Smile Jamaica Playlist: Jah-nuary 24, 2015 (Stream + Tracklist): Hazy Shade of Winter!

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Smile Jamaica much prefers Collie-rado’s Inversion Galore to Utah’s Winter Smog. 4 down, 46 to go!

Greetings,

<Inversion Galore. Surviving Utah’s Winter Smog>

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

Settling into Jah-nuary. Middle of winter. The two month period of hibernation between the Green Bud Bowl Packers last game and opening Season for my beloved San Francisco, Giants baseball.

Weeping and Wailing and gnashing of teeth :-(

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Green Bud Bowl Packers legendary collapse. Dread only had to do one thing and one thing only: catch the effing ball. Game over. Super Bowl 49. Fiyah bun!

<Green Bud Bowl Packers epic collapse against Seapukes: No Superbowl for I ‘n’ I; 17 sec.>

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Grinding it out at work trying to avoid the flu and the colds brought about by Utah’s chunky air. Flu shot was a dud. Everyone in my family except me got it. Praise Jah! One of my best friends had to go to the emergency room with fluid in her lungs. Utah from November to March great for skiiers. Not so much for those with ashthma.

So playing rope a dope in cutting through the Post Holiday blah’s with the Kool Roots of Reggae ‘n’ Dubwize.

High-lights of the Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives: Jah-nuary 24, 2015; 64 sec.

  • Wailers Family Tree: Bob & Peter Live in Leeds UK; Tosh live acoustic radio performance; Bunny chants down Botha and Apartheid South Africa, Marcia Griffiths – Steppin’ ’79
  • Dub Album of the Week: Aba-Shanti Ites. Mutant dub instrumentals
  • Soundtracks: Reggae on celluloid
  • Best of Smile Jamaica 25 Years: Marcia G, Prince Lincoln UFOria, Dillinger PSA on STD’s
  • Vinyl is V-Ital: Roots Dawtas: lovers rock, deejay Seven Leaf, dub poet
  • Mutant Dub: UFO skywatching soundtrack

<Songs to watch the sky for UFO’s. They are out there. Do not scoff!; 8 sec.>

bless, robt

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Galaxy poll on the Terrestrial Drug War

Smile Jamaica Playlist: Jah-nuary 24, 2015:

Set 1:

  • Kojak – Glory to Jah; Chant Down Babylon (Gorgon) JA vinyl
  • Aba-Shanti-I &the Shanti-Ites – Tower of Bable (sic); Verse III (Falasha) ’99; Dub Album of the Week: mutant dub style
  • Black Slate – Mozart in Trenchtown; World Citizen (Unit 8) 2014 UK roots reunion

<Black Slate: UK Roots Reunion; 29 sec.>

  • Akabu – Fate of the World; Warrior Queen (ON U Sound) ’95 UK female roots group
  • African Brothers – Gimme Gimme African Love; 10” (Main Line) ’77, Tony Tuff Sugar Minott group
  • Iba – Babylon Don’t Like; Many Lives (Mt. Nebo) 2006; 4:20 Cannabis Service Announcement

<4 down, 46 to go!; 7 sec.>

  • Big Youth – Honesty; Screaming Target (Trojan) ’72; on Slaving riddim  
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UK Roots Reunion. One of Smile Jamaica’s Best of 2014

Set 2:

  • The Wailers – Stop That Train; Burnin’ (Deluxe Edition) (Tuff Gong); Live at Leeds UK; 11/23/73
  • Cedric ‘Im Brooks – Jah Light It Right; Light of Saba (Honest Jon’s) ’76 horn jazz + nyahbinghi instrumental
  • Dennis Brown – Give a Helping Hand; 10” (Observer Gold)
  • Rhoda Dakar – 007; Cleaning in Another Woman’s Kitchen (Moon Ska) 2007; singer in Special AKA, Bodysnatchers ska covers Desmond Dekker
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2 Tone Ska-stress: Bodysnatchers, Special AKA, sang a song about date rape that is brilliant and harrowing “The Boiler”

 Set 3: Reggae tunes on Soundtracks

  • Lee “Scratch” Perry – Dreadlocks in Moonlight; Countryman Soundtrack (Mango) ‘82
  • Western Roots – Rockers Galore; Babylon Central Soundtrack (ESL) 2010 mutant dub

<Babylon Central: Thievery Corporation movie; 28 sec.>

  • Search Boys – Searchin’; Up in Smoke Soundtrack (Warner Bros.) ’78; herbal update of r & b by The Coasters; 23 sec.
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Thievery Corporation movie: mutant dub, exotic Middle Eastern women, cratedigging, peak oil conspiracy theories. Smile Jamaica approved

 Set 4: Best of 25 Years: Smile Jamaica

  • Marcia Griffiths – Give and You Get; Steppin’ (Shanachie) ’79 
  • Michael Dyke – Saturday Night Special; Rebel Music (Trojan) ’79 Various Artists
  • Prince Lincoln – Spaceship; Natural Wild (NMC) ’80; Joe Jackson: “aliens gonna whip and put you in your rightful place”; 26 sec.
  • Dillinger – Mickey Mouse Crab Louse; Cocaine (Charly) ’83; rude

<Dillinger warns about STD’s: Public Service Announcement; 28 sec.>

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You can’t get to Heaven with a carnal mind. Instead you get the Mickey Mouse Crab Louse

 Set 5: Vinyl is V-Ital: Roots Dawtas

  • Aisha – Daughters of Zion; Daughters of Zion (Twinkle)  ’93 UK

<Roots Dawtas love the Black Wax; 16 sec.>

  • Jah Woosh & Sis Bee – Herb Reasoning; Rebellion (FORM) Ireland; Herb tune over Reggae George

<Smile Jamaica Jah-o-graphica: DUBlin, Irieland; 16 sec.>

  • Lillian Allen – Nellie Belly Swelly; Revolutionary Tea Party (Redwood) Emeryville, Colly-fornia; female Canadian dub poet
  • Imo & the Soul Syndicate – Donut Shop; Past History (Yahway), ’86 Mill Valley, Collie-fornya
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Canadian dub poet. Early addition to the Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives

Set 6:

  • Peter Tosh – Jah Guide; Talking Revolution (Pressure Sounds); acoustic live at WXFM, Jah-cago, Ill.
  • Leonard Santic All Stars – Santic Rock; Down Santic Way (Pressure Sounds); dub
  • Abassi All Stars feat. Minoo – December; 10” EP (Deep Roots) 2008; female singer on mutant dub riddim
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Have guitar, will travel

 Set 7:

  • Bunny Wailer – Botha the Mosquito; Liberation (Shanachie) ’88; against apartheid leader

<Botha leader of Apartheid South Africa; 20 sec.>

  • Ken Boothe & Prince Jammy – You’re No Good; Trojan 12” Box Set (Trojan)
  • Merva Grier – Feeling Like a Million; 12” (Iroko)
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From the Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives

<Free Azania: South Africa: Reggae History Lesson; 49 sec.>

Set 8: Mutant Dub

<Look to the skies! They are out there!; 8 sec. >

  • Red I – Last Chant + Return of the Mayan; Jahdgement Day (Red I) 2012 Philippines; Mutant Dub set

<Barely survived til Dec. 21, 2012: End of Mayan calendar; 40 sec.>

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  • Zion Train – Follow Like Wolves; Healing of the Nation EP (China) ’95 UK trance dub
  • Alien Dread – Dub-Liner; Cosmic Dub Clash (Channel One UK) 2012 instrumental
  • Ranking Joe – World in Trouble; (Vibronics ‘Ska Boom’ rmx); Twilight Circus Dub SoundSystem: Remixed : Dubwise (M); 2004 Dutch dubber
  • U Brown – No Wicked Can’t Reign; 3 the Roots Way (Jah Warrior) 2000
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Thanksgiving 2012 I was in ICU at Hospital. Fought hard to live til Dec. 21, 2012. End of Mayan Calendar. Or as Red I calls it: Jahdgement Day

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

Smile Jamaica Ark-Ive: Jah-nuary 17, 2015 (Stream + Annotated Playlist): Livicated to MLK

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Blessing to MLK: When he moved from Civil Rights to Anti-War and Pro Worker Rights, “They” took him out

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

Greetings,

Livicated* to MLK and his fight for human rights

*livicate – never dead/dedicate

<MLK>

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Heinous!

<Smile Jamaica Approved: Green Bay Packers; 36 sec.>

WTF? Heinous. Just heinous. The Green Bud Bowl Packers peed a sure victory down their leg to a guy (QB Wilson) who probably doesn’t go for 4 down, 46 to go.

I must have had two dozen text messages from people. Ran the gamut from condolences to ha ha.

There weren’t any tears at the Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives

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Not a fan

The mood at the Ark-Ives was more like this:

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Green Bay? WTF!

Forward ever, backwards never

bless,robt

The High-lights of Jah-nuary 17, 2015: Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives; 45 sec.

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Smile Jamaica Annotated Playlist: Jah-nuary 17, 2015

Set 1:

  • Big Youth – Get Up Stand Up; Hit the Road Jack (Trojan) ’76 UK vinyl; Wailers cover
  • Hot & Rich – Funk for Louis; Meet: Hi-Tech Roots Dynamics (ACL) 2000; Dub Album of the Week
  • Cedric ‘Im Brooks & the Light of Saba – Rebirth; Light of Saba (Honest Jon’s); ’76 nyahbinghi jazz
  • Rupie Dan & Jenifah Gad – Marcus Seh; Solid Foundation (Flag) ‘92
  • Fred Locks – Collie Herb; 10” (Sip a Cup) 2003 mutant dub; 4:20 Cannabis Service Announcement
  • Horace Andy – Collie Herb; In the Light (Blood and Fire) ’77 bonus herbs
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Early addition to the Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives

Set 2:

  • Gussie P – Who’s Safe; 10” (Sip a Cup) 2003 MLK “I Have a Dream” speech; 8/23/63
  • The Archives feat. Ichelle Cole – Boof Baff;  The Archives (ESL) 2012 female chanter on vox
  • Gondwana – Sentimento Original (Original Feeling); Together (RAS) ’99 Chilean roots; herb tune
  • Bunny Wailer – Liberation; Liberation (Shanachie) ‘88
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Great late 80’s offering from Bunny. Smile Jamaica Approved

 Set 3: Best of Smile Jamaica 25 Years 

  • Gregory Isaacs – One More Time; Cool Ruler (Virgin Front Line) ’78
  • The Selecter – Out on the Streets; Too Much Pressure (Chrysalis) ’80 2 Tone UK ska feat. Pauline Black on vox
  • Aswad – Pull Up; To the Top (Simba) ‘87

<Aswad one of the first 20 additions to the Smile Jamaica Ark-Ive; 23 sec.>

  • Mighty Diamonds – Babylon is Dangerous; The Real Enemy (Rohit) ‘87
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Las Vegas Tower Records; May ’88. One of my earliest adds to the Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives

Set 4:

<Wailers – Live at Leeds; Just Bob & Peter; 23 sec.>

  • The Wailers – You Can’t Blame the Youth; Burnin’ (Deluxe Edition) (Tuff Gong) 11/23/73; Live at Leeds in UK; 20 sec.
  • Zema – Give a Little Love; Look at the Heart (Melchizedek) ’99 Los Jah-ngeles, Colly-fornya female singer
  • Sylford Walker & Welton Irie –  Lambsbread + Lambsbread International (South East Music) ’79 J’can flavor of herb
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Herb inflation since 1979: 1200%

<1979, Jamaica: Qtr pound of ishense: 1 dollar 5 cents; 20 sec..>

 Set 5: Vinyl is V-Ital!

  • Bim Sherman – Got to Get On; Haunting Ground (Revolver) ’86 UK: cover of Keith & Tex “Stop that Train”
  • Charlie Chaplin – Jamaican Collie; Chaplin Chant (Tamoki Wambesi); UK herbtune
  • Azeem – God is Watching; Dreadfly (Joe Gibbs) ’82 Miami
  • Mother Liza – Bore Nose Possie; Chant Down Babylon (Gorgon) JA female deejay
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favorite singer in the Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives

 Set 6:

  • Peter Tosh – Fools Die (Wisdom); Talking Revolution (Pressure Sounds); acoustic at WXFM Jah-cago, Ill.

<Tosh rarity for sure-ty>

  • Sarah B Band – Let You Win; Realign Your Mind (Sarah B Band); local SLC reggae
  • Barry Issacs – Mission Against Herbs; 10” (Reggae on Top) militant steppers herbtune
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Collection of rare Tosh performances. Tracking this each Ark-Ive Edition this winter and spring. Selah!

Set 7: Jamaican Jukebox: 7″ 45’s

  • Benjamin Zephaniah – Now Not Now; Dub Ranting (Radical Wallpaper) ’82; UK dub poet. 7″ picture 8 track of dubpoetry
  • Ilements – Free Up the Herbs; 7” (Irie Ites) 2010
  • Errol Dunkley – Train to Zion; 7” (Topco) ‘75
  • Iron Phoenix – Natty Dread Christmas; 7” (Observer)

<Xmas in Jah-nuary; 27 sec.> 

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Rare gem from the Smile Jamaica Ark-Ive bought at the KUSF (U of San Francisco) Rock ‘n’ Swap. That station is now classical not college music

<KUSF: From best college station in the nation to classical music; 33 sec.>

 Set 8: Mutant Dub

  • Prince Far I & Singers and Players – Water the Garden; Pay It All Back vol. 2 (ON U Sound) ’88; mutant dub set

<Reggae History Lessons: Pay It All Back Sampler Series for ON U Sound label>

  • Soho – Zombies Walk the Cardboard City; Goddess (Atco) ’90 UK
  • GT Moore – Secret Love; 12” (Jah Works) 2009 UK
  • David Holmes – Slashers Revenge; Let’s Get Killed (Go Beat) ‘97
  • Dr. Israel – Residence Dub; Land of Baboon (Baraka Foundation) ’96 

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

Smile Jamaica Approved: Green Bud (Bowl) Packers! Dem a sting ‘n’ dem a shock!

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Does it surprise you that the Smile Jamaica Seven Leaf Army’s favorite team is GREEN BAY

<Loved the Packers since 2nd grade>


Greetings,

These are the Holy Trinity of the Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives

  1. Reggae & Dubwise – collected Reggae since 1986. Reggae Radio, uninterrupted, since 1988.
  2. San Francisco Giants baseball; World Series champs 2010,2012,2014,2016,2018
  3. Green Bay Packers football: Bart Starr 2 Super Bowls, Brett Perve 1 Super Bowl, Aaron Rodgers 1 Superbowl
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Looking for a dubble dose of Rings this February

No surprise the guy who celebrates Cannabis Service Month, would be devoted to a team called GREEN Bay. Especially since I am predicting legalize for Jah-sconsin in 2016?

Aww, but another team in the Green is Seattle. Where they are one of the 4 down while Jah-sconsin is in the 46 to go column

<4 down, 46 to go!>

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Russell Wilson? Meh. Too nice for this blackheart

VS.

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I’ll go with the guy who has the Hollywood girlfriend

In 2010/2011 I got the dubble dose:

  1. 2010 World Series: Giants spanked the Rangers 4-1
  2. 2011 Super Bowl XV: Green Bay defeated the Steelers 31-25

Super Bowl? Smoked a Bowl, more like!

I’m hoping for the same result for 2014/2015

  1. San Francisco Giants defeated the Kansas City Royals 4-3; 2014 World Series
  2. Green Bay Packers……?

<Go Green Bay!>

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Cheese head? Nah, Cheese Dread!

 

 

Smile Jamaica Reggae Ark-Ives: Jah-nuary 10, 2015 (Stream + Tracklist): Inversion Galore!

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No two herbflakes are alike

Greetings,

Smile Jamaica Radio Ark-Ives; Jan. 10, 2015 KRCL 90.9FM SLC, Utah; Robert Nelson, host by Bobbylon on Mixcloud

Winter in Utah. Great for the skiiers. Not so great in the Valley. Bad air was killing all my friends: asthma, bronchitis, flu shot was a dud. I got a massive head cold sitting on the tarmac in Jah-buquerque trying to get home. Decongestant nah work. Maybe a cordless drill in my ear canal will free up some earway.

<Winter in the Salt Lake Valley: Chunky Style air; 12 sec.>

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Happy New Year 2015 in the Salt Lake Valley: Inversion galore!

Tis the season of the Hazy Shade of Winter. If your breathing is wrecked or the flu has you down for the count, just spin last week’s Smile Jamaica. Best way to complement your sick leave

<Pneumonia risk by breathing Utah’s winter smog>

bless, robt

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Peter Tosh Rx for all those suffering Utah chunky-air respiratory shitstem. Gotta get elevated. Rise above the haze. Selah!

Annotated Playlist: Jah-nuary 10, 2015 (photos, captions, clips, soundbytes, Reggae History Lessons) 

 Here are the High-lights of the Stream; 56 sec.

  • Best of Smile Jamaica 25 Years: The Reagan Year (1988) radio debut; 15 sec.
  • Wailers Family Tree: The Wailers Duo (Bob + Peter) Live at Leeds; 11/23/73. Tosh harangue that nearly got him killed after the One Love Peace Concert; 4/22/78 Kingston, JA. Introducing Bunny Wailer’s album Liberation ’88. Judy Mowatt classic Black Woman
  • Dub Album of the Week: Bullwackie’s All Stars – Free For All (Wackies). Heavy urban dub JA via NY.
  • Seven Leaf: Junior Dan, Mike Brooks, Aldubb

<4 down, 46 to go!>

  • Vinyl is V-Ital midway
  • Jamaican Jukebox: 7″ vinyl rarities
  • Disco Mix: Extended mix vox and dubwize vinyl
  • Roots Dawtas: Aisha lovers rock, The Selecter 2 Tone ska, Judy Mowatt, Mutant Dubstress Molara, Iskeeda, Alpha & Omega trance dub
  • Mutant Dub: UFOria skywatching soundtrack; last half hour
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Eyes to the skies!

Set 1:

  • Horace Andy – Tune in to the Airwaves; Don’t Stop (Island in the Sun)  ’85 NY vinyl
  • Bullwackies All Stars – Free For All; Free for All (Wackies) Dub Album of the Week
  • Prince Far I & the Arabs – Foggy Road; Message From the King (Virgin Front Line) ‘78
  • The Selecter – Selling Out Your Future; Celebrate the Bullet (Chrysalis) ’81 UK 2 Tone ska feat. Pauline Black
  • Junior Dan – Sligoville Tobacco; 10” (Hi-Try) 4:20 Cannabis Service Announcement (melodica instrumental)

<Reggae History Lesson: Sligoville Jamaica Rastas; 46 sec.>

  • Mike Brooks – Rhum (sic) Drinker – Classical Anthology (Teams) ’75; best of; herbtune

<You know me as a Rum Drinker, yah I’m a Sensi Smoker; 12 sec.>

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Sligoville Tobacco. 4 down, 46 to go!

Set 2:

  • The Wailers – Burnin’ & Lootin’; Burnin’ (Deluxe Edition) (Tuff Gong); Live at Leeds UK; 11/23/73; 28 sec.

<Live at Leeds: Bunny stays home: England cold; 28 sec.>

  • Aisha – It’s Not Right; True Roots (Ariwa) ’94 UK
  • Eric “Rebel Lion” Bubbles – Roots of Black People (Progressive International) ‘79
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Smile Jamaica’s favorite Lovers Rock Roots Dawta

Set 3: Best of Smile Jamaica: 25 Years

  • Austin Campbell – the Hotter the Battle; Babylon a Fall Down (Trojan); Best of 25 Years Set (1988-1990)
  • The Morwells – Educate Your Mind; Bingy Bunny: Kingston 12 Toughie (RAS) ‘75
  • Judy Mowatt – Put It On; Black Woman (Shanachie) ’76; Wailers cover
  • Singers & Players – Thing Called Love (Don’t Fight); Revenge of the Underdog (ON U Sound) ’82 mutant dub
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A+ Record. 1976

Set 4: Peter Tosh: harangue + Legalize It/Get Up Stand Up; 46 sec.

  • Peter Tosh – Speech + Legalize It/Get Up Stand Up; Talking Revolution (Pressure Sounds) 4/22/78: One Love Peace Concert; Kingston JA
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Chanting down the shitstem

Set 5: Vinyl is V-Ital

  • Dean Fraser – Sensimilia; Christmas Sting (Thunder Bolt) Vinyl is Vital Set; over Hallelujah Choir riddim JA
  • Basement 5 – Paranoiaclaustrophobia Dub; Basement in Dub (Island) ’80 UK Mutant Dub; future members part of Big Audio Dynamite

<Jurassic era Mutant Dub. Big Audio Dynamite; 39 sec.>

  • Bim Sherman – Haunting Ground; Haunting Ground (Revolver)  ’86 UK best of
  • Mystic Youth feat/ I-Skeeda & the Irie-Ites – Save the Roaches; Best Wishes (Sunship) female singer; junior high Bay Area reggae group; 52 sec.
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Before Political Correctness: Junior High Reggae Band saves the roaches. 4 down, 46 to go!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Set 6: Jamaican Jukebox of 7″ 45s; 33 sec.

  • General Echo – Love Bump; 7” (Jah Man) ’80 JA; 7”
  • Augustus Pablo & Lloyd Young – Our Man Flint; 7” (Black Art)
  • Lanford Graham – Where You Come From; 7” (Jungle Rock)
  • Delroy Gordon – Dizzy Spell; 7” (Portland)
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Second rate Neo Liberal Hit Man to James Bond

 Set 7:

  • Bunny Wailer – Rise and Shine; Liberation (Shanachie) ‘88
  • Dubble feat. Molara – Crown of Creation; 10” (Dub Tunnel)  2012 mutant dub w/ female vox
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Wailers Family Tree. 1988. Fresh the year I started Reggae Radio

Set 8: Mutant Dub

<UFO Watching Soundtrack; 13 sec.>

  • Alpha & Omega feat. Nishka – Jerusalem; Dub Plate Selections vol. 2 (A & O) ’97 trance dub w/ female vox; Mutant Dub Set

<Reggae History Lesson: Dubplate; 17 sec.>

  • Aldubb feat. Ras Perez – Tommy; Let There Be Dub (One Drop) 2010 herb tune; Jah-many

<4 down, 46 to go!; Jah-many, 15 sec.>

  • Aswad vs. Rhythm Riders – Under Palm Trees; Aswad vs the Rhythm Riders (Liaison)
  • Badawi – Pressurizor; Bedouin Sound Clash (ROIR) ’96 Middle Eastern/Jewish mystic dub

<Badawi = Bedouin; 18 sec.>

  • Ben Wa – Dubasaurus Rex; Devil Dub (Black Hole) ’98; Oakland, Colly-fornya
  • Sun Araw & M. Geddes Gengras – Sunshine; Meet the Congos (Icon Eye) 2012
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Smile Jamaica’s second favorite Green. Go Green Bay!

<Go Green Bay!>

Smile Jamaica Radio Ark-Ives; Jan. 10, 2015 KRCL 90.9FM SLC, Utah; Robert Nelson, host by Bobbylon on Mixcloud

 

 

 

 

 

Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives (Stream + Tracklist): Jah-nuary 3, 2015: Mutant Dub New Year!

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The Mutants have taken over on Smile Jamaica: New Year’s Bass-gasm of Modern Dub: A-Zed

Greetings,

 <10th Annual: Mutant Dub New Year: 3 hours of A-Zed; 30 sec.>

Happy New Year! Let’s start it off with all dub and bass. Neo-Dub, Modern Dub, Mutant Dub.

Smile Jamaica Radio Ark-Ives; Jan. 3, 2015 Mutant Dub New Year: KRCL 90.9FM SLC, Utah; Robert Nelson by Bobbylon on Mixcloud

Gonna give the Orthodox Roots stalwarts the week off to explore my fascination with the crossover dub sound: drum & bass, electronica, downtro, lounge, dubstep, militant steppers, techno, ambient, etc. etc.

I listen to Roots Reggae at home and Mutant Dub in my car. Knives to the treble!

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“Knives to the treble”…Joe Strummer, The Clash

Let’s see how it sounds stretched out to 3 hours instead of the usual last set on the weekly Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives.

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Mutant Dub Kingpins

Mutant Dub: Where Jamaican echo meets Modern Dance music’s wobble

bless, robt

<What is Mutant Dub? 14 sec.>

Set 1: A-F

  • Alpha & Omega – City of Dub; Dub Magic (Zion Gate) ‘99
  • UK trance dubbers w/ female vox
  • Burning Babylon – Dub Tragic; Garden of Dub (I-Tones) 2006 Jah-suchusetts; Dub Album of the Week
  • Hollie Cook – Twice; Twice (Mr. Bongo) 2014 UK; mutant dubstress/lovers rock
  • Dubblestandart feat. Devon D – We All Have to Get High; Immigration Dub (Groove Attack) 2007 Jah-stria; 4:20 Cannabis Service Announcement; quotes The Doors “Out here on the perimeter,there are no stars  we is stoned immaculate”

<Jim Morrison Lyric; 30 sec.>

  • Easy Star All Stars feat. Sluggy Ranks – Speak to me + Breathe (In the Air); Dub Side of the Moon (Easy Star) 2003; Pink Floyd cover with bong rip effects
  • Future Pigeon – Mummy Rock; Echodelic Sounds of Future Pigeon (Record Collection) 2006 Los Jah-ngeles, Collie-fornya; herbtune

<Mutant Dub Cannabliss: Smoking sensimena inna Mesopotamia; 14 sec.>

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Roll a lickle spliff wif di papyrus. Seshat, Egyptian Goddess of Wisdom & Writing. Under the banner of the Seven Leaf

<Roll a lickle spliff, wif di papyrus>

 Set 2: G-J

  • Gorillaz feat. Earl 16 & U Brown – M1 A1; Spacemonkeyz vs. Gorillaz: Laika Come Home (Virgin) 2002 UK

<Laika: Original Space Pioneer; 33 sec.>

  • Heavyweight Dub Champion feat. Lady K – Trouble; Rise of the Champion Nation (Champion Nation) 2009 Boulder, Collie-rado; old spiritual dubwize
  • I-Shen Sound – Deep in Deep Purple; King Size Dub (Hypoxia) ’95 Uk herb tune; 2 sec.
  • Jah Shaka – Giver of Life; 12” (Jah Shaka) ’87 UK

<Holy Trinity of Mutant Dub: Jah Shaka, Adrian Sherwood, Mad Professor; 25 sec.>

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Laika sacrificed her life so man could t ravel in space

 Set 3: K-L

  • Kenny Knots – Good Sensi; 10” (Conscious Sounds) 2012; Horace Ferguson herb cover; Sleng Teng riddim
  • Little Axe – Long Way to Go; Hard Grind (Fat Possum)  2002 blues-dub; Skip McDonald of Tackhead side project
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You’ve got Blues in my Mutant Dub!

 Set 4: M-O

  • Major Lazer feat. Flux Pavilion – Jah No Partial; Free the Universe (Mad Decent) 2013 dubstep update on Johnny Osbourne classic
  • Noiseshaper feat. Juggla – All a Dem a Do; The Signal (Different Drummer) 2003 Jah-stria
  • Overproof Sound System – Kunta Kinte; Nothing to Proove (Different Drummer) UK 2004; dub to Creole’s – Beware reggae riddim

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Set 5: Q-S

  • Pama International – Evening Time; Float Like a Butterfly (Asian Man) 2005 UK herbtune
  • Qaballah Steppers – Is This the End? Young Sand vs. Dub Gabe; Imaginatrix (Baraka Foundation) 2001 Middle Eastern dubjazz
  • Rockers Hi-Fi: Callacop – Deep Space Network; DJ-Kicks: The Black Album (!K7) ‘97
  • Snoop Lion feat. Angela Hunte – Get Away; Reincarnated (Berhane Sound System) 2013; Major Lazer prod’n
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You’ve got Hip Hop in my Dubstep

Set 6: T-W

  • Thievery Corporation feat. Pamela Bricker – Lebanese Blonde (French Version); CD Single (ESL); herb tune; Seven Leaf flavor

<Lebanese Blonde; 9 sec.>

  • Universe Crew – Stranger in the Pentagon; What’s Inside Your Afro (Green Tea) ’97 UK trip hop; UFO conspiracy theory
  • Vibronics feat. High Tone – Glowing Fire; The French Connection (Hammerbass) 2012 Fr.
  • Weeding Dub feat. Humble-I – Sound of Reality; 10” (Control Tower) 2009 Fr. Herbtune

<France’s war against the Seven Leaf; 23 sec.>

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You should see her sister Panama Red

<8 Track CD single: Most I ever paid for a piece of music on ebay; 15 sec.>

 Set 7: X-#

  • X-O-Dus – See Them a Come; 12” (Factory) ’79 UK; Dennis Bovell prod’n
  • Yabby You & Mad Professor – Blowing in the Wind; Yabby You Meets Mad Professor & Black Steel in Ariwa Studios (Ariwa) ’93 UK
  • Zion Train feat. Rob Smith – Boxes and Amps; Live as One (Remixed) (Universal Egg) 2009 UK
  • 2 Bad Card feat. Prince Far I – Chatty People; Hustling Ability (ON U Sound) ‘95
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Mutant Dub Godfather: Adrian Sherwood ON U Sound. Mixcloud link to Smile Jamaica Tribute

Mutant Dub Files: Episode 2: Adrian Sherwood's ON U Sound Label; LP 1-20 by Bobbylon on Mixcloud

 Set 8: Wailers Family Tree Mutant Dub Rmx

  • Bob Marley & the Wailers – Exodus (Kindred Spirit Dub Mix); Marley Soundtrack (Tuff Gong)  2012

<Marley Biography Review>

  • Peter Tosh feat. Ranking Joe – Legalize It (Dub Club Remix) + Dub Club Version; 10” (Delicious Vinyl); 2011 picture sleeve herb tune
  • Afro Omega – Musical Revolution; CD Single (Afro Omega) SLC mutant dubbers w/ female vox
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Smile Jamaica Approved: All killer, no filler

Smile Jamaica Radio Ark-Ives; Jan. 3, 2015 Mutant Dub New Year: KRCL 90.9FM SLC, Utah; Robert Nelson by Bobbylon on Mixcloud

Smile Jamaica Reggae Ark-Ives: Preview: Jah-nuary 3, 2015: 10th Annual Mutant Dub New Year! From A-Zed

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A Tradition Unlike All Others: Smile Jamaica Presents Mutant Dub New Year: A-Zed: 10th Annual

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

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

Greetings,

<Mutant Dub  New Year>

25 years of Smile Jamaica I have given you lots of traditions:

Weekly:

  • Dub Album of the Week: So the music never has to stop
  • 4:20 Cannabis Service Announcement
  • Vinyl is V-Ital: halfway
  • Jamaican Jukebox: 7″ 45 RPM
  • Disco Mix: Heavyweight Extended Mixes on 10″ or 12″ Vinyl
  • Wailers Family Tree: Chronologically Playing Bob, Bunny & Peter’s solo works
  • Mutant Dub: last half hour

 Annual:

  • 4:20 Cannabis Service Show (closest Saturday to April 20); 20+ years
  • Jah-loween Monster Hash: (closest Saturday to Oct. 31); 20+ years
  • Mutant Dub New Year: First Sat. in January; 10 year

So that is whatI have in store for you today. Mutant Dub: The crossover sound I end each Ark-Ive stretched out of 3 hours.

Jamaican Drum & Bass + textures and echo from techno, dubstep, electronica, downtro and lounge = Mutant Dub.

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You’ve got Electronica in my Orthodox Jamaican Dub: Mutant Dub

A to Z High-lights

  • Q for Qaballah Steppers
  • X for X-O-Dus working with Dennis Bovell
  • Y: Yabby You meets Mad Professor
  • Zed (in the UK they say A to Zed; not A to Z): Zion Train
  • #: 2 Bad Card via ON U Sound

Herbtunes, UFOria/conspiracy, Vinyl, Marley & Tosh remixed, Roots Dawtas, Pink Floyd,

The Holy Trinity of Mutant Dub Innovators: Jah Shaka, Adrian Sherwood, Mad Professor

Bassgasmic Dubwize World Tour!

bless, robt

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Blasphemy

<Mutant Dub New Y ear>

Mashes up Nicely with Mutant Dub Christmas: Online Only Digital Dubplate Ark-Ive; 3 hours

<Mutant Dub Christmas>

Smile Jamaica: Mutant Dub Chrismas 2014 by Bobbylon on Mixcloud

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

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

 

Smile Jamaica Ark-Ive (Stream + Tracklist); Jah-cember 27, 2014: Year-End Vinyl Blowout!

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Hope every one had a Merry Christmas or whatever Sky Deity you give thanks & praise to

Greetings,

Jump straight to the Jah-cember 27, 2014: Smile Jamaica Ark-Ive

Smile Jamaica Radio Ark-Ives; Dec. 27, 2014: KRCL 90.9FM SLC, Utah; Robert Nelson, ho27 by Bobbylon on Mixcloud

<Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives sends seasons greetings to the Sky Deity of your choosing; 8 sec.>

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Praise Anu! Smile Jamaica’s favorite sky god. Sumerians

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Snuck away for a combo birthday/Christmas/cratedig with my family. Jah-buqureque, New Jah-xico. Flu shot ahead of time. Feeling good when everyone else in the vicinity had the crud.

Fly back, Friday AM the day after Christmas. Decided why not end the year, last Ark-Ive of 2014, with an All Vinyl Black Wax Attack. Yes I! Selah!

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3 things that make Cabin Fever bearable: a roaring fire, burning a spliff, Irish coffee and the sound of vinyl pon your turntable

<Nyquil cocktail for 3 hours on air>

2 hour fog delay. Everyone cooped up on a non-moving tin can. Six in the Morning. Right there on the tarmac. Babies crying, everyone sniffling, coughing and wheezing.

Get back to the Ark-Ives, immediately start inoculating myself: Zicam for the Zinc; Nyquil just in case. Ate two oranges for the Vitamin C. Whatever…..

 <One extra present after Christmas. Can’t hear the cue speaker on where to drop de needle pon de record with a massive head cold; 35 sec.>

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All Vinyl Show. Had to crank the cue speaker to hear where to drop de needle pon di wax

Smile Jamaica Ark-Ive: Jah-cember 27, 2014: Year-End Vinyl Blowout!

 Smile Jamaica’s Lessons in Deejaying: Why They Call it the “One Drop”

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Similar to the Radio Board at KRCL. VU Meters on the top. Bump the red, don’t peg the red. Otherwise cipped signal feedback on the listener end. Speaker volume (cue, monitors, headphones) to the right. Higher the slider, the louder the gain (volume) over the air, if Track Button is lit, aka “hot”
  • Radio Studio setup 8 Tracks: 3 CDs, 2 Turntables, 1 Microphone, 1 Computer. Any sound on a “hot” track goes over the airwaves.
  • 1 CD for my Dub Album of the Week
  • If a deejay wants to sample a portion of a song without that song going onto the airwaves, he puts the Track into “cue” mode
  • The cue speaker is on a different, internal sound channel within the mixing board. Separate from the Tracks that go over the airwaves. The deejay hears those “live” Tracks  over the studio’s monitor speakers.
  • Had to turn the cue volume up to 11 to hear where to drop the needle on the vinyl, back-cue (reverse direction) on the Turntable till dead silence. This is where the next song starts on beat 1 – hot on the air. The One Drop!
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Eyes and Ears in synch when you drop di needle pon de record! Searching for the One-Drop

Here’s the nitty gritty on Smile Jamaica’s Year-End Vinyl Blowout! (Jah-cember 27, 2014; 1 min. 55 sec.)

  • Rarities/Vinyl Only classics out of the Ark-Ives
  • Roots Dawtas
  • Seven Leaf, 4 down, 46 to go.

<Smile Jah-pocrypha: Skilers want to be in their cars, heading home in time to hear the Smile Jamaica 4:20 Cannabis Service Announcement>

  • Jamaican Jukebox: 7″ 45 RPM
  • Disco Mix 12″ boomshots
  • Mutant Dub
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Smoke Shack. 4 down, 46 to go!

 Annotated Playlist (captions, photos, soundbytes, Reggae History Lessons): Smile Jamaica Ark-Ive: Jah-cember 27, 2014

3 HOURS OF VINYL

Set 1: 

  • Misty in Roots – Praises; Musi O Tunya (People Collective) ’85 UK
  • Ja Man All Stars – Dub Zone; In the Dub Zone (Blood and Fire); Dub Album of the Week
  • Dennis Brown – Concrete Castle King; Visions (Blue Moon) ’76 UK
  • Augustus Pablo – The Big Rip Off; Ital Dub (Trojan) ’74 UK dub to Inner Circle Forward Jah Jah Children
  • Ini Kamoze – Dreadlocks; 12” (Mogo Naba) ’82 JA
  • Melodians – Irie Feeling – Irie Feeling (RAS) ’83 DC; 4:20 Cannabis Service Announcement

<Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives: Most Underrated Roots LP Nomination: Melodians – Irie Feeling; 29 sec.>

  • Prince Far I – Jamaica; Jamaican Heroes (Trojan) ’80 UK, boxing theme
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1983 Rock Steady reunion. Sleeper classic from the Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives Black Wax wing

 Set 2: Roots Dawtas

  • Judy Mowatt – Mr. Dee Jay; Mr. Dee Jay (Ashandan) ’81 JA
  • Maxine Miller – How Many Times; Showcase (Wackies); ‘80 NY early Bob Marley doo wop lovers rock
  • Sophia George – Tenement Yard; Tenement Yard (Winner) ’86 JA
  • Marcia Griffiths – Feel Like Jumping; At Studio One (Studio One) JA

<Reggae History Lesson: Judy and Marcia, 2/3 of the I Threes; 17 sec.>

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Hey Mr. Deejay, play that song for me

Set 3:

  • Jackie Mittoo – Eleanor Rigby; Jackie Mittoo (United Artists) ’78 Los Jah-ngeles, Collie-fornya; Beatles Hammond B 3 cover
  • Heptones – Soul Sister; Legends From Studio One (Trench Town) ’72 Allen Toussaint New Oreans soul cover
  • The Gaylads – Little Candle; Vision of Reggae (Tamoki Wambesi); Roy Cousins prod’n best of
  • Gregory Isaacs – Night Nurse; 12” (Island)  ’82 Roots Radics on the riddims
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Keyboard wizard minor key vibe on The Beatles classic.

 Set 4: Seven Leaf Herbal Vinyl Set

<Seven Leaf Set Livicated to Rockers International from WNMC, Traverse City, MI; Reggae Radio in town skiing; 45 sec.>

<Revelations 22:2 – The Healing of the Nations; 30 sec.>

  • Jacob Miller – Healing of the Nations; Reggae Greats (Mango) ’84 US: Seven Leaf Set: Revelations 22:2 “the leaves were used for medicine for the healing of the nations”

<Cannabis History Lesson: Jacob Miller; 24 sec.>

  • Barrington Levy – Sensimelea; Poor Man Style (Trojan) ’82 UK
  • Pioneers – Feeling High; Greatest Hits (Trojan) ’76 UK
  • I Roy – African Herbsman; African Herbsman (Joe Gibbs) ‘ over Johnny Clarke – African Roots ’81 JA
  • Carlton Livingston – 100 Weight of Collie Weed; 100 Weight of Collie Weed (Greensleeves) ’84 UK

<Don’t go 55 inna 35 with 100 Weight of Collie Weed in your vehicle; 12 sec.>

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Read your Bible!

 Set 5:

  • Krieger-Densmore Reggae Bonanza – Kinky Reggae; 12” (Rhino) ’83 Marley cover by ½ The Doors

<Smile Jamaica’s brush with Ray Manzarek, The Doors; 58 sec.>

  • Yellowman – Strong Mi Strong; 12” (Columbia) ’84 Bill Laswell mix
  • Zema – Ride on; Zema (Melchizedek) ’86 Culver City, Collie-fornya; female singer

<Rare 7″ 45: Keith does Jimmy & Chuck; 12 sec.>

  • Keith Richards – The Harder They Come; 7” (Rolling Stones) ’78 Jimmy Cliff cover; 19 sec.
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There’s some Jimmy Cliff in there somewhere

Set 6: Jamaican Jukebox 7″ 45

<Jamaican Jukebox: The Rarest Vinyl; 5 sec.>

<Black Sabbath on Smile Jamaica? Yes I!; 20 sec.>

  • Black Sabbath vs. Black Uhuru – Guess Who’s Coming For Sweet Leaf; 7” (Peabody and Sherman); Seven Leaf mashup; 7” Set: Jamaican Jukebox

<Copy-wrong? 20 sec.>

  • Frankie Paul – Ites, Gold and Green; 7” (Jusic) 2001 JA
  • Leo Graham – Not Giving Up; 7” (Locks) ’75 JA
  • Errol Dunkley – Train to Zion; 7” (Topco) ’75 JA
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Guess Who’s Coming for Sweet Leaf

 Set 7: 

  • I Roy – The Heathen (Commandment IV); Ten Commandments (Virgin Front Line); ‘ 80 yellow vinyl/picture sleeve cover of Marley’s Exodus album
  • Barbara Paige – Babylon Must Fall; Hear Me Now (Epiphany) ’82 San Francisco, Collie-fornya
  • Big Youth – When Revolution Come – Chi Chi Run (Prince Buster) ’72 JA
  • Bunny Wailer – Conqueror; 12” (Solomonic)  ’81 JA
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Yellow, vinyl, picture sleeve. Deejay covers Marley’s Exodus

Set 8: Mutant Dub

  • African Head Charge – Heading to Glory; In Pursuit of Shashamane land (ON U Sound)  ’93 UK Mutant Dub

<Reggae History Lesson: Shashamane Land; 12 sec.>

  • Capital Letters – House Breaker (Rootical Rebuild); 12” EP (Reggae Archive Records) 2014 UK of 80s roots reggae rmx
  • King Kong – Free de Herb; 12” (Ink Alink)  2008 herbtune
  • Singers & Players feat. Bim Sherman – Run Them Away; Vacuum Pumping (ON U Sound) ’88 UK
  • Dubkasm Meets the Disciples – Gideon Armour; 12” (Sufferah’s Choice)  2006 UK
  • New Age Steppers – Foundation Steppers; 5 Dog Race (ON U Sound) ’83 UK
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Love this album

Smile Jamaica Radio Ark-Ives; Dec. 27, 2014: KRCL 90.9FM SLC, Utah; Robert Nelson, ho27 by Bobbylon on Mixcloud

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