Smile Jamaica Preview: Jah-tober 11, 2014: Jah-loween Season of the Witch!

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Jah-loween. Nuff Reggae tunes about witches, vampires, ghouls, zombies, duppies, Frankenstein. “Pick up your Cross and follow me!” — Lee “Scratch” Perry

Smile Jamaica live every Saturday 4-7 PM Mtn. Time:

  • 90.9FM in Utah
  • Stream:  Tune In Radio
  • Ark-Ive. Here on Smile Jamaica blog; without commercial interruptions
  • Twitter: SmileJ_KRCL for live alert and stream upload/blog posts

Greetings,

Give thanks and Praise for those of you who made a pledge to Smile Jamaica during KRCL’s recent Fall Fund Drive. The Reggae ‘n’ Dub massive pulled together 20,000 dollars for my 25 years and KRCL’s 35 years. Even held our own against the Ute football homecoming game. bless indeed!

Community/Public Radio is the last bastion of media that is for its listeners and not for advertisers. Always is a blessing to see an ethnic music program, Reggae: Smile Jamaica, holds it own against the rock and indie programs in planting that flag for  Saturday Afternoons devoted to Roots ‘n’ Dubwize. We – all together = have the skillz to pay the bills!

Six hours in the chair pleading for kasheesh. Now let’s get on with the tunes for the next six months.

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Sat. Jah-tober 25; 4-7 PM. Smile Jamaica’s 20+ Jah-loween Extravaganza. 3 hours of all kiiller spooky tunes and horror flick sound bytes. Boo-tiful!

I started the Smile Jamaica blog during the 20 Days of Jah-pril. Cannabis Service Month. That annual 4:20 blowout, with all the sound bytes segueing between the Cannabliss and Seven Leaf meditations, is probably my favorite show during the year.

For the same reasons, my co-favorite Smile Jamaica Ark-Ive show takes place on the last Saturday before Halloween. Same method to my madness as on or near 4/20. Take 35 or so songs devoted to Evil Forces and otherworldly spirits and stitch in sound bytes and clips from various Horror movies!

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We will be hearing a Reggae cover of this plus Vincent Prices’s sound interlude during Jah-tober Jah-loween on Smile Jamaica

Here is the High-lights for today’s show: Jah-tober 11, 2014 Ark-Ive

  • Dub Album of the Week: Delixx – Uprising in Dub (Micron) ’80. Trumpet instrumentals of Bob’s last album. So the music never has to stop!
  • Cannabis Service Announcements: Let’s see how many Seven Leaf Disco Mix 10″ and 12″s I’ve got in the crate this week.
  • Mutant Dub: Last half hour of UFO-ria
  • Rockers do Reggae: First Saturday tradition since last Sat. was Radiothon: Good and rare. Check it!
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Lee “Scratch” Perry rarity
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Dub re-imagination out of Denver, Collie-rado

 

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From the Ark-Ives. Mystery Rockers do Reggae inna Jah-loween Style. Cyndi Lauper connection, MTV staple, one hit wonders
  •  Roots Dawtas: Every generation: 70’s (Marcia G.); 80’s (Aisha), The Selecter; 90”s (Zion Train); 2010ers(?): Hollie Cook
  •  Wailers Family Tree: Bob in Pittsburgh 9/23/80: Last Live Performance; Tosh Live @ One Love Peace Concert (4/22/78); Bunny Wailer “Rule Dance Hall” ’87; Marcia Steppin’

Vinyl Is Vital – Whole Heap of Jah-loween! (Midway of 3 hours; 5:30 live)

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Lone Ranger’s Unholy Trinity of Jah-loween: Barnabas Collins – Soap Opera vampire. Annie Palmer (Jamaican witch). Frankenstine (sp.)

bless, robt

Smile Jamaica live every Saturday 4-7 PM Mtn. Time:

  • 90.9FM in Utah
  • Stream:  Tune In Radio
  • Ark-Ive. Here on Smile Jamaica blog; without commercial interruptions
  • Twitter: SmileJ_KRCL for live alert and stream upload/blog posts
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Dracula chew yer neck like Wrigley’s!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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