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
- #: 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