Day 6 Cannabis Service Month: Smile Jamaica’s Herb Ark-Ives A-Z



Somebody asked me recently just how many actual songs do you have devoted to the Seven Leaf?

I am running two accounts of iTunes at the moment and just haven’t collapsed all 50,000 songs I have “harvested”  to iTunes into one spot. on my Go Flex External Hard Drive

Best guestimation of Smile Jamaica’s herb tunes: Reggae, Dub, Rock, Soul, Blues,Gospel (ha ha)  etc. It is at least 800.

And that doesn’t include probably another 150 on vinyl LP/12″. And probably 300 or so 45’s: classic Reggae as well as Ragga.

There is a whole sub genre just in the Mutant Dub world on 10″ and 12″. I probably have 30-40 of those extended mix dub workouts too.


So here is a little sampling of some of my Ark-Ives A-Z

bless, robt

Roots Reggae:

  • #: 10 Foot Ganja Plant – Bass Chalice; Bass Chalice (ROIR) 2005
  • A : Aswad  – Pass the Cup; Not Satisfied (CBS)  ’82; cup = chalice = Rasta ritual smoking utensil
  • B: Broggs, Peter – International Farmer; Rastafari Liveth! (RAS) ’82
  • C: Culture International Herb; International Herb (Virgin) ’79


  • D: Dillinger – Marijuana in My Brain; Marijuana in My Brain (Jamaica Sound) ’79
  • E: Eek a Mousse – Sensee Party; Skidip! (Greensleeves) ’82
  • F: Fun Boy Three – Farmyard Connection; Waiting (Chrysalis); two guys named Peter & Bob growing a lickle herb
  • G: Gold & Don Carlos – Harvest Time; Raving Tonight (Negus Roots) ’83
  • H: Human Rights (HR) – Who’s Got the Herb? (Railroad) ’91; lead throat of Bad Brains on the original done up by 311 as a cover 


  • I:  Israel Vibration – Red Eyes; Forever (RAS) ’91
  • J: Jah Lion – Colombia Colly; Colombia (Mango) ’76
  • K: King Sighta – Dollar Fe a Reaffer (sic); Master of All (Sunshot) ’78
  • L: Lovindeer – Free the Marijuana & Grow the Weed; De Blinkin’ Bus (TSOJ) ’82
  •  Miller, Jacob & Ray I – All I Want For Ismas & Deck the Halls; Natty Christmas (RAS) ‘ 78; “all I was for Ismas is my collie herb”. “deck the halls with boughs of collie”


  • N:  NiyoRah – Positive Herb; A Different Age (I Grade) 2005
  • O :  Osbourne, Johnny – Mushroom; Fally Lover (Greensleeves) ’80; don’t pee in my garden or mushroom will grow. Gimme d’good sensi instead 
  • P: Prince Hammer – Export Ganja; Respect I Man (Tamoki Wambesi)
  • Q: Queen Omega – Ganja Baby; Weed a Bun vol. 1 (Charm)
  • R: Reid, Norris – Collie Field; Roots & Vine (Rockers International)
  • S: Steel Pulse – Macka Splaff; Handsworth Revolution (Mango) ’78
  • T: Linval Thompson – I Love Marijuana; I Love Marijuana (Trojan) ’78


  • U: UB40 – Mi Spliff; Little Baggariddim (Virgin) ’85
  • V: ?
  • W: Wailing Souls – Ishen Tree; On the Rocks (Greensleeves) ’83
  • Y: Yellowman – Operation Eradication; One in a Million (Shanachie) ’84
  • Z: Zephaniah, Benjamin – Get High; Rasta (Workers Playtime) ’85



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