Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives: Jah-gust 23, 2014 (Stream + Playlist): Jah-loween in Jah-gust Edition!

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Mark your calendars: Oct 25, 2014: Smile Jamaica’s Jah-loween Special. “Pick up your cross and follow me” – Lee “Scratch” Perry

Greetings,

Here’s what is on tap for the Jah-gust 23, 2014 Smile Jamaica Ark-Ive:

  • Wailers Family Tree: dubble dose of Bob (live and mutant); Tosh Jah-loween rarity single; Bunny covers Bob
  • 4:20 Cannabis Service Announcement and assorted Seven Leaf: weedcollie, macka spliff, sensi inna Kushumpeng!
  • Jah-loween in Jah-gust: foreshadowing Smile Jamaica’s second favorite Holiday of the year in Jah-ctober
  • Roots Dawtas 
  • Vinyl is V-Ital
  • Jamaican Jukebox 45’s:
  • Mutant Dub
  • UFO-ria: Prince Lincoln and Alien retribution, Biblical stylee

<Old Testament Aliens; 13 sec.>

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Do not scoff!

Set 1:

  • Half Pint – Greetings; Greetings (Power House) ’85 JA vinyl; George Phang prod’n
  • Jah Shaka – Presents Dub Master Volume 1 (Mango) ’89 dub compilation. Dub Album of the Week
  • Bunny Wailer – Stir It Up; Rule Dance Hall (Shanachie) ’87 Wailers update
  • Althea & Donna – Uptown Top Ranking; Uptown Top Ranking (Virgin Front Line) ’78: riddim shower (1) vox
  • Clint Eastwood – Badder Than Them; 7” (Town & Country) ’78; riddim shower (2); dj

<Jamaican vinyl: snap, crackle, pop!; 12 sec.>

  • 10 Ft. Ganja Plant – 10 Ft. Ganja Plant and Weed; Bushrock (ROIR) 2009 upstate NY; 4:20 Cannabis Service Announcement
  • Al Campbell – Dancehall Style; 10” (Hitbound)
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2 down, 48 to go!: 2014 Smile Jamaica Predicts: Jah-laska, Guam, Jah-regon, Jah Hempshire, Maine, Vermont, DC

Set 2:

  • Peter Tosh – Mark of the Beat; Equal Rights (Legacy Edition) (Columbia/Legacy) ’77 dubble disk. Jah-loween in Jah-gust

<Peter Tosh: I see the Mark of the Beast pon their ugly faces: talks about nearly beaten to death by cops; 3:55>

  • Prince Francis – Beat Down Babylon; Studio One Funk (Studio One/Soul Jazz) over Jr. Byles classic
  • Alpha & Omega – One Love + Only One Dub; Serious Joke (A & O) 2002 trance dub w/ female vox
  • Barry Isaac – Mr. Calliman; 10” (Reggae On Top) militant stepper herb tune
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Jah-loween in Jah-gust: song is about Peter’s brush with death beaten by Jamaican cops for championing the Seven Leaf

Set 3: Jah-loween in Jah-gust

<Jah-ctober 25, 2014: Smile Jamaica’s bazillionth Jah-loween Extravaganza!; 18 sec.>

  • Roots Nation – Dungeon; Temperature’s Risin’ (Rare Roots) 2011 Dover, Jah Hempshire. Jah-loween in Jah-gust set. Willi Williams herbtune cover

<2 down, 48 to go: Jah Hempshire for Legalization 2014; 35 sec.>

  • Gladiators – Duppy Conqueror; Live at Maritime Hall (2B1); Marley cover, duppy = J’can ghost

<Jah-loween History Lesson: Duppy – Jamaican ghost, malevolent spirit who hangs out in the Boneyard; 6 sec.>

  • Omar Perry – The Ghostmakers; Can’t Stop Us (Homegrown/Makafresh ) 2009; Lee’s son
  • Funky Porcini – Flesheater Boulevard; Zombie (Crippled Dick Hot Wax!) 2000 mutant dub

<Smile Jamaica’s second favorite Holiday after 4/20: Jah-loween!; 10 sec.>

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Jah-loween in Jah-gust: Jamaican ghost = Duppy

Set 4: UFO-ria!

<Smile Jamaica Cosmology: Skygods vs. Ancient Aliens; 48 sec.>

  • Prince Lincoln & the Rasses – Spaceship; Natural Wild (NMC) ’80 UFO-ria; Joe Jackson prod’n: the Aliens gonna whip you and put you in your rightful place! 5 sec.

<Rastas Love UFOs! 20  sec.>

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Do not scoff!

Set 5: Vinyl is V-Ital, Rhymes with Ital

  • Bim Sherman – Haunting Ground; Haunting Ground (Revolver); Request; ’86 UK 

<Smile Jamaica’s All Time Favorite Singer: Bim Sherman>

  • Juvenile Delinquent (feat. Sena) – Natural Woman; Juvenile Delinquent (Clappers); Joe Higgs dawta; ’81 Brooklyn, NYC
  • Brigadier Jerry – Kushempeng; Jamaica, Jamaica (RAS) ’85 herbtune

<Cannabis History Lesson: Kushumpeng – Rasta smoking utensil; 10 sec.>

  • Natural Roots – Stop Them Jah; Natural Roots (Only Roots) ‘ 84 Fr.
  • Big Youth – Chi Chi Run; Chi Chi Run (Prince Buster) over John Holt; Rain From the Skies ‘72 JA
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Smile Jamaica’s All Time Favorite Singer: Bim Sherman (b. 1950-2000) In Jah’s Heavenly Choir

 Set 6:

  • Pato Banton – Don’t Sniff Coke; Never Give In (Primitive Man) ’88 herbtune request; UK

,<Pato Banton: Sensimeeeyaaah!>

  • Hollie Cook – Tiger Balm; Twice (Mr. Bongo) New mutant dubstress; dawta of a Sex Pistol
  • Bob Marley & the Wailers – Exodus; Live Forever (Tuff Gong); last live performance; Pittsburgh, Jah-sylvania; 9/23/80

<Junior Marvin, guitar, introduces the band during Bob’s Last Live performance; 20 sec.>

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9/23/80: Pittsburgh, Jah-sylvania. His last show before he joined Jah’s Heavenly Choir

Set 7: Jamaican Jukebox 45’s set

  • Duche Gold – I Have a Dream; 7” (Massawa); ’94 female vox and male dj; Jamaican Jukebox 7” set
  • Augustus Pablo – Cassava Piece version; 7” (Rockers International)
  • Barry Dimond – 400 Years; 7” (Reggae on Top) 2002 UK
  • Winston Watson – Do Mama Do; 7” (Wild Flower) ’76 Meditations singer
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Killer dancehall 45 from circa 1994

Set 8: Mutant Dub set

<Acoustic Levitation inna Irie Meditation; 10 sec.>

  • Bob Marley & the Wailers – Exodus; Dreams of Freedom (Axiom) ’97 Ambient Translations by Bill Laswell; Mutant Dub set
  • Dubmatix – Kingdom Dub; Clash of the Titans: System Shakedown Remixes (Collision); 2011 Jah-many; Nate Wize Kindgom of Bass rmx
  • Dubblestandart – Player Hater; Streets of Dub (Select Cuts) 2002 Jah-stria; Mad Professor Mix
  • Zion Train – Earthrush; Passage to Indica (Universal Egg) ’93 China UK w/ female vox
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Bill Laswell’s ambient tribute

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