Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives: Sept. 13, 2014 (stream + tracklist): The Middle Passage

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Saturday, Sept. 20; 4-7 PM Mtn. Time – 25 Years with All Vinyl!

Greetings,

<Smile Jamaica, The King’s Music; Jamaican Blues for 25 Years>

Here is the Sept. 13, 2014 Ark-Ive edition of Smile Jamaica

Smile Jamaica Radio Ark-Ives; Sept. 13, 2014: KRCL 90.9FM SLC, Utah; Robert Nelson, host by Bobbylon on Mixcloud

Read below for the Weekly High-lights of the 3 hour show!

Be sure to tune in next Saturday. (9/20). 4-7 PM. Mountain Time. Live celebrating 25 years in the chair laying down Roots, Dub and your college for musical knowledge.  “Don’t be a faka, listen to Smile Jamaica!”

My favorite Vinyl from 1986-87 when I became a Reggae Fanatic. Been strolling through the Ark-Ives. Letters A and B and I already pulled 50+. An average Smile Jamaica is about 33-35 songs.

<Smile Jamaica 25 Years of Vinyl: 9/20/14; 30 sec.>

Annotated Playlist: History Lessons, sound bytes, photos & captions.

Reggae/Cannabis History Lessons

  • Sleng Teng, the Birth of Dancehall (Computerised) Reggae
  • Marley Anti-War (NO WAR IN SYRIA!)
  • Marley biography. Bob in Germany
  • Operation Eradication: Anti-marijuana crop burning imposed on Jamaica by Reagan for monetary/trade assistance. Neoliberal war on the poor
  • The Middle Passage: African Slavery

High-Lights of 9/13/14 Smile Jamaica:

  • Dub Album of the Week: Skatalites Jazz-Frican drums & horns
  • Wailers Family Tree: Bob Live ’80; Peter Jah-loween preview, Bunny ’87
  • Vinyl is V-Ital: Lps black wax, 7″ Jamaican Jukebox, 10″ Disco Mix
  • Roots Dawtas: Euro Dubstresses, Sister Carol does Bob Andy, 2 Tone ska, Collie-rado dubhoppers
  • Mutant Dub World Tour:  Jah-cago, UK, Fr., Collie-rado
  • Seven Leaf: Sleng Teng, Luciano/Tosh, Barrington Levy, Fathead
  • Rockers do Reggae: Requested Dylan nursery rhyme roots stylee!

Give thanks and Praise, let chalice blaze! 2 down, 48 to go! Annotated Playlist/Tracklist below the stony lion

bless, robt

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You have heard of couch lock? This is “throne lock”!

Playlist Smile Jamaica: 9/13/14

Set 1:

  • The Meditations – Rastaman Prayer; Message From the Meditations (United Artists) ’76 UK vinyl
  • Lloyd Brevett & the Skatalites – Stream in the Meadow; African Roots (Moon Ska) ’78; Dub Album of the Week
  • Jacob Miller – Ital Light + Laughing Babylon; Jacob Miller Meets the Fatman Riddim Section (Crocodisc) ’78
  • Candy McKenzie – Long Enough; Return of Sound System Scratch (Pressure Sounds)  Lee Perry prod’n; female vox
  • Mike Anthony – Culture Calling; 10” (Sip a Cup) 2000 UK militant steppers
  • Wayne Smith – Under Me Sleng Teng (remix); Big Blunts vol. 1 (Tommy Boy) ’94 cannabis comp: 4:20 Cannabis Service Announcement

<Cannabis/Reggae History Lesson: Sleng Teng & the Birth of Dancehall; 40 sec.>

  • Don Carlos & Gold – Go Find Yourself a Fool; History of Tamoki Wambesi vol. 1 (Tamoki Wambesi) ’85; Roy Cousins prod’n
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Sleng Teng: An herb vendor who “slings ting’s” (aka collie herb). 1985 Digital Era of computerized dancehall begins

Set 2:

  • Bob Dylan – Man Gave Names to All the Animals; Slow Train Coming (Columbia) ’79 Request
  • Prince Francis – African Skank; Studio One Roots 2 (Soul Jazz/Studio One) ’72 deejay
  • Christine Miller – Trod Away Home; 10” (Hi-Tek) 2006 UK; mutant dub
  • Luciano – Legalize It; Weed a Bun vol. 1 (Charm) Request, 2005 herb tune; Tosh cover
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Requested Rockers do Reggae. Nursery rhyme reggae

Set 3:

<56 Thoughts From 56 Hope Road, #35: Coming in From the Cold; 40 sec.>

  • Bob Marley & the Wailers – Coming in From the Cold; Live Forever (Tuff Gong) 9/23/80; Live in Pittsburgh, Jah-sylvania

<Bob seeks treatment  in Germany; 35 sec.>

  • The Selecter – Celebrate the Bullet; Celebrate the Bullet (Chrsyalis/2 Tone) ’81 UK 2 Tone ska w/ female vox

<2 Tone favorite by Special Request and a popular demand!>

  • I Roy – Whap ‘n’ Bap’n; Babylon Soundtrack (EMI) ’80 Brit film about Jamaican Diaspora
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Bob in Jah-many seeking cancer treatment

Set 4: 

  • Peter Tosh – You Can’t Blame the Youth; Equal Rights (Legacy Edition) ’77 bonus rarity
  • Peter Tosh – Vampire; Equal Rights (Legacy Edition); ’77 bonus rarity
  • Version & Sista Widey; Put On; 10” (Webcam Hi Fi) 2007 Fr.
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Smile Jamaica Jah-loween: Soon come!

Set 5: Vinyl is V-Ital!

<Next Week: 25 years of Smile Jamaica Vinyl: Strickly pon di Ark-Ives!; 35 sec.>

  • Barrington Levy & Jah Thomas? – Collie Weed; Hunter Man (Burning Sounds) Vinyl is Vital set: ’83 UK, herbtune

<Seven Leaf Vinyl Stylee!; 25 sec.>

  • Ricky Grant & Rockers All-Stars; Far Far Away + Version; I Love Rastafari (Message) ‘78 JA
  • Sister Carol – Shackles; Liberation for the Africans (Serious Gold) ’83 NYC ; Bob Andy update “Unchained”
  • Winston Hussey – Evil People; Ghettoman Problem (Live & Learn) ’84 DC
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From year one of the Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives: Spring ’87; Oakland, Collie-fornya. Sept. 20 All Vinyl is Vital to celebrate 25 Years on Reggae Radio

Set 6:

  • Bunny Wailer – Reasons; Dance Hall Style (Shanachie) ‘87
  • Fathead – Operation Eradication; Live at Aces (Joe Frasier) herb tune Live 2/10/82 St. Thomas JA

<Cannabis History Lesson: Operation Eradication: Ronnie Raygun vs. the Seven Leaf; 75 sec.>

  • Sister Rasheda – Jah Love; 12” (Jah Warrior) mutant dub
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Operation Eradication: Neoliberal attack on Marijuana in Jamaica as the “poor man’s banker”. To get US money, Jamaican gov’t had to eradicate a source of income for poor rural farmers: Cannabis, The Seven Leaf, Collie Weed. Raaas claat, Bumba claat, Fiya burn!…Literally

Set 7: Jamaican Jukebox: 45 7″ RPM

  • Lloyd Hemmings – Africa; 7” (Jama) ’74 UK

<Reggae History Lesson: Slavery & the Middle Passage; 70 sec.>

  • Stanley Braveman – Pumps & Pride; 7” (Rebel Force)
  • Roland Burrell – Johnny Dollar; 7” (Sonic) ’83
  • Don Taylor – Africa Must Be Free; 7” (Foundation Sounds)
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The Middle Passage: 12 million plus Africans made this journey on floating coffins. “We were packed like sardines in a tin. When the boat overload, they throw some of us overboard” — Prince Far I with Singers & Players “Dungeon”

Set 8: Mutant Dub

  • Jai Alai Savant – Low Frequent See; Flight of the Bass Delegate (Gold Standard Laboratories) 2007 Jah-cago
  • Dubterror – Shinobi; Dubterror (Universal Egg) 2009 UK
  • King General & Bush Chemists – Joker Smoker; Money Run Tings (Conscious Sounds) ’96 UK herbtune
  • Kanka – Make It This Time; Sub.Mersion (Hammerbass) 2009 Fr.
  • Heavyweight Dub Champion feat. Lady K – Trouble; Return of the Champion (Champion Nation) 2009 Collie-rado
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Heavyweight Dub Champion. Collie-rado Mutant Dubbers

Smile Jamaica Radio Ark-Ives; Sept. 13, 2014: KRCL 90.9FM SLC, Utah; Robert Nelson, host by Bobbylon on Mixcloud

Smile Jamaica Ark-Ive: Sept. 6, 2014 (Stream + Tracklist)

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2 down 48 to go!

Greetings,

<Reggae History Lesson: Greenbay Killing>

Jump straight to the Sept. 6, 2014 stream

Smile Jamaica Radio Ark-Ives; Sept. 6, 2014: KRCL 90.9FM SLC, Utah; Robert Nelson, host by Bobbylon on Mixcloud

Here is what you can enjoy during the Sept. 6 Ark-Ive of Smile Jamaica:

  • Wailers Family Tree: Bob’s last live; Tosh rarity from Equal Rights dubble disk, Bunny Wailer “Camoflauge” plus Marcia Griffiths; 18 sec.
  • Rockers doing Reggae: Dylan, Harper does Tosh, South Africa, Jah-cago; 13 sec.
  • Vinyl is Vital: Lps, 10″ Discomix and Jamaican Jukebox 45s; 14 sec.
  • 4:20 Cannabis Service Announcements & the Seven Leaf: Aswad, Scratch
  • Roots Dawtas: Marcia, Aisha
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The Greys love the Green!

bless, robt

Playlist: Sept. 6, 2014: Smile Jamaica

Set 1:

  • Horace Andy – Oh Lord Why Lord; Best of Horace Andy (Studio One) JA vinyl
  • Reggae on Top All Stars – Cutting Dub; Chalice Dub Part 1; (Reggae on Top); ’95 Mutant Dub Album of the Week

<Psalm 18: Verse 8; 24 sec.>

  • Black Uhuru – Endurance; Sinsemilla (Mango) ‘80

<Black Uhuru led to Smile Jamaica; 26 sec.>

  • Marcia Griffiths – Truly; Naturally (Shanachie) ‘78

<Reggae History Lesson: The I Threes; 21 sec.>

  • Barry Brown – Dread Full Day; 10” (Hitbound) ‘83
  • Aswad – Pass the Cup; BBC Sessions (Strange Fruit) ’82; 4:20 Cannabis Service Announcement

<Cannabis History Lesson: Pass the Cup; 15 sec.>

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Black Uhru. The group that got me into Reggae: Oct. 1986

Set 2:

  • Peter Tosh – You Can’t Blame the Youth; Equal Rights (Legacy Edition) (Columbia/Legacy) ’77; bonus track from dubble disk; riddim shower (1): Original
  • Ben Harper – You Can’t Blame the Youth; Reggae Sampler (Virgin) ’97  CD EP; riddim shower (2); cover
  • Lee “Scratch” Perry – Stay Red; 10” (Upsetter); ’73 herb tune
  • Aisha – Evil Spirits; High Priestess (Ariwa) ’88 UK female/Mad Professor
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Prof. Tosh: Education as brainwashing. You can’t blame the youth!

Set 3: Rockers doing Reggae

  • Bob Dylan – Dead Man, Dead Man; Shot of Love (Columbia); ’81 

<Bob Dylan, “loping whiteboy Reggae”; 44 sec.>

  • The Members – Clean Men; 1980: The Choice is Yours (Virgin) ’80; UK new wave/pub group

<The Members: Whiteboy UK Reggae; 14 sec.>

  • BLK JKS – Skeleton; After Robots (Secretly Canadian) 2009 black South African hybrid
  • Jai Alai Savant – Data Massagana; Flight of the Bass Delegate (Gold Standard Labs) 2007 Jah-cago; take on Abyssinians tune; 7 sec.
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Familiar with the One Drop

Set 4:

  • Bob Marley & the Wailers – Redemption Song; Live Forever (Tuff Gong); last live performance: 9/23/80, Pittsburgh Jah-sylvania

<Thought 34 of 56 Thoughts From 56 Hope Road; 37 sec.>

  • 4th Street Orchestra – Scientific (Hurting Dubb); Scientific (Higher Ranking Dubb) (Rama) ’77 Dennis Bovell w/ female vox
  • Robbie Levi – War; 10” (Digital Conscious); 2010 cover of Marley’s Selassie speech

<Haile Selassie’s War Speech at the United Nations; 25 sec.>

H.I.M. Haile Selassie I Speech to the United Nations (excerpt)
New York CityNY  October 4, 1963

“…until the philosophy which holds one race superior and another inferior is finally and permanently discredited and abandoned: That until there are no longer first-class and second class citizens of any nation; That until the color of a man’s skin is of no more significance than the color of his eyes; That until the basic human rights are equally guaranteed to all without regard to race; That until that day, the dream of lasting peace and world citizenship and the rule of international morality will remain but a fleeting illusion, to be pursued but never attained; And until the ignoble and unhappy regimes that hold our brothers in Angola, in Mozambique and in South Africa in subhuman bondage have been toppled and destroyed; Until bigotry and prejudice and malicious and inhuman self-interest have been replaced by understanding and tolerance and good-will; Until all Africans stand and speak as free beings, equal in the eyes of all men, as they are in the eyes of Heaven; Until that day, the African continent will not know peace. We Africans will fight, if necessary, and we know that we shall win, as we are confident in the victory of good over evil…”

  • Dennis Alcapone – I Want a Draw; Good Old Days of the 70’s (Teams); herb tune cover of Mike Brooks “Rum Drinker”

<Cannabis History Lesson: I Want a Draw; 13 sec.>

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Haile Selassie at the United Nations; Oct. 4, 1963

Set 5: Vinyl is Vital

  • Gregory Isaacs/Prince Far I – Uncle Joe/Come Off Mi Toe; Crucial Cuts (Virgin Front Line); Vinyl is Vital set: ’83 UK
  • AmJam – 99 Ties – Live at CBGB (CBGB); ’87 NYC: American/Jamaican feat. Leisha Salesman on vox
  • Meditations – Woman Piabba; Message From the Meditations (United Artists) ’76 US; herb tune by Winston Watson

<Nelstradamus Picks 6 to legalize in 2014; 40 sec.>

  • Bloodfire Posse – Pink Panther; Are You Ready? (Synergy) ’86 UK; Henry Mancini theme
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Vinyl is Vital
  • Bunny Wailer – Camouflage; Rule Dance Hall (Shanachie) ‘87
  • Robbie Valentine & Jah Mason – Ganja Afe Free; 10” (Sip a Cup) 2005 mutant dub herbtune

<Nelstradamus of the Seven Leaf; 35 sec.>

  • Hollie Cook – Postman; Twice (Mr. Bong) 2014 
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Brand new, good for you!

Set 7: Jamaican Jukebox 7″ 45 RPM

  • Jahlights – Right Road to Zion; 7” (Trojan) ’78 UK
  • Willie Brackenridge – Blood Money; 7” (Harvest) ’79 JA
  • Noel Grey – Black Man; 7” (Freedom Sounds) JA
  • Leroy Smart – Jungle and Rema; 7” (Well Charge) JA

<Reggae History Lesson: Jamaican Civil War 1976-1980; 30 sec.>

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Mek wey for di rub a dub!

Set 8: Mutant Dub

  • Matty G – Sensimilla; Bay Area Dubstep vol. 3 (Full Melt) 2011; Mutant Dub set: herbtune
  • Botom Botom – It’s Your Life; This Is Not a Stereotype (Hammerbass) 2006 Fr. w/ female vox
  • Skream ft. Warrior Queen – Me Love It (Instrumental); Dubstep Allstars vol. 04 (Tempa) 2006 UK
  • The Widdler – Sensi Samurai; Studio Rockers at the Controls (Studio Rockers) 2009 UK
  • Dry and Heavy – Life in the Jungle; Full Contact (BSI) 2000 Jah-pon
  • Jeb Loy & the Oil Wells – Things that Made U.S.; Wild Paarty Sounds! (ON U Sound/Cherry Red) ’81 UK
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All killa, no filla!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives: Jah-gust 23, 2014 (Stream + Playlist): Jah-loween in Jah-gust Edition!

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Mark your calendars: Oct 25, 2014: Smile Jamaica’s Jah-loween Special. “Pick up your cross and follow me” – Lee “Scratch” Perry

Greetings,

Here’s what is on tap for the Jah-gust 23, 2014 Smile Jamaica Ark-Ive:

Smile Jamaica Radio Ark-Ives; Jah-gust 23 2014: KRCL 90.9FM SLC, Utah; Robert Nelson, host by Bobbylon on Mixcloud

  • Wailers Family Tree: dubble dose of Bob (live and mutant); Tosh Jah-loween rarity single; Bunny covers Bob
  • 4:20 Cannabis Service Announcement and assorted Seven Leaf: weedcollie, macka spliff, sensi inna Kushumpeng!
  • Jah-loween in Jah-gust: foreshadowing Smile Jamaica’s second favorite Holiday of the year in Jah-ctober
  • Roots Dawtas 
  • Vinyl is V-Ital
  • Jamaican Jukebox 45’s:
  • Mutant Dub
  • UFO-ria: Prince Lincoln and Alien retribution, Biblical stylee

<Old Testament Aliens; 13 sec.>

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Do not scoff!

Set 1:

  • Half Pint – Greetings; Greetings (Power House) ’85 JA vinyl; George Phang prod’n
  • Jah Shaka – Presents Dub Master Volume 1 (Mango) ’89 dub compilation. Dub Album of the Week
  • Bunny Wailer – Stir It Up; Rule Dance Hall (Shanachie) ’87 Wailers update
  • Althea & Donna – Uptown Top Ranking; Uptown Top Ranking (Virgin Front Line) ’78: riddim shower (1) vox
  • Clint Eastwood – Badder Than Them; 7” (Town & Country) ’78; riddim shower (2); dj

<Jamaican vinyl: snap, crackle, pop!; 12 sec.>

  • 10 Ft. Ganja Plant – 10 Ft. Ganja Plant and Weed; Bushrock (ROIR) 2009 upstate NY; 4:20 Cannabis Service Announcement
  • Al Campbell – Dancehall Style; 10” (Hitbound)
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2 down, 48 to go!: 2014 Smile Jamaica Predicts: Jah-laska, Guam, Jah-regon, Jah Hempshire, Maine, Vermont, DC

Set 2:

  • Peter Tosh – Mark of the Beat; Equal Rights (Legacy Edition) (Columbia/Legacy) ’77 dubble disk. Jah-loween in Jah-gust

<Peter Tosh: I see the Mark of the Beast pon their ugly faces: talks about nearly beaten to death by cops; 3:55>

  • Prince Francis – Beat Down Babylon; Studio One Funk (Studio One/Soul Jazz) over Jr. Byles classic
  • Alpha & Omega – One Love + Only One Dub; Serious Joke (A & O) 2002 trance dub w/ female vox
  • Barry Isaac – Mr. Calliman; 10” (Reggae On Top) militant stepper herb tune
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Jah-loween in Jah-gust: song is about Peter’s brush with death beaten by Jamaican cops for championing the Seven Leaf

Set 3: Jah-loween in Jah-gust

<Jah-ctober 25, 2014: Smile Jamaica’s bazillionth Jah-loween Extravaganza!; 18 sec.>

  • Roots Nation – Dungeon; Temperature’s Risin’ (Rare Roots) 2011 Dover, Jah Hempshire. Jah-loween in Jah-gust set. Willi Williams herbtune cover

<2 down, 48 to go: Jah Hempshire for Legalization 2014; 35 sec.>

  • Gladiators – Duppy Conqueror; Live at Maritime Hall (2B1); Marley cover, duppy = J’can ghost

<Jah-loween History Lesson: Duppy – Jamaican ghost, malevolent spirit who hangs out in the Boneyard; 6 sec.>

  • Omar Perry – The Ghostmakers; Can’t Stop Us (Homegrown/Makafresh ) 2009; Lee’s son
  • Funky Porcini – Flesheater Boulevard; Zombie (Crippled Dick Hot Wax!) 2000 mutant dub

<Smile Jamaica’s second favorite Holiday after 4/20: Jah-loween!; 10 sec.>

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Jah-loween in Jah-gust: Jamaican ghost = Duppy

Set 4: UFO-ria!

<Smile Jamaica Cosmology: Skygods vs. Ancient Aliens; 48 sec.>

  • Prince Lincoln & the Rasses – Spaceship; Natural Wild (NMC) ’80 UFO-ria; Joe Jackson prod’n: the Aliens gonna whip you and put you in your rightful place! 5 sec.

<Rastas Love UFOs! 20  sec.>

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Do not scoff!

Set 5: Vinyl is V-Ital, Rhymes with Ital

  • Bim Sherman – Haunting Ground; Haunting Ground (Revolver); Request; ’86 UK 

<Smile Jamaica’s All Time Favorite Singer: Bim Sherman>

  • Juvenile Delinquent (feat. Sena) – Natural Woman; Juvenile Delinquent (Clappers); Joe Higgs dawta; ’81 Brooklyn, NYC
  • Brigadier Jerry – Kushempeng; Jamaica, Jamaica (RAS) ’85 herbtune

<Cannabis History Lesson: Kushumpeng – Rasta smoking utensil; 10 sec.>

  • Natural Roots – Stop Them Jah; Natural Roots (Only Roots) ‘ 84 Fr.
  • Big Youth – Chi Chi Run; Chi Chi Run (Prince Buster) over John Holt; Rain From the Skies ‘72 JA
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Smile Jamaica’s All Time Favorite Singer: Bim Sherman (b. 1950-2000) In Jah’s Heavenly Choir

 Set 6:

  • Pato Banton – Don’t Sniff Coke; Never Give In (Primitive Man) ’88 herbtune request; UK

,<Pato Banton: Sensimeeeyaaah!>

  • Hollie Cook – Tiger Balm; Twice (Mr. Bongo) New mutant dubstress; dawta of a Sex Pistol
  • Bob Marley & the Wailers – Exodus; Live Forever (Tuff Gong); last live performance; Pittsburgh, Jah-sylvania; 9/23/80

<Junior Marvin, guitar, introduces the band during Bob’s Last Live performance; 20 sec.>

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9/23/80: Pittsburgh, Jah-sylvania. His last show before he joined Jah’s Heavenly Choir

Set 7: Jamaican Jukebox 45’s set

  • Duche Gold – I Have a Dream; 7” (Massawa); ’94 female vox and male dj; Jamaican Jukebox 7” set
  • Augustus Pablo – Cassava Piece version; 7” (Rockers International)
  • Barry Dimond – 400 Years; 7” (Reggae on Top) 2002 UK
  • Winston Watson – Do Mama Do; 7” (Wild Flower) ’76 Meditations singer
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Killer dancehall 45 from circa 1994

Set 8: Mutant Dub set

<Acoustic Levitation inna Irie Meditation; 10 sec.>

  • Bob Marley & the Wailers – Exodus; Dreams of Freedom (Axiom) ’97 Ambient Translations by Bill Laswell; Mutant Dub set
  • Dubmatix – Kingdom Dub; Clash of the Titans: System Shakedown Remixes (Collision); 2011 Jah-many; Nate Wize Kindgom of Bass rmx
  • Dubblestandart – Player Hater; Streets of Dub (Select Cuts) 2002 Jah-stria; Mad Professor Mix
  • Zion Train – Earthrush; Passage to Indica (Universal Egg) ’93 China UK w/ female vox
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Bill Laswell’s ambient tribute

Smile Jamaica Ark-Ive: Jah-gust 16, 2014 (Stream + Tracklist): Flying Saucers of the Old Testament

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The Anunnaki – Dem a sting and dem a shock! Up in the Sky, near and far!

Greetings,

Jump straight to the Jah-gust 16, 2014: Smile Jamaica Ark-ives

Smile Jamaica Radio Ark-Ives; Jah-gust 16 2014: KRCL 90.9FM SLC, Utah; Robert Nelson, host by Bobbylon on Mixcloud

Otherwise, follow me for the road map to last week’s show. Complete with Annotated Playlist, Soundbites and history lessons, photos and captions.

Livicated to the UFO-ria lovers of Smile Jamaica. The Old Testament space travelers. Do not scoff!

<Sky Gods or Ancient Astronauts?; 10 sec.>

bless, robt

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Jacob’s Ladder UFO story. Genesis 28:12: “As he slept, he dreamed of a stairway that reached from the earth up to heaven. And he saw the angels of God going up and down the stairway”.: Ancient Alien Theory suggests…
  • Dub Album of the Week: Augustus Pablo – Eastman Dub (Greensleeves) ’88
  • Seven Leaf Stylee: Bunny and Ricky, Vivian Jones, Horace Andy, Ancient King. Two down, 48 to go!
  • Roots Dawtas: Marcia Griffiths, Naima, Jenifah Gad, Pauline Black
  • Jamaican Jukebox: Rare and sublime 7″ black wax at 45 RPM
  • Disco Mix: Extended 10″ and 12″ black wax
  • Vinyl is V-Ital: UK, Canada, France, Oakland, Collie-fornya
  • Mutant Dub: World Tour – UK, Jah-stria, Jah-many, Jah-scow, Scotland

Playlist SET 1:

  • Anthony Johnson – Oh Jah; Early Days (Corner Stone) JA vinyl 
  • Augustus Pablo – Only Jah Jah Dub; Eastman Dub (Greensleeves) ’88 Dub Album of the Week 
  • Dennis Brown – Prophet Rides Again; Complete A & M Years (A & M) ‘83 
  • Marcia Griffiths – Where Were You; Steppin’ (Shanachie) ‘79 
  • 10 Ft. Ganja Plant – Got to be a Soldier; Bush Rock (ROIR) 2009 Upstate New York 
  • Black Uhuru – Mother of Iration; Dynasty (RAS) 2001; over “Leaving to Zion” riddim; Andrew Bees vox ;  15 sec.
  • Bunny & Ricky – Bushweed Corntrash; 10” (Upsetter) ’72 4:20 Cannabis Service Announcement***End of Set 1 
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Dennis Emmanuel Brown (1957-1999): The Crown Prince of Reggae; (if Bob is our King)

Set 2: Jamaican Jukebox of 7″ 45s

  • Asher Meggie – Rocky is the Road; 7” (56 Hope Road); ’82 
  • Clint Eastwood – Hooligan; 7” (Heavy Weight); over John Holt/Paragons riddim 
  • Jah Wally Stars – Frelimo; 7” (New Flower) named after freedom fighters of Mozambique SW Africa ;  16 sec.
  • Mafia & Fluxy – Mascot; 7” (River Bank); 2001 mutant dub tribute to the Anunnaki and the Old Testament Prophets; 4 min.

Flying Saucers by Tena Stelin – Lyrics transcribed for the Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives:

Anunnaki, Anu-Anunnaki
Anunnaki, El Kuluwm

Flying Saucers
Them a chat bout on-ya
Flying Saucers
Up in the Sky near and far
It’s coming like Star Wars…Watch it!

Please tell me: what is the meaning?
The meaning of these sightings?
So many people claim to see the same thing
I guess it must mean something

Talking about Extra Terrestrials!
Ask yourself: is it real or is it impossible? Watch out!

In the Book of Ezekiel
It’s like he describes a Crystal Ship

I’ve got to wonder if he was for real?
Was he just a raving lunatic? Hallelu-Jah!

Enoch walked with God
And he was found not

Elijah was taken up into a Chariot
A Chariot of Fire!

Inna Ancient Mesopotamia
They talked about the Anunnaki
They said they came from beyond the Sky
Oh tell me! Was they telling a lie?

El Kuluwm means the Source
El Kuluwm the highest course
All and Iley and Allah is the Same
So the Rastaman tell me no feel no way

<Ancient Aliens Roll Call; 10 sec.>

  •  Anu – Supreme Sky-God of the Sumerians. The God of Heaven, Lord of Constellations , King of gods, spirits and demons. He who  dwelt in the highest heavenly regions
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Like His Imperial Majesty Haile Selassie I: Anu – Lord of Lords holding his Holy Chalice. This album is in the All Time Top Ten of the Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives.
  • Anunnaki – “Those who from the Heavens, came to Earth”. “Those who came from the Sky”. Mesopotamian Gods
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My Sumerian ancestors, The Anunnaki. Coming back to Earth in 2800 AD with wristwatch pon his wrist!
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El Kuluwm – The All
  • Enoch – Great Grandfather of Noah. He walked with God and disappeared. Genesis 5:24 And Enoch walked with God, and he was no longer, for God had taken him.

<Enoch takes a ride to Heaven; 35 sec.>

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Enoch – Noah’s great-Grandad. “Beam me up, Yahweh!”
  • Extra Terrrestraisls – Sentient beings from planets, solar systems or galaxies outside Earth
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“We beat you humans to Interstellar Space Travel because we legalized the Seven Leaf”
  • Ezekiel – Hebrew Prophet who saw a space ship made of Crystal. Ezekiel 1:22: Spread out above the heads of the living creatures was what looked something like a vault, sparkling like crystal, and awesome.
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Prophet Ezekiel’s Crystal Ship : “Wheels within wheels. Rings full of eyes.”
  • Elijah – Hebrew Prophet who was taken up to Heaven in a Chariot of Fire (obviously a Spaceship). 2 Kings 2:11 As they were walking along and talking together, suddenly a chariot of fire and horses of fire appeared and separated the two of them, and Elijah went up to heaven in a whirlwind.
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Prophet Elijah’s Chariot of Fire.
  • Bob Marley & the Wailers – Who Colt the Game Dub (Ascension); Lee Perry prod’n***End of Set 2 
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Who Colt the Game – dominos scene from The Harder They Come classic. This movie and the first 2 Wailers albums made Americans and Europeans Reggae fanatics circa 1973

 Set 3:

  • Cornel Campbell – The Sun; Natty Dread in a Greenwich Farm (Striker Lee) ‘75
  • Leroy Sibbles – Do Your Thing; Studio One Funk (Studio One/Soul Jazz) ‘70
  • Version feat. Naima – Jah Jah Love; 10” (Webcam Hi Fi) female vox mutant dub***End of Set 3
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Foundation album in the Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives. Beautiful falsetto

Set 4:

  • Errol Blackwood – Mandela; Waking Up the Dream (Socan) ’94 Ft. Lauderdale 
  • The Selecter – Street Feeling; Too Much Pressure (Chrysalis) ’80 2 Tone ska feat. Paul Black on vox 
  • Centry – King of Kings (Loveub Music); 10” 2007 mutant dub instrumental 
  • Ancient King – Get the Best; Conquering Sound (I Grade); herb tune Am. Virgin Islands 2005***End of Set 4
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    Foundation Ska album in the Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives. Pauline Black on vox

    Set 5: Vinyl is V-Ital! Vinyl World Tour

<Cratedigging Memory Lane: Vivian Jones 12′ and Rough Trade, San Francisco, Collie-fornya; 1:16 sec.>

  • Vivian Jones – Got a Light; 12” (Jah Shaka) ’86 UK; herbtune Request ; 23 sec.
  • Kayawah Movement– Shame and Scandal; Culture Rock (Only Roots); update of rock steady classic Fr. Vinyl 
  • Barrington Levy – Full Understanding; Run Come Ya! (Puff) ’81 Canada 
  • Lion Zion – Reggae in America; Reggae in America (House of Natty) ’76 Oakland; Lee Perry mix***End of Set 5
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Vivian in the UK is a male’s name as well. “Take a lick off my spliff”. Foundation record in the Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives. Seven Leaf Request. Two down, 48 to go!

 Set 6:

  • Bad Brains – I Luv I Jah; Omega Sessions (Raybeez) DC Punks 

<Bad Brains Interview flop: Smile Jamaica History; 47 sec.>

  • Jenifah Gad – Racial Problems; Reparation (Flag) 2000 
  • Horace Andy – Collie Weed; Prime of Horace Andy (Music Club) herbtune, best of***End of Set 6 
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Bad Brains. H.R. (Human Rights on Throat). I did 400 Interviews on KRCL. This one was by far the WORST. Still love the guy and the band. Foundation Artist in the Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives

Set 7:

  • Jimmy Cliff – The Lion Awakes; Club Paradise Soundtrack (Columbia) ‘86

<RIP Robin Williams; 27 sec.>

  • Fat Freddy’s Drop – Roady; Based on a True Story (Quango) New Zealand feat. Female vox
  • Winston Fergus & Chris Jay – Rough Road; 10” (Dubwise) ‘98***End of Set 7
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Smile Jamaica say: better Soundtrack than Film. Foundation Record in the Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives. Bought at the mall, 1986

Set 8: Mutant Dub

  • Alpha & Omega – Survivor; Serious Joke (A & O) 2002 UK; mutant dub set 
  • Dubblestandart – Return from Planet Egalica (Superlistener Dub); Streets of Dub (Select Cuts) 2007 Jah-stria 
  • Dubmatix feat. Kulcha Ites – Wobble Weeble; Clash of the Titans: The System Shakedown Remixes (Collision) 2011 Jah-many 
  • Zeb & Scotty – Bring the Sensi; Ode to a Carrot (Jahtari) Scotland
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Foundation Mutant Dub Artist in the Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives: Trance dub with female vox

 

Smile Jamaica Ark-Ive: Jah-gust 9, 2014 (Stream + Tracklist): Jamaican Jukebox: 7″ 45 RPM

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Smile Jamaica: Your Jamaican Jukebox for 26+ years now

Greetings,

Here is last week’s Black Wax attack flingin’ roots from the 7″ wing of the  Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives: Jah-gust 9, 2014

Scroll for the Ark-Ive stream and “annotated” Playlist with sound bytes

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“Bob Marley? Prince Far I? Here’s a perfect jitterbug 45 for our sock hop: Smoke Two Joints!”

Smile Jamaica Radio Ark-Ives; Aug. 9, 2014: KRCL 90.9FM SLC, Utah; Robert Nelson, host by Bobbylon on Mixcloud

Playlist: Check for pictures, captions, soundbytes 

Set 1: 4:20 Set of Sound: The Seven Leaf for the Seven Inch:

  • Boston Jack – Great God Over in Zion (Miracle Productions)
  • Peabody & Sherman – Guess Who’s Coming For Sweet Leaf; (blank); 4:20 Set – mashup between Black Sabbath herbtune vs. Black Uhuru

<Bootleg mashup: Black Sabbath vs. Black Uhuru; 4 min 30 sec.>

  • Lacksley Castell – Collie Tree (Fire House)
  • Rapper Robert & Jim Brown – Minister For Ganja (Coxsone) ‘85
  • Earl Anthony – Sensi Man Rock (Look to Africa) clear vinyl
  • Macka B – Ganja (Ariwa) UK
  • Frankie Paul – Sensi (Crazy Night)***End of Set 1
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2 down, 48 to go. By the time this tyke gets to buy his first drink it will be: 49 down, 1 to go. Guess which will the be the last state to legalize it?

Set 2: KFC: 2 buckets of chicken, keep the drum kickin’

  • Lee “Scratch” Perry – Kentucky Skank (Mojo) UK; about KFC Chicken, Mojo Mag 91 sec.
  • Trevor Hartley, Africa (Jove) ’79 UK
  • Tony Curtis – Leave the Collie Alone (Cou$ins) hertbtune

<2 down 48, to go: D.C. Legalize It 2014; 45 sec.>

  • Jenifah Gad – Survival (Black Roots)***End of Set 2
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“That Tony Curtis is so dreamy. I hope he asks me to the prom!”

Set 3:

  • Bobo Shanty – Jah Light (Creation Heights)
  • Blazing Fire – Blood Donza (Ja Man)
  • Jah Wally Stars – Mozambique (Addis Ababa); roots instrumental
  • Mojo Morgan – Herbs Man Anthem (Gedion Music); over Tosh’s Igziabeher riddim, herbtune***End of Set 3

<2 down, 48 to go!: Guam Legalize 2014; 15 sec.>

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“Just pick already! Anything Mutant Dub”

 Set 4: Who Colt the Game: Bob Marley on Obama vs. Putin

  • Bob Marley & the Wailers – Who Colt the Game (Ascension) Lee Perry prod’n; dominos phrase; 69 sec.
  • Brenda Harry – Rise Up Stand Firm (Twinkle) 2001  
  • Lone Ranger – Natty Chalawa (Studio One) ’81 herbtune; 47 sec.
  • Inner Rose – Rise Up (Inner Rose) 2012 Fr. ***End of Set 4
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“All that bass in this Jamaican Jukebox makes me tingle in my girly parts!”

Set 5:

  • Jahlights – Right Road to Zion (Trojan) ‘ 78 UK
  • Tippa Lee – Ganja Pipe Fe Bun (Corner Stone) herb tune 8 sec.
  • Gladiators – Beautiful Locks (Studio One) Jr. Byles – Curly Locks
  • Winston Watson – Do Mama Do (Wild Flower) ’76 of The Meditations
  • Levi Williams – Peaceful Rasta (Mighty Cloud) ‘74***End Set 5
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So Smile J Say: “Grab a dawta for the rub a dub session. Cool down the pace. Wine up her waist, put a smile pon yer face!”

Set 6:

  • Charley Ace – Herb Man Special (Swing-a-Ling) ; herbtune Rita Marley One Draw
  • Mikey Dread – King of Kings (Higher Ground Sound) 2001 green vinyl
  • True Persuaders – Natty Lead the Way (Forward)
  •  George Nooks – Tribal War (Crazy Joe) ‘ 78 Joe Gibbs prod’n ***End of Set 6
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“Smile Jamaica puts pep in my step!:

Set 7: Vinyl Fury causes KRCL power outage

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“I like to listen to Smile Jamaica on my Hi Fi while I wait for my herb vendor to knock pon I door!”
  • Abdel Karim – Peace in the City (Kingston Connexion)
  • Lopez Walker – Jah Jah Garden (Phase 1)…power outage on KRCL
  • Eric Morris – Eyere Feeling (Sure Shot)
  • I Wayne – Sweet Collie (Thriller Music) herbtune***End of Set 7

<Smile Jamaica Pick Six: Legalize 2014. 23 sec.>

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From Father to Son, From Mother to Dawta: Smile Jamaica – 26+ years of Reggae Radio

Set 8: Ancient Aliens drinking game; 58 sec.

  • Tenastelin – Flying Saucers (River Bank); 2001 Anunnaki Ancient Aliens tune
  • System Error feat. Michael Rose – Time Bomb (Deep Root) 2008 UK
  • Al Campbell – Leave the Herbsman Business (Witty) herbtune
  • Jah Hamed & the Meditations – Rastaman (Total Satisfaction) Bob Marley I’m Hurtin’ Inside riddim
  • Lloyd Parks – Mafia (Pressure Sounds) ’75 UK, more power outage! 12 sec.
  •  Mafia & Fluxy – Mascot (Flying Saucers dub) (River Bank) 2001

<Conspiracy Theories are to Ancient Aliens as Dub is to Reggae; 55 sec.>

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They are coming back. Do not scoff!

 

 

 

 

 

Smile Jamaica’s Jamaican Jukebox: Reggae Record Label Gallery of 7″ 45 RPM

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When I retire, I won’t be a greeter at Mall-Wart. I wanna work here

 Greetings,

Thanks for listening to Smile Jamaica live at KRCL and online here or at Mixcloud

Here is how we did on the Jah-gust 2, 2014 Mixcloud charts:

  • Vinyl: 7
  • Dub: 18
  • Reggae: 33

Thanks and keep spreading the word to your friends and family who love the Roots & Dub on Black Wax

I will add last week’s show of 3 hours of Jamaican Jukebox 7″ 45s in the AM (Jah-gust 9 show). Here is a little preview of the record label artwork of the songs you can hear me play

bless, robt

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Greetings,

The photo gallery from Smile Jamaica’s: Jah-gust Jah-maican Jukebox: 7″ 45 RPMs: Jah-gust 9, 2014

 

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sensimanrock

 

 

 

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Smile Jamaica Ark-Ive: Jah-gust 9, 2014 Post Script, Vinyl is Vital: 3 hours of 45 REVOLUTIONS Per Minute

<Smile Jamaica’s version of Stairway to Heaven; 8 sec.>

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Stairway to Heaven: From my hands to Jah’s ears – Vinyl is Vital: 7 Inch Boomshots on Smile Jamaica

Greetings,

<Smile Jamaica Jah-gust 9, 2014 intro: Jamaican Jukebox of 7″ 45s; 8 sec.>

If you listen at all to Smile Jamaica you might notice a few “trends”

  1. Music never stops. Even when I chatter away
  2. I am way too into 4:20, herbtunes, Seven Leaf
  3. I’m getting to the point of being way into all things Extra Terrestrial
  4. I don’t play much dancehall. I play contemporary dub and modern roots
  5. I worship at the Black Wax Temple.
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Chicks dig the 7 Inch

I don’t do Digital. I am a 2/3 CD 1/3 Vinyl selector/deejay/programmer on Smile Jamaica.

<lo-fi! no computa for I ‘n’ I; 5 sec.>

Christians got Ten. Muslims have Five. I only need Three.

Vinyl Commandments of Smile Jamaica

  • Commandment I – Thou Shalt Lead off each Ark-Ive Edition with a Vinyl Selection
  • Commandment II – Thou Shalt Play one Extra Loooong 12″ or 10″ piece of vinyl each half hour. Let the riddim stretch out to defy gravity. Sink down in the groove
  • Commandment III – Thou Shalt play a Vinyl is Vital (rhymes with Ital) set midway thru the 3 hour Ark-Ive
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Juggle mi a juggle

Individual tracks from LPs (Long Players) or Extended Mix Vinyl on either 12″ or 10″ sizes. Just have not made room lately for the 7″ variety.

I had a listener Tweet me that I should show some love for the 45 RPM – 7″ vinyl

<Juggling Wax: 7″ Jamaican Jukebox. 38 sec.>

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Better for you than Barbie, dawta!

So I did a quick tour of the Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives and grabbed 2 crocus bags full of vinyl. Seven inch stylee!: 16 sec.

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2  crocus bags of Smile Jamaica’s secret stash of Black Wax: 7 inch 45s for juggling! That is not an oven mitt but my Grandfather’s vinyl dust cloth from when he sold records in his Montana hardware store

Flingin’ vinyl at 45 REVOLUTIONS PER MINUTE; 12 sec.

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The Real Revolutionary

The Power of Vinyl: Heavy Roots crapped out KRCL’s electrical system with a power outage. No mp3 has that shower of power

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This 7″ 45 spun with such fury it caused a power outage at KRCL during Smile Jamaica! Digital mp3s obviously not allowed in Jah’s garden!

Here is how these 7″ Black Wax editions differ from the usual Smile Jamaica Ark-Ive Show

  1. Jukebox and singles to be played in the dance by Jamaican dancehall selectors were expected to be short and snappy.

An average Smile Jamaica, 3 hours, plays between 30-35 tunes. It jumps to well over 40+ on 7″ only shows

<Why 7″s tend to be shorter in duration; 27 sec.>

2. You need a center adapter for the US and JA singles for the station Turntables

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7 inch adapter: US and JA singles have wide mouth centers. UK 7″s do not

<Cratedigging: US/JA 7″s vs. UK 7″s;  64 sec.>

3. The rarest of the rare out of the Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives. Very few artists had the career for a full length album. But hundreds of great artists put forth one hit wonders on unique and boutique labels. The obscurity for sure-ty that enhances listening to a heavy cratedigger’s perspective on the Radio.

<One hit wonder; 37 sec.>

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The obscure one shot boomshot. The true rarities featured out of the Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives. No LP, No CD, No iTunes

Here is what I featured from the big stack of Black Wax:

  • Dub Album of the Week: Front Line Dub (Virgin); compilation from the Virgin Front Line Dub LPs. So the music never has to stop
  • Secret Shame: Rasta Jamaicans with a “sweet tooth” for Kentucky Fried Chicken

<Lee Perry: Two buckets of chicken, keeps the drum kickin'; 7 sec.>

<That’s not very Ital, KFC! 87 sec..>

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Two down, 48 to go!
  • Seven Leaf juggler: Two down, 48 to go!; 7 sec.

<Smile Jamaica Legalization Prediction: 6 legalizing states in 2014; 23 sec.>

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Jah-laska. Smile Jamaica predicts legalize 2014
  • Reggae Prophecy: Bob Marley Who Colt the Game. Dominos motif on 2014 EU/NATO/Obama vs. Russia/Putin. 67 sec.
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You sanction my gas, I sanction your food. How you like dem apples?. Who Colt the Game?
  • Reggae History Lessson: DJ Charley Ace and his Swing a Ling Mobile Record Shack

<Charley Ace. 58 sec.>

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Charley Ace
  • Ancient Aliens Mutant Dub: Tenastelin tells you about my ancestors the Anunnaki

<Tenastelin Flying Sacuers; 3 min 57 sec.>

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Make way for the Anunnaki – Returning to Earth in 2800AD

I’ll load the entire 3 hours (minus vinyl induced power outage time) tomorrow with the full playlist. Also gonna tag some of the unique art work of the 45’s on one of a kind record labels

bless, robt

sensimanrock
2 down, 48 to go! Smile Jamaica’s Holy Trinity: Rare, Herbtune, clear vinyl
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