sympathy For the Devil
  • Nellie McKay – Zombie
  • Warren Zevon – Werewolves of London
  • David Lindley & El Rayo-X – Werewolves of London
  • Roky Erickson – If You Have Ghosts
  • Blue Oyster Cult – Joan Crawford
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Psycho mom Joan Crawford. Paid tribute by Blue Oyster Cult “Joan Crawford has risen from the grave.”

Hour 2:

  • Donovan – Season of the Witch
  • Michael Jackson – Thriller
  • Charlie Daniels Band – Devil Went Down to Georgia
  • Hooters – All You Zombies
  • Creepsville 666- Adonis of the Dead
  • Manfred Mann’s Earth Band – Spirits in the Night
  • X-Files Theme
  • Warren Zevon – Excitable Boy
  • Jimi Hendrix – Voodoo Chile (Slight Return)
  • Screamin’ Jay Hawkins – I Put a Spell on You
  • Natacha Atlas – I Put a Spell on You
  • Meat Puppets – Attacked By Monsters
  • Blondie – Bermuda Triangle Blues (Flight 45)
  • Roky Erickson – Bermuda (1:59)
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Excitable Boy or Serial Killer?

Hour 3:

  • Black Sabbath – War Pigs
  • Frank Sinatra – Witchcraft
  • Dusty Springfield – Spooky
  • Stevie Wonder – Superstition
  • Jeff Beck Group – Superstition
  • Jeff Beck Group – I Ain’t Superstitious
  • Bellrays – Voodoo Train
  • Bauhaus – Bela Lugosi’s Dead
  • Serpent Power – Lucifer’s Dreambox
  • Creepsville 666 – Undead Rebels of the Night
  • Maggots – Sideshow
  • Billy Green – Stone in a Trip
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Generals gathered in their masses Just like witches at black masses Evil minds that plot destruction Sorcerers of death’s construction In the fields the bodies burning As the war machine keeps turning

Bobbylon Presents: Digital Dubplate - Rockers Halloween 2015 by Bobbylon on Mixcloud

Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives: Jah-tober 17, 2015: Pato Banton in the Studio!

Interview on Smile Jamaica. Niceness!

Smile Jamaica Radio Ark-Ives; Oct., 17, 2015 KRCL 90.9FM SLC, Utah; Robert Nelson by Bobbylon on Mixcloud


The Parliament of the World Religions was in Salt Lake City. My bredrin Mahan Khalsa, a local Sikh leader and anti-war activist called me as I went on air and asked I wold like to chat with Reggae singer and toaster Pato Banton who was in town with his musical ministry. I said bring him over.

Had a real nice chat with him in the first hour of the show. Here are the interviews:

bless, robt

<Pato Banton 1; 12 min,>

<Pato Banton 2; 5min.>


<Smile Jamaica celebrates Jah-loween; 55 sec.>

HIgh-lights of the 3 hour show 71 sec.:

Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives Jah-tober 17, 2015 Playlist:

Set 1:

  • Chalawa feat. Stranger Cole – Jah Jah Revolution; Capture Land (Green Weenie) ’78 Can. Vinyl
  • The Wailers – Get Up Stand Up Dub; Wailers Dub (Tabou1)  Dub Album of the Hour
  • Black Slate – Reggae Music; Amigo (BBR) ’80 UK

<Underrated UK Roots Group: Black Slate; 17 sec.>

  • Cedella Marley Booker – Stay Alive; Awake Zion (Rykodisc) ’84 Bob’s mom pays tribute to her son
  • The Specials – Holiday Fortnight; More Specials (2 Tone) ’80 UK; 2 Tone Ska
  • Dub Organiser – Herbal Dub; Fashion in Fine Style (Reggae Archives) UK 4:20 Cannabis Service Announcement
  • Barrington Levy – Mr. Money Man; 10” (Hitbound) ’83
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Cedella Marley Booker – Bob’s mom

Set 2: Pato Banton Interview

  • Sophia George – Rockers in the Rain; For Everyone (Pow Wow) ‘86
  • Black Uhuru – Sinsemilla (Monkey Is a Spy); Classic Black Uhuru (Island) ’80 herb tune
  • Interview with Pato Banton & Ras Irie
  • Pato Banton – Heal This World; Destination Paradise (Pato Banton) 2008
  • Pato Banton – Loving Service; Destination Paradise (Pato Banton) 2008
Google: Urantia. Interesting look at sprituality

Set 3:

  • Tall T and the Touchers – Touching the President; 600% Dynamite (Soul Jazz)
  • Zema – Vision of Trouble; Overcome (Melchizedek) 2005 So Cal female artist
  • Bunny Wailer – Wheel Yo Belly; Gumption (Shanachie) ‘90
  • Peter Tosh – Buk-in-Hamm Palace; Capturd Live (EMI America) Aug. ’83: Greek Theater, Los Angeles

<Tracking Through Tosh’s Captured Live on Smile Jamaica; 13 sec.>

  • Sunshot Band – Dial M For Murder; Dial M For Murder (Pressure Sounds) ‘ 80 Dub Album of the Hour
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Gonna be tracking this album throughout the Fall and Dec. on Smile Jamaica

Set 4: Jah-loween Vinyl

  • Clint Eastwood & General Saint – Talk About Run; Two Bad D.J. (Greensleeves) ’81 UK

<Make out session in the Cemetery; 21 sec.>

  • Laurel Aitken – Witchdoctor From Amsterdam; Eskapade en France (Blue Moon) ’77 Fr. EP
  • Cultural Roots – Devil-Ites; Drift Away From Evil (Revolutionary Sounds) ’82 UK
  • Against Justice – Living Dead + Version; Against Injustice (Amp-Ech) JA
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Talk about Run: Don’t take your gal into the Graveyard for a rub ‘n’ kiss

Set 5: Best of Smile Jamaica – 26 Years!

  • Natural Ites – Love and Understanding; Rub a Dubble vol. 1 (CSA) ’85 UK
  • Doctor Alimantado – I Killed the Barber; Best Dressed Chicken in Town (Keyman); ’78 to John Holt’s Ali Baba riddim
  • The Selecter – (Who Likes) Facing Situations; Celebrate the Bullet (Chrysalis) ’81; 2 Tone UK Ska
  • Bob Marley & the Wailers – I Know a Place + Version; CD Single (Black Ark) ’77 Lee “Scratch” Perry mix unreleased mix
Lee “Scratch” Perry at his mythic Black Ark Studio

Set 6: Aluminum (CD) Jah-loween Set

  • Ziggy Marley & the Melody Makers – 666; Hey World! (EMI) ’86; Jah-loween Set
  • African Head Charge – Don’t Let the Devil Hold You Back; Presents Noah House of Dread: Heart 2 (Bonjo I) ’97 UK mutant dub
  • Roots Manuva – A Haunting; Awfully Deep (Big Dada) 2005 UK mutant chanter/dubber

<Roots Manuva – Smile Jamaica Approved; 11 sec,>

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Roots Manuva. Smile Jamaica loves his style. Talk over, sing jay, chanter, militant rapper

Set 7: Mutant Dub

  • Gorillaz – Dracula; Gorillaz (EMI) Mutant Dub Set; 2001 Halloween tune
  • Dubblestandart feat. Ari Up – Soulmate (Dubvsionist Remix); King Size Dub Special (Echo Beach) 2013 Germany
  • Aldubb with Ras Perez – Oxymorons; Let There Be Dub (One Drop) 2010 Germ.
  • Armagideon feat. Rudy Lee – Edutainment; Through the Haze (Dubhead) ’98 UK
  • Mikey Murka – Sweeter; Jahtarian Dubbers vol. 3 (Jahtari) 2012 Germany
  • Natacha Atlas feat. Tuup & Princess Julianna – Eye of the Duck; Something Dangerous (Mantra) 2003 French-Algerian
Natacha Atlas

Words of Wisdom:

Smile Jamaica Radio Ark-Ives; Oct., 17, 2015 KRCL 90.9FM SLC, Utah; Robert Nelson by Bobbylon on Mixcloud

Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives: Jah-tober 10, 2015 (Stream + Tracklist): Happy 26th Anniversary to I ‘n’ I

Smile Jamaica debut: Oct. 1989 – 26 years on air!


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

<Happy 26 Years of Smile Jamaica; 30 sec.>

In October of 1989 I began an excursion on the version: Radiothon (fund-drive) ’89 was when my bredrin Rutabaga Reese invited me to co-host KRCL’s long running Reggae program Smile Jamaica (then on from 1-4 pm Saturdays). I had just resigned from the grind of the Graveyard (Mondays 3-6 am) and figured I would finish my undergrad degree at the U of Utah and then head to Collie-fornya for Grad School.

Funny how things change. I stayed. Rutabaga and I shared Saturdays for about nine months and around July 1990 was when I took over the reigns solo.

For me programming Smile Jamaica is my absolute favorite thing on earth to do. And I like to say give thanks to KRCL for investing in the show and I ‘n’ I.  Same guy, same channel, same time, same format.

I started in Oct. ’89. The Simpsons (post Tracey Ullman) started Dec. ’89. Both programs still running well-hot!

bless, robt

Smile Jamaica: Oct. 1989; The Simpsons: Dec. 1989

High-Lights of the Jah-tober 10, 2015 Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives: 59 sec.


Set 1:

  • Winston Jarrett – Solid As a Rock; Atra 10 Track (Atra) ’72 UK vinyl
  • Chalawa – Natural Mystic; Exodus Dub (Westons) ’77 Can.; Dub Album of the Hour
  • Sly & Robbie – Sesame Street; Many Moods of Sly, Robbie & the Taxi Gang (Sonic) ‘79 kids cover
  • Judy Mowatt – Slave Queen; Black Woman (Shanachie) ‘76
  • Bunny Wailer – Reggae Burden; Gumption (Shanachie) ‘90
  • The Specials – Rat Race; 2 Tone Collection: A Checkered Past (Chrysalis) 2 Tone Brit ska
  • Black Slate – Legalise Collie Herb; Amigo (BBR) ’80 UK; 4:20 Cannabis Service Announcement
  • The Tamlins – Irie Collie; 10” (Irie Ites) 2012 herb tune
Brought to you by the letter S for Sensi. Now you know why Oscar is so grouchy

Set 2:

  • The Wailers – Kinky Reggae; Catch a Fire (Tuff Gong) ’73: JA vs. US/UK mixes

<Catch a Fire LP: Different mixes – JA original vs. Blackwell overdubs; 28 sec.>

<Kinky Reggae differences in mixes; 71 sec.>

  • Althea & Donna – Sorry; Uptown Top Ranking (Virgin Front Line) ‘78
  • Willi Williams – Jah Righteous Reighn; 10” (Uptempo) ’84 Sugar Minott prod’n
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Completely different mix on the Jamaican vs. the Island US/UK version

Set 3: Best of 26 years 

  • Third World – Third World Man; 96 Degrees in the Shade (Mango) ’77

<Rasta Man not Bionic Man; 18 sec.>

  • George Faith – I’ve Got the Groove; To Be a Lover (Mango) ’77 Scratch prod’n/Black Ark
  • Sister Audrey – English Girl; Roots Daughters (Ariwa) ’88 Mad Professor prod’n
  • Wailing Souls – Things and Time; Channel One: Hitbound the Revolutionary Sound (Heartbeat) ‘77
  • Soul Syndicate – Redder Than Red; Ghetto-ology Dub (Easy Star) ’79; Dub Album of the Hour (Sugar Minott)
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Steve Austin. Bionics are not ital!

Set 4: Jah-loween Stylee

<Jah-tober is for Jah-loween; 22 sec.>

  • Don Carlos – Night Rider (In Danger); Deeply Concerned (RAS) ’88; “I ain’t afraid of no ghosts!”
  • Ijahman Levi – One Step From Hell; Two Double Six 701 (Jahmani) ‘94

<Two Double Six 701 – Ijahman’s inmate number caught with weed; 15 sec.>

  • Bunny & the Kiemanaires – Devil’s Angel; From GG’s Reggae Hit Stable (Jamaican Gold) ‘71
  • Junior Dan – Look Out for the Devil + version; Junior Dan (Hi Try)
Halloween falls on Saturday this year!

Set 5: Vinyl is Vital 

  • Icarus – Land of Tarot; State of Mind (Russia Roulette) ’82 UK
  • Bert Brown & Olubayo – Iry Feeling; Escape From Babylon (Bertene)  ’83 NY
  • 10 Foot Ganja Plant – State of Man; Spycatcher (ROIR) 2013 NY
  • The Chantells – Eva; Waiting in the Park (Phase 1) ’77 UK
  • Sister Candy – Keep on Bubbling; Showcase (Raiders) ’84 UK
Ultra rare

Set 6:

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

<Tosh: Live at the Jamaica World Music Festival: 11/27/82, sunrise; 13 sec.>

<Peter Tosh: The Sun/Son of Reggae; 18 sec.>

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25 minutes of fire and brimstone!

Set 7: Mutant Dub

  • African Head Charge – Irie Day; Akwaaba (Acid Jazz) ’95 UK: Mutant Dub Set
  • Rockers Hi Fi – Round Reversion; Rockers to Rockers (Gee Street) ’95 UK
  • Rootah – Mr. Vibes; Jahtarian Dubbers vol. 3 (Jahtari) 2012 Germany
  • Mankind Liberation Front – Dope Dreams; Grass Soundtrack (Mercury) 2000
  • New Blood – Worries in the Dance; Jungle Massive vol. 1 (Payday) ’95 jungle
  • Ben Wa – Macrocardio Dub Infarction; Devil Dub (Black Hole) ’98 San Francisco
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Ben Wa great mutant dub out of San Francisco

Words of Wisdom:

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


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