Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives: Jah-tober 15, 2016: Is it Rolling, (Nobel) Bob?


<Is It Rolling, Bob?>


All my heroes are named Bob: Marley, Crumb and Dylan. Congrats to Nobel Prize for Literature, Bob Dylan. The first popular music artist to be chosen. Well deserving.

So I start off Smile Jamaica with a 3 song Reggae Tribute to his Bobness!

<Winner, winner Nobel Prize chicken dinner! 33 sec.>

bless, robt


Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives: Jah-tober 15, 2016: Annotated Playlist – photos, captions, soundbytes, Reggae History Lessons; 51 sec.

  • Bob Dylan Tribute
  • Wailers Family Tree
  • Vinyl is Vital
  • Jah-loween Stylee
  • Disco Mix 10″/12″
  • Roots Dawtas
  • UFO-ria inna Mutant Dub Stylee

Intro: 33 sec.

Set 1: From one Bob to another: Dylan Tribute – Nobel Winner

<Amazing achievement. Nobel deserving; 52 sec.>

  • Jimmy London – Ride On; Welcome to My World (Burning Sounds) ’78 UK vinyl
  • Sould Syndicate – Black Pride – Dub; King Tubby & Friends – Sound System Dub Vol. (Original) JA vinyl, 1975-78: Dub Album of the Hour
  • Bob Dylan – Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door; Live at Budokan (Columbia): ’78 Reggae Tribute to Nobel Laureate, Bob Dylan
  • Bob Dylan – Man Gave Names to All the Animals; Slow Train Coming (Columbia) ’79 Gospel Grammy winner
  • Bob Dylan – Jokerman; Infidels (Columbia) ’83 Sly & Robbie on the riddims
  • Peter Broggs – Internaitonal Farmer; Rastafari Liveth! (RAS) ‘82
  • African Pearl – Zion Bound; 10” (Ariwa) 2005 UK: female roots


Set 2: Wailers Family Tree

  • Peter Touch &  Hugh Roy – Rightful Ruler; Honorary Citizen: Jamaican Singles (Columbia) ’69 box set

<Peter Touch – hands on communicator; 18 sec.>

  • Bunny Wailer – Dance Hall Music; Retrospective (Shanachie) ’87 roots comp
  • Rita Marley – Who Can Be Against Us; Harambe (Shanachie)  ‘82

<Harambe – Kenyan revolutionary slogan: Pull together!>

  • Bob Marley & the Wailers – Jamming (Long Version); Exodus (Deluxe Edition) (Tuff Gong) ’77 bonus track

<Dessert before dinner: dub before the vox – Jamming; 18 sec.>


Set 3:

<Request: The one album that led to Smile Jamaica – Black Uhuru Anthem; 35 sec.>

  • Black Uhuru – Black Uhuru Anthem; Anthem (Island) ’84 Night of the Living Dead, Request; 19 sec.
  • Creation Rebel/New Age Steppers – Painstaker; Threat to Creation (Cherry Red/ON U Sound) ’81 dub to New Age Steppers cover of Michael Rose “Observe Life
  • African Princess – Jah Children Cry; 12” (Jah Shaka) ’80 UK
  • Scientist – Heavyweight Dub Champion (Greensleeves) ’80: Dub Album of the Hour
This album made me a Reggae Fanatic – Hard to live in dread in the dawn of the living dead!

Set 4: Best of Smile Jamaica – 27 Years

  • Yellowman – Morning Ride; One in a Million (Shanachie) ’84

<The Morning Ride – a different commute!; 25 sec.>

  • Aisha – Evil Spirits; High Priestess (Ariwa) ‘88
  • Barry Brown – Run Wicked Man; Far East (Hitbound) ‘81
  • Keith Hudson – My Eyes Are Red (Unlreased Version); Brand (Pressure Sounds) ‘77
The morning ride is the longest ride

Set 5: Vinyl Is Vital

  • Icarus – Land of Tarot; State of Mind (Russian Roulette) ’82 UK
  • Earl Sixteen – Freedom; Heart of the Ark vol. 2 (Seven Leaf) Black Ark/Lee Perry prod’n
  • Clint Eastwood – Sweet, Sweet Jamaica; Sex Education (Greensleeves) ’80 UK
  • Tony Tuff – Born in the Ghetto; Presenting Mr. Tuff (Black Roots) ’81 JA
  • Aura Lewis Meets Lee “Scratch” Perry – At Midnite; Full Experience (Blue Moon) Fr. EP – Black Ark prod’n


Set 6:

  • Tino – Bats in My Belfrey Dub; Hallowe’en Dub (Tino’s) Jah-loween beats artist
  • Yesca – Searchin’; Up in Smoke Soundtrack (Warner Bros)  ’78 herbal update of the Coasters 50 r & b
  • Ther Herbaliser – The Hard Stuff; Something Wicked This Way Comes (Ninja Tune) 2002 UK mutant dub herb tune
  • Version feat. Sista Widey – Put On; 10” (Webcam Hi Fi) 2007 Fr. mutant dub
  • Black Roots Players – Redder Than Red; Ghetto-ology Dub (Easy Star) ’79 Dub Album of the Hour
Makes your flesh creep: next 2 Saturdays nuff Jah-loween on Smile Jamaica. 3 hours Digital Dubplate mix on Mixcloud Oct. 31

Set 7: Jah-loween Stylee

  • Black Survivors – Catch a Vampire; Nations of the World (Sword Lion) ’95 UK
  • Garland Jeffreys feat. Big Youth – Graveyard Rock; Escape Artist (Epic) ’81 – NY bi-racial rocker

<Don’t get stoned on my tombstone! 25 sec.>

  • Rupie Dan & Jennifer Gad feat. Macka B – Devil Dance; Solid Foundation (Flag) 1992
  • Bomb the Bass feat. Sinead O’Connor & Benjamin Zephaniah; Empire; clear (Quango) ’95 UK mutant dubbers; Empire=Vampire
Don’t get stoned on mi tombstone!

Set 8: UFO-ria: 38 sec.

  • Audio Active – Space Children; Tokyo Space Cowboys (ON U Sound) ’94 Jah-pon
  • Rockers Hi Fi – Dick From Outaspace; Rockers to Rockers (Gee Street) ’95 UK
  • Disrupt – Asteroid Dub Force; Jahtarian Dubbers vol. 3 (Jahtari) Germ.
  • Public Service Broadcasting– Gagarin; Beyond Saturn (Mojo)

<Yuri Gagarin, original Russian cosmonaut>

  • Troubleman – Intergalactic You, Intergalactic Me; Far Out Spaced Odyssey (Far Out) 2010 Brazilian dubfunk instrumental


Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives: Jah-tober 8, 2016: Autumnal Roots



Every fall, we hunker down and spend two Saturdays raising money. Smile Jamaica only exists becuase of the commercial free nature of community radio KRCL

So I didnt’ put up the last two weeks’ steams since we beg ‘n’ plead after every song.

So enjoy Fall with fresh roots!

bless, robt


Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives: Jah-tober 10, 2016 Annotated Playlist – tracklist, photos, captions and Reggae History Lessons

Set 1:

  • The Jay Tees – Prayer to Jah; Pirate’s Choice (Studio One) ’81 JA vinyl: female group
  • Black Slates Meet Soul Syndicate – Bum Dub; Moodie in Dub vol. 1 (Moodie) ’78: Dub Album of the Hour
  • The Rastafarians – Jah Greatest Blessing; Orthodox (Makasound) ’81 Rasta Cruz, Collie-fornya
  • Bunny Wailer – Warrior; Retrospective (Shanachie) ’90: Johnny Osbourne cover from roots best of
  • Dennis Alcapone – Revelation; Guns Don’t Argue (Trojan) ’70 comp.
  • 2 Bad Card  – Weed Specialist; CD Single (ON U Sound) ’95 4:20 Cannabis Service Announcement
  • Starkey Banton – Loose Talk; 10” (Coptic Lion) dj to Barry Brown’s Big Big Pollution



Set 2:

  • Bob Marley & the Wailers – Waiting in Vain (unreleased mix); Exodus (Deluxe Edition) (Tuff Gong) ‘77
  • Sister Nancy – Bam Bam; 300% Dynamite (Soul Jazz) ’82 – ska, soul, rock steady, funk & dub in Jamaica
  • Tennors – Ride Your Donkey; Broken Flowers Soundtrack (Decca) ’68 Jim Jarmusch movie
  • Capital Letters – House Breaker; Rootikal Rebild + Rootikal Dubwise; 12” (British Reggae Archive) 2014


Set 3:

  • Jah Bull – Free Jah Children; Rockers International (Greensleeves) ’80 A. Pablo prod’n over Delroy Williams
  • Cassandra – Thank You For the Many Things You’ve Done; Babylon Soundtrack (EMI) ’80 UK lovers rock
  • Sugar Minott – The People Got to Know; Ghetto-ology + Dub (Easy Star) ‘79
  • Keith Hudson – Image Dub; Brand (Pressure Sounds) ’77 Dub Album of the Hour



Set 4: Rockers do Reggae

  • Keith Richards – Words of Wonder; Main Offender (Virgin) ’92
  • Tom Tom Club – Bambootown; Close to the Bone (Sire) ’83 Talking Heads side group
  • Prince Flo & Jah Edward – Dancing Mood; (Epiphany) ’81 Turtles members cover Delroy Wilson ‘81
The Turtles meet Soul Syndicate

Set 5: Vinyl is Vital Set

  • Black Stalin – Vampire Year; In Ah Earlier Time (Makossa International) ’80 NY – Soca Halloween tune: Vinyl is Vital Set
  • Snowman – Black Heroes; Rockers Showcase Volume III (Rockers) ’87 Phil.
  • Jean Binta Breeze – Dubwise + Confusion (Warner); Tracks (LKJ) ’90 UK female dub poet, LKJ prod’n
  • Jah Walton – The Seed You Sow; Magnificent Seven (Burning Sounds) ’78 UK red vinyl


Set 6:

  • Peter Tosh – You Can’t Fool Me Again; Honorary Citizen (Columbia) ’69 Jamaican singles box set – nursery rhyme
  • Jimmy Cliff – You Can’t Keep a Good Man Down;  Club Paradise Soundtrack (CBS) ‘86
  • Rupie Dan & Jennifer Gad – Reparation (Flag) 2000
  • Love Joys – All I Can Say; Lovers Rock Showcase (Bullwackies) ’80 female duo
  • Ronnie Davis – Raining Dub; Jamming in Dub (Kingston Sound) Dub Album of the Hour


Set 7: Jah-loween

  • Dubskin – Heavy Load; No End in Time (Dubskin) 2009 Boulder, Collie-rado; vampires: Halloween Set
  • Lee “Scratch” Perry & the White Belly Rats – de Devil Dead (Live); Panic in Babylon (DAMP) 2004
  • The Reddies – Voodoo Woman; Cultivation (Reddies) 2009 Jah-stin, Texas

Set 8: Mutant Dub

  • African Head Charge – Hold Some More; Songs of Praise (ON U Sounds) ’90
  • Dubsac – Dub Anthem; Dubsac (Annica) 2007
  • The Archives – Melodical Funk; The Archives (ESL) 2012 DC: ½ Thievery Corporation
  • Audio Active – Robot War; Apollo Choco (ON U Sound) ’97 Jah-pon
  • Ari Up – Baby Mother + Version; Dread More Than Dead (Collision) 2005 female singer of the Slits and New Age Steppers

Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives: Sept. 17, 2016 (Stream + Tracklist) All Vinyl – Cut d’ Chatter, Spin d’ Platter!


<27 years of Smile Jamaica!>


Fall Radiothon is my anniversary for co-hosting (and then hosting) Smile Jamaica Oct. 1989.

That adds up to 27 years folks! And so I choose to celebrate with deep gems out of the Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives: 3 hours of the black wax attack.

Memories by the score rotating at 33 and 1/3 RPM

bless, robt

No digital for I ‘n’ I

Internship at the Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives

Annotated Playlist: Sept. 17, 2016 – Smile Jamaica All Vinyl

Set 1:

  • Morwells – Reggae Party; Wiser Dread (Nighthawk) ’82 St. Louis – 3 Hours All Vinyl
  • King Tubby – Roots of Dub (Moll-Selekta) ’75: Dub Album of the Hour
  • Ras Tesfa & Jafrica – These Things; Voice of the Rastaman (Shanachie) ’85 NJ
  • Dennis Brown – Concrete Castle King; Visions (Blue Moon) UK ‘78
  • The Gladiators – Oh What a Joy; The Gladiators (Virgin Front Line) ’80 UK
  • Lillian Allen – Conditions Critical; Conditions Critical (Redwood) ’87 Canadian Dub Poet
  • Bobby Culture, Brimestone & Fire, Louie Rankin, – Big Big Bust; Tidal Wave (Unicorn) ’83 Santa Monica, Colly-fornya; 4:20 Cannabis Service Announcement

<Big big bust; 6 sec.>


Set 2:

  • Paul Blake & Bloodfire Posse – Pink Panther; Are You Ready? (Synergy) ’86 UK: Henry Mancini soundtrack
  • John Brown – Easy Dreadlocks; Atra 10 Track (Atra) ’88 comp. UK
  • Tapper Zukie – Simpleton Badness; Man Ah Warrior (mer) ‘73/’77 NY dj
  • Aisha – Every Problem; Daughters of Zion (Twinkle) ’95 UK


Set 3:

  • Peter Tosh – Wanted Dread & Alive; Wanted Dread & Alive (EMI America) ’81 US – my first Reggae LP; 39 sec.

<Mom not a fan of the Seven Leaf nor Ted Nugent; 36>

  • Sophia George & Charlie Chaplin – Ain’t No Meaning; Fresh (Winner) ’85 UK
  • Mexicano – Lovers Conversation; Jah Woosh – Gunfight at O.K. Korral (sic) (Pioneer International) Can.
  • Edi Fitzroy – Youthman Penitentiary; Youthman Penitentiary (Alligator) ’82 Chicago blues label
  • Augustus Pablo – East of the River Nile (Shanachie) ’77: Dub Album of the Hour
Mama Nelson – original funder of the Smile Jamaica Ark-Ive: first Reggae LP

Set 4:

  • Eek a Mouse – Do You Remember?; Skidip (Greensleeves) ’82 about Middle Passage

<The Days of Slavery; 8 sec.>

  • Cornell Campbell – My Country; Roots, Rock, Reggae (Creole) ’78 Fr.
  • Abbacush – Back Attack;  In Progress (People Unite) ’84 UK female roots group

<Abba – father; Cush – mother Africa; 9 sec.>

  • Bob Marley & the Wailers – Punky Reggae Party (Dub); 12” (Tuff Gong) ‘77

<Punky Reggae Party – no boring old farts!; 26 sec.>

packed like sardines in a tin

Set 5:

  • Singers & Players feat. Brent Dowe – These Eyes; Vacuum Pumping (ON U Sound) ’88 Melodians singer does The Guess Who
  • Gregory Isaacs – Rock On; Reggae Party (Disc Internatiopnal) ’83 FR.
  • U Roy & Delroy (Wilson) – You Keep on Running; With a Flick of My Musical Wrist (Trojan) ’71 dj comp
  • Sista Ruby – Supa Dupa; (Keyman) ’99 UK: Dr. Alimantado prod’n


Set 6:

  • Bunny Wailer – Burial; Sings the Wailers (Mango) ’80 Peter Tosh cover
  • Phyllis Dillon – Right Track; Popular Roots (Virgin Front Line) ’85 2 LP UK label sampler

<Reggae History Lesson: Virgin Front Line labell 31 sec.>

  • Johnny Clarke – Cold I Up; Trojan Story vol. 2 (Trojan) ’82 UK: 3 LP Box Set
  • Papa Kojie & Blue Riddim – Nancy Reagan Re-election Remix (ORA) ’85 St. Louis

<Nancy Reagan nostalgia; 9sec. >

  • Scientist – King of Dub (Kingdom) ’81 Dub Album of the Hour
“She sit upon the lap of Mr. T, leading us all to World War III”

Set 7:

  • Krieger-Densmore Reggae Bonanza – Get Up Stand Up; 12” (Rhino) ’83 US – ½ Doors do Bob Marley
  • Pressure – Stir It Up; Pressure (Pool Production) ’83  US; Bob Marley cover
  • Marcia Grifiths – Here I Am; Sweet Bitter Love (Trojan) ’74 Al Brown soul cover
  • Pluto & Trinity? – Vampire Year; Ire Mas Rockers (Top Ranking) ’80 FL


Set 8:

  • Sister Netifa – Daughters of the Soil; Woman Determined (Aluta) ’88 UK dub poet
  • Michael Johnson & the Killer Bees – Holy Smoke (Dedicated to the American Indian); Groovin’ (Tropic Sounds) ’87 Austin, TX
  • Don Carlos – Cool Johnny Cool; Deeply Concerned (RAS) ’87 DC
  • Basement 5 – Work: Dub; In Dub (Island) ’80 UK members went on to Big Audio Dynamite
  • Prince Far I – Jamaican Heroes; Jamaican Heroes (Trojan) ’80 UK
Killer dub poet

Words of Wisdom

Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives (Stream + Tracklist): Sept. 9, 2016 – Vote for We!



Pess-optimism vs. cynical realism

Yeah. I am none to happy with our electoral choices. Tweedledum vs. Tweeledee.

So either way we’re gonna get more war and more backbiting and fighting over who can give more kasheesh to the Richie Riches and Military welfare. Gridlock is the norm now.

But all I can say is: Reggae has been warning it would come to this for 50 years. That’s why I keep trodding through creation in a Irie fascination.

The Rastas put that pessimism to beautiful musical backing because as Bunny sang, “Who feels it knows it.”

Hope for the best. Prepare for the worst. And it’s only 4 years til we do it all over again

bless, robt


Smile Jamaica Annotated Playlist: Sept. 9, 2016; 48 sec.

Set 1:

  • Martin Campbell & the Hi Tech Roots Dynamics – Jah Love; Rootsman The Real Thing (Channel One UK) ’97 UK vinyl
  • Yabby You & the Prophets – Zambia; Dub It to the Top (Blood and Fire) ’76-’79: Dub Album of the Hour
  • Linval Thompson – Dread Are the Controller; I Love Marijuana (Trojan) ‘79
  • Storm – Hard Not to Like You; Hits From the Past (Links) mid 70’s female lovers rock
  • Bunny Wailer – Time Will Tell; Retrospective (Shanachie) ’81 Bob Marley cover
  • Yellowman – Operation Eradication; One in a Million (Shanachie) ’84 4:20 Cannabis Service Announcement – anti-mj in Jamaica

<Operation Eradication – Reagan makes Jamaica get rid of the Collie Weed; 77 sec.>

  • Ken Boothe – Show Me That Love; 10” (Education) 2006
Jamaican military’s war against the Seven Leaf – Operation Eradication

Set 2:

  • Prince Buster – Oh Carolina; Original Golden Hits vol. 2 (Melodisc) ’60 RIP

<Cecil Bustamente Campbell – Prince Buster, Jah’s Heavenly Choir; 83 sec.>

  • Randy’s All Stars – Mission Impossible Theme; 300% Dynamite (Soul Jazz)
  • Zema – Free at Last; Black Sheep (Melchizedek) SoCal female singer
  • Hopeton Lindo – Territory; 10” (Tuff Scout) ‘87
Prince Buster deejay cameo in The Harder They Come

Set 3: Best of Smile Jamaica 26+ Years

  • Clint Eastwood & General Saint – Vote For We; Stop That Train (Greensleeves) ’83 

<Election 2016: Ebola vs. Hemoragghic Fever; 29 sec.>

  • Lovejoys – Chances Are; Reggae Vibes (Wackies) ’83 sister duo
  • Cultural Roots – Worries Me a Yard; Runninb Back to Me (Mango) ‘88
  • The Symbals – The Human Race; King Tubby on the Mix vol. 2 (Original)
  • L. Moodie – Untouchable Dub; Moodie in Dub vol. 2 (Moodie Music) ’74: Dub Album of the Hour
Will KRCL let me spin Smile Jamaica from Canadian exile?

Set 4

  • Bob Marley & the Wailers – Roots; Exodus (Deluxe Edition) (Tuff Gong) ’77 B-side

<Exodus – Movement of Jah People; 36 sec.>

  • Josey Wales – It Have Fi Bun; Outlaw (Live & Learn) ’84 herbtune
  • Thievery Corporation – Lebanese Blonde; CD Single (ESL) ’98 herbtune w/ Pam Bricker vox

<Lebanese Blonde – Whenever I get low, I get high; 17 sec.>

  • Johnny Clarke – Dem a Say Rasta; 10” (Observer Gold) over Jacob Miller riddim


Set 5: Vinyl Is Vital

  • Clint Eastwood – Roots, Rock, Reggae; Death in the Arena (Channel One) ’78 JA
  • Carlton & the Shoes – I’m in Chains; This Heart of Mine (Quality) ’82 JA
  • Full Experience feat. Aura Lewis – Can’t See You; Aura Meets Lee “Scratch” Perry at Black Ark Studio (Blue Moon) ’76 Fr. Black Ark prod’n
  • Heptones & Jah Lion – Mr. President; Upsetter Disco Dub: Turn and Fire (Anachron) ’77 Neth

<Mr. or Madame President?; 21 sec.>


Mr. President or Madame President. What you gonna do about the working class?

Set 6: Rockers do Reggae

  • Paul Simon – Mother and Child Reunion; Paul Simon (Warner Bros.) ’72: Rockers do Reggae

<Paul Simon records in Jamaica; 18 sec.>

  • Gabriella Cilmi – Ob-la Di, Ob-la Da; White Album Recovered 1 (Mojo) 2008 Beatles Caribbean cover
  • Eddie Floyd – Baby Lay Your Head Down (Gently on My Bed) (Stax) Complete Stax/Volt Singles Collection vol. 3 (Stax) ’73 soul reggae: Memphis in Jamaica
  • Wingless Angels – Zion Bells; Wingless Angels (Mindless) ’96 Keith Richards, Justin Hinds + nyahbinghi
  • The Upsetters – Drum Rock; Bill Laswell – Dub Massive Chapter Two (Trojan) 2005 remixes: Dub Album of the Hour
Nyah Keith and the Wingless Angels

Set 7:

  • Peter Tosh & the Wailers– Fire, Fire; Honorary Citizen (Columbia) ‘68 single
  • Mike Brooks – Feeling of Reggae; Classical Anthology (M-10) ’78 best of
  • Prince Mohammed – Casanova Ride; 10” (Rockers) A. Pablo prod’n


Set 8: Mutant Dub

  • Survival Soundz – Dub Is Dub; Land of Baboon (Baraka Foundation) ’96 illcentric dub
  • Playgroup – Going Overdrawn; Epic Sound Battles Chapter Two (Cherry Red/ON U Sound) ’82 instrumental
  • Samia Farah – Je Me Mefie; Samia Farah (SAM) 2008 Fr.-Tunisian female singer
  • The Archive feat. Ras Puma – Sensibility; Archives (ESL) 2012 DC: herb tune
  • Audio Active – Psycho Buds (Asian Dub Foundation rmx); Bong EP (Birdman) 2000 Jah-pon meets UK Hindi dubbers


Prince Buster in Jah’s Heavenly Choir


Smile Jamaica Digital Dubplate (Stream + Tracklist): Roots Reggae Roulette!



Getting ready to embark on a major remodel project in my house in the Sugarhood (lower Sugarhouse) area of Salt Lake City.

I’m tired of living like a music hoarder. So I am biting the bullet: wiping out two small bedroom and replacing them with one big room with shelves from floor to ceiling.

A Librarian (me) with his own personal Library. But in order to do that, I have to move 35 years of music collecting into my garage.

I took last Saturday off to do that and pulled about 50 representative favorites aside for what I call Digital Dubplate shows: 3 hour editions of Smile Jamaica cooked up in my home studio.

The memories of collecting this music over the decades, as I pack CDs into boxes and records into crates, really makes me nostalgic. Because so many record stores have gone out of  business, my whole way of life is crashing down.

Forward ever, backwards never!

bless, robt


Smile Jamaica Digital Dubplate: Fall 2016

0-30 min

  • Don Carlos – Just a Passing Glance + Dj version; Just a Passing Glance (RAS) ‘84
  • The Congos – Children Crying; Heart of the Congos (Blood and Fire) ‘77
  • Paul Simon – Mother and Child Reunion; Paul Simon (Warner Bros.) ‘72
  • Althea & Donna – Make a Truce; Uptown Top Ranking (Virgin Front Line) ‘78
  • Cocoa Tea – Rocking Dolly; Rocking Dolly (RAS)
  • Earl Zero & Soul Syndicate – Home Sweet Home; Visions of Love (Epiphany) ‘79
  • Lacksley Castell – Righteous Stand; Morning Glory (Negus Roots) ‘82
  • Junior Delgado – Armed Robbery; Brothers (DEB) ‘77
  • Judy Mowatt – Rock Me; Love Is Overdue (Shanachie) ‘86
  • Prince Far I – Johnny Get Worse; Silver & Gold (Blood and Fire) dj to mid 70’s Slickers Johnny Too Bad 


30-60 min

  • The Upsetters – Nebuchadnezzar; Chapter 2 of “Words” (Trojan) ’72 Perry produced melodica instrumental
  • Carlene Davis – The Harder They Come; 15 Classics of Carlene Davis (Sonic) ’80 Jimmy Cliff cover
  • Prince Buster – Satta Massagana; Sister Big Stuff (Sunspot) ’72 Abyssinians cover
  • Jimmy Cliff – No Woman, No Cry; Follow My Mind (MCA) ’75 Bob Marley cover
  • Akabu – Africans United; Warrior Queen (ON U Sound) ’95 UK female roots group
  • Jah Lloyd – This Ya Corner; Final Judgement (sic) (Teems) ’74
  • Johnny Clarke – Rebel Soldering; Don’t Trouble Trouble (Attack) ‘75
  • Lee Perry & the Upsetters – Justice to the People + Verse 2; Give Me Power (Trojan) ’73 


60-90 min

  • The Slits – Heard It Through the Grapevine; Eastbound & Down Soundtrack (Fat Possum)
  • Tapper Zukie – Message to Pork Eaters (Jahman a Come); Man Ah Warrior (Trojan) ’75 deejay
  • Max Romeo – Smile out of Style; War ina Babylon (Mango) ‘76
  • Culture – This Train; Cumbolo (Shanachie) ’79 Woodie Guthrie cover
  • The Marvels – Rock Steady; 100% Dynamite (Soul Jazz) Aretha Franklin cover
  • Mutabaruka – Whey Mi Belong?; Check It! (Alligator) ’83 dub poetry
  • Stevie Wonder – Master Blaster (Jammin’); Hotter Than July (Tamla) ’81 Bob Marley tribute (90 min.)


90min -2 hr.

  • General Public – Tenderness; All the Rage (I.R.S.) ’84 UK ska-pop
  • Love Joys – Wherever Jah Send Me; Reggae Vibes (Wackies) ’81 sistas
  • Black Uhuru – Youth of Eglington; Red; (Mango) ‘81
  • Native – Rockstone; Rockstone (Pressure Sounds) ’77 Lee “Scratch” Perry mix
  • Bunny Wailer – Put It On; Rule Dance Hall (Shanachie) ‘87
  • Marcia Griffiths – Give and You Get; Steppin’ (Shanachie) ‘79
  • Peter Tosh – Oh Bumbo Klaat; Wanted Dread & Alive (EMI America) ’81 
The first of tens of thousands of Reggae LPs, CDs, 7″, cassettes, 10″, 12″, 8 tracks

2 – 2 and 1/2 hrs.

  • Bob Marley & the Wailers – Three Little Birds; Legend (Deluxe Edition) ’85 Julian Mendelsohn rmx
  • Martha Velez – Get Up Stand, Up; Escape From Babylon (Sire) ’76 Bob Marley/Peter Tosh cover
  • Sheriff Lindo & the Hammer – Dub House of Horror; Ten Dubs That Shook the World (Creative Vibes) ’88 Oz dubber
  • Barrington Levy – Jah a The Creator; Time Capsule (RAS) ‘83
  • Bingy Bunny – Bit By Bit; Kingston 12 Toughie (RAS) ’75 of the Morwells
  • Aisha – Guide and Protect; Roots Daughters (Ariwa) ‘88
  • Cultural Roots – Danger Light; Revolutionary Sounds (Revolutionary Sounds)
  • Burning Spear – Bad to Worst; The Fittest of the Fittest (Heartbeat) ’83 (2 and ½ hours)
Killer rare dub from Oz

2 and 1/2 – 3 hrs.

  • Mikey Dread – Saturday Night Style; African Anthem (RAS) ‘79
  • Likkle Mai – Count on Me; Roots Candy (Beat) 2005 Jah-pon dawta
  • Doctor Alimantado – Born For a Purpose/Reason For Living; Born For a Purpose (Greensleeves) ‘77
  • Lion Youth – Rat a Cut Bottle; Don’t Call Us Immigrants (Pressure Sounds) ’78 UK
  • Jimmy Riley – Poor Immigrant; 20 Classic Hits (Sonic) ‘81
  • Yellowman – Soldier Take Over; Crucial Reggae (Mango) ’82 comp
  • Sonya Spence – Peace & Unity; In the Dark (Skynote) ‘78


Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives (Stream + Tracklist): Jah-gust 27, 2016 – Reggae University Back in Session!

Anu and Marduk were dreadlocks!


School is back in session. Summer a gwaan. Time for New Roots and opportunities. Soon the weather gets cooler and the days grow shorter. All the folks travelling and doing outdoor activities that don’t always include radio. So listenership tends to go down in the summer and starts to bump in the fall.

Look forward to that in the months to come on Smile Jamaica while we put Summer in our rear view. That’s why if you’re travelling, on-demand Smile Jamaica is always there for your activity soundtrack

bless, robt


Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives: Jah-gust 27, 2016

Set 1:

  • Ras Michael & the Sons of Negus – Build Up Your House; Revelation (Trojan) ’82 UK vinyl: nyahbinghi style
  • The Upsetters – Noah Sugar Pan; Upsetter Shop vol. 1 (Heartbeat) Black Ark Dub Album of the Hour
  • Michael Palmer – Have Faith in Jah; Wicked a Go Feel It (Trojan) ‘84
  • Judith – Such Is Life; Universal Roots – U.K. Reggae All Stars (Universal Roots) 2008 UK
  • Leroy Wallace – Far Beyond; Studio One Roots (Studio One/Soul Jazz) melodica
  • Fun Boy Three – Farmyard Connection; Waiting (Chrysalis) ’83 Specials 2 Tone ska spin off

<Peter & Bob – 2 farmers trying to earn a living>

  • Ras Daniel Ray – Princess; 10” (Education) 2006 UK


Set 2: Wailers Family Tree

  • Peter Tosh & the Wailers – Pound Get a Blow; Honorary Citizen (Columbia): ’68
  • Bunny Wailer – Liberation; Retrospective (Shanachie) ’88 best of
  • Rita Marley & the Wailers – Deh Pon Dem; Ska Bonanza (Heartbeat/Studio One)
  • Bob Marley & the Wailers – Smile Jamaica + Version; Rastaman Vibration (Deluxe Edition) (Tuff Gong) ’76: single + version for Smile Jamaica Peace Concert

Smile Jamaica Cartel

Set 3: Best of Smile Jamaica – 26+ Years

  • Linval Thompson – I Love Marijuana; I Love Marijuana (Trojan) ’79
  • Cedric Myton & the Congos – Wherever He Leads Me; Face the Music (VP) ‘81
  • Althea & Donna – Jah Rastafari; Uptown Top Ranking (Virgin Front Line) ’78 female singjay duo
  • Wailing Souls – They Don’t Know Jah; Very Best of (Greensleeves) ‘82
  • Bill Laswell – Dub Massive vol. 1 (Trojan) Dub Album of the Hour: dub remixes of Reggae dubs

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Set 4:

  • Samia Farah – Rien ne Acquis; Samia Farah (SAM) 2008 Fr.-Tunisian singer
  • Heptones & Prince Lamont – Meaning of Life; Hits of the Past (J.B.) ‘77
  • Mike Brooks – Rhum (sic) Drinker; Classical Anthology (M-10) herbtune ‘78
  • Mad Professor & the Robotiks feat. Michael Walters – Jungle Vibrations; 10” (Ariwa) 2002 UK


Set 5: Vinyl is Vital

  • Burning Spear – African Teacher; Lovers and Rockers (EMI) ’79 UK
  • Al Campbell – Just a Close Talk With You; Rough Road (Burning Sounds) ’79 UK red vinyl
  • Hortense Ellis – Wooden Heart; Raver’s Rock Vol. 2 (Vista Sounds) ’84 UK
  • Jah Lloyd – Dispencer; Black Moses (Virgin Front Line) ’78 UK

<Jah Lloyd – No needles for I ‘n’ I>

  • Lee “Scratch” Perry & Full Experience – Disco Devil (Extended Mix); Turn and Fire (Anachron) ’77 Neth. Vinyl
“Doctor! Don’t give I an injection, it will leave an infection.”

Set 6:

  • Ayo – What’s This All About; Gravity at Last (Polydor) 2008 Germ.-Nigerian female
  • Collie Buddz – Come Around; Collie Buddz (Columbia) 2007 herbtune
  • Pablo Moses – Under Your Spell; We Refuse (Priority) ‘90
  • Version feat. Carlton Livingston – Hotta Fire Burn; 10” (Webcam Hi Fi) 2007 Fr.


Set 7:

  • Morgan Heritage – Unjust World; CD Single (MCA) ‘94
  • Aswad – Boom Boom Carnival; Roots Revival (Ark 21) ’99 Jamaicans rock steady cover
  • Junior Delgado – Jah Say; Tichen (Rhino UK) ‘90
  • Black Uhuru – Botanical Roots; Anthem (Island) ‘84
  • Israel Vibration/Soul Syndicate – Go Through Dub; Unconquered People Dub (Greensleeves) ‘79

<Black Uhuru – Anthem is the album that made me a Reggae fanatic>

First Reggae Grammy winner – the album that lit the fuse for I ‘n’ I

Set 8: Mutant Dub

  • Graciella Rodriguez – Stop That Train; On U Sound 30 Years Anniversary (King Size Dub Special) (Echo Beach) 2011 Spanish take on Bim Sherman classic
  • Audio Active – Psychobuds; Bong (Birdman) 2000 Jah-pon herbtune
  • Joseph Cotton – Ali Baba; Pro Cannabis 4 (Dope Media) 2000 Germ. Herbtune on Ali Baba riddim
  • Soom T – Puff That Weed; Ode to a Carrot (Jahtari) 2008 Germ./Scottish female weedstepper
  • Ben Jammin – Money Talks; Ambassah Rub a Dub Showcase Part 2 (Ambassah) 2006 UK
  • Badawi – Voices From the Sky; Soldier of Midian (ROIR) 2001 Jewish-mystic dub
How do you say 4 down, 46 to go in Jah-ponese?

Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives (Stream + Tracklist): Jah-gust 20, 2016: Can’t roll a spliff pon your .mp3!

Original burlap edition for separating your seeds and stems.

<Can’t roll a spliff on an .mp3>


Last hour of Smile Jamaica Juggling wax with the monitors cranked to 11 in the Studio at KRCL. Booming a recent vintage 45 from a So Cal roots group called the lions.

Their lyric talks about going back to the roots because: “you can’t roll a spliff pon your .mp3:

Original vinyl issues of Bob Marley’s Rastaman Vibration hard “burlap” ridges for that 420 ritual  tradition.

That’s why my slogan is: No digital for I ‘n’ I

bless, robt


Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives: Jah-gust 20, 2016 Annotated Playlist:

Set 1

  • Zap Pow – This Is Reggae Music; Reggae Rules (Rhino) ’80 US vinyl
  • Augustus Pablo – A Java (Instrumental version); Message Music (Pressure Sounds) digital productions of the 80s/90s; Dub Album of the Hour
  • Calvin Stuart – The Alphabet Song; The Sound of Channel One: King Tubby Connection (Motion) A-Z from the Bible
  • Foreign Exchange – Damned If I Do; Occam’s Razor (First Step) ’99 NY
  • Glen Brown – Clensiness (sic) Dub; The Way to Mt. Zion (ROIR) dub
  • UB40 – Mi Spliff; Credit to the Nation (bootleg) ’86 4:20 Cannabis Service Announcement, Europe ’86 live
  • The Congo’s – Rasta Congo Man; 10” (Congo’s) 2006 update of Curly Locks riddim

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Set 2:

  • Bob Marley & the Wailers – Johnny Was; Rastaman Vibration (Deluxe Edition) ’76; unreleased alternate album mix

<Johnny Was alternate mix>

  • Abyssinians – Say It Again; Reunion (Artists Only) ‘98
  • Ayo – Help Is Coming; Ayo (Interscope) 2006 Nigerian-German female
  • Horace Andy – Why Oh Why; 10” (Hitbound) ‘83


Set 3: Best of Smile Jamaica 26+ Years

  • Twinkle Brothers – It Dread All Over; Live (Genes) Reggae Sunsplash ‘82
  • Mutabaruka –Whey Mi Belong?; Check It! (Alligator) ’83 dub poet
  • Misty in Roots – Lifeboat; Wise and Foolish (Kaz) ’82 UK
  • Joy White – Tribulation; United Dreadlocks (Rhino UK) ‘77
  • Israel Vibration & Soul Syndicate – Dub Worries; Israel Dub (Greensleeves) ‘78

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Set 4:

  • Rhoda Dakar – Easy Life; Cleaning in Another Woman’s Kitchen (Moon Ska) 2007 2 Tone ska singer, Bodysnatchers acoustic update
  • Bunny Wailer – Rockers; Retrospective (Shanachie) ’79: best of roots era
  • Trevor Hartley – Smoke & Chill; Hartical (Jove) ’94 UK herbtune
  • Barry Brown – Living as a Brother; 10” (Trojan)


Set 5: Vinyl Is Vital

  • Leroy Smart – Propaganda; Burning Sampler (Burning Sounds) ’78 UK red vinyl: Vinyl is Vital Set
  • Full Experience feat. Aura Lewis – Young, Gifted & Broke; At Midnite (Blue Moon) Fr. EP – female vox to Marcia Griffiths “Young, Gifted and Black”
  • Joe Higgs – One Man (Kouchie Pipe); Unity is Power (One Stop) ’79 UK
  • George Faith – Please Stay; Raver’s Rock vol. 2 (Vista Sounds) ’84 UK
  • Ijahman Levi – Master Ideas +; Ijahman & Friends (Jahmani) ’79 UK

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Set 6:

  • Peter Tosh – Coming in Hot (Live); Honorary Citizen (Columbia) box set
  • Zema feat. Mark Wonder & the Gladiators – Overcome Good with Evil; Overcome (Melchizedek) So Cal female vox
  • The Green – Transparent People; Ways and Means (Easy Star) 2011 Jah-waiian
  • Wayne & Johnny – Ackee Monkey; 10” (Hitbound)

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Set 7: Jamaican Jukebox 7″ 45s

  • Cedric ‘Im Brooks – Theme From Shaft; 7” (Soul Jazz) soul cover
  • The Lions – This Generation; 7” (Lions Bread) LA group
  • Hopeton Lewis – Dreadlocks Chalice; 7” (Thorough Bred) ’75 herb tune
  • Dhaima – Jah Jah I; 7” (Paradise) ’77 UK


Set 8: Mutant Dub Set

  • Soom T – Boom Shiva; Ode to a Carrot (Jahtari) 2008 female weedstepper out of Glasgow, Scotland: Mutant Dub Set
  • Knatty P – We Know; Universal Roots – U.K. Reggae Stars (Universal Egg) 2008 UK
  • Clive Hunt & the Dub Dancers – Bagdad in Dub; Clive Hunt & the Dub Dancers (Makasound) 2008 Fr.
  • Sevendub – U & Dem (High Altitude dub); Dub Club Edition (Collision) 2006 Germ.
  • Bucolic – Mo’Style; Dzyan Blood (BSI) 2000 US
  • Bally Sagoo – Funky Rickshaw Dub; Pro Cannabis 4 (Dope Media) 2001 Hindi dub

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