Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives: June 7, 2014 edition (stream + playlist)

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Greetings,

June means Summer. The best time for Roots Reggae. Celebrating 25 years on Smile Jamaica with nuff roots and unique selections.

Keeping my ears open to anything with that Jamaican swivel of the drum and bass. So that means Johnny Cash, Joe Strummer as well as The Clash, Taj Mahal, Yoko Ono, Morcheeba, The Ruts punkdub. Canadian Jamaican soul reggae. And defiling your ears with Lords of Acid at the bitter end of the broadcast.

Plus the usual high-lights: 420 Cannabis Service, mutant dub, mamas & dawtas love Vinyl is Vital. Spongi Reggae extended mix jams pon even more black wax.

Listening to these Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives helps me on the Mixcloud chart.

As I post this I am charting for the May 31st edition:

  • Vinyl: 4
  • Reggae: 22
  • Dub: 15

Give I a spin and pass it to your friend

bless, robt

Playlist

  • Aswad – Bubblin’; 12” (Simba) ’86 UK
  • Ruts DC/Mad Professor – Whatever We Do; Rhythm Collision Dub (ROIR); ’82 punkdub; Dub Album of the Week
  • 10 Ft. Ganja Plant – Mercy; Midnight Landing (ROIR) 2003 NY
  • The Selecter – They Make Me Mad; Too Much Pressure (2 Tone) ’80; 2 Tone UK ska w/ female vox
  • Abja – Preservation of the I; Mahogany Road (I Grade) 2006 US Virgin Islands
  • General Plough/Welton Irie – Bubbling Telephone; One and One = Two (JA); 4:20 Cannabis Service Announcement
  • Laurel Aitken – Apollo 12; The Pama Years (Pama) ’69***End of Set 1

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  • 4th Street Orchestra – Still in Dubb; (Scientific) Higher Ranking Dubb (Rama) ’77; dub of I’m Still in Love With You
  • Bunny and Ricky; Bushweed Corntrash; 10” (Upsetter); Lee Perry Black Ark herb tune
  • Gregory Isaacs – Private Beach Party; Private Beach Party (RAS); ’85; Request***End of Set 2
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Bushweed, corntrash = schwag
  • Bob Marley & the Wailers – Crazy Baldheads; Live Forever (Tuff Gong) last live show: 9/23/80: Pittsburgh, Jah-sylvania: Wailers Family Tree set
  • Bunny Wailer – Dance Rock; Rootsman Skanking (Shanachie) ‘86
  • Peter Tosh – Babylon Queendom (Dub Version); Equal Rights (Legacy Edition)(Columbia/Legacy); dubble disk of rarities
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Rarity for sure-ty!
  • Johnny Cash & Joe Strummer – Redemption Song; Unearthed (American): Rockers do Reggae Set; 2003 Bob Marley cover
  • Taj Mahal – Johnny Too Bad; Mo’ Roots (Columbia) ’74; Slickers cover
  • Wayne McGhie & the Sounds of Joy – Cool It; Wayne McGhie & the Sounds of Joy (Light in the Attic) ’70; Canadian-Jamaican soul group does reggae
  • Yoko Ono – Every Man Has a Woman Who Loves Him; Double Fantasy (Geffen) ’80***End of Set 4
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Two fallen heros sing the music of another in Jah’s Heavenly Choir (Bob Marley)
  • Marcia Griffiths – Give Love; Rock My Soul (56 Hope Road); ’84 JA; Vinyl is Vital set: All mamas & dawtas
  • Ranking Ann – Dangerous M.C.; Something Fishy Going On (Ariwa) ’84 UK Mad Professor prod’n
  • Sis Nya – Zion I; Jah Music (Jah Shaka) ’87 UK Jah Shaka prod’n
  • Abacush – Batta Dem; In Progress (People Unite) ’84 UK female group
  • Sister Netifa – Traveller; Woman Determined (Aluta); UK dub poet singing about the Middle Passage***End of Set 5
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Female dub poet chants about the Middle Passage
  • Matumbi – Man in Me; Best of (Trojan); ’76 UK vinyl: riddim shower (1) – Bob Dylan cover
  • The Clash – Man in Me; London Calling (Deluxe Edition) ’79: The Vanilla tapes rarities
  • Boney ‘L’ & Vibronics – Babylon Children; 10” (Jah Tubbys) 2006 UK; female vox, militant steppers***End of Set 6
  • Morcheeba – Small Town; Who Can You Trust? UK downtro w/ female vox***End of Set 7
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sublime Bob Dylan cover that inspired The Clash as well
  • The Dynamics – Lay Lady Lay; Version Excursion (Groove Attack); Mutant Dub set: 2007 Bob Dylan cover, Jah-many
  • See-I – Global Gangsters; Dinner of Herbs EP (ESL) Wash’n DC
  • Life… – Christine Adelsi; 10” (King Earthquake) 2012 UK militant steppers
  • Dub Pistols – Ghetto; Point Blank (Deconstruction) ’98 UK
  • Lords of Acid – Marijuana in My Brain; Voodoo-U (American); Belgium: herb tune w/ female vox
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Lords of Acid Seven Leaf debut on Smile Jamaica

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