Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives: Sept. 13, 2014 (stream + tracklist): The Middle Passage

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Saturday, Sept. 20; 4-7 PM Mtn. Time – 25 Years with All Vinyl!

Greetings,

<Smile Jamaica, The King’s Music; Jamaican Blues for 25 Years>

Here is the Sept. 13, 2014 Ark-Ive edition of Smile Jamaica

Read below for the Weekly High-lights of the 3 hour show!

Be sure to tune in next Saturday. (9/20). 4-7 PM. Mountain Time. Live celebrating 25 years in the chair laying down Roots, Dub and your college for musical knowledge.  “Don’t be a faka, listen to Smile Jamaica!”

My favorite Vinyl from 1986-87 when I became a Reggae Fanatic. Been strolling through the Ark-Ives. Letters A and B and I already pulled 50+. An average Smile Jamaica is about 33-35 songs.

<Smile Jamaica 25 Years of Vinyl: 9/20/14; 30 sec.>

Annotated Playlist: History Lessons, sound bytes, photos & captions.

Reggae/Cannabis History Lessons

  • Sleng Teng, the Birth of Dancehall (Computerised) Reggae
  • Marley Anti-War (NO WAR IN SYRIA!)
  • Marley biography. Bob in Germany
  • Operation Eradication: Anti-marijuana crop burning imposed on Jamaica by Reagan for monetary/trade assistance. Neoliberal war on the poor
  • The Middle Passage: African Slavery

High-Lights of 9/13/14 Smile Jamaica:

  • Dub Album of the Week: Skatalites Jazz-Frican drums & horns
  • Wailers Family Tree: Bob Live ’80; Peter Jah-loween preview, Bunny ’87
  • Vinyl is V-Ital: Lps black wax, 7″ Jamaican Jukebox, 10″ Disco Mix
  • Roots Dawtas: Euro Dubstresses, Sister Carol does Bob Andy, 2 Tone ska, Collie-rado dubhoppers
  • Mutant Dub World Tour:  Jah-cago, UK, Fr., Collie-rado
  • Seven Leaf: Sleng Teng, Luciano/Tosh, Barrington Levy, Fathead
  • Rockers do Reggae: Requested Dylan nursery rhyme roots stylee!

Give thanks and Praise, let chalice blaze! 2 down, 48 to go! Annotated Playlist/Tracklist below the stony lion

bless, robt

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You have heard of couch lock? This is “throne lock”!

Playlist Smile Jamaica: 9/13/14

Set 1:

  • The Meditations – Rastaman Prayer; Message From the Meditations (United Artists) ’76 UK vinyl
  • Lloyd Brevett & the Skatalites – Stream in the Meadow; African Roots (Moon Ska) ’78; Dub Album of the Week
  • Jacob Miller – Ital Light + Laughing Babylon; Jacob Miller Meets the Fatman Riddim Section (Crocodisc) ’78
  • Candy McKenzie – Long Enough; Return of Sound System Scratch (Pressure Sounds)  Lee Perry prod’n; female vox
  • Mike Anthony – Culture Calling; 10” (Sip a Cup) 2000 UK militant steppers
  • Wayne Smith – Under Me Sleng Teng (remix); Big Blunts vol. 1 (Tommy Boy) ’94 cannabis comp: 4:20 Cannabis Service Announcement

<Cannabis/Reggae History Lesson: Sleng Teng & the Birth of Dancehall; 40 sec.>

  • Don Carlos & Gold – Go Find Yourself a Fool; History of Tamoki Wambesi vol. 1 (Tamoki Wambesi) ’85; Roy Cousins prod’n
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Sleng Teng: An herb vendor who “slings ting’s” (aka collie herb). 1985 Digital Era of computerized dancehall begins

Set 2:

  • Bob Dylan – Man Gave Names to All the Animals; Slow Train Coming (Columbia) ’79 Request
  • Prince Francis – African Skank; Studio One Roots 2 (Soul Jazz/Studio One) ’72 deejay
  • Christine Miller – Trod Away Home; 10” (Hi-Tek) 2006 UK; mutant dub
  • Luciano – Legalize It; Weed a Bun vol. 1 (Charm) Request, 2005 herb tune; Tosh cover
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Requested Rockers do Reggae. Nursery rhyme reggae

Set 3:

<56 Thoughts From 56 Hope Road, #35: Coming in From the Cold; 40 sec.>

  • Bob Marley & the Wailers – Coming in From the Cold; Live Forever (Tuff Gong) 9/23/80; Live in Pittsburgh, Jah-sylvania

<Bob seeks treatment  in Germany; 35 sec.>

  • The Selecter – Celebrate the Bullet; Celebrate the Bullet (Chrsyalis/2 Tone) ’81 UK 2 Tone ska w/ female vox

<2 Tone favorite by Special Request and a popular demand!>

  • I Roy – Whap ‘n’ Bap’n; Babylon Soundtrack (EMI) ’80 Brit film about Jamaican Diaspora
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Bob in Jah-many seeking cancer treatment

Set 4: 

  • Peter Tosh – You Can’t Blame the Youth; Equal Rights (Legacy Edition) ’77 bonus rarity
  • Peter Tosh – Vampire; Equal Rights (Legacy Edition); ’77 bonus rarity
  • Version & Sista Widey; Put On; 10” (Webcam Hi Fi) 2007 Fr.
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Smile Jamaica Jah-loween: Soon come!

Set 5: Vinyl is V-Ital!

<Next Week: 25 years of Smile Jamaica Vinyl: Strickly pon di Ark-Ives!; 35 sec.>

  • Barrington Levy & Jah Thomas? – Collie Weed; Hunter Man (Burning Sounds) Vinyl is Vital set: ’83 UK, herbtune

<Seven Leaf Vinyl Stylee!; 25 sec.>

  • Ricky Grant & Rockers All-Stars; Far Far Away + Version; I Love Rastafari (Message) ‘78 JA
  • Sister Carol – Shackles; Liberation for the Africans (Serious Gold) ’83 NYC ; Bob Andy update “Unchained”
  • Winston Hussey – Evil People; Ghettoman Problem (Live & Learn) ’84 DC
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From year one of the Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives: Spring ’87; Oakland, Collie-fornya. Sept. 20 All Vinyl is Vital to celebrate 25 Years on Reggae Radio

Set 6:

  • Bunny Wailer – Reasons; Dance Hall Style (Shanachie) ‘87
  • Fathead – Operation Eradication; Live at Aces (Joe Frasier) herb tune Live 2/10/82 St. Thomas JA

<Cannabis History Lesson: Operation Eradication: Ronnie Raygun vs. the Seven Leaf; 75 sec.>

  • Sister Rasheda – Jah Love; 12” (Jah Warrior) mutant dub
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Operation Eradication: Neoliberal attack on Marijuana in Jamaica as the “poor man’s banker”. To get US money, Jamaican gov’t had to eradicate a source of income for poor rural farmers: Cannabis, The Seven Leaf, Collie Weed. Raaas claat, Bumba claat, Fiya burn!…Literally

Set 7: Jamaican Jukebox: 45 7″ RPM

  • Lloyd Hemmings – Africa; 7” (Jama) ’74 UK

<Reggae History Lesson: Slavery & the Middle Passage; 70 sec.>

  • Stanley Braveman – Pumps & Pride; 7” (Rebel Force)
  • Roland Burrell – Johnny Dollar; 7” (Sonic) ’83
  • Don Taylor – Africa Must Be Free; 7” (Foundation Sounds)
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The Middle Passage: 12 million plus Africans made this journey on floating coffins. “We were packed like sardines in a tin. When the boat overload, they throw some of us overboard” — Prince Far I with Singers & Players “Dungeon”

Set 8: Mutant Dub

  • Jai Alai Savant – Low Frequent See; Flight of the Bass Delegate (Gold Standard Laboratories) 2007 Jah-cago
  • Dubterror – Shinobi; Dubterror (Universal Egg) 2009 UK
  • King General & Bush Chemists – Joker Smoker; Money Run Tings (Conscious Sounds) ’96 UK herbtune
  • Kanka – Make It This Time; Sub.Mersion (Hammerbass) 2009 Fr.
  • Heavyweight Dub Champion feat. Lady K – Trouble; Return of the Champion (Champion Nation) 2009 Collie-rado
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Heavyweight Dub Champion. Collie-rado Mutant Dubbers

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