Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives (Stream + Tracklist): July 25, 2015 – Selassie I Weekend!

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Haile Selassie: b. July 23, 1892. No Jah. No Reggae. No Reggae Radio. No Smile Jamaica. 3 Hours in Tribute! Selah!

<Haile Selassie – King of Kings; 23 sec.>

Smile Jamaica Radio Ark-Ives; July, 25 2015 KRCL 90.9FM SLC, Utah; krcl.org. Robert Nelson by Bobbylon on Mixcloud

Greetings,

For me, Reggae Music is Rastafari Gospel music. So two days after Selassie’s birthday, it’s 3 hours of the King’s Music!

bless, robt

Ras Tafari Makonnen – b. July 23, 1892 in Ethiopia.

<3  3hours devoted to His Imperial Majesty, Jah Rastafari; 79 sec.>

  • Emperor of Ethiopia; 1930-1974
  • His Imperial Majesty
  • King of Kings = Negusa Negast
  • Lord of Lords
  • Jahovah
  • Conquering Lion of the Tribe of Judah
  • The Head Creator (Ras Tafari)
  • Elect of God
  • Ever-living God
  • Earth’s Rightful Ruler
  • Power of the Trinity = Haile Selassie
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The Lion of Judah kept lions as pets. “Here kitty, kitty!”

Annotated Playlist: Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives – July 25, 2015

Set 1:

  • Selassie Is the Chapel; Rebel (JAD); Elvis Presley gospel cover: 3 Hours devoted to Haile Selassie I – July 23, 1892

<Elvis Presley gospel;  17 sec.>

  • Selassie I Rockers – 30 Pieces of Dub (The Business) ’83 Dub Album of the Week
  • Cymande – Rastafarian Folk Song; Promised Heights (Janus) ’74 UK black funk, rock, reggae group

<Cymande – Dove of  Peace; 19 sec>

  • Don Carlos – Just a Passing Glance; Just a Passing Glance (RAS) ‘84
  • Errol Dunkley – Created By the Father; Darling Ooh (Attack) ‘72
  • Dennis Brown – So Jah Say; Words of Wisdom (Shanachie) ‘79
  • Chalawa – Jah Collie Weed; Capture Land (Green Weenie) ’78 Can.; 4:20 Cannabis Service Announcement
  • Jennifer Lara – Jah Will Lead Us Home; 12” (Kingston Connexion/Hitrun) ‘79
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The Original Dread. “Hail Rastafari, the world’s first hippie!” — Cymande

Set 2:

<Negusa Negast = King of Kings in Amharic; 6 sec.>

  • Keith Hudson – I Broke the Comb; Rasta Communication (Greensleeves) ‘78

<Dreadlocks and Rastas; 56 sec.>

  • Black Uhuru  – I Love King Selassie (Live); Ultimate Collection (Hip-O) ’82 best of
  • Wailing Souls – They Don’t Know Jah; Very Best of (Greensleeves)  ‘82
  • African Princess – Jah Children Cry (Jah Shaka) ’80 UK
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World War II – Fought Italian Fascists from British exile

Set 3: Wailers Family Tree for His Imperial Majesty; 4 sec.

  • Peter Tosh – Rastafari Is; Ultimate Peter Tosh Experience (Shanachie): Wailers Love H.I.M. Set
  • Rita Marley – Thank You Jah; Who Feels It Knows It (Trident) ’80 UK vinyl
  • Bunny Wailer – Rastaman; This Is Reggae Music vol. 3 (Island)  ’76 US vinyl
  • Bob Marley & the Wailers – Jah Live; Countryman Soundtrack (Mango) ’75; ’82 movie

<Jah Live – you can’t kill God; 51 sec.>

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Set 4:

<The Honorifics of Jah; 14 sec.>

  • Burning Spear – Jah No Dead; 12 the Hard Way (Tribesman) Lloyd Coxsone prod’n ‘78; 20 sec.
  • Sister Carol – Oh Jah (Mi Ready); Black Cinderella (Heartbeat/Jah Life) ‘84
  • Steel Pulse – Worth His Weight in Gold (Rally Round); True Democracy (Elektra) ‘82
  • Bad Brains – Leaving Babylon; Babylon Central Soundtrack (ESL); DC punk  Rastas

<Mosh it! Mosh down Babylon!; 11 sec.>

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Set 5: Vinyl is Vital

  • Prince Alla – In My Father’s House; Evil Forces (Calabash) ’84 Opa-Lock, FL; 17 sec.

<There are many mansions, there are many rooms; 7 sec.>

  • The Heptones – Can’t Hide From Jah; Good Life (Greensleeves) ’79 UK
  • Jah Woosh – Penetrate Jah Works; Marijuana World Tour (Original) ’79 UK
  • Johnny Clarke – Wrath of Jah; Authorized Version (Virgin Front Line) ’76 UK
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With JFK in the White House

Set 6:

  • The Naturalites – Picture on the Wall; Rub-a-Dubble Reggae vol. 1 (CSA) ’83 UK; #1 favorite reggae song of all time! 42 sec.

<The Rastas, not the beer! 13 sec.>

  • Culture – Lion Rock; Lion Rock (Heartbeat) ‘88

<Lion Rock for the bank notes; 24 sec.>

  • Earl Zero – Only Jah Love; Visions of Love (Epiphany) ‘79
  • Ras Michael & the Sons of Negus – Everyone Should Praise Jah; Songs For Jah (Reggae Best) ’77 Nyahbinghi
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No Jah. No Reggae. No Reggae Radio. No Smile Jamaica. No i ‘n’ I

<No Reggae without Jah Music; 10 sec.>

Set 7: Vinyl Set

  • The Melodians – Jah Reggae; Irie Feeling (RAS) ’83 DC: Vinyl set
  • Crucial Bee – Give Thanks an Praise; Just a Sting (All-Mighty Starr) US Virgins Island
  • Version feat. Naima – Jah Jah Love; 10” (Web Cam Hi Fi) Fr. w/ female vox

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Set 8: Mutant Dub Jah Love

<Zombies Love Jah too! 5 sec.>

  • Alpha & Omega – Rastafari; Sound System Dub  (ROIR) ’95 UK  trance dubbers w/ female vox. Mutant Dub Selassie Tribute
  • African Head Charge – Songs of Praise (ON U Sound) ‘90
  • Abassi Allstars feat. Junior Kigwa; Showcase (Universal Egg) 2006 UK
  • Dub Syndicate feat. Jr. Reid – God Is a Man; Thrillseekers (Shanachie) 2005 UK
  • Horace Martin – Awake Jah Jah Children; Rub a Dub Showcase Part II (Ambassah)
  • Abyssinians – Jahovah; Last Days (Tabou1)

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Smile Jamaica Radio Ark-Ives; July, 25 2015 KRCL 90.9FM SLC, Utah; krcl.org. Robert Nelson by Bobbylon on Mixcloud

Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives: July 18, 2015 (Stream + Tracklist): Listen here not Mixcloud on this week. Sorry

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Mixcloud flagged my upload for July 18, 2015 for violating the Digital Millennium Copy-wrong Act. Sorry!

<Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives: July 18, 2015: Best of 27 Years II – The 80’s; 2 hrs. 50 min.>

Greetings,

Loyal Mixcloud Smile Jamaica listeners. Feel free to listen to the Audio player above or at the end of this blog post. Not sure what happened. All I can think of is I must have replayed one of my Dub tracks that I chat over so the music never has to stop. Can’t do that according to the bullshit piece of legislation called the Digital Millennial Copy-wrong Act

Mixcloud’s naughty naughty:

Why can’t I listen? Licensing rules by country

Mixcloud is a licensed Internet radio service with agreements with various Collecting Societies around the world (who in turn pay royalties to labels and artists based on their individual recording and publishing deals).These agreements stipulate certain rules around what type of radio shows and DJ mixes can be listened to on Mixcloud:US Rules:
– Maximum 4 tracks by an artist (and max 3 consecutively)
​- Maximum 3 tracks from an album (and max 2 consecutively)As music lovers ourselves, we understand that this may be frustrating, and we are working on new frameworks with rights-holders to build a better service for everyone.
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What bites is how can anything think I am trying to scam a copyright holder when I purposefully talk over the music so it is worthless to steal. Riding dub riddims while I announce the set list has been a part of Smile Jamaica since the very first show in 1989!
Grrr.
When this scam of a bill, another sellout to the music cartel, was being debated. I wasted my time by writing to Orrin Hatch explaining how I always give: artist, song, album, label. I don’t want people to steal the music I play. I want them to buy the music I play.
He sent me back some bullshit about how he was a music artist of note (yeah, right) and he was concerned about piracy.
We the Sheeple take in the neck yet again from our “leaders”.
 
<Orrin Hatch gives the Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives the finger>
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Hey Orrin! No one on earth is interested in thiefing your shitty music. Smile Jamaica gives you the hairy eyeball!
As they say in the dancehall, “Hey Mi Selecta, rewind and come again!”
bless, robt
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Ronnie Raygun is to blame

Greetings,

<Thanks for the positive feedback spinning Reggae Radio for 27 years! bless, robt; 17 sec.>

I have been fortunate enough to do Reggae Radio for 27 years now. July 1988-Aug. 1989 Graveyard stylee on 3 o’clock Roadblock (3 to 6am) Then by pure good luck of timing I moved over to Saturday Afternoons with Smile Jamaica (4 to 7 pm.) Oct. 1989-

<Much love to Juan Verde – John Greene. Who hired me to work for free on KRCL way back in 1988; 44 sec.>

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John Greene, or as I call him Juan Verde, headman of KUER radio. Used to manage KRCL. The Lion of Community Radio in Utah

I got accepted into grad school at UCLA but didn’t get a fellowship so I stayed put in Utah. Worked my way into the U of U’s academic library about the same time as I did Smile Jamaica.

Planted my flag and never left both institutions. Last week I decided to celebrate that legacy with a stroll down musical memory lane. Tried to recreate my first show. Being a Librarian I put all my faves into some semblance of chronological order. Pretty much from 1970-1979 for 3 hours.

Had lots of great listener feedback. Thanking me for 27 years of service and killer music selection. When you have something in the neighborhood of 10,000 pieces of Reggae. 30 songs out of that Ark-Ive are are hard as diamond.

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Why I have never moved from Salt Lake City. Too much hassle to move all this!

But I didn’t get into Reggae until 1986. So my contemporary absorption of Reggae would have been the 80’s era.

This week’s Podcast Ark-Ive celebrates that era.

  • Bob Marley died 1981
  • Yellowman became King of Reggae: slackness began to ascend while Roots started to wobble when Edward CIA-ga, the right wing Ronald Reagan fan took over Jamaica. The Socialists fell away and the Rastas lost their power base.
  • Cocaine took over for Ganja
  • Like all genres in the 80’s synthesized music began to replace traditional drum and bass.
  • Dancehall eclipsed Roots Reggae
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Edward Seaga. Called by the Rastas CIA-ga. Right wing Neoliberal PM of Jamaica. Eradicated the weed while cocaine and dancehall took over culturally

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I was alienated by modern dancehall. My contemporary fix was more into Mutant Dub. I paint a rather bleak picture!

But there was some great Roots Reggae even if the riddims started to blend traditional Reggae with digital drum and bass. This show fixates on the best of the 80’s Reggae that I collected alongside Reggae Revives and 70’s rarities.

I learned from the deejay on Smile Jamaica when I was a civilian listener, John “Rutabaga” Reese. He had the best Roots Reggae instincts of anyone around. I used to listen like the student I was, notebook in hand, jotting down names and titles of killer shots. One after another. Then I would take my list to the Bay Area and spend my student loan money building my Roots Collection; 22 sec.

bless, robt

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Former Smile Jamaica host Rutabaga Reese turned me on to this. Best of the 80’s today

Here’s what’s on tap for the Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives: July 18, 2015 – Best of 27 Years Version 2: Favorite 80’s: 1980-1988; 1 min. 52 sec.

Set 1:

  • Black Uhuru – Party Next Door; Anthem (Island) ‘84

<During 3 O’Clock Roadblock I led off each show with a Black Uhuru jam; 29 sec.>

  • Jah Shaka Meets Aswad – Addis Ababa; In Addis Ababa (Jah Shaka) ’84 Dub Album of the Week
  • Peter Tosh – Reggaemyelitis; Wanted Dread & Alive (EMI America) ’81

<My first reggae LP; Xmas ‘81. Thanks Mom!; 15 sec.>

  • The Beat (aka The English Beat) – Tears of a Clown; I Just Can’t Stop It (Go Feet) ’80; 2 Tone Ska; Smokey Robinson cover

<The Beat called English Beat in US to avoid confusion over SoCal new wave/power pop group; 27 sec.>

  • John Holt – Police in Helicopter; Police in Helicopter (Greensleeves) ’82; 4:20 Cannabis Service Announcement

<John Holt – You burn down our weed fields, we’ll burn down your sugar cane and cassava fields; 31 sec.>

  • Black Slate – Reggae Music; Amigo (bbr) ’80 UK
  • Michael Prophet – Help Them Please; Gunman (Greensleeves) ‘80
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#1 of thousands. Play on word: Not Wanted Dead or Alive. Wanted Dread and Alive

<Reggaemyelitis – There is no cure!; 25 sec.>

Set 2:

  • Bob Marley & the Wailers – Coming in From the Cold; Uprising (Tuff Gong) ‘80
  • Ranking Roger & Blue Riddim – America and Russia/Selective Service System (Nancy Goes to Moscow); 12” (ORA) La Habra, CA
  • Linton Kwesi Johnson – Street 66; Bass Culture (Mango) ’80 UK dub poet
  • The Selecter – Three Minute Hero; Too Much Pressure (2 Tone) ’80 UK; 2 Tone ska
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Let ’em eat jelly beans

Set 3:

  • Dennis Brown – If I Had the World; Foul Play (A & M) ‘81
  • Aswad – Back to Africa; Showcase (Mango) ’81 UK
  • Rastafarians – Hold on Jah Jah Children; Orthodox (Makasound) ’81 Santa Cruz, CA
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Dennis Brown – The Crown Prince of Reggae. Died in 1999 of pneumonia. 42 years young. Member of Jah’s Heavenly Choir

Set 4:

  • Steel Pulse – Ravers; True Democracy (Elektra) ’82 UK
  • Peter Broggs – Rastafari Liveth!; Rastafari Liveth! (RAS) ‘82
  • Fab 5 – Ooh! Ahh!; Countryman (Mango) ’82 sountrack
  • Gregory Isaacs – Night Nurse; Night Nurse (Mango) ‘82

<Jah’s Heavenly Choir: The Crown Prince of Reggae and his bredrin The Cool Ruler; 11 sec.>

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Gregory Isaacs – The Cool Ruler. Passed away of lung cancer, 2010. 59 years young

Set 5:

  • Twinkle Brothers – Since I Throw the Comb Away; Live at Reggae Sunsplash (Genes) Aug. 7, 1982 Montego Bay, JA

<Since I Throw the Comb Away – lost my job, my family and my girl; 27 sec.>

  • Mutabaruka – Everytime A Ear de Soun; Check It! (Alligator) ’83 dub poet
  • Prince Far I – Survival; Umkhonto we Sizwe – Spear of the Nation (Tamoki Wambesi) ’83

<Prince Far I: You know a rude bwoy by the way he wears his cap; 34 sec.>

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Gravel voiced deejay. Murdered in mysterious circumstances 1983. “Don’t drink Schweppes, drink Heineken”

Set 6:

  • Bad Brains – Rally Round Jah Throne; Rock For Light (Caroline) ’83 DC Rasta punks do reggae

<Bad Brains produced by The Cars – Ric Ocasek; 19 sec.>

  • Aisha – Prophecy; High Priestess (Ariwa) ’88; Faybiane Miranda cover
  • Bunny Wailer – Ceasefire; Roots, Radics, Rockers, Reggae (Shanachie) ’83 herbtune

<United States vs. Iran – Ceasefire 2015. Light the chalice! 26 sec.>

  • Don Carlos – Jah Jah Hear My Plea; Prophecy (Blue Moon) ‘84
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Urmia, Iran. My grandfather Jibrael from the Assyrian village of Borashan near the Lake

Set 7:

  • Ini Kamoze – General; Mini LP (Taxi) ‘84
  • Sister Carol – Jah Is Mine; Black Cinderella (Jah Life) ’84 Michael Jackson/Carpenters mashup

<Sister Carol singjay: singing mixed with deejay, toasting; 16 sec.>

  • Roots Radics – Everywhere Natty Go; Freelance (Kingdom) ‘85

<Freelance album: held hostage in UK til they recorded an album since Gregory Isaacs was a no show; 39 sec.>

  • Yellowman – Strong Mi Strong; King Yellowman (Columbia) ’84 Bill Laswell
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One of the first 10 Lps added to the Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives, 1986. All killer, no filler!

Set 8:

  • UB40 – All I Want to Do; Rat in Mi Kitchen (A & M) ’86 UK

<Traded a cassette dub of this album for U of U football tickets when a linebacker from Collie-fornya heard this booming out of my dorm room 1986; 28 sec.>

  • Sophia George – Girlie, Girlie; For Everyone (Pow Wow) ‘86
  • Toots Hibbert – Love and Happiness; In Memphis (Mango) ’88 Al Green cover
  • Alpha Blondy & the Wailers – Jerusalem; Jerusalem (Shanachie) ’86; Cote d’Ivoire artist
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Livicated to dreads listening in Mali, West Africa

Words of Wisdom:

<Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives: July 18, 2015: Best of 27 Years II – The 80’s; 2 hrs. 50 min.>

Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives: July 18, 2015 (Stream + Tracklist): 27 Years of Reggae Radio II – The 80’s

 

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Ronnie Raygun is to blame

Smile Jamaica Radio Ark-Ives; July 18, 2015 KRCL 90.9FM SLC, Utah; krcl.org. Robert Nelson 27 Years by Bobbylon on Mixcloud

Greetings,

<Thanks for the positive feedback spinning Reggae Radio for 27 years! bless, robt; 17 sec.>

I have been fortunate enough to do Reggae Radio for 27 years now. July 1988-Aug. 1989 Graveyard stylee on 3 o’clock Roadblock (3 to 6am) Then by pure good luck of timing I moved over to Saturday Afternoons with Smile Jamaica (4 to 7 pm.) Oct. 1989-

<Much love to Juan Verde – John Greene. Who hired me to work for free on KRCL way back in 1988; 44 sec.>

6761357
John Greene, or as I call him Juan Verde, headman of KUER radio. Used to manage KRCL. The Lion of Community Radio in Utah

I got accepted into grad school at UCLA but didn’t get a fellowship so I stayed put in Utah. Worked my way into the U of U’s academic library about the same time as I did Smile Jamaica.

Planted my flag and never left both institutions. Last week I decided to celebrate that legacy with a stroll down musical memory lane. Tried to recreate my first show. Being a Librarian I put all my faves into some semblance of chronological order. Pretty much from 1970-1979 for 3 hours.

Had lots of great listener feedback. Thanking me for 27 years of service and killer music selection. When you have something in the neighborhood of 10,000 pieces of Reggae. 30 songs out of that Ark-Ive are are hard as diamond.

download
Why I have never moved from Salt Lake City. Too much hassle to move all this!

But I didn’t get into Reggae until 1986. So my contemporary absorption of Reggae would have been the 80’s era.

This week’s Podcast Ark-Ive celebrates that era.

  • Bob Marley died 1981
  • Yellowman became King of Reggae: slackness began to ascend while Roots started to wobble when Edward CIA-ga, the right wing Ronald Reagan fan took over Jamaica. The Socialists fell away and the Rastas lost their power base.
  • Cocaine took over for Ganja
  • Like all genres in the 80’s synthesized music began to replace traditional drum and bass.
  • Dancehall eclipsed Roots Reggae
15837421
Edward Seaga. Called by the Rastas CIA-ga. Right wing Neoliberal PM of Jamaica. Eradicated the weed while cocaine and dancehall took over culturally

***

I was alienated by modern dancehall. My contemporary fix was more into Mutant Dub. I paint a rather bleak picture!

But there was some great Roots Reggae even if the riddims started to blend traditional Reggae with digital drum and bass. This show fixates on the best of the 80’s Reggae that I collected alongside Reggae Revives and 70’s rarities.

I learned from the deejay on Smile Jamaica when I was a civilian listener, John “Rutabaga” Reese. He had the best Roots Reggae instincts of anyone around. I used to listen like the student I was, notebook in hand, jotting down names and titles of killer shots. One after another. Then I would take my list to the Bay Area and spend my student loan money building my Roots Collection; 22 sec.

bless, robt

Don-Carlos-Prophecy
Former Smile Jamaica host Rutabaga Reese turned me on to this. Best of the 80’s today

Here’s what’s on tap for the Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives: July 18, 2015 – Best of 27 Years Version 2: Favorite 80’s: 1980-1988; 1 min. 52 sec.

Set 1:

  • Black Uhuru – Party Next Door; Anthem (Island) ‘84

<During 3 O’Clock Roadblock I led off each show with a Black Uhuru jam; 29 sec.>

  • Jah Shaka Meets Aswad – Addis Ababa; In Addis Ababa (Jah Shaka) ’84 Dub Album of the Week
  • Peter Tosh – Reggaemyelitis; Wanted Dread & Alive (EMI America) ’81

<My first reggae LP; Xmas ‘81. Thanks Mom!; 15 sec.>

  • The Beat (aka The English Beat) – Tears of a Clown; I Just Can’t Stop It (Go Feet) ’80; 2 Tone Ska; Smokey Robinson cover

<The Beat called English Beat in US to avoid confusion over SoCal new wave/power pop group; 27 sec.>

  • John Holt – Police in Helicopter; Police in Helicopter (Greensleeves) ’82; 4:20 Cannabis Service Announcement

<John Holt – You burn down our weed fields, we’ll burn down your sugar cane and cassava fields; 31 sec.>

  • Black Slate – Reggae Music; Amigo (bbr) ’80 UK
  • Michael Prophet – Help Them Please; Gunman (Greensleeves) ‘80
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#1 of thousands. Play on word: Not Wanted Dead or Alive. Wanted Dread and Alive

<Reggaemyelitis – There is no cure!; 25 sec.>

Set 2:

  • Bob Marley & the Wailers – Coming in From the Cold; Uprising (Tuff Gong) ‘80
  • Ranking Roger & Blue Riddim – America and Russia/Selective Service System (Nancy Goes to Moscow); 12” (ORA) La Habra, CA
  • Linton Kwesi Johnson – Street 66; Bass Culture (Mango) ’80 UK dub poet
  • The Selecter – Three Minute Hero; Too Much Pressure (2 Tone) ’80 UK; 2 Tone ska
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Let ’em eat jelly beans

Set 3:

  • Dennis Brown – If I Had the World; Foul Play (A & M) ‘81
  • Aswad – Back to Africa; Showcase (Mango) ’81 UK
  • Rastafarians – Hold on Jah Jah Children; Orthodox (Makasound) ’81 Santa Cruz, CA
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Dennis Brown – The Crown Prince of Reggae. Died in 1999 of pneumonia. 42 years young. Member of Jah’s Heavenly Choir

Set 4:

  • Steel Pulse – Ravers; True Democracy (Elektra) ’82 UK
  • Peter Broggs – Rastafari Liveth!; Rastafari Liveth! (RAS) ‘82
  • Fab 5 – Ooh! Ahh!; Countryman (Mango) ’82 sountrack
  • Gregory Isaacs – Night Nurse; Night Nurse (Mango) ‘82

<Jah’s Heavenly Choir: The Crown Prince of Reggae and his bredrin The Cool Ruler; 11 sec.>

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Gregory Isaacs – The Cool Ruler. Passed away of lung cancer, 2010. 59 years young

Set 5:

  • Twinkle Brothers – Since I Throw the Comb Away; Live at Reggae Sunsplash (Genes) Aug. 7, 1982 Montego Bay, JA

<Since I Throw the Comb Away – lost my job, my family and my girl; 27 sec.>

  • Mutabaruka – Everytime A Ear de Soun; Check It! (Alligator) ’83 dub poet
  • Prince Far I – Survival; Umkhonto we Sizwe – Spear of the Nation (Tamoki Wambesi) ’83

<Prince Far I: You know a rude bwoy by the way he wears his cap; 34 sec.>

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Gravel voiced deejay. Murdered in mysterious circumstances 1983. “Don’t drink Schweppes, drink Heineken”

Set 6:

  • Bad Brains – Rally Round Jah Throne; Rock For Light (Caroline) ’83 DC Rasta punks do reggae

<Bad Brains produced by The Cars – Ric Ocasek; 19 sec.>

  • Aisha – Prophecy; High Priestess (Ariwa) ’88; Faybiane Miranda cover
  • Bunny Wailer – Ceasefire; Roots, Radics, Rockers, Reggae (Shanachie) ’83 herbtune

<United States vs. Iran – Ceasefire 2015. Light the chalice! 26 sec.>

  • Don Carlos – Jah Jah Hear My Plea; Prophecy (Blue Moon) ‘84
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Urmia, Iran. My grandfather Jibrael from the Assyrian village of Borashan near the Lake

Set 7:

  • Ini Kamoze – General; Mini LP (Taxi) ‘84
  • Sister Carol – Jah Is Mine; Black Cinderella (Jah Life) ’84 Michael Jackson/Carpenters mashup

<Sister Carol singjay: singing mixed with deejay, toasting; 16 sec.>

  • Roots Radics – Everywhere Natty Go; Freelance (Kingdom) ‘85

<Freelance album: held hostage in UK til they recorded an album since Gregory Isaacs was a no show; 39 sec.>

  • Yellowman – Strong Mi Strong; King Yellowman (Columbia) ’84 Bill Laswell
120764250354
One of the first 10 Lps added to the Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives, 1986. All killer, no filler!

Set 8:

  • UB40 – All I Want to Do; Rat in Mi Kitchen (A & M) ’86 UK

<Traded a cassette dub of this album for U of U football tickets when a linebacker from Collie-fornya heard this booming out of my dorm room 1986; 28 sec.>

  • Sophia George – Girlie, Girlie; For Everyone (Pow Wow) ‘86
  • Toots Hibbert – Love and Happiness; In Memphis (Mango) ’88 Al Green cover
  • Alpha Blondy & the Wailers – Jerusalem; Jerusalem (Shanachie) ’86; Cote d’Ivoire artist
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Livicated to dreads listening in Mali, West Africa

Words of Wisdom:

Smile Jamaica Radio Ark-Ives; July 18, 2015 KRCL 90.9FM SLC, Utah; krcl.org. Robert Nelson 27 Years by Bobbylon on Mixcloud

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives: July 11, 2015 (Stream + Tracklist): 27 Year Anniversary of Reggae Radio!

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Celebrating 27 Years of Reggae Radio! Give thanks!

Smile Jamaica Radio Ark-Ives; June 20, 2015 KRCL 90.9FM SLC, Utah; krcl.org. Robert Nelson 27 Years by Bobbylon on Mixcloud

Greetings,

Spring 1988. Salt Lake City/University of Utah Campus. Reagan’s last year in the White House; 21 sec.

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Ronald Wilson Reagan – 666. Did fund the Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives via Student Loans and Pell Grants. Give thanx! Ronnie Raygun. Believed in UFO’s too

Celebrating 27 years of Reggae Radio. My roommate and I were in The Pie (University of Utah campus) listening to Community Station KRCL. They were looking for early morning hosts. Him and I went to the new volunteer meeting. He wanted to do College Rock. They had enough of that. I was interested in doing Reggae.

 I had been a volunteer at the Univ. of Utah’s K-UTE “radio” station that only broadcast in the Student Union. Called my show Positive Vibrations after the Marley tune. But that wasn’t real radio. But gave me the idea Terrestrial Radio was something I wanted to do.

If I could commit to 3-6 AM, I could do a Reggae Show. Late Spring of ’88 radio training. 4th of July weekend: The debut of 3 O’Clock Road Block: Graveyard Roots Reggae Ska and African music. During the coldest winter in Decades. Praise Jah for AAA!

<1988 Alaska Clipper Winter; 34 sec.>

I was cratedigging in Montana during the actual 27 year date and the July 11 show was to commemorate that legacy. 43 sec.

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Tunis, Montana – Suburb of Fort Benton
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Paid my dues early Mornings: 3 O’Clock Roadblock: Monday 3-6AM. KRCL 90.9FM July 1988-Aug. 1989

<Montana Roadtrip – Climate Report; 47 sec.>

bless, robt

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Founded 1846. The Birthplace of I ‘n’ I: The Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives

SMILE JAMAICA ARK-IVES: JULY 11, 2015 PLAYLIST:

27 Year Anniversary: Best of the 70’s: Polyester nah jester! 15 sec.

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The 70’s – Roots Reggae highpoint showcased on Smile Jamaica for two and a half decades plus

Set 1:

  • Naturalites – Picture on the Wall; Rub-a-Dubble Reggae vol. 1 (CSA) ’83 UK
  • Scientist – King of Dub (Kingdom) ’81 Dub Album of the Week

<First Dub Album added to the Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives: May 1987; 12 sec.>

  • Bob Marley & the Wailers – Jah Live; Countryman Soundtrack (Mango) ’76; you cyaan kill God!

<Jah Live – Bob’s comments on Selassie’s overthrow, 1974; 54 sec.>

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The Dergue: Ethiopian Communists overthrow His Imperial Majesty, 1974.
  • Burning Spear – Door Peep Shall Not Enter; Presenting Burning Spear (Studio One) ‘70
  • Errol Dunkley – You’re Gonna Need Me; Darling Ooh (Attack) ‘72
  • Rita Marley – One Draw; 12” (Shanachie) ’81 4:20 Cannabis Service Announcement

<Smokey, Herbie and Milla (as in Sensimilla) learn about the Seven Leaf; 18 sec.>

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So Bob Say!

Set 2:

  • Joe Higgs – There’s a Reward; Life of Contradiction (Micron/Pressure Sounds) ‘75
  • Judy Mowatt – Black Woman; Black Woman (Shanachie) ‘76
  • Jolly Brothers – Conscious Man; Conscious Man (Seven Leaf) ’77 Lee “Scratch” Perry/Black Ark

Set 3;

  • Peter Tosh – Till Your Well Runs Dry; Legalize It (Columbia) ’76 William Bell soul cover

<William Bell Stax soul. Tosh cover; 25 sec.>

  • Mighty Diamonds – You are Just a Song; Ice on Fire (Virgin Front Line) ’77 UK; Allen Toussaint prod’n
  • Third World – Human Marketplace; 96 Degrees in the Shade (Mango) ‘77

<The Human Marketplace – Slavery & the Middle Passage’ 73 sec.>

  • U Roy – Control Tower; Rasta Ambassador (Virgin Front Line) ’77 over Gladiators vox
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The Middle Passage. Prince Far I – We were packed like sardines inna tin
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Prince Far I: When the boat overload, they throw some of us overboard

Set 4:

  • Naggo Morris – Killer Flour; Clocktower Classics vol. 1 (Abraham) ’75; poison flour

<True story in Jamaica: Flour kill the uncle, flour kill the granny;  35 sec.>

  • Max Romeo – Uptown Babies Don’t Cry (Mango) ‘76
  • Junior Byles – Fade Away; Channel One: Hitbound – The Revolutionary Sound (Heartbeat) ‘75
  • Marcia Griffiths – Melody Life; Steppin’ (Shanachie) ‘79
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Poison flour: The fritters are kinda bitter!

Set 5:

  • Bunny Wailer – This Train; Blackheart Man (Mango) ’76; Woody Guthrie Bound to Glory cover
  • The Pioneers – Chucky; From the Beginning (Jet Star) 1969-1976
  • Yabby You – Deliver Me From My Enemies; Deliver Me From My Enemies (Blood and Fire) ‘77

<When the 2 Sevens Clashed: July 7, 1977. Rasta Armageddon; 20 sec.>

  • I Roy – Heart of a Lion; Heart of a Lion (Virgin Front Line) ‘78
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This train is bound to glory!

Set 6:

  • Dennis Brown – Words of Wisdom; Words of Wisdom (Shanachie) ‘79
  • Keith Hudson – Rasta Country; Rasta Communication (Greensleeves) ’78; great Hawaiian guitar
  • Itals – I See a Sign; Early Recordings (Nighthawk) 1971-1979
  • George Faith – I’ve Got the Groove; To Be a Lover (Mango) ‘77
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Features killer Hawaiian guitar

Set 7:

  • Chris Hinze feat. Peter Tosh – Silver & Gold; Kings of Reggae (Pop Eye; Dutch flautist does Jamaica ‘80

<Dutch flautist inna Jamaica; 44 sec.>

  • Prince Far I feat. Joseph Hill of Culture – Message From a King; Message From a King (Virgin Front Line) ‘78
  • Wailing Souls – Jah Give Us Life; Very Best of (Greensleeves) ‘78

<First song I played after six weeks off Smile Jamaica for blood infection, Dec. 2012. Give thanx! 18 sec.>

  • Bim Sherman – Someday; Bim Sherman Meets Horace Andy and U Black (Original) ‘79

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Set 8:

  • Linton Kwesi Johnson – Sonny’s Lettah (Anti-Sus Poem); Forces of Victory (Mango) ‘79

<Sus law for “vagrancy” in UK; 35 sec.>

  • Ken Booth (sic) & the Iranian Students – Peace Time/Khomeini Skank; Jack Ruby Hi-Fi (Clappers) ‘79
  • Black Uhuru – Shine Eye Gal; Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner (Heartbeat) ‘80; 35 sec.
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Every week I would lead off with Black Uhuru at 3am Mondays on 3 o’clock Roadblock

Words of Wisdom: 24 sec.

Smile Jamaica Radio Ark-Ives; June 20, 2015 KRCL 90.9FM SLC, Utah; krcl.org. Robert Nelson 27 Years by Bobbylon on Mixcloud

 

Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives: June 20, 2015 (Stream + Tracklist): Bumbaclaat!

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Bumbaclaat = p*ssy cloth

Smile Jamaica Radio Ark-Ives; June 20, 2015 KRCL 90.9FM SLC, Utah; krcl.org. Robert Nelson by Bobbylon on Mixcloud

Greetings,

In 1972 George Carlin did a famous routine on the Seven Dirty Words you can’t say on television (or radio)

  1. shit
  2. piss
  3. fuck
  4. cunt
  5. cocksucker
  6. motherfucker
  7. tits

In Jamaica you might want to add a #8: bumbaclaat. When Aunt Flo comes a callin’ each month, Rasta women in Jamaica living in the hills don’t go for Kotex or Tampax but have to do what rural and poor women have done for centuries: rags.

In some Rasta societies the stigma of menstruation makes women “unclean” and they are often kept apart from the Rasta men.

The term used for these menstruation rags in Jamaica: bumbaclaat. Bumba slang word for….pussy. Claat/cloth = Bumbaclaat. It can also mean the rag you use to wipe your backside. A nasty epithet forbidden in polite company but a rude retort akin to dropping F-bombs from the stage.

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Seven Dirty Words

Peter Tosh is most identified with the term. He put a song entitled “Bumbaclaat” on his album Wanted Dread & Alive. HIs American record label was none too happy and excised the song from domestic release. If you have seen the Tosh biography Red X, he talks about how a duppy (Jamaican malevolent spirit) paralyzed Peter one night and his only way to break free was to scream out BUMBACLAAT! to free himself from demonic possession.

That story is one of many I tell on the June 20, 2015 edition of Smile Jamaica. End of June 2015 tallies up 27 years of Reggae Radio for I ‘n’ I on KRCL 90.9FM Salt Lake City, Utah. Give thanx!

bless, robt

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Bumbaclaat to chase the Devil away

<HIgh-lights of the June 20, 2015: Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives: 73 sec.>

  • Summer jam skiffle and soul covers
  • 4:20 and Seven Leaf set, 4 down, 46 to go!
  • Wailers Family Tree: Tosh teaches us a swear word. Wailers mix ‘n’ match on Stop That Train – Catch a Fire. Marcia at Studo One. Bunny Wailer Gumption. Chalice covers Stevie livicated to Bob
  • Best of 25 Years: My favorite selections from 1988-1990 on Reggae Radio
  • Roots Dawtas – Marcia, Lorna, Ranking Ann, Fabiane, Alpha & Omega trancers, Marvels do Aretha
  • Vinyl is Vital: herb, dawta, deejays, youthmen
  • Mutant Dub: Jah-pon, Snoop, African Head Charge

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Set 1:

  • Jimmy Riley – Summertime; 12” (DEB) ’75 from Porgy and Bess

<Summertime and the living is easy; 17 sec.>

  • Burning Babylon – Sproing-a-Dub; Beat, Beat, Beat (I Tones) 2008 Boston; Dub Album of the Week
  • Ken Boothe – In the Summertime; Keep on Running (Trojan) ’70 Mungo Jerry cover; 15 sec.
  • Marvels – Rock Steady; 100% Dynamite (Soul Jazz) ’71 Aretha Franklin cover w/ female vox; 7 sec.
  • Max Romeo – My Jamaica Collie; Pray For Me (Trojan) ’73; 4:20 Cannabis Service Announcement; over My Jamaican Girl

<Max Romeo – My Jamaica Collie; 13 sec.>

  • Chalice – Master Blaster (Jammin’); Best of Reggae (Sonoma); Stevie Wonder tribute to Bob Marley

<Stevie Wonder – Master Blaster Jammin'; 6 sec.>

<Bought this one at the Mall-Wart; 26 sec.>

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Only go in one of these when I have to chauffeur my Mom around town

Set 2:

  • Peter Tosh – African; Live at the Jamaican World Music Festival (Peter Tosh Foundation); 11/27/82: Montego Bay, JA

<Jamaican swear word: Bumbaclaat!1  min. 41 sec.>

  • Fabiane – Prophecy; 12 the Hardway (Tribes Man)
  • Dennis Brown – No More Shall I Roam; 10” (Observer) ‘74
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Bumbaclaat – Jamaican F-bomb

Set 3: Best of 25 Years – Smile Jamaica

  • Bim Sherman – Slummy Ghetto; Across the Red Sea (ON U Sound) ’82

<Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives Favorite Singer: Bim Sherman; 20 sec.>

  • General Echo – Lovers Corner; 12” of Pleasure (Greensleeves) ‘80

<General Echo – 12″ of Pleasure; 19 sec.>

  • Michael Prophet – Fight it to the Top; Serious Reasoning (Mango) ‘80
  • Ranking Ann – Black Rock Posse; A Slice of English Toast (Ariwa/RAS) ‘82
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Deejay cocksman killed by cops in Jamaica

Set 4:

<Why Chris Blackwell remixed The Wailers – Catch a Fire LP; 50 sec.>

  • The Wailers – Stop That Train; Catch a Fire (Tuff Gong) ’73 (Jamaican Mix)
  • The Wailers – Stop That Train; Catch a Fire (Tuff Gong) ’73 (Blackwell’s remix)

<Recap the differences – Stop That Train: JA mix vs. US/UK mix; 51 sec.>

  • Bunny Wailer – Sounds Clash; Gumption (Shanachie) ‘90
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Remix with psychedelic guitar and gospel organ

Set 5: Vinyl Is Vital

  • Marcia Griffiths – Melody Life; At Studio One (Studio One) ’68 JA

<Marcia Griffiths – The Aretha Franklin of Reggae; 3 sec.>

  • Ringo – Ganja Exchange; Woman a Ginal (Top Ranking) ’81 Miami herb tune
  • Nicodemus – Mother in Law; She Love It in the Morning (Hitbound) ’82 Brooklyn, NY
  • Michael Palmer – Jah On My Mind; Star Performer (Tonos)  ’84 UK
  • Tristan Palmer – Jail House; Joker Lover (Jah Guidance) ’82 Jamaica, NY
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The Marcia Griffiths of Soul

Set 6: Seven Leaf Herbtunes

  • Al Campbell – Light Up Your Chalice; Weed a Bun vol. 1 (Charm) 2005
  • Lloyd Hemmings – Rude Boy; Firehouse Revolution (Pressure Sounds) ’86;  One Scotch, One Bourbon, One Beer update; King Tubby’s dancehall prod’ns

<One Scotch, One Bourbon, One Beer = One Draw, One Cigarette, NO BAIL! 9sec.>

  • Blessed – Herb Tea; Blessed (Explorer) 2007
  • Ernie Ranglin – Easy Skanking; Tribute to a Legend (Kariang) ’97 guitar instrumental
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4 down, 46 to ho!

Set 7:

  • Jimmy Cliff – Viet Nam; In Concert: Best of Jimmy Cliff (Warner Bros.)  ‘76
  • Lorna Asher – True History; Straight to Your Heart (Twinkle) ‘99
  • Junior Keating – Conquering Lion; Weekend Lover (Roots) ‘80
  • Rupie & Lynford Anderson – Promoters Grease; Rupie’s Scorchers (Trybute) high steppers chatterbox
  • Don Carlos – I Don’t Care; 10” (Negus Roots) ‘83

<Negus: King in Amaharic; 13 sec.>

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His Imperial Majesty: King of Kings – Negusa Negast

Set 8: Mutant Dub

  • Audio Active – Sunset Doesn’t Mean We Lose the Sun; We Are Tokyo Space Cowboys (ON U Sound) ’94 Japan
  • Alpha & Omega – Prophecy Fulfilled; Watch & Pray (A & O) ’92 trance dub w/ female vox
  • Kanka – Skunky; Don’t Stop Dub! (Hammerbass) 2005 France
  • African Head Charge – Hymn; Touch I (ON U Sound) ’94 UK EP
  • Snoop Lion & Jahdan Blakkamore – Harder Times (Berhane Sound System) 2013 dubstep
  • Dub Gabriel feat. U Roy – Luv n’ Liv; Raggabass Resistance (Destroy A/C) 2013
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Smile Jamaica’s favorite trance dubbers with female vox

Words of Wisdom:

Smile Jamaica Radio Ark-Ives; June 20, 2015 KRCL 90.9FM SLC, Utah; krcl.org. Robert Nelson by Bobbylon on Mixcloud

Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives: June 13, 2015 (Stream + Tracklist) – Stir It Up!

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Catch a Fire LP and Harder They Come Soundtrack/Movie lit the fuse on Reggae in the West & World-wide!

Smile Jamaica Radio Ark-Ives; June 13, 2015 KRCL 90.9FM SLC, Utah; krcl.org. Robert Nelson by Bobbylon on Mixcloud

<End of June: 27 Years of Reggae Radio! 34 sec.>

<High-lights of the June 13, 2015: Smile Jamaica Arkives; 2 min 18 sec.>

  • Dub Album of the Week: Black Disciples dubs to Burning Spear’s Marcus Garvey LP
  • Vinyl Is Vital: All Seven Leaf Black Wax. 4 down, 46 to go!
  • Jamaican Jukebox: 7″ 45s. Rarest of the Rare!
  • Best of 25 Years: My Favorites year one of Reggae Radio: 1988-1990
  • Mutant Dub
  • Wailers Family Tree: Dubble dose of Stir It Up: JA vs. UK/US mixes. Bunny Wailers dubble dose of Ballroom Floor. Tosh lie at the Jamaica World Music Festiva; 11/27/82 – Montego Bay, JA
  • Roots Dawtas: Marcia Griffitsh, French Dubstress,
  • Disco Mix: Don Carlos, French mutant dub
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Tosh played at Sunrise

Set 1;

  • Don Carlos – I Love Jah; 10” (Negus Roots) ’80
  • Black Disciples – The Ghost; Garvey’s Ghost (Mango) ’76 Dub Album of the Week
  • African Head Charge – Somebody Touch I; Shashamane Land (ON U Sound) ’93 Africanized Mutant Dub

<Shashamane: Jamaican Rastas in Ethiopia; 24 sec.>

  • Marcia Griffiths – I’ve Got to Go Back Home; Naturally (Shanachie) ’78 Bob Andy cover

<Zion is My Home: Fort Benton, Montana; 15 sec.>

  • Pioneers – Feeling High; From the Beginning (Jet Star) ’79; 4:20 Cannabis Service Announcement

<4 down, 46 to go!; 12 sec.>

  • The Specials – Stereotype Pt. 1 & 2; More Specials (2 Tone) ’80 UK; 2 Tone ska
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My Birthplace as well!

Set 2: Best of Smile Jamaica: 25 Years

  • George Faith – Opportunity; To Be a Lover (Mango) ’77 Lee “Scratch” Perry Black Ark

<Blues Reggae Singer: George Faith; 15 sec.>

  • Jimmy Riley – From the Ghetto; Clocktower Classics (Clocktower); ’75 Brad Osborne prod’ns
  • Ernest Wilson – I Know Myself; Channel One Hitbound: The Revolutionary Sound (Heartbeat) ’74 HooKim Bros. prod’n

<HooKim Brothers: Chinese Jamaicans; 23 sec.>

  • Mad Professor vs. Puls Der Zeit – Abu Dhabi Check; At Checkpoint Charlie (ROIR) ’89 German dubbers

<Cold War II: The Sequels are Never Better Than the Original; 27 sec.>

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War in Transnistria begins World War III

Set 3:

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

<Christened the Bob Marley Performing Arts Center; 18 sec.>

  • Taj Weekes & Adowa – Lonesome in Babylon; Hope & Doubt (Alpha Pocket) 2005 St. Lucia; Request

<Adowa: Where the Ethiopians defeated the Italian invaders; 27 sec.>

  • Version feat. Naima – Jah Jah Love; 10” (Webcam Hi Fi) 2007 Fr.; Mutant dub w/ female vox
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Menlik II, HIM Grandfather defeats the Italian invaders at Adowa, Ethiopia

Battle of Adowa

Set 4: Dubble Dose of Wailers Family Tree

  • The Wailers – Stir It Up; Catch a Fire (JA mix) (Tuff Gong) ’73
  • The Wailers – Stir It Up; Catch A Fire (UK/US mix) (Tuff Gong) ’73; guitar/key overdubs; 1:45 longer

<Stir It Up: JA tough mix vs. UK/US guitar/keyboards rmx; 2 min>

<Stir It Up: Different mixes explained; 1 min 20 sec.>

  • Bunny Wailer – Ballroom Floor; Rock ‘n’ Groove (Solomonic); toasting single version + vinyl long mix
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Add Psychdelic guitar and country & western keyboards to tough Jamaican riddims, 1973: Catch a Fire. Zippo lighter cover

Set 5: Vinyl Is Vital – Seven Leaf Black Wax

  • Prince Jazzbo – Jamaican Collie; Head to Head Clash (RAS); vs. I Roy

<4 down, 46 to go!; 5 sec.>

  • Dillenger (sic) – Jamaican Collie; All on the Same Rhythm (Studio One/RAS); JA via DC
  • Edi Fitzroy – Informer; Youthman Penitentiary (Alligator)  ’82 Chicago
  • U Brown – Chalice to Chalice; Third World vol. 1 (Third World) ’77 UK; Chalice in the Palace
  • Ranking Soldiers – Light Up Your Chalice; Tokyo Reggae Clash (Wackies) ’83 all Jah-ponese artists; Chalice in the Palace
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Chalice in the Palace by way of Jah-pon

Smile Jamaica Radio Ark-Ives; June 13, 2015 KRCL 90.9FM SLC, Utah; krcl.org. Robert Nelson by Bobbylon on Mixcloud

Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives: June 6, 2015 (Stream + Tracklist): Triple Crown Edition!

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Triple Crown winner American Pharoah: The Bob Marley of thoroughbreds

Greetings,

<Saturday Afternoons on 90.9FM. Don’t touch that dial!>

Smile Jamaica Radio Ark-Ives; June 6, 2015 KRCL 90.9FM SLC, Utah; krcl.org. Robert Nelson by Bobbylon on Mixcloud

History was made on Saturday. First time since Affirmed in 1978, that a horse won the Triple Crown: Kentucky Derby, Preakness and lastly, the Belmont Statkes. Nuff Respect to American Pharoah! 17 sec.

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Here is what I’ve got on tap for the June 6 2015: Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives

3 hours of all killer, no filler; 59 sec.

 Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives: June 6, 2015 Annotated Playlist: photos, captions, Reggae History Lessons, soundbytes

Set 1:

  • Michael Palmer – Jah Jah You Come; Ghetto Living (Bebo’s Music) ’85 Wheaton, MD vinyl
  • Earl “Heptones” Morgan – DC Dub Connection (Auralux) ’82 Dub Album of the Week
  • Ras Midas – Can’t Stop Rastaman Now; Confirmation (Scorcher) ’82 Request
  • Taj Weekes & Adowa – Lonesome in Babylon; Hope & Doubt (Alpha Pocket) ‘95 St. Lucia
  • Winston Holness – Mutiny; 10” (PK) ‘79

<How Winston Holness got the nickname “Niney”; 8 sec.>

  • Prince Far I – Commandment of Drugs; Message From the King (Virgin Front Line) ‘78

<He who smokes dope will hang by the rope; 19 sec.>

  • Phyllis Dillon – Midnight Confessions; Midnight Confessions (Westside) ’68 Grass Roots AM hit

<AM Radio; 12 sec.>

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Set 2: Best of Smile Jamaica: 25 Years

  • Lee “Scratch” Perry – Soul Man; Double Seven (Trojan) ’70 Sam & Dave cover

<Soul Man: Isaac Hayes; 14 sec.>

  • Gregory Isaacs – Private Beach Party; Private Beach Party (Greensleeves) ‘85
  • Sophia George – Runnings Well Dread; For Everyone (Pow Wow) ‘89
  • Burning Spear – Red, Gold & Green; Marcus Garvey (Mango) ‘75

<Burning Spear: Meet me on the bank of the beautiful river; 14 sec.>

  • Black Disciples – Workshop; Garvey’s Ghost (Mango) ’76; dub to vox
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Bozeman, MT. Lived here from 1983-1986. Meet me on the bank of the beautiful river

<Before the Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives, lived in Bozeman, MT; 28 sec.>

 Set 3:

  • Bob Marley & the Wailers – Exodus; Exodus (Tuff Gong) ’77; Riddim Shower: Vox (1)

<Exodus: Bob’s journey to England after almost being assassinated in JA, 1976; 22 sec.>

  • I Roy – Commandment I (Exodus); Ten Commandments (Virgin Front Line) ’80 Riddim Shower: DJ (2); picture sleeve, yellow vinyl

<Riddim Shower: Vox to Deejay; 10 sec.>

  • Enforcer – Africa Way; 10” (Narrows)
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Exodus – Movement of Jah People

Set 4:

  • Mr. Bojangles – Selassie I Cup; 7” (Joe Gibbs Record Globe) ’77 American Pharoah livication

<Dreadlocks won, Baldhead place, Soul Youth to show; 17 sec.>

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  • Sandra Reid – Ooh Boy; 600% Dynamite (Soul Jazz) ‘82
  • Peter Tosh – Get Up Stand Up; Talking Revolution (Pressure Sounds) live acoustic on WXFM Chicago
  • Leroy Smart – Love & Happiness; 10” EP (PK) Al Green cover

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<No digital for I ‘n’ I>

  • Edi Fitzroy – Dreadlocks Party; Youthman Penitentiary (Alligator) ’82 Chicago; Vinyl is Vital set
  • Chantells – Rub Me Down; Waiting in the Park (Phase 1) ’77 UK
  • 10 Ft. Ganja Plant – It’s True; Skycatcher (ROIR) 2013 Upstate NY
  • Full Experience – Can’t See You; Full Experience EP (Blue Moon) ’76 France; Aura Lewis + Lee Perry
  • Junior Byles – Callyweed; Rasta No Pickpocket (Nighthawk) ’86 St. Louis; herbtune
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All killer no filler, youthman having dreadlocks party

 Set 6: Rockers do Reggae

  • The Members – The Model; Uprhythm, Downbeat (Arista) ‘82 

<The Members UK New Wave; 18 sec.>

<Kraftwerk tune; 34 sec.>

  • Ruts DC Meets Mad Professor – Push Yourself (Make It Work); Rhythm Collision Dub (ROIR) ‘82

<Ruts DC: Punkdub; 20 sec.>

  • St. Germain – Dub Experience; From Detroit to St. Germain (F Communications) ’99
  • Toure’ Kunda – Africa Lelly; E’mma (Celluloid) ’81 Senegalese
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UK New Wave group

Set 7 Instrumental Set

  • Boss Capone – No Toys in the Yard (Billy the Kid Vs. Dracula); Another 15 Dance Floor Crashers (Grover) 2013 Germany
  • Scientist – Jab; Heavyweight Dub Champion (Greensleeves) ‘80
  • Dubkasm – Gideon Armour; 12” (Sufferer’s Choice) 2006 UK

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Set 8: Mutant Dub

  • Dubdadda – Cross the Border; Abassi All Stars Showcase (Universal Egg) 2006 UK Riddim Shower (1) 2006
  • Sis Sanae – Suffering Abassi All Stars Showcase (Universal Egg) 2006 UK Riddim Shower (2)
  • Disrupt – Asteroid Dub Force; Jahtarian Dubbers 3 (Jahtari) 2012 Germany
  • Lee “Scratch” Perry – On the Wire; On the Wire (Trojan) 2000 UK
  • African Head Charge – Dancing With My Drums; Live Goods (Bonjo)
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Stream of conscious champ Lee “Scratch” Perry

Words of Wisdom:

Smile Jamaica Radio Ark-Ives; June 6, 2015 KRCL 90.9FM SLC, Utah; krcl.org. Robert Nelson by Bobbylon on Mixcloud

 

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