<Smile Jamaica’s version of Stairway to Heaven; 8 sec.>
<Smile Jamaica Jah-gust 9, 2014 intro: Jamaican Jukebox of 7″ 45s; 8 sec.>
If you listen at all to Smile Jamaica you might notice a few “trends”
- Music never stops. Even when I chatter away
- I am way too into 4:20, herbtunes, Seven Leaf
- I’m getting to the point of being way into all things Extra Terrestrial
- I don’t play much dancehall. I play contemporary dub and modern roots
- I worship at the Black Wax Temple.
I don’t do Digital. I am a 2/3 CD 1/3 Vinyl selector/deejay/programmer on Smile Jamaica.
<lo-fi! no computa for I ‘n’ I; 5 sec.>
Christians got Ten. Muslims have Five. I only need Three.
Vinyl Commandments of Smile Jamaica
- Commandment I – Thou Shalt Lead off each Ark-Ive Edition with a Vinyl Selection
- Commandment II – Thou Shalt Play one Extra Loooong 12″ or 10″ piece of vinyl each half hour. Let the riddim stretch out to defy gravity. Sink down in the groove
- Commandment III – Thou Shalt play a Vinyl is Vital (rhymes with Ital) set midway thru the 3 hour Ark-Ive
Individual tracks from LPs (Long Players) or Extended Mix Vinyl on either 12″ or 10″ sizes. Just have not made room lately for the 7″ variety.
I had a listener Tweet me that I should show some love for the 45 RPM – 7″ vinyl
<Juggling Wax: 7″ Jamaican Jukebox. 38 sec.>
So I did a quick tour of the Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives and grabbed 2 crocus bags full of vinyl. Seven inch stylee!: 16 sec.
Flingin’ vinyl at 45 REVOLUTIONS PER MINUTE; 12 sec.
The Power of Vinyl: Heavy Roots crapped out KRCL’s electrical system with a power outage. No mp3 has that shower of power
Here is how these 7″ Black Wax editions differ from the usual Smile Jamaica Ark-Ive Show
- Jukebox and singles to be played in the dance by Jamaican dancehall selectors were expected to be short and snappy.
An average Smile Jamaica, 3 hours, plays between 30-35 tunes. It jumps to well over 40+ on 7″ only shows
<Why 7″s tend to be shorter in duration; 27 sec.>
2. You need a center adapter for the US and JA singles for the station Turntables
<Cratedigging: US/JA 7″s vs. UK 7″s; 64 sec.>
3. The rarest of the rare out of the Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives. Very few artists had the career for a full length album. But hundreds of great artists put forth one hit wonders on unique and boutique labels. The obscurity for sure-ty that enhances listening to a heavy cratedigger’s perspective on the Radio.
<One hit wonder; 37 sec.>
Here is what I featured from the big stack of Black Wax:
- Dub Album of the Week: Front Line Dub (Virgin); compilation from the Virgin Front Line Dub LPs. So the music never has to stop
- Secret Shame: Rasta Jamaicans with a “sweet tooth” for Kentucky Fried Chicken
<Lee Perry: Two buckets of chicken, keeps the drum kickin’; 7 sec.>
<That’s not very Ital, KFC! 87 sec..>
- Seven Leaf juggler: Two down, 48 to go!; 7 sec.
<Smile Jamaica Legalization Prediction: 6 legalizing states in 2014; 23 sec.>
- Reggae Prophecy: Bob Marley Who Colt the Game. Dominos motif on 2014 EU/NATO/Obama vs. Russia/Putin. 67 sec.
- Reggae History Lessson: DJ Charley Ace and his Swing a Ling Mobile Record Shack
<Charley Ace. 58 sec.>
- Ancient Aliens Mutant Dub: Tenastelin tells you about my ancestors the Anunnaki
<Tenastelin Flying Sacuers; 3 min 57 sec.>
I’ll load the entire 3 hours (minus vinyl induced power outage time) tomorrow with the full playlist. Also gonna tag some of the unique art work of the 45’s on one of a kind record labels